International Designator 2003-042

2003-042A

MOZHAYETS 4 is a Russian cadets' training satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. It will help in laser-assisted geodesic measurements via its optical reflectors. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min, apogee 695 km, perigee 675 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042B

RUBIN 4 is a German satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. It remained attached to the upper stage of the rocket so as to monitor its position, velocity, and acceleration. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min, apogee 696 km, perigee 676 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042C

NIGERIASAT 1 is a Nigerian DMC (multinational Disaster Monitoring Constellation) satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. It carries imaging cameras for disaster monitoring, urban planning, and agriculture. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min apogee 694 km, perigee 675 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042D

BNSCSAT (British National Science Center SATellite, also known as UK-DMC) is a British DMC (multinational Disaster Monitoring Constellation) satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. Besides disaster monitoring, it will help in urban planning and agriculture surveys. Initial orbital parameters were period 98 .5 min, apogee 695 km, perigee 676 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042E

BILSAT 1 is a Turkish DMC (multinational Disaster Monitoring Constellation) satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27 from Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The 130-kg satellite carries five imaging cameras to monitor natural disasters at a resolution of 26 m in color by four cameras (operating in red, green, blue, and infrared colors) and another at 4-m resolution in black-and-white. The DMC is run by an organization of seven countries (UK, Algeria, China, Nigeria, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam) with the satellites built at Surrey, UK. BilSat 1 will also help in agriculture and urban planning. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min, apogee 694 km, perigee 675 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042F

LARETS is a Russian satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. It will help "tuning ground radars." It carries reflectors for ground-based laser rangers. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min, apogee 696 km, perigee 675 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600

2003-042G

KAISTSAT 4 (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology SATellite 4) is a South Korean astrophysical satellite that was launched by a Kosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:12 UT on 2003 September 27. The 120-kg satellite carries a special UV imaging spectrograph to monitor gas clouds in the galaxy. It will complete a full-sky mapping in about a year, by scanning a one-degree strip every day. Additionally, it may also aim the telescope downward to image auroral displays. Initial orbital parameters were period 98.5 min, apogee 695 km, perigee 675 km, and inclination 98.2.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 600


Dr. T.S. Kelso [TS.Kelso@celestrak.com/TS.Kelso@centerforspace.com]
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