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  • a month It will be followed by Progress 41 in March and then a month of major activity in April when the station will be enlarged by the addition of a new module and a new crew will take over Also on Feb 10 the Kosmos 2000 satellite was launched into polar orbit The second mission of the year to be operated by the Soviet Priroda Nature Center it will

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  • agency ISAS Institute of Space and Astronautical Sciences launched the Akebono Dawn satellite from Kagoshima Space Center on Feb 21 into an elliptical polar orbit The satellite also known as EXOS D will study the formation of aurorae A Japanese commercial communications satellite JCSAT 1 is set for launch aboard a European Ariane 4 rocket this week The rocket will also carry Europe s first Operational Meteosat weather satellite into orbit The space shuttle Discovery is still on target for a mid March launch at Kennedy Space Center A launch date will be set next week Other events Kosmos 2001 launched Feb 14 by a Molniya booster is a missile early warning satellite operated by the PVO Soviet Air Defence Forces Kosmos 2002 launched Feb 14 is a small military satellite whose mission is unknown The USSR launches several satellites each year in this minor military category the small satellites do not maneuver and reenter after one or two years Possible missions include radiation measurement atmospheric studies cloud cover monitoring communications security monitoring and technology development Kosmos 2003 is a GRU Soviet Military Intelligence spy satellite based on the old Vostok spacecraft It was launched on Feb 17 and will

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  • upper stage to deliver it to geostationary orbit The TDRS satellite will replace TDRS 1 launched in 1983 as the operational TDRS EAST satellite The crew of Discovery are Capt Michael Coats Col John Blaha Col James Buchli Dr James Bagian and Col Robert Springer Source NASA Mir Space Station Low Earth Orbit The Progress 40 robot cargo freighter undocked from the Mir space station on Mar 5 According to Soviet reports after it undocked it deployed a special structure designed for holding equipment and experiments Progress 40 was due to be de orbited over the Pacific Ocean and destroyed the launch of Progress 41 is expected in the next few days Source Radio Moscow via Glenn Chapman Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane flight V29 was launched on Mar 6 from the Centre Spatial Guyanais in South America The Ariane 44LP vehicle placed two satellites into elliptical transfer orbit EUMETSAT s MOP 1 Meteosat Operational Programme weather satellite and Japan Satellite Communications Co s JCSAT 1 comsat The satellites will enter geostationary orbit in the next few days Source Arianespace Inc CNN Other events Source NASA Two Line Orbital Elements and SPACEWARN Kosmos 2004 was launched on Feb 22 by Kosmos

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  • testing components being designed for use on the Space Station The TDRS 4 Tracking and Data Relay Satellite owned by Contel Inc was launched by IUS rocket yesterday from low earth orbit after it was deployed from the cargo bay of the spaceship Discovery The TDRS satellite will enter geostationary orbit and replace TDRS 1 as the TDRS EAST satellite Other events Source NASA Two Line Orbital Elements and SPACEWARN

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  • on concrete RW 22 at Edwards Atlantis has been mated with the STS 30 stack at Kennedy Space Center it has been in the VAB since Mar 12 and is due to be moved to pad 39B tonight Mar 21

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  • Mary Cleave and Mark Lee Dr Cleave will be the first woman to fly in space since the Challenger accident The Soviet Union lost contact with its Phobos 2 probe on Mar 27 Attempts continue to contact the probe but it is not likely to be recovered Another orbital manever had been made on Mar 15 to continue the rendezvous with the Martian moon Phobos It had been planned to

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  • Tele X was launched on Apr 1 by Ariane 2 flight V30 from Kourou South America It is now in geostationary orbit Preparations continue for the launch of Soyuz TM 8 on Apr 19 and Space Shuttle mission STS 30 on Apr 28 The Soviet Kosmos 1993 recon satellite landed on March 27 after a two month mission All a bit quiet really I bet something really exciting happens while

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  • land on Apr 27 leaving the Mir station unpiloted for the first time in over two years The STS 30 mission is still scheduled for Apr 28 Kosmos 2007 launched on Mar 23 is an advanced digital imaging spy satellite operated by the GRU Kosmos 2016 launched on Apr 4 is a navigation satellite Kosmos 184 one of the early Meteor weather satellites launched into a 600 km orbit in

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