International Designator 2005-043

2005-043A

TSINGHUA, with a prelaunch name BEIJING 1, is a Chinese (PRC) photo-imaging microsatellite (166 kg) that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. It will help in planning projects for the 2008 Olympics, and monitor natural and man-made disasters. The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043B

TOPSAT is a British microsatellite that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. It will provide low-cost 2.5 m resolution, black and white Earth images, and 5 m resolution color images. The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043C

UWE 1 is a German picosatellite that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. (It was actually released by/from SSETI-Express.) The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043D

SINAH 1 is an Iranian microsatellite (170 kg) that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. Iranian press reports that it is intended for "telecommunications and research". There are also a few reports where its name is spelled as SINA 1. The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043E

SSETI-EXPRESS (Student Space Exploration and Technology Initiative-Express) is a Swedish microsatellite of mass 62 kg that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. It will take pictures of the Earth and facilitate Amateur Radio links. It carried and released three picosatellites, each of mass 1 kg. The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043F

CUBESAT XI-V is a Japanese picosatellite that was launched by a Cosmos 3M rocket from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. (It was actually released from the microsatellite, SSETI.) The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625

2005-043G

MOZ 5/RUBIN 5 are two of the microsatellites that did not separate from the Cosmos 3M rocket that was launched from Plesetsk at 06:52 UT on 2005 October 27. The full name for the Russian MOZ 5 is MOZHAYETS 5, developed by the cadets in Mozhaisky Military Space Academy. But RUBIN 5 was, in fact, intended to remain attached to the rocket, to monitor its dynamical performance. The initial orbital parameters were period 98.7 min, apogee 707 km, perigee 683 km, and inclination 98.18.

Source: SPACEWARN Bulletin Number 625


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