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  • major items of cargo most acronyms explained at the end Mission Date Orbiter Cargo Type Cargo Name STS 57 1993 Jun Endeavour SHAB Spacehab 1 SL TA Spacehab 1 MPESS GBA GBA 5 MPESS HH M SHOOT EURECA EURECA 1 STS 51 1993 Jul Discovery TOS GE4000 ACTS ASTRO SPAS ORFEUS STS 58 1993 Aug Columbia SL LM Spacelab SLS 2 SL TT SL TA Spacelab SLS 2 EDO EDO 2 STS 60 1993 Nov Discovery SHAB Spacehab 2 SL TA Spacehab 2 WSF Wake Shield Facility MPESS GBA GBA 6 STS 61 1993 Dec Endeavour FSS HST SM 1 SAC HST SM 1 solar panels ORUC HST SM 1 COSTAR WFPC2 etc STS 62 1994 Feb Columbia MPESS USMP 2 MPESS USMP 2 MPESS HH M OAST 2 EDO EDO 3 STS 59 1994 Mar Endeavour SL PLT Spacelab SRL 1 MPESS Spacelab SRL 1 STS 63 1994 May Discovery SHAB Spacehab 3 SL TA Spacehab 3 MPESS SFSS SEC Spartan 201 MPESS HH M International EUV FUV Hitchhiker STS 65 1994 Jun Columbia SL LM Spacelab IML 2 SL TA SL TT Spacelab IML 2 EDO EDO 4 STS 66 1994 Aug Endeavour SL IG Spacelab Atlas 3 SL PLT Spacelab Atlas 3 ASTRO SPAS CRISTA STS 64 1994 Sep Discovery SL PLT LITE MPESS SFSS SEC Spartan 204 MPESS GBA GBA 7 STS 67 1994 Nov Columbia SL IG Spacelab Astro 2 SL PLT Spacelab Astro 2 SL PLT Spacelab Astro 2 EDO EDO 5 STS 68 1994 Dec Atlantis SL PLT Spacelab SRL 2 MPESS Spacelab SRL 2 STS 69 1995 Jan Discovery SHAB Spacehab 4 SL TA Spacehab 4 SPAS SPAS 3 BMDO STS 70 1995 May Endeavour MPESS HH M Int l EUV FUV Hitchhiker MPESS SFSS SEC OAST Flyer MPESS GBA GBA 8 WSF Wake Shield Facility STS 71 1995 Jun Atlantis SL LM Spacelab Mir SL DM Mir Docking Module STS 72 1995 Jul Discovery IUS TDRS TDRS 7 STS 73 1995 Sep Endeavour SHAB Spacehab 5 SL TA Spacehab 5 MPESS SFSS SEC Spartan 201 MPESS HH M OAST 3 STS 74 1995 Sep Columbia SL LM Spacelab USML 2 SL TA SL TT Spacelab USML 2 EDO EDO 6 Cargo Types ASTRO SPAS 2nd generation Shuttle Pallet Satellite built by MBB GmBH EDO Extended Duration Orbiter Pallet EURECA European Retrievable Carrier to be retrieved from orbit based on modified SL PLT GE4000 Martin Marietta Astro Space comsat with Star 37FXP apogee motor FSS Flight Servicing Structure IUS Inertial Upper Stage Orbus 21 and Orbus 6 motors MPESS Mission Peculiar Experiment Support Structure cross bay truss MPESS GBA GAS Bridge Assembly modified MPESS type truss for GAS cans MPESS HH M Hitchhiker MSFC modified MPESS with avionics for experiments MPESS SFSS Spartan Flight Support Structure modified MPESS type truss ORUC HST Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier SAC HST Solar Array Carrier SEC Spartan Experiment Carrier deployable satellite SHAB Spacehab Inc pressurized module SL DM Docking Module for Mir docking mission SL IG

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  • orbit Mission STS 57 is Endeavour s fourth flight and the 56th launch in the STS program Endeavour will retrieve the EURECA satellite and operate experiments in the commercial Spacehab module An earlier launch attempt was scrubbed on Jun 20 at T 5 min for weather Crew of Endeavour are Ron Grabe Brian Duffy David Low Janice Voss Nancy Sherlock and Jeff Wisoff Grabe pronounced Gray bee has made three previous flights Low two and Duffy one the others are making their first flights Meanwhile Discovery was rolled to the VAB on Jun 19 in preparation for its next launch scheduled for July Launches Apart from the Shuttle none recently Astronaut News With the death of Deke Slayton last week and the deaths of two Group 1 Soviet Air Force cosmonauts recently reported by Sergey Voevodin there remain alive five of the original seven NASA astronauts and twelve of the original twenty Soviet cosmonauts The youngest of these pioneers is Vostok 2 pilot Col Gen German S Titov 57 years old The oldest is Friendship Seven pilot Sen John Glenn who turns 72 next month Of twelve X 15 pilots selected between 1958 and 1966 only seven survive the oldest

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  • researcher is Jean Pierre Haignere a French Air Force pilot who has been an astronaut trainee with CNES Centre National d Etudes Spatiales since 1985 Launches Kosmos 2251 launched Jun 16 is the 47th in a series of small low orbit communications satellites thought to be used by Russian military and intelligence services It was launched by an 11K65M Kosmos rocket built by NPO Yuzhnoye of Ukraine Six small communications satellites were launched by a single Tsiklon rocket and have been given the designations Kosmos 2252 to Kosmos 2257 I haven t determined their exact launch date yet The RADCAL satellite was launched by Scout S217C from Space Launch Complex 5 at Vandenberg on Jun 25 RADCAL also known as P92 1 was built by Defense Systems Inc for the USAF Space Test Program It will be used by Vandenberg AFB s 40th Space Wing to calibrate the radars used to track objects in orbit RADCAL carries a C band transponder operating on the same frequency as the radars and a GPS navigation package so that its orbit can be precisely determined This calibration will allow the Space Command radars to determine orbital positions of other satellites to within a few metres The 87 kg satellite was due to be placed in a 830 km polar orbit Only one more launch of LTV s Scout is currently planned MSTI 2 also from Vandenberg later this year Hughes Communications Galaxy 4H comsat was launched on Jun 25 by Ariane This is the 6th HS 601 class comsat to be launched The satellite is a hybrid with both C band 6 4 GHz and Ku band 12 11 GHz transponders NASA s second SEDS Small Expendable Deployer System mission was launched piggyback on a Delta second stage on Jun 26 The primary

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  • 2 Patrick Baudry Discovery 1985 51 G 07 01 39 3 Jean Loup Chr etien Soyuz TM 7 1988 Aragats 25 18 07 4 Michel Tognini Soyuz TM 15 1992 Antares 13 18 59 5 Jean Pierre Haign ere Soyuz TM 17 1993 Altair 05 01 28 at 1600 Jul 6 20 16 13 due by landing Total 59d 14h by 1600 Jul 6 N B to non TeX lovers the in Haigner e indicates the presence of an acute accent over the following letter I ll omit it in subsequent uses of his name Countries whose citizens have made spaceflights USSR Yuriy Gagarin 1961 et al USA Alan Shepard 1961 et al Czechoslovakia Vladimir Remek 1978 Poland Miroslaw Hermaszewski 1978 Germany DDR Sigmund J ahn 1978 as DDR citizen Bulgaria Georgiy Ivanov 1979 Alexander Alexandrov 1988 Hungary Farkas Bertalan 1980 Vietnam Pham Tuan 1980 Cuba Arnaldo Tamayo Mendez 1980 Mongolia Jugderdemidiyn Gurragcha 1981 Romania Dumitru Prunariu 1981 France Jean Loup Chr etien 1982 et al Germany Bundesrepublik Ulf Merbold 1983 et al India Rakesh Sharma 1984 Canada Marc Garneau 1984 Roberta Bondar 1992 Steven MacLean 1992 Saudi Arabia Sultan al Saud 1985 Netherlands Wubbo Ockels 1985 Mexico Rodolfo Neri Vela 1985 Syria Mohammed al Fares 1987 Afghanistan Abdul Ahad Mohmand Sarvar 1988 Japan Toyohiro Akiyama 1990 Mamoru Mohri 1992 United Kingdom Helen Sharman 1991 Austria Franz Viehb ock 1991 Belgium Dirk Frimout 1992 Switzerland Claude Nicollier 1992 Italy Franco Malerba 1992 I haven t tried to separate out the various Soviet nationalities as I am confused about the citizenship and nationality as opposed to birthplace of the various former Soviet astronauts In addition former citizens of Australia Costa Rica China the Netherlands and Vietnam have made flights as naturalized American citizens Challenge for the enthusiastic who were they Launches Another Resurs F satellite was launched on Jun 25 replacing the one which landed 5 days earlier The Resurs F satellites built by the Central Specialized Design Bureau in Samara Russia carry out remote sensing photography for environmental and mapping research Another contact was made with the Alexis satellite on Jun 30 raising hopes for recovering control of the spacecraft Erratum I have corrected launch times in the table for the last couple of launches in May Date Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES May 26 0407 Molniya 1 Molniya Plesetsk Comsat 35A May 27 0122 Gorizont Proton Baykonur Comsat FTO Jun 16 0420 Kosmos 2251 Kosmos R 14 Plesetsk Comsat 36A Jun 21 1307 Endeavour Shuttle Kennedy Spaceship 37A Jun 21 Kosmos 2252 Tsiklon Plesetsk Comsat 38A Kosmos 2253 Comsat 38B Kosmos 2254 Comsat 38C Kosmos 2255 Comsat 38D Kosmos 2256 Comsat 38E Kosmos 2257 Comsat 38F Jun 25 0018 Galaxy 4H Ariane 42P Kourou Comsat 39A Jun 25 0840 Resurs F Soyuz Plesetsk Remote sens 40A Jun 25 2330 RADCAL Scout G 1 Vandenberg Calib 41A Jun 26 1327 Navstar GPS 39 Delta 7925 Canaveral Navsat 42A SEDS 2 PMG Tether Jul 1 1432 Soyuz TM 17

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  • of training spacewalks by mission specialist astronauts Maj Carl Walz and Dr James Newman Commander and Pilot of STS 51 are Capt Frank Culbertson and William Readdy the third mission specialist is Cdr Daniel Bursch Only Culbertson and Readdy have flown previously Mir Progress M 18 undocked from Mir s front port at around 1725 UTC on Jul 3 and Soyuz TM 17 docked at the same port only 20 minutes later at 1745 UTC The Progress vehicle was deorbited the next day Meanwhile Progress M 17 remains docked to the Kvant rear port Astronauts Tsibliev Serebrov Manakov Poleshchuk and Haignere are carrying out experiments aboard the station the latter three will return to Earth aboard Soyuz TM 16 on Jul 22 Launches Erratum I have corrected some more of the launch times in the table Erratum No 2 The tether experiment launched on Jun 26 was not SEDS 2 The PMG experiment uses somewhat different hardware from the SEDS deployer although it is for the most part built by the same groups The PMG tether remains attached to the Delta stage in a 192 x 850 km x 26 deg orbit Kosmos 2258 was launched on Jul 8 It is an electronic intelligence ocean surveillance satellite EORSAT used to track surface shipping the third launched this year with Kosmos 2238 and Kosmos 2244 after a two year break with no launches The spacecraft is in a 404 x 417 km orbit inclined 65 degrees The orbit is maintained in phase with the other spacecraft with a low thrust engine The spacecraft is made either by NPO Mashinstroeniye of Moskva or possibly by NPO Arsenal of Sankt Peterburg The Tsiklon M 11K69 launch vehicle is a two stage rocket based on the R 36 ICBM known as SS 9 by

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  • on Jul 14 Built by the Central Specialized Design Bureau it is a fourth generation imaging spy satellite Another Resurs F remote sensing satellite built by the same organization went up on Jul 22 It is based on the Vostok spacecraft bus The DSCS III F 7 comsat built by Martin Marietta Astro Space for the USAF was launched by Atlas II Centaur from pad 36 at Cape Canaveral on Jul 19 Following two straight Atlas I failures this successful launch will go some way to restoring General Dynamics reputation All five Atlas II IIA launches have been successful An Ariane 44L put two communications satellites into orbit on Jul 22 Hispasat 1B is the fourth Eurostar 2000 satellite built by the European company Matra Marconi Space Operated by the Spanish government owned company Hispasat it carries 11 Ku band transponders for communications and direct TV broadcast to the Iberian peninsula and the Canary Islands and a further Ku band transponder for TV transmission to Latin America It also carries 4 X band military transponders The second payload aboard Ariane was Insat 2B built by and operated by the Indian Space Research Organization It carries 18 C band transponders and a meteorological instrument package Date Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES Jul 1 1433 Soyuz TM 17 Soyuz 2 Baykonur Spaceship 43A Jul 8 0715 Kosmos 2258 Tsiklon M Baykonur EORSAT 44A Jul 14 1640 Kosmos 2259 Soyuz Plesetsk Recon 45A Jul 19 2204 DSCS III Atlas AC 104 Canaveral Comsat 46A Jul 22 0830 Resurs F Soyuz Plesetsk Remote sens 47A Jul 22 2258 Hispasat 1B Ariane 44L Kourou Comsat 48A Insat 2B Comsat 48B Reentries Jul 1 Endeavour Landed at Kennedy Space Center Jul 1 EURECA Returned to Earth aboard Endeavour Jul 4 Progress M 18 Deorbited

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  • 403 Advanced Ocean Surveillance 6 1992 Nov 28 Titan 404 TPA Advanced CRYSTAL spy sat 7 1993 Aug 2 Titan 403 Advanced Ocean Surveillance First Generation WHITECLOUD launches Test vehicle 1971 Dec 14 983x999x70 1971 110A C D E NOSS 1 1976 Apr 30 1092x1128x63 1976 38 A C D J NOSS 2 1977 Dec 8 1054x1169x63 1977 112A D E F NOSS 3 1980 Mar 3 1048x1166x63 1980 19 A C D G NOSS 4 Dec 9 NOSS 5 1983 Feb 9 1052x1168x63 1983 08 A E F H NOSS 6 Jun 9 1051x1170x63 1983 56 A C D G NOSS 7 1984 Feb 5 1052x1172x63 4 1984 12 A C D F NOSS 8 1986 Feb 9 1049x1166x63 0 1986 14 A E F H NOSS 9 1987 May 15 1045x1179x63 1987 43 A E F H Erratum The launch on Jul 22 was not in the Resurs F series It has been given the name Kosmos 2260 The launch announcement stated that it was part of a series to compile an official register of natural resources and to study soil properties i e perhaps agricultural studies It has also reportedly been given the name Resurs T The recon satellite Kosmos 2259 surprisingly reentered after only 11 days in space It was expected to stay up for two months On its last day in space its orbit was 172 x 322 km which is high enough to suggest a deliberate de orbiting rather than a reentry due to engine failure Date Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES Jul 1 1433 Soyuz TM 17 Soyuz 2 Baykonur Spaceship 43A Jul 8 0715 Kosmos 2258 Tsiklon M Baykonur EORSAT 44A Jul 14 1640 Kosmos 2259 Soyuz Plesetsk Recon 45A Jul 19 2204 DSCS III Atlas AC 104 Canaveral Comsat 46A Jul 22 0856 Kosmos 2260 Soyuz Plesetsk Remote sens 47A Jul 22 2258 Hispasat 1B Ariane 44L Kourou Comsat 48A Insat 2B Comsat 48B Aug 2 1959 LACROSSE 3 Titan 403 Vandenberg Recon FTO Reentries Jul 1 Endeavour Landed at Kennedy Space Center Jul 1 EURECA Returned to Earth aboard Endeavour Jul 4 Progress M 18 Deorbited Jul 4 Raduga capsule Landed in Russia Jul 12 Resurs F1 Landed in Kazakhstan Jul 18 MSTI 1 Reentered Jul 22 Soyuz TM 16 Landed in Kazakhstan Jul 25 Kosmos 2259 Reentered Current Shuttle Processing Status Orbiters Location Mission OV 102 Columbia OPF Bay 2 STS 58 OV 103 Discovery LC39B STS 51 OV 104 Atlantis Palmdale OMDP OV 105 Endeavour OPF Bay 1 STS 61 ML SRB ET OV stacks ML1 RSRM 34 ET 57 VAB Bay 3 STS 58 ML3 RSRM 33 ET 59 OV 103 LC39B STS 51 WORLDWIDE SATELLITE LAUNCHES Following my review of Worldwide Satellite Launches WSL a monthly publication by Phillip Clark I received from him a rebuttal of some minor criticisms I expressed In the interests of completeness I reproduce an abridged version of his comments below Following the demise of the RAE Tables I

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  • 1965 mission 1 57 96 from Delamar Dry Lake Nevada to Edwards this time reaching 65 2 km His fastest flight was in Jan 1965 when he reached almost 6000 km hr Mach 5 4 in the X 15 3 Launches NOAA 13 formerly NOAA I was launched on Aug 8 from Space Launch Complex 3 at Vandenberg by an Atlas E probably serial number 34E can anyone confirm this The NOAA satellites are polar orbiting weather satellites used by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NOAA 13 is an Advanced TIROS N model the NOAA series is the continuation of the original TIROS series of weather satellites started by NASA in 1960 A Molniya 3 communications satellite was launched into highly elliptical orbit with a 12 hour period on Aug 4 from Plesetsk Few details of the Titan 4 failure have so far emerged A correspondent reports that visual observations indicate the second generation NOSS satellites consist of a pair fixed about 50 km apart with a third satellite between them but moving from side to side reaching distances of over 100 km from the pair Date Name Launch Vehicle Site Mission INTL DES Jul 1 1433 Soyuz TM 17 Soyuz 2 Baykonur Spaceship 43A Jul 8 0715 Kosmos 2258 Tsiklon M Baykonur EORSAT 44A Jul 14 1640 Kosmos 2259 Soyuz Plesetsk Recon 45A Jul 19 2204 DSCS III Atlas AC 104 Canaveral Comsat 46A Jul 22 0856 Kosmos 2260 Soyuz Plesetsk Remote sens 47A Jul 22 2258 Hispasat 1B Ariane 44L Kourou Comsat 48A Insat 2B Comsat 48B Aug 2 1959 Adv NOSS 3 Titan 403 Vandenberg Recon FTO Aug 4 Molniya 3 Molniya Plesetsk Comsat 49A Aug 8 1002 NOAA 13 Atlas 34E Vandenberg Weather Reentries Jul 1 Endeavour Landed at Kennedy Space Center Jul 1 EURECA

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