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Jonathan's Space Report
No. 809 draft                                                2022 Jul 29        Somerville, MA
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International Space Station
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Expedition 67 continues with Oleg Artem'ev, Denis Matveev,  Sergey Korsakov, Kjell
Lindgren, Robert Hines, Samantha Cristoforetti, and Jessica Watkins
aboard the ISS.


SAST launches
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A CZ-2D was launched from Xichang on Jul 29 with three more Yaogan 35 military satellites.

A CZ-4B was launched from Taiyuan on Aug 4 with the Guomang satellite for carbon inventory monitoring.
Two small secondary payloads, HEAD-2G and Minhang Shaonian Xing, were also deployed.

ALE-1
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The Japanese ALE-1 satellite was launched to a 500 km orbit in Jan 2019;
it used a drag sail, deployed in Dec 2019, to descend to 410 km (below
the ISS). The drag sail was jettisoned at 2332 UTC Jul 26, setting up
the satellite to begin its mission of creating artificial meteor showers
for entertainment.

Kosmos-2558
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The Kosmos-2258 satellite was launched from Plesetsk on Aug 1. It is
believed to be a 14F150 Nivelir satellite, and was launched into the
same orbital plan as the US NRO's USA 326 satellite.

Electron 29
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A Rocket Lab Electron was launched on Aug 4 on the NROL-199 mission
to place the USA 335 secret satellite in a 70 degree inclination orbit.


SBIRS GEO-6
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The SBIRS GEO-6 early warning satellite was launched on Aug 4 to geotransfer
orbit by Atlas V flight AV-097.


CSSHQ 2
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The second Chinese small spaceplane, Chongfu Shiyong Shiyan Hangtian Qi,
'Reusable Test Space Vehicle', was launched on Aug 4 to a 346 x 593 km x
50.0 deg orbit.

KPLO
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The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, Danuri, was launched from Cape Canaveral
on Aug 4 by a SpaceX Falcon 9. It was placed on a trajectory towards Sun-Earth l1
and is expected to eventually reach lunar orbit. The Falcon 9 second stage
is also on a trajectory towards L1, but its final orbital state has not been
made public.

SSLV-D1
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ISRO's new small launch vehicle, SSLV, carried out its first flight
(SSLV-D1) on Aug 7. The three solid-propellant main stages fired
successfully but the small liquid-propellant orbit insertion stage
appears not to have made the insertion burn due to a combination of
hardware and software issues.  ISRO announced that the vehicle reached a
76 x 356 km orbit. Given this marginal orbit, I assign the launch the
designation 2022-U02. The payloads, EOS-02 and AzaadiSat, separated from
the VTM fourth stage. I expect that all three objects reentered at first
perigee at about 0443 UTC in the eastern Pacific, possibly near 98W 0N
but with several degrees uncertainty.


USA 326
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A debris object (53315) has been cataloged associated with the NRO's USA
326 spy satellite, launched on Feb 2 to a 12:06 local time sun-sync
orbit. The object is in a 375 x 388 km orbit; it was likely a sensor
cover jettisoned at the time of launch and only know cataloged. USA 326
remains in a 489 x 518 km x 97.4 deg orbit, according to hobbyist
observers.

CZ-5B Y3
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The CZ-5B Y3 core stage from then Wentian launch reentered at 1651 UTC
Jul 30 over the island of Borneo. Debris was found on the ground in both the
Kalimantan, Indonesia and Sarawak, Malaysia sections of the island.


Table of Recent Orbital Launches
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Date UT       Name			     Launch Vehicle	 Site		 Mission  INTL.  Catalog  Perigee Apogee  Incl	 Notes
Jul  1 2315   WFOV                                Atlas V 541              Canaveral LC41 Early Warn 73A  36106 x 36168 x 0.0
              USSF 12 Ring                                                                  Tech     73B  36167 x 36323 x 0.0
Jul  2 0653   CTIM-FD                             LauncherOne          Cosmic Girl, Pacific Solar    74    492 x 498 x 45.0
              GPX-2                                                                         Tech     74
              Recurve                                                                       Tech     74
              Slingshot-1                                                                   Tech     74
              NACHOS-2                                                                      Sci      74
              Gunsmoke-L1                                                                   Comms    74
              MISR-B                                                                        Imaging? 74
Jul  3 0750?  SNUGLITE-2                                                   PVSAT, LEO       Tech     65F   693 x 704 x 98.0
Jul  5 0925?  MIMAN                                                        PVSAT, LEO       Tech     65G   693 x 704 x 98.0
Jul  7 0918   Glonass-K No. 16L                    Soyuz 2-1B/Fregat       Plesetsk         Nav      75A 19140 x 19177 x 64.9
Jul  7 1311   Starlink Group 4-21                  Falcon 9                Canaveral LC40   Comms    76    267 x 327 x 53.2
Jul 11 0139   Starlink Group 3-1                   Falcon 9                Vandenberg SLC4E Comms    77    306 x 319 x 97.7
Jul 12 1630   Tianlian 2-03                        Chang Zheng 3B          Xichang          Comms    78A   188 x 35828 x 27.2
Jul 13 0630   USA 334                              Electron                Mahia LC1A       Sigint?  79A   590 x 590 x 40?
Jul 13 1313   LARES 2                              Vega C                  CSG ELV          Geod     80A  5882 x 5896 x 70.1
              AstroBio                                                                      Life Sci 80   5832 x 5864 x 70.1
              GreenCube                                                                     Life Sci 80
              Trisat-R                                                                      Tech     80
              MTCube-2                                                                      Tech     80
              Celesta                                                                       Tech     80
              Alpha                                                                         Tech     80
Jul 15 0044   Dragon CRS-25                         Falcon 9               Kennedy LC39A    Cargo    81A   207 x 267 x 51.6
Jul 15 2257   Siwei GJ2-01                          Chang Zheng 2C         Taiyuan          Radar?   82A   484 x 500 x 97.4
              Siwei GJ2-02                                                                  Radar?   82B
Jul 17 1420   Starlink Group 4-22                   Falcon 9               Canaveral LC40   Comms    83    320 x 332 x 53.2
Jul 21 1602   YuZGU-55 No. 5                                               ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TQ
Jul 21 1604   YuZGU-55 No. 6                                               ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TZ
Jul 21 1608   YuZGU-55 No. 7                                               ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TU
Jul 21 1613   YuZGU-55 No. 8                                               ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TS
Jul 21 1618   YuZGU-55 No. 9                                               ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TT
Jul 21 1623   YuZGU-55 No. 10                                              ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TR
Jul 21 1626   YuZGU-55 No. 11                                              ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TW
Jul 21 1634   YuZGU-55 No. 12                                              ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TV
Jul 21 1636   Tsiolkovskiy-Ryazan No. 1                                    ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TX
Jul 21 1640   Tsiolkovskiy-Ryazan No. 2                                    ISS, LEO         Tech    98067TY
Jul 22 1349   Starlink Group 3-2                    Falcon 9               Vandenberg SLC4E Comms   84      306 x 319 x 97.7
Jul 24 0622   Wentian                               Chang Zheng 5B         Wenchang LC101   Module  85A     166 x 318 x 51.3
Jul 24 1338   Starlink Group 4-25                   Falcon 9               Kennedy LC39A    Comms   86      231 x 335 x 53.2
Jul 27 0412   XJS                                   Lijian-1               Jiuquan LC130    Tech    87A     492 x 510 x 97.4
              Guidao Daqi MTSW                                                              Sci     87
              Jinan 1                                                                       Tech    87
              DZS 1                                                                         Tech    87
              DZS 2                                                                         Tech    87
              Nanyue Kexue Xing                                                             Sci     87
Jul 29 1328   Yaogan 35-03-01                       Chang Zheng 2D         Xichang          Sigint  88A     483 x 500 x 35.0
              Yaogan 35-03-02                                                               Sigint  88B
              Yaogan 35-03-03                                                               Sigint  88C
Aug  1 2025   Kosmos-2558                           Soyuz-2-1v/Volga       Plesetsk         Inspector 89A  439 x 462 x 97.2
Aug  4 0308   Goumang                               Chang Zheng 4B         Taiyuan          Climate  90A   489 x 502 x 97.5
              HEAD-2G                                                                       Comms    90
              Minhang Shaonian Xing                                                         Edu      90
Aug  4 0500   USA 335                               Electron               Mahia LC1B    Com/Sigint? 91A
Aug  4 1029   SBIRS GEO-6                           Atlas V 421            Canaveral SLC41 EarlyWarn 92A   4415 x 34879 x 18.4
Aug  4 1600?  CSSHQ 2                               Chang Zheng 2F         Jiuquan       Spaceplane  93A    346 x 593 x 50.0
Aug  4 2308   Danuri                                Falcon 9               Canaveral LC40   Lunar probe 94A 245 x 1239000 x 29.6
Aug  7 0348   EOS-02                                SSLV                 Satish Dhawan LP1  Imaging  U02  76 x 356 x 41.6?
              AzaadiSAT                                                                     Comms    U02  76 x 356 x 41.6?

Table of Recent Suborbital Launches
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Date UT       Payload/Flt Name Launch Vehicle      Site                  Mission    Apogee/km    Target

Jul  6 1347   SISTINE           Black Brant 9      Arnhem                UV Astron     243       N. Terr.
Jul 11 1101   DEUCE             Black Brant 9      Arnhem                UV Astron     262       N. Terr.
Jul 23 2000   S-520-RD1         S-520              Uchinoura             Hypersonic    168       Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      S China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      E China Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 0600?  RV                DF-15?             E China               Training      200?      Phillipine Sea
Aug  4 1357   NS-22             New Shepard        W Texas               Tourist       107       W Texas

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