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2019 Oct 22
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Orbital elements based on amateur observations

2017 - Launches to Orbit and Beyond

Listed are all launches, irrespective of outcome, that were irretrievably committed to flight towards orbit or intended to accelerate the payload to escape velocity.

Launch times are in UTC and are from the launching agency or estimated by 'walking back' along the ground track to the launch site. The PRIME source of orbit data and decay information is SpaceTrack. All other major sources are simply copies of the Space-Track data.

To fill the gaps where Space-Track's elements are not published because they have a classification of "Secret", a minority of orbits is based on amateur observations using visual and radio techniques. Occasionally, early orbit data are published by satellite owners and may cover periods before SpaceTrack lists a new object. In extreme cases, orbits are estimated from public data.

Apogee and perigee are measured against a spherical Earth situated at the focus of the orbital ellipse and with a radius of 6378.145 km. Care should be exercised when comparing with other published orbits even when the source is shown as SpaceTrack because they may be be based on a different model.

Web sites may link to specific launches by pointing to the page URL followed by the three digit launch number, eg - http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2017#001


2017-001
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Jan 5, 15:18
TJS 2 (Communications Technology Experiment Satellite 2)
2017-001A
41911
in space
Chinese satellite described as being for communications experiments. May actually be a military Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jan 06, 03:38243810.730120335802631.4427.47180
2017 Jan 16, 22:19421640.000235779357931436.061.00119107° east
CZ 3B upper stage
2017-001B
41912
in space
Launched TJS 2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 05, 20:49236290.723116434338602.4727.46179


2017-002
Kuaizhou A
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Jan 9, 04:11
Xingyun Shiyan 1
2017-002A
41913
in space
Test satellite for LEO narrow band communication downlinks.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jan 09, 19:5869170.001153154695.4197.5426910:29
Jilin-1 Video 03 (Lingqiao C)
2017-002B
41914
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing high definition Earth surface video. Named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jan 09, 17:0569160.001053154595.4197.5426810:29
Kaidun 1
2017-002C
41915
in space
2U Cubesat fitted with an AIS receiver to monitor shipping movements.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 10, 03:5269140.000953054295.3597.54283
Kuazhou-1A rocket stage
2017-002D
41916
Re-entered - 2017 Jul 17
Life 189 days
Launched Linye 1 and Jilin-1-03.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 09, 17:5767700.020625253192.3997.5475


2017-003
Falcon 9 v1.2
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Jan 14, 17:54
Iridium 106 (Iridium Next)
2017-003A
41917
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269950.000961162397.0386.67238
2017 Jan 25, 09:0970810.000370070598.8386.53137
2017 Feb 14, 12:1171560.0002776779100.4086.4068
Iridium 103 (Iridium Next)
2017-003B
41918
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 10:1769950.000961062397.0386.67237
2017 Jan 29, 09:0670810.000270270598.8486.53121
2017 Feb 22, 15:4871550.0010770784100.3986.41115
2017 Feb 24, 07:5971560.0002776780100.4186.3960
Iridium 109 (Iridium Next)
2017-003C
41919
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 10:1769950.000961062397.0386.67234
2017 Jan 28, 01:3570810.000270170498.8386.52116
2017 Feb 16, 12:3671550.0003774779100.3886.3953
2017 Feb 20, 03:4071560.0003776780100.4086.3969
Iridium 102 (Iridium Next)
2017-003D
41920
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269940.000961062397.0286.67233
2017 Jan 30, 14:3970820.000270370598.8686.5249
2017 Mar 19, 19:3971560.0003776779100.4086.3977
Iridium 105 (Iridium Next)
2017-003E
41921
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269940.000960962397.0286.67233
2018 Feb 22, 12:2870830.000370270798.8786.15144
2018 Feb 26, 12:5771560.0003775780100.4086.39119
Iridium 104 (Iridium Next)
2017-003F
41922
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269940.001060962297.0186.67231
2017 Mar 10, 21:3871560.0002776779100.4086.3999
Iridium 114 (Iridium Next)
2017-003G
41923
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269930.001060862297.0186.67229
2017 Feb 06, 15:2470830.000270370698.8786.53101
2017 Mar 05, 19:3371560.0002776779100.4086.3996
Iridium 108 (Iridium Next)
2017-003H
41924
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 11:2269930.001060862297.0086.67224
2017 Aug 30, 09:1169940.001260862497.0385.89149
2018 Feb 26, 13:0671550.0003775779100.4086.39101
Iridium 112 (Iridium Next)
2017-003J
41925
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 13:3569930.000960962197.0086.66228
2017 Feb 16, 14:1070810.000270170598.8486.53125
2017 Mar 12, 03:3771560.0005774782100.4186.3852
Iridium 111 (Iridium Next)
2017-003K
41926
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 16, 13:3669930.001060862297.0086.67225
2017 Feb 14, 01:1070810.000270170598.8486.53120
2017 Mar 23, 20:3771560.0002776779100.4086.3994
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Jan 14
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of ten Iridium Next satellites. Caused to re-enter soon after launch. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


failed to reach orbit
SS-520
Uchinoura SC, Japan
2017 Jan 14, 23:33
Tricom 1
3U Cubesat from the University of Tokyo carring an Earth imaging camera and a store and forward messaging payload. Mission was a demonstration of the SS-520 sounding rocket, with an added third stage, as a satellite launcher. Lost when controllers lost communication with the SS-520 and it failed to reach orbit.


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jan 16, 09:10
Freedom
1998-067KS
41930
Re-entered - 2017 Feb 5
Life 20 days
1U CubeSat developed by Nakashimada Engineering Works and Tohoku University to demonstrate a deployable deorbit saill for space debris mitigation. Its relatively short 20 day lifetime indicates that the sail worked as planned.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 18, 05:0467780.000839540592.5651.6470
ITF-2
1998-067KU
41932
Re-entered - 2019 Jan 3
Life 717 days
1U Cubesat built by students of the University of Tsukuba to test a small antenna and to test the use of a microelectronic package to control a satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 18, 03:3267810.000739840892.6251.6469
Waseda-Sat 3
1998-067KV
41933
Re-entered - 2018 Oct 6
Life 628 days
1U Cubesat from Waseda University, fitted with an ultra light drag parachute to accelerate orbital decay.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 18, 03:3267810.000839840892.6251.6463


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jan 16, 09:20
EGG (e-Entry satellite with Gossamer aeroshell and GPS/Iridium)
1998-067KW
41934
Re-entered - 2017 May 15
Life 119 days
2U Cubesat from the University of Tokyo, equipped with a deployable lightweight aeroshell to accelerate re-entry, and using GPS for position fixing, and a comms package using Iridium satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 18, 05:0567810.000939740992.6251.6478


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jan 16, 10:40
AOBA-Velox 3
1998-067KX
41935
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 1
Life 654 days
2U Cubesat developed by Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the Kyushu Institute of Technology of Japan to demonstrate a Pulsed Plasma Thruster(PPT) for attitude control and orbit maintenance, and test a Bluetoth communications system between satellite components.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 18, 05:0567810.000739940892.6251.6476


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jan 16, 10:50
Tancredo 1
1998-067KT
41931
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 18
Life 275 days
Tubesat developed by students from the Tancredo Almeida Neves school, Ubatuba, Brazil. Equipped with avoice recorder for radio-amateur use, and a simple Langmuir probe to study the formation of plasma bubbles in the ionosphere. Released from TuPOD 2017 Jan 18 at about 01:00 UTC, around 38 hours after it left ISS.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 17, 22:5567810.000939640992.6151.6473
TuPOD (Tubesat Picosat Orbital Deployer)
1998-067KY
41936
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 8
Life 235 days
Tubesat deployer designed by Italy's GAUSS (Astrodynamics Group for the Use of Space Systems) with the form factor of a 3U Cubesat. Released two Tubesats after being launched from the ISS. Carried amatur radio morse code transmitter to indicate its presence.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 21, 02:2967810.000939640892.6151.6483
OSNSat
1998-067KZ
41939
Re-entered - 2018 Jan 11
Life 360 days
Tubesat developed by the Open Space Network company, California. Purpose unknown. Released from TuPOD 2017 Jan 18 at about 01:00 UTC, around 38 hours after it left ISS.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 21, 19:2767800.001039540892.6051.6580


2017-004
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Jan 21, 00:42
USA 273 (SBIRS GEO 3)
2017-004A
41937
in space
Missile launch detection satellite for the Space-Based Infra Red System with a combination of scanning and staring sensors. The scanning sensor is designed to provide a wide area view in search of missile launches and natural terrestrial events, while the staring sensor is designed to observe areas of particular interest with enhanced sensitivity. Separated from the launch vehicle at 01:25 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jan 22, 19:30243700.730219635787631.0123.25179
2017 Jan 28, 15:54266060.5812476435692719.8315.80182
2017 Jan 30, 18:23290840.4445977735634822.6812.07183
2017 Feb 02, 16:50332200.262818111355721004.298.86183
2017 Feb 04, 07:13346250.211020942355521068.678.17183
2017 Feb 06, 22:53351860.191522071355451094.757.92183
2017 Feb 11, 22:56362740.155524254355371145.907.53183
2017 Feb 14, 23:37382360.096028188355281240.136.93183
2017 Feb 19, 15:44420740.432117516538751431.464.4511564° east
2017 Feb 20, 17:29403080.039532338355221342.316.41184
2017 Mar 11, 14:50421680.002535683358971436.255.99358159° west
Atlas V upper stage (Centaur)
2017-004B
41938
in space
Launched USA 273

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 22, 17:03244370.732017135947633.6222.98178


2017-005
H-IIB 204
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Jan 24, 07:44
Kirameki 2 (DSN 2)
2017-005A
41940
in space
Military comsat operated by DSN Corporation, a subsidiary of SKY Perfect JSAT Group, used by the Japanese military. Expected location - Indian Ocean region. Orbit based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Apr 29, 07:51421650.000535764358101436.120.0222593° east
H-IIA upper stage
2017-005B
41941
in space
Launched DSN 2.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-006
Soyuz ST-B + Fregat (VS-16)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Jan 28, 01:03
Hispasat 36W-1
2017-006A
41942
in space
Spanish comsat providing telephone and TV services to Europe and north Africa. Precise launch time 01:03:34 UTC. Separated from launch vehicle at 01:35:44 UTC. Expected location 36° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jan 29, 04:17243880.727626635754631.715.43179
2017 Feb 10, 13:32421640.000235779357921436.040.097426° west
2017 May 11, 10:26421650.000435771358021436.090.0532326° west
2017 May 17, 10:26422500.000235863358811440.450.0733032° west
2017 May 22, 10:22421640.000035784357881436.060.0835536° west
Fregat rocket stage
2017-006B
41943
in space
Launched Hispasat 36W-1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jan 29, 03:45242860.729818335633627.775.46179


2017-007
Ariane 5ECA (VA-235)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Feb 14, 21:39
Telkom 3S
2017-007A
41944
in space
Comsat serving Indonesia, Malaysia and other neighbouring parts of Asia. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:06 UTC. Replacement for Telkom3 (2012-044A/38744) that was lost when its Proton rocket delivered to an unusable orbit. Expected location - 118° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Feb 14, 16:56244030.727626935780632.284.02178
2017 Feb 16, 14:05294650.42971042635747838.911.66178
2017 Feb 18, 23:43382510.101427994357511240.840.36175
2017 Feb 19, 14:12420310.002635543357631429.260.03140131° east
2017 Feb 26, 22:08421630.000135780357891435.990.03121136° east
2017 Mar 09, 21:49422600.001235832359311440.950.03145134° east
2017 Mar 26, 23:28422070.000535809358501438.280.05278118° east
2017 Mar 30, 20:48421650.000135784357901436.120.05173118° east
Intelsat 32e (Sky Brasil 1)
2017-007B
41945
in space
Comsat providing TV, cinema and broadband services to Brazil. Sky Brasil is the brand name of the transponders (owned by Yahsat) providing the broadband service. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:18 UTC. Expected location 43° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Feb 14, 16:59243980.727726635774632.124.02178
2017 Feb 18, 17:37371620.133525821357461188.230.67180
2017 Feb 22, 10:06420640.001635620357521430.950.0918835° west
2017 Feb 27, 14:13421640.000135782357901436.060.088533° west
2017 Mar 20, 16:48422440.000235856358761440.160.0535235° west
2017 Mar 27, 10:16422450.000235857358761440.190.0535842° west
2017 Mar 29, 14:11421640.000435771358011436.070.03443° west
Ariane 5 upper stage
2017-007C
41946
in space
Launched Intelsat 32e and Telkom 3S.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Feb 14, 16:55244190.727727135810632.914.04178


2017-008
PSLV-XL (C-37)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2017 Feb 15, 03:58
Cartosat 2D
2017-008A
41948
in space
Indian imaging satellite for cartography/mapping.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Feb 15, 23:5168810.000949750994.6897.5124909:29
2017 Feb 16, 17:1468910.000950752094.8997.5125109:29
2017 Mar 17, 19:0568880.000950451594.8197.5115609:30
2017 Mar 19, 12:1268860.000850351394.7997.5115909:30
INS 1A (Indian NanoSatellite 1A)
2017-008B
41949
in space
Science satellite from the Indian Space Research Organisation. Payloads include Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Radiometer to measure the eflectance of sunlight from Earth surface features., and the Single Event Upset Monitor to monitor fluctuationsbin high energy radiation in the space environment.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Feb 28, 19:4368810.001049650994.6797.51201
INS 1B (Indian NanoSatellite 1B)
2017-008G
41954
in space
Science satellite from the Indian Space Research Organisation. Payload includes the Earth Exosphere Lyman Alpha Analyser to measure neutral atomic hydrogen and to estimate the level of interplanetary hydrogen Lyman-alpha background radiation, and the Origami Camera - for remote sensing in colour.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Feb 28, 21:1668800.000949650894.6697.51201
Flock 3P-1
2017-008V
41967
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet's Flock 3P cluster of imaging satellites.

Flock 3P-1 is one of a swarm of 88 similar satellites carried on this launch, 2017-008. To avoid clutter, the others are not listed separately. All satellites are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Feb 28, 18:0468800.000849650794.6597.51204
Lemur-2 (Satchmo)
2017-008AV
41991
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

One of a cluster of eight Lemur-2 satellites carried on this launch, 2017-008. To avoid clutter, the others are not listed separately. All satellites are in similar orbits.

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2017 Feb 28, 19:3568790.000749650594.6397.51206
BGUSat
2017-008BD
41999
in space
3U Cubesat from Ben Gurion University, Israel. Student project to explore atmospheric and weather phenomena at Infra-red frequencies.

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2017 Mar 01, 17:3968780.000849550594.6297.51221
Dido 2
2017-008BE
42000
in space
3U Cubesat carrying microgravity experiments from a co-operation between Spacepharma Israel and a range of Chinese organisations.

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2017 Feb 28, 11:4068780.000749550594.6297.51226
PEASSS (Piezoelectric Assisted Smart Satellite Structure)
2017-008BV
42015
in space
3U Cubesat to test test and qualify 'smart structures' which combine composite panels, piezoelectric materials, and next generation sensors, for improved satellite pointing accuracy and power generation.

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2017 Feb 28, 17:5268770.000549550294.5997.51231
Al-Farabi 1
2017-008BW
42016
in space
2U Cubesat from Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.Technology demonstration satellite built to support the university's education programme.

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2017 Feb 28, 02:0568770.000549550294.5997.51235
Nayif 1 (Emirates-OSCAR 88)
2017-008BX
42017
in space
1U Cubesat from the United Arab Estimates. Project from the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology the American University of Sharjah aimed at developing the capabilities of Emirati engineering students. Payload includes the FUNCube 5 amateur radio package.

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2017 Feb 28, 02:0568770.000549550294.5897.51234
PSLV upper stage
2017-008DJ
42052
in space
Launched Cartosat 2D, two other small satellites and and 101 Cubesats.

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2017 Feb 28, 04:2268640.001547549694.3297.5147


2017-009
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Feb 19, 14:39
SpaceX Dragon CRS-10
2017-009A
42053
Re-entered - 2017 Mar 19
Life 28 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. An initial approach to the ISS 2017 Feb 22 was aborted because of an error in Dragon's navigation system. Captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator System Feb 23 at 10:44 UTC and attached to th lower port of the Harmony module at 13:12 UTC. Undocked using the RMS 2017 Mar 18 at 21:20 UTC. Released Mar 19 at 09:11 UTC. Retro-fire at 14:01 UTC led to splashdown at 14:46 UTC in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 km SW of Baja, California.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Feb 19, 17:5866600.011720436090.1651.6346
2017 Feb 21, 19:1867710.000538939792.4251.65218
2017 Feb 22, 21:3167880.001839742192.7551.56343
2017 Feb 23, 06:4267820.000739940892.6451.64221
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Feb 19
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon CRS-10. Re-entered soon after launch. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-010
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Feb 22, 05:58
Progress MS-05 (Progress 7K-MS №435)
2017-010A
42056
Re-entered - 2017 Jul 20
Life 148 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the port on the ISS Pirs module 2017 Feb 24 at 08:34 UTC. Undocked 2017 July 20 at 17:46 UTC. Retrofire at 20:58 UTC resulted in a destructive re-entry at 21:32 UTC with any surviving fragments impacting the southern Pacific Ocean at 21:41 UTC. Final launch using Soyuz-U variant of the launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Feb 22, 07:5965840.002019321888.6151.5993
2017 Feb 23, 16:2366830.001429631490.6151.64162
2017 Feb 25, 13:1667820.000639940892.6451.64235
Soyuz upper stage
2017-010B
42057
Re-entered - 2017 Feb 24
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-05.

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2017 Feb 22, 06:2765770.001818721188.4751.6280


2017-011
Atlas V 401
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Mar 1, 17:49
USA 274 p/l 1 (NOSS 3-8 p/l 1 [Intruder])
2017-011A
42058
in space
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) - main payload. Orbit is based on amateur observations.

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2017 Mar 27, 01:4374840.012410141199107.4063.44179
USA 274 p/l 2 (NOSS 3-8 p/l 2)
2017-011B
42065
in space
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS), second of the satellite pair, released from its parent soon after launch. Orbit is based on amateur observations.

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2017 Mar 27, 01:4374840.012710111201107.4063.44179
Atlas V upper stage (Centaur)
Re-entered - 2017 Mar 1
Life <1 day
Caused to re-enter soon after launch. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-012
KT-2 (Kaituozhe-2)
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Mar 2, 23:53
Tiankun 1
2017-012A
42061
in space
Technology demonstration satellite for new small satellite bus.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Mar 03, 05:5966870.013721740190.7196.68331
2017 Mar 03, 15:2667740.001638440692.4796.93277
KT-2 upper stage
2017-012B
42062
Re-entered - 2017 Apr 8
Life 37 days
Launched Tiankun 1.

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2017 Mar 03, 07:0967730.001638440692.4696.93279


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Mar 6, 10:25
Lemur-2 (Trutna)
1998-067LC
42067
Re-entered - 2018 Apr 15
Life 405 days
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. May not have become stabilised so made an early re-entry. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Mar 08, 18:4967810.001139641092.6251.64321
Lemur-2 (TrutnaHD)
1998-067LE
42069
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 13
Life 617 days
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

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2017 Mar 08, 18:4967810.000939740992.6251.64284


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Mar 6, 15:05
Lemur-2 (Redfern-Goes)
1998-067LA
42059
Re-entered - 2018 Dec 5
Life 639 days
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

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2017 Mar 08, 15:4367810.000939740992.6151.64284
Lemur-2 (Austintacious)
1998-067LD
42068
Re-entered - 2018 Oct 4
Life 577 days
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

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2017 Mar 08, 11:1767810.000839740892.6251.64276


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Mar 6, 18:20
TechedSat 5
1998-067LB
42066
Re-entered - 2017 Jul 29
Life 145 days
3.5U Cubesat from NASA fitted with Exo-Brake, resembling a configurable, cross-shaped parachute capable of varying its drag to control re-entry.

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2017 Mar 08, 18:4867800.000839640792.6051.64290


2017-013
Vega (VV-09)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Mar 7, 01:49
Sentinel 2B
2017-013A
42063
in space
Second of of a pair of optical imaging satellites The satellite is part of ESA's Copernicus constellation, the EU contribution to GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). Precise launch time: 01:49:24 UTC, separated from the launch vehicle at 02:47:21 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2017 Mar 07, 06:4971560.0001777779100.4198.5635110:29
2017 Mar 09, 19:0671580.0002778781100.4498.562510:29
2017 Mar 16, 17:2671600.0002781783100.5098.5819010:30
2017 Mar 21, 14:5271640.0005782790100.5798.5811510:30
2017 Mar 23, 18:1471670.0002787790100.6398.577610:30
2017 Mar 28, 20:4571670.0002788790100.6498.5711110:30
Vega upper stage (AVUM)
2017-013B
42064
Re-entered - 2017 Mar 7
Life <1 day
Launched Sentinel 2B. De-orbited.

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2017 Mar 07, 03:3771600.0016771794100.4998.54322


2017-014
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Mar 16, 06:00
Echostar 23
2017-014A
42070
in space
Commercial communications satellite covering Brazil. Expected location 45° west.

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GEO    
Longitude
2017 Mar 17, 23:52244130.731617435896632.6822.43180
2017 Mar 18, 23:47262830.6080392435885706.7413.69181
2017 Mar 19, 14:14294650.43431028935885838.927.28181
2017 Mar 20, 23:00352230.199621815358751096.472.45181
2017 Mar 23, 14:39420370.003235526357921429.570.2235343° west
2017 Apr 05, 14:03421650.000235778357961436.100.077545° west
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-014B
42071
in space
Launched Echostar 23.

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2017 Mar 16, 22:18243870.731317635842631.6922.43179


2017-015
H-IIA 202
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Mar 17, 01:20
IGS 10 (IGS Radar 5)
2017-015A
42072
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - a radar imaging reconnaissance satellite.

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local time
2017 Apr 09, 20:4168660.000548449194.3697.385110:15
H-IIA upper stage
2017-015B
42073
in space
Launched IGS 10.

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2017 Apr 09, 20:3968700.001048549994.4597.20311


2017-016
Delta 4 Medium+ (5,4)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Mar 19, 00:18
USA 275 (Wideband Global SATCOM 9)
2017-016A
42075
in space
Block II Military communications satellite, providing communications links for troops in the field. A major improvent in the Block II satellites is transmission of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery at approximately three times the data rate available through the Block I satellites. Operated jointly by the US DoD and the Australian Department of Defense. Separated from launch vehicle at 00:59 UTC.

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GEO    
Longitude
2017 Mar 20, 17:41287610.761947044297809.0526.99179
2017 Mar 31, 19:02421680.238725722458571436.240.23294122° west
Delta 4 upper stage
2017-016B
42076
Re-entered - 2017 Mar 19
Life <1 day
Launched USA 275.

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2017 Mar 19, 06:12262490.7642-18939931705.4026.99173


2017-017
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Mar 30, 22:27
SES-10
2017-017A
42432
in space
Communications satellite providing coverage of Mexico, other parts of Spanish speaking South America and Brazil, with the ability to support off-shore oil and gas exploration. Launched at the opening of a 150 minute window. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:57 UTC. Expected location 67° west.

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GEO    
Longitude
2017 Apr 01, 20:34271210.5523576435722740.8413.16179
2017 Apr 04, 19:25398320.057031185357231318.600.79184
2017 Apr 05, 18:51420880.000535690357291432.170.1023873° west
2017 Apr 12, 15:10421640.000335775357971436.080.0915268° west
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-017B
42433
in space
Launched SES 10.

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2017 Apr 01, 18:58232000.714923633408586.1226.18179


2017-018
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Apr 12, 11:04
Chinasat 16 (Shijian 13)
2017-018A
42662
in space
High capacity Chinese comsat covering the mainland and coastal waters. Known as Shijian 13 during its test phase. Expected location 110°.5 east.

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GEO    
Longitude
2017 Apr 12, 17:13273710.758124341744751.1120.96179
2017 Apr 25, 02:24421650.000435768358061436.110.07144111° east
CZ 3B upper stage
2017-018B
42663
in space
Launched Shijian 13

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2017 Apr 12, 15:20267520.753222540522725.7420.96178


2017-019
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Apr 18, 15:11
SS John Glenn (Cygnus OA-7)
2017-019A
42681
Re-entered - 2017 Jun 11
Life 54 days
Resupply mission to ISS. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator Apr 22 at 10:05 UTC and docked with the downward-facing port on Unity at 12:39 UTC. Undocked using the ISS Remote Manipulator Jun 4 at 11:05 UTC. Released from the manipulator at 13:10 UTC. Ejected four Cubesats Jun 8. Retrofire Jun 11 led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at around 17:08 UTC any remaining fragments impacted the ocean surface about 10 mins later.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Apr 18, 20:0566140.000223423789.2251.65287
2017 Apr 19, 11:1667830.001039841292.6751.65170
2017 Apr 20, 15:0967730.001138740292.4551.6486
2017 Apr 21, 17:1567780.000639640492.5651.6483
2017 Apr 22, 14:3567830.000740040992.6651.6485
2017 Jun 02, 09:3567830.000540240892.6751.64221
2017 Jun 04, 15:0067970.001940643192.9451.62326
2017 Jun 05, 08:3367880.000440741392.7751.64235
2017 Jun 08, 22:5968590.000747648594.2251.64295
2017 Jun 10, 17:2667760.000939240492.5251.64301
2017 Jun 11, 04:2767730.001238740392.4651.64289
Lemur-2 (Angela)
2017-019B
42752
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members. Released from SS John Glenn 2017 Jun 8 at 17:53 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Jun 12, 20:5168620.001147649194.2851.64331
Lemur-2 (JennyBarna)
2017-019C
42753
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members. Released from SS John Glenn 2017 Jun 8 at 17:53 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Jun 12, 22:2568620.001147649194.2851.64331
Lemur-2 (RobMoore)
2017-019D
42754
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members. Released from SS John Glenn 2017 Jun 8 at 21:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Jun 12, 22:2668620.001147749194.2951.64334
Lemur-2 (Spirovision)
2017-019E
42755
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members. Released from SS John Glenn 2017 Jun 8 at 21:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Jun 12, 22:2668620.001147749194.2951.64333
Atlas V upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Apr 18
Life <1 day
Launched SS John Glenn/Cygnus OA-7. Caused to re-enter before it could be catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-020
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Apr 20, 07:13
Soyuz MS-04 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 735)
2017-020A
42682
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 3
Life 136 days Returned to Earth
Carrying crew of two to ISS - Fyodr Yurchikhin (Roscosmos) and Jack Fischer (NASA). Precise launch time 07:13:43 UTC. Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS Apr 20 at 13:23 UTC. Precise launch time 07:13:43 UTC. Undocked, carrying Yurchikin, Fischer and Peggy Whitson 2017 Sep 2 at 21:58 UTC. Retro-fire Sep 3 at 00:29 UTC was followd by landing in Kazakhstan, 148 kilometers south east of Dzhezkazgan, at 01:21 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
2017 Apr 20, 11:5467830.000740041092.6651.6477
Soyuz upper stage
2017-020B
42683
Re-entered - 2017 Apr 23
Life 3 days
Launched Soyuz MS-04.

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2017 Apr 20, 21:4865850.002619022488.6351.6278


2017-021
CZ 7
Wenchang Space Centre, Hainan Is, China
2017 Apr 20, 11:41
Tianzhou 1
2017-021A
42684
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 22
Life 155 days
Spacecraft to test propellant transfer to China's future large space station. Docked with Tiangong 2 (2016-057A/41765) 2017 Apr 22 at 04:16 UTC with latches engaged at 04:23 UTC. Completed a propellant transfer Apr 27 at 11:07 UTC and completed a second one Jun 15 at 10:28 UTC. Each operation took five days. Undocked 2017 Jun 19 and conducted a fly-around of Tiangong 2. Docked a second time with Tiangong 2 on Jun 19 at about 06:48 UTC with latches angaged at 06:55 UTC. Undocked Jun 21 at 09:47 UTC. Docked with Tiangong 2 for a third time 2017 Sep 12 at about 15:50 UTC after an approach to simulate a short duration launch-docking mission, similar to Soyuz. Latches were engaged at 15:58 UTC. Completed a three-day propellant transfer test Sep 16 at 12:17 UTC. Undocked Sep 17 at 08:15 UTC. Retro-fire Sep 22 at around 12:00 UTC led to destructive re-entry about 45 mins later with any surviving fragments hitting the southern Pacific Ocean.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Apr 20, 20:4267180.004431136991.3342.79181
2017 Apr 21, 17:5467510.000836737892.0042.78276
2017 Apr 22, 16:5367630.000738039092.2542.79289
2017 Jun 14, 14:3367620.001137739192.2342.78314
2017 Jun 19, 13:0267640.001037939392.2842.782
2017 Jun 21, 13:5767730.000339339792.4542.78274
2017 Sep 11, 06:2867710.000039339392.4142.78104
2017 Sep 12, 06:5066950.018619344190.8642.25230
2017 Sep 13, 07:2667690.000239039392.3842.78167
Silu 1 (Silk Road 1)
2017-021F
42903
Re-entered - 2019 Apr 11
Life 721 days
3U Cubesat carrying development versions of sensors to be used in a future Earth observation constellation. Released from Tianzhou 1 2017 Aug 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 02, 21:3567690.000738739592.3742.79226
CZ 7 upper stage
2017-021B
42685
Re-entered - 2017 May 18
Life 28 days
Launched Tianzhou 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Apr 20, 18:4066630.013119837290.2142.78172


2017-022
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 May 1, 11:15
USA 276
2017-022A
42689
in space
Military technology satellite, possibly testing sensors for monitoring other objects in orbit. Orbit at similar height to ISS and passed withing 5km of ISS 2017 Jun 3. Orbit information based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 24, 10:4967770.001438940892.5450.0091
2017 Jun 02, 19:4867770.001738741092.5350.01121
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-022B
42690
in space
Launched USA 276 and orbit similar to USA 276.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-023
Ariane 5ECA (VA-236)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 May 4, 21:50
Koreasat 7
2017-023A
42691
in space
South Korean communications satellite covering Korea, the Philippines, the Indochinese Peninsula, India and Indonesia. It provides a range of video and data applications, including Internet access, direct-to-home broadcasting (DTH), government communications and connectivity for VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) networks. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:26 UTC. Expected location 116° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 May 05, 18:32243910.727926035766631.834.01179
2017 May 07, 08:59273320.5414615535752749.472.16178
2017 May 09, 14:25420320.002735542357661429.330.05114110° east
2017 May 12, 23:16421170.001235687357921433.670.0563115° east
2017 May 15, 21:01421650.000135784357891436.110.0632115° east
SGDC (Geostationary Satellite for Communications and Defense)
2017-023B
42692
in space
Brazilian government satellite providing high-quality Internet services as part of the National Broadband Plan, and offering secure strategic communications links for the Brazilian Government. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:18 UTC. Expected location 75° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 May 05, 18:45243790.727726035742631.374.01179
2017 May 08, 14:08361580.164623829357301140.420.44176
2017 May 09, 22:58420440.002135576357561429.930.0319079° west
2017 May 12, 13:52420550.001835602357521430.500.079175° west
2017 May 12, 21:47421150.000735708357661433.550.055574° west
2017 May 16, 11:27421650.000035786357881436.120.0634274° west
Ariane 5 upper stage
2017-023C
42693
in space
Launched Koreasat 7 and SGDC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 05, 18:36244140.727926535807632.744.07181


2017-024
GSLV Mk II
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2017 May 5, 11:27
GSat 9 (South Asia Satellite)
2017-024A
42695
in space
Indian communications satellite offering a range of communications services to India and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka. Also carries GAGAN (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation) to augment IRNSS services across Asia Expected location 48° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 May 06, 18:55244150.733712435950632.7720.61179
2017 May 09, 15:27243220.733410535782629.1420.57181
2017 May 10, 22:38421220.002835624358641433.930.0625993° east
2017 May 23, 14:41421650.000435771358031436.100.0419897° east
GSLV upper stage
2017-024B
42696
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 10
Life 158 days
Launched GSat 9.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 09, 15:28243220.732712235766629.1620.59181


2017-025
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 May 15, 23:21
Inmarsat 5-F4
2017-025A
42698
in space
Communications satellite including support for Inmarsat@s Global Xpresss network internet and intranet use, video on demand, video-conferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone and high-speed LAN access. Expected location: 56°.5 east where it arrived eleven months after launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 May 16, 11:12414920.8371382698451401.8424.481818° east
2017 May 23, 12:58536130.426324381700892059.041.48186
2017 May 26, 21:35453380.240128072498471601.220.16249
2017 May 31, 23:18421680.183328061435181436.250.2132383° east
2017 Jun 05, 22:47421960.174728447431891437.680.2032383° east
2017 Jul 18, 22:24421040.028034548369031432.980.1132684° east
2017 Aug 07, 21:19421640.000135784357881436.070.0733584° east
2017 Nov 12, 14:58421650.000035785357891436.120.026284° east
2017 Nov 15, 14:39420710.000135690356951431.300.024185° east
2017 Nov 17, 09:28419760.000035597355991426.470.0315289° east
2017 Nov 28, 14:00420240.000935607356851428.920.0356116° east
2017 Dec 01, 20:27421650.000235780357931436.100.04194118° east
2018 Mar 17, 04:31421650.000035787357871436.120.06349118° east
2018 Mar 19, 04:32423090.000735903359581443.450.0664115° east
2018 Apr 13, 06:28423340.000135950359611444.740.0121561° east
2018 Apr 14, 06:33423090.001135884359781443.480.0023359° east
2018 Apr 16, 06:34422060.000635801358541438.190.0018757° east
2018 Apr 17, 06:32421650.000035785357891436.110.025857° east
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-025B
42699
in space
Launched Inmarsat 5-F4.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 25, 04:37414870.8372376698421401.6324.5818387° east


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 16, 08:25
Havelsat
1998-067LH
42700
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 28
Life 653 days
2U Cubesat developed by HAVELSAN, a Turkish IT company, and Istanbul Technical University carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 18:5667800.000639840692.6051.64225
SOMP 2 (Students' Oxygen Measurement Project)
1998-067LJ
42701
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 19
Life 672 days
2U Cubesat with a payload to test a flexible TFSC (Thin Film Solar Cells) array. Also carries an amateur radio payload and instruments to carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3367800.000539940692.6051.64238
Columbia Sat
1998-067LK
42702
Re-entered - 2018 Mar 7
Life 295 days
2U Cubesat developed by the University of Michigan and built by the Universidad del Turabo, Gurabo, Puerto Rico carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 18:5767800.000739740692.6051.64215


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 16, 11:55
KySat 3
1998-067LL
42703
Re-entered - 2018 May 7
Life 356 days
1U Cubesat with hardware and software designed, built, and tested by students of the University of Kentucky. Carries a stellar gyroscope to measure orientation by referring to the fixed star background, and a passive magnetic orientation system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3467800.000340040492.6151.64166
CXBN 2 (Cosmic X-ray Background Nanosatellite)
1998-067LM
42704
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 1
Life 654 days
2U Cubesat from Morehead State University,Kentucky using a new type of Cadmium Zinc Telluride detector to map the extragalactic diffuse cosmis x-ray background radiation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3467810.000240140492.6151.64134
IceCube
1998-067LN
42705
Re-entered - 2018 Oct 3
Life 505 days
3U Cubesat, a NASA Goddard Space Flight Center mission to validate a new 874 GHz submillimeter wave radiometer for cloud ice observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3567810.000440040592.6151.64173


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 17, 01:45
Phoenix
1998-067LP
42706
Re-entered - 2019 May 8
Life 721 days
2U Cubesat from the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3467800.000140240392.6051.64203
X-Cubesat
1998-067LQ
42707
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 4
Life 628 days
2U Cubesat designed by students from the French École Polytechnique carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3467800.000140140392.6151.64194
qbee50-LTU-OC
1998-067LR
42708
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 26
Life 650 days
2U Cubesat from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3467800.000140140392.6151.64181


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 17, 08:13
Altair 1 (Altair Pathfinder)
1998-067LS
42711
in space
6U Cubesat (6x1) from NASA to test and space qualify new technologies developed by Millennium Space Systems of El Segundo, California, including a new class of navigation sensors and demonstration of on board processing for next generation radios.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 12:0467810.000240140492.6251.64155


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 17, 12:40
SHARC (Spacecraft for High Accuracy Radar Calibration)
1998-067LT
42712
Re-entered - 2019 May 4
Life 717 days
5U Cubesat from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Used as a callibration target for US Department of Defense C-band radar installations by comparing the satellite's onboard orbit measurements with ground -based radar measurements using a trransponder on the satellite, and laser ranging measurements. The onboard GPS orbit measurement system from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney and Australia's Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group is conducting a range of experiments aimed at increasing the understanding of outer atmospheric effects on small satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 19, 10:3467820.000540040792.6351.64151


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 18, 01:00
ZA-Aerosat
1998-067LU
42713
Re-entered - 2019 Jun 2
Life 745 days
2U Cubesat from Stellenbosch University, South Africa carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3567810.000340140592.6151.64158
LINK (Little Intelligent Nanosatellite of KAIST)
1998-067LV
42714
Re-entered - 2018 Sep 23
Life 493 days
2U Cubesat from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (South Korea) carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 12:0467810.000240140492.6251.64149


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 18, 04:15
CSUNSaT 1
1998-067LW
42715
Re-entered - 2019 May 5
Life 717 days
2U Cubesat from California State University and NASA/JPL testing a new light-weight, longe-life battery designed for use in space.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 21:3667810.000340140592.6251.64139


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 18, 08:25
UPSat
1998-067LX
42716
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 12
Life 543 days
2U Cubesat frome Libre Space Foundation & University of Patras, Greeece carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 22, 12:2967810.000340140592.6251.64159
Spacecube
1998-067LY
42717
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 1
Life 652 days
2U Cubesat from France's École des Mines carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 23, 08:4267810.000340040592.6151.64237
2017 May 25, 11:3867810.000240140492.6151.64240
HOOPOE
1998-067LZ
42718
Re-entered - 2018 Dec 22
Life 583 days
2U Cubesat from the Herzliya Science Center, Israel carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 25, 11:0167800.000440040592.6151.64245


2017-026
Soyuz-ST A (VS-17)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 May 18, 11:54
SES 15
2017-026A
42709
in space
Comsat. serving North America, Latin America and the Caribbean and providing high speed connections to government, VSAT networks and maritime customers. Expected location 129° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 May 24, 13:44232300.6271228431420587.265.87181
2017 Jun 11, 13:05249820.5986364933558654.934.79191
2017 Aug 22, 12:35356130.419414299441701114.732.16217
2017 Sep 21, 20:29385080.286421101431591253.401.35227
2017 Oct 25, 02:07407640.122129410393621365.140.62235
2017 Nov 11, 12:55416110.032833866365991407.900.14237166° west
2017 Nov 14, 07:47418760.015134868361281421.390.04191169° west
2017 Nov 20, 05:10421650.000135785357891436.110.02155137° west
2017 Dec 17, 03:24421650.000135781357931436.120.06287137° west
2017 Dec 22, 02:35421220.000935705357811433.890.05323130° west
2017 Dec 23, 02:29421650.000035785357891436.110.0564129° west
Fregat rocket stage
2017-026B
42710
in space
Launched SES 15.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 21, 18:11232160.6240235131324586.716.15179


failed to reach orbit
Electron
Rocket Lab LC-1, Wairoa, New Zealand
2017 May 25, 04:20
No payload
First test flight of Rocket Labs Electron launch vehicle. Failed when a fault in an item of ground equipment caused telemetry to be lost during second stage flight so the self destruct mechanism was triggered.


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 25, 05:25
Challenger Sat
1998-067MA
42721
Re-entered - 2018 Aug 12
Life 444 days
2U Cubesat the University of Colorado Boulder carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 30, 11:5267810.000739840792.6151.64245
NjUST 1
1998-067MB
42722
Re-entered - 2019 Jul 20
Life 786 days
2U Cubesat from Nanjin University of Science and Technology carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 30, 11:5267810.000739840892.6251.64240
UNSW-EC0
1998-067MC
42723
Re-entered - 2018 Dec 3
Life 557 days
2U Cubesat from the University of New South Wales carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 30, 21:0267810.000739840792.6151.64239


2017-027
Soyuz-2 1B
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2017 May 25, 06:33
Cosmos 2518 (EKS 2)
2017-027A
42719
in space
EKS missile early warning satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 01, 06:32264610.6964165638509713.9363.81270
2017 Jun 02, 00:14265000.6968165638588715.5263.81270
2017 Jun 07, 16:01265500.6973165938685717.5563.80270
Fregat rocket stage
2017-027B
42720
in space
Launched Cosmos 2518.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 28, 07:34264420.6958166538463713.1863.89270


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 25, 08:34
DUThSat
1998-067MD
42724
Re-entered - 2018 Aug 26
Life 458 days
2U Cubesat from the Electromagnetic Theory Laboratory of the Democritus University of Thrace carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 31, 21:2367810.000639940792.6151.64250
Lilacsat 1
1998-067ME
42725
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 28
Life 672 days
2U Cubesat. from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China carrying an amateur radio package and instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 28, 10:0567810.000639940792.6351.64237
nSight 1
1998-067MF
42726
in space
2U Cubesat from SCS Aerospace Group of Cape Town South Africa carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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2017 May 31, 21:2467810.000639940792.6251.64250


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 25, 11:55
QBITO
1998-067MH
42728
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 16
Life 632 days
2U Cubesat developed by students and faculty of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 28, 11:3867810.000340140592.6251.64247
Aalto 2
1998-067MJ
42729
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 6
Life 622 days
2U Cubesat from Aalto University, Finland carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 30, 21:0367810.000539940692.6251.64243
SuSat
1998-067MK
42730
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 21
Life 665 days
2U Cubesat from the University of Adelaide, Australia carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 31, 04:2567810.000340140592.6251.64256


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 25, 23:40
SNUSaT 1A
1998-067MG
42727
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 31
Life 675 days
2U Cubesat from Seoul National University, Korea, one of a simultaneously-launched pair carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 26, 12:2567820.000839840992.6351.64189


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 26, 04:00
INSPIRE 2
1998-067ML
42731
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 24
Life 547 days
2U Cubesat from University of Sydney, Australia carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 28, 13:1167810.000739840892.6251.64179
PolyITAN-2-SAU
1998-067MM
42732
Re-entered - 2019 Feb 5
Life 620 days
2U Cubesat from the National Technical University, Ukraine carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 28, 11:3867810.000739840892.6251.64178
SNUSaT-1B
1998-067MN
42733
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 14
Life 657 days
2U Cubesat from Seoul National University, Korea, one of a simultaneously-launched pair carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 02, 19:4067810.000739840792.6151.64200


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 26, 08:55
ExAlta 1 (Experimental Albertan)
1998-067MP
42734
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 14
Life 537 days
2U Cubesat from the University of Alberta carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 27, 02:1467810.000939740992.6251.64200


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 May 26, 21:15
Aoxiang 1
1998-067MQ
42735
Re-entered - 2019 Jun 26
Life 761 days
2U Cubesat from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 31, 04:2667810.000839740892.6151.64240
BeEagleSat
1998-067MR
42736
Re-entered - 2019 Apr 27
Life 701 days
2U Cubesat from the Istanbul Technical University and HALVESAN (a turkish company) carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 30, 10:1767810.000739840892.6151.64249
Atlantis Sat
1998-067MS
42737
Re-entered - 2018 Mar 28
Life 306 days
2U Cubesat from the University of Michigan Space Physics Research Laboratory carrying instruments to measure the behaviour of the lower thermosphere as part of the QB50 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 May 31, 21:2467800.000739740792.6151.64240


2017-028
H-IIA 202
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Jun 1, 00:17
Michibiki 2 (QZSS 2)
2017-028A
42738
in space
Quasi Zenith Satellite System satellite providing a timing and positioning service to improve navigational accuracy for users in Japan. Inclined, eccentric orbit with high period provides long 'stay time' above Japan, giving coverage to areas where the topography works against GPS reception. “Michibiki" translates into English as "Showing the Way".

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 01, 21:57279170.5177708735990773.6738.75181
2017 Jun 02, 18:17293350.4446991635998833.3639.93182
2017 Jun 06, 08:41423290.001035910359911444.4944.78137172° east
2017 Jun 11, 16:14421820.075132637389711436.9944.79270137° east
2017 Jun 26, 15:29421690.075332617389651436.3344.74270136° east
2017 Jul 17, 09:35421470.075232601389371435.2044.74270138° east
2017 Jul 18, 20:17421650.074732636389371436.0944.74270138° east
H-IIA upper stage
2017-028B
42739
in space
Launched Michibiki 2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 04, 06:46242520.725228635461626.4231.82182


2017-029
Ariane 5ECA (VA-237)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Jun 1, 23:45
Viasat 2
2017-029A
42740
in space
Comsat providing broadband services to North America for the aviation industry, government and private consumers. Performance was lower than expected because of defects in two of its aerials. Expected location 69°.9 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 04, 06:10243910.727526835758631.846.07181
2017 Jun 05, 18:01260300.744527239031696.576.01181
2017 Jun 06, 17:33280320.762527943029778.485.99181
2017 Jun 09, 15:10337420.8020303544251028.075.96182
2017 Jun 13, 11:06391770.552511155544421286.180.63199
2017 Jun 14, 21:37417910.455616374544521417.050.32333109° west
2017 Jun 22, 03:07420410.447016871544551429.780.3834091° west
2017 Aug 16, 05:49421630.302523029485421436.030.2434087° west
2017 Sep 19, 03:50422510.211826926448201440.520.1634080° west
2017 Nov 30, 23:59421640.000035785357871436.060.0225670° west
Eutelsat 172B
2017-029B
42741
in space
Comsat offering trans-Pacific services and services to the North Pacific, North East Asia, South East Pacific, South West Pacific and South Pacific areas as well broadband services to aviation. Expected location 172° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 09, 16:56245950.719452435910639.795.89184
2017 Jun 16, 13:46257630.6978140837362685.895.22189
2017 Jul 17, 10:32324930.5839714345087971.523.21208
2017 Aug 10, 07:59369810.454413797474091179.591.97218
2017 Sep 06, 01:12393970.251823099429391297.051.05225
2017 Oct 12, 10:51421650.000135782357921436.120.06278176° east
2017 Nov 16, 08:38422490.000435855358871440.410.01182175° east
2017 Nov 20, 16:24421650.000135783357911436.110.04170172° east
Ariane 5 upper stage
2017-029C
42742
in space
Launched Viasat 2 and Intelsat 172B.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 03, 18:41244750.720845635736635.085.89180


2017-030
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Jun 3, 21:07
SpaceX Dragon CRS-11
2017-030A
42744
Re-entered - 2017 Jul 3
Life 30 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator System Jun 5 at 13:52 UTC and attached to the lower port of the Harmony module at 16:07 UTC. Undocked using the RMS 2017 Jul 3 at about 18:00 UTC. Released Jul 3 at 06:41 UTC after a one day delay due to weather in the splashdown area. Retro-fire led to splashdown at 12:12 UTC in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 km SW of Baja, California.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 03, 23:0166580.011320435590.1151.6445
2017 Jun 04, 02:0266610.011720536190.1751.6447
2017 Jun 04, 06:4366590.011320535690.1351.6647
2017 Jun 05, 08:3467830.000540240892.6751.64235
Falcon 9 upper stage

Re-entered - 2017 Jun 3
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon CRS-11. Caused to re-enter before it could be catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-031
GSLV Mk III
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2017 Jun 5, 11:58
GSat 19
2017-031A
42747
in space
Indian communications satellite. Also fitted with GRASP (Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer to monitor chrged particles and monitor their influence on electronic components. Expected location - 48° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 06, 13:35237370.725114834571606.6121.67179
2017 Jun 10, 01:36394210.072230198358871298.210.77182
2017 Jun 14, 19:45420620.005235463359051430.860.1027382° east
2017 Jun 21, 23:04421650.000335774357991436.110.0617383° east
2018 Jan 04, 11:37422210.000135837358481438.960.0621682° east
2018 Jan 05, 11:38422440.000135860358711440.140.0235980° east
2018 Feb 09, 11:30421630.000335773357981436.030.0122148° east
GSLV upper stage
2017-031B
42748
Re-entered - 2018 Feb 8
Life 248 days
Mission information in preparation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 12, 00:28237240.724515834534606.0921.74183


2017-032
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Jun 8, 03:45
Echostar 21
2017-032A
42749
in space
European communications satellite operated by Echostar Corporation providing services to continental Europe. The satellite was originally built as a ground spare for TerreStar networks. Expected location - 10°.25 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 08, 23:12253920.6615221735811671.1430.660
2017 Jun 13, 11:11365430.154324526358041158.709.891
2017 Jun 22, 08:37421650.000235779357951436.127.4834410° east
Briz-M rocket stage
2017-032B
42750
in space
Launched Echostar 21.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 08, 11:52125350.465432311990232.7849.74352
2017 Jun 12, 07:06245010.6664179534452636.1331.153


2017-033
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Jun 14, 09:20
Progress MS-06 (Progress 7K-TGM №436)
2017-033A
42756
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 28
Life 197 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the aft port of Zvezda 2017 Jun 16 at 11:37 UTC. Undocked 2017 Dec 28 at 01:03:30 UTC. Retrofire at 04:10 UTC resulted in a destructive re-entry at 04:43 UTC with any surviving fragments impacting the southern Pacific Ocean at around 04:51 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 14, 15:2566900.001430332190.7651.64241
2017 Jun 16, 11:0067830.000440240892.6651.64283
Soyuz upper stage
2017-033B
42757
Re-entered - 2017 Jun 17
Life 3 days
Launched Progress MS-06.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 14, 15:2565800.002418621888.5451.6468


2017-034
CZ 4B
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Jun 15, 03:00
HXMT (Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope)
2017-034A
42758
in space
X-Ray and Gamma-ray astronomical observatory.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 15, 19:1469190.000653754595.4743.02345
2017 Jun 22, 11:3269210.000753854795.4943.0228
Zhuhai-1 OVS-01A
2017-034B
42759
in space
Prototype commercial Chinese remote sensing satellite using high definition video. From Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. Providing data services for agriculture, land and water resources, environmental protection and transport.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jun 15, 17:0369180.000853454595.4343.0233014:01
ÑuSat 3 (Milanesat)
2017-034C
42760
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina to provide earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. from Satellogic of Argentina to provide earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 15, 19:1169180.000753654595.4543.02338
Zhuhai-1 OVS-01B
2017-034D
42761
in space
Demonstration version of commercial Chinese remote sensing satellite using high definition video. From Zhuhai Orbita Aerospace Science and Technology Co. Providing data services for agriculture, land and water resources, environmental protection and transport.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jun 15, 19:1469180.000853454595.4343.0233213:59
CZ 4B upper stage
2017-034E
42762
Re-entered - 2018 Aug 25
Life 436 days
Launched HXMT and other satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 16, 14:0767830.020226854292.6643.125


2017-035
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Jun 18, 16:11
Chinasat 9A
2017-035A
42763
in space
Chinese communications satellite. Expected location 101°.4 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 19, 07:18150490.559525117090306.2026.82185
2017 Jul 07, 23:08421640.000335774357981436.060.05212101° east
CZ 3B upper stage
2017-035B
42764
in space
Launched Chinasat 9A

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 19, 04:52146510.551519216354294.1525.68179


2017-036
PSLV-XL
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2017 Jun 23, 03:59
UCLsat
2017-036A
42765
in space
2U Cubesat from the University College of London as part of the QB50 project. Equipped with sensors to monitor radiation and charged particles in the space environment.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 23, 17:0767190.000933434791.3597.01282
NIUSat
2017-036B
42766
in space
Satellite from Noorul Isalm University, built to provide multispectral imagery for agricultural crop monitoring and disaster management support applications.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 23, 22:1868860.001549751894.7797.45232
Cartosat 2E
2017-036C
42767
in space
Indian remote sensing satellite to collect high-resolution large-scale imagery for use in urban planning, infrastructure development, utilities planning, and traffic management.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jun 23, 22:1868860.001549751894.7897.4523209:29
LituanicaSat 2
2017-036D
42768
in space
3U Cubesat from Lithuania built as a technology demonstrator, particularly a thruster system, as part of the QB50 programme.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 22:0168860.001549751894.7797.45232
CE-Sat 1 (Canon Electric Satellite 1)
2017-036E
42769
in space
Small remote sensing satellite built by Canon Electronics.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 22:0068850.001549751794.7697.45230
InflateSail
2017-036F
42770
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 3
Life 72 days
3U CubeSat with a 1 m long inflatable rigidizable mast, and a 10 sq metre sail to accelerate orbit decay.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 18:5168850.001549651794.7597.45234
Lemur-2 (ShainaJohl)
2017-036G
42771
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors. Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

One of a cluster of eight similar satellites carried on this launch, 2017-036. To avoid clutter, the others are not listed separately. All satellites are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 30, 21:4968850.001549751794.7697.45208
AALTO 1
2017-036L
42775
in space
3U Cubesat created by students of Aalto University. Equipped with a spectrometer for Earth observation and a radiation monitoring payload. It also carries a small sail to accelerate the de-orbit process.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 22:0068840.001349751594.7497.45229
URSa MAIOr (University of Rome la Sapienza Micro Attitude In Orbit testing)
2017-036M
42776
in space
3U Cubesat from the University of Rome. Monitoring electron density and testing a thruster. Also carries a de-orbit sail to accelerate re-entry at mission end.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 20:2568840.001349751594.7497.45230
COMPASS 2 (Complex Orbital Magneto-Plasma Autonomous Small Satellite 2)
2017-036N
42777
in space
3U Cubesat from Russia equipped with an array of flexible solat cells and a drag sail. Part of the QB50 project.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5968830.001249751494.7397.45234
Max Valier Sat
2017-036P
42778
in space
Small satellite named after the Max Valier technical high school, South Tyrol, Italy where the project was initiated. Carries a miniaturised X-ray telescope, a GPS receiver, an imaging system and an AIS receiver for messages transmitted by ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5968830.001249751394.7297.45235
Diamond Red
2017-036U
42783
in space
3U Cubesat - one of three simultaneously-launched demonstration satellites for a planned constellation of 200 vehicles that will provide narrow band comms links to ground-based users.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 17:1568820.001149751294.7197.45245
Pegasus
2017-036V
42784
in space
2U Cubesat studying electrons in space and carrying a puled plasma thruster. Part of the QB50 project.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5968820.001149751294.7097.45244
Diamond Green
2017-036W
42785
in space
3U Cubesat - one of three simultaneously-launched demonstration satellites for a planned constellation of 200 vehicles that will provide narrow band comms links to ground-based users.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5968820.001149751294.7097.45244
Diamond Blue
2017-036X
42786
in space
3U Cubesat - one of three simultaneously-launched demonstration satellites for a planned constellation of 200 vehicles that will provide narrow band comms links to ground-based users.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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period
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( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5968820.001149751294.7097.45244
NUDTSat (National University of Defense Technology Satellite)
2017-036Y
42787
in space
2U Cubesat from the USA studying electrons and neutrons in space. Part of the QB50 project.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5968820.001149751194.7097.45244
SUChai (Satellite of the University of Chile for Aerospace Investigation)
2017-036Z
42788
in space
1U Cubesat from the University of Chile studying the ionosphere, built as an aid to teaching methods and processes for designing and building satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 17:1468820.001149751194.7097.45249
SKCube
2017-036AA
42789
in space
1U Cubesat from Slovakia built to gain hands on experience of satellite design and construction. Part of the QB50 project.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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2017 Jun 24, 17:1468820.001149751194.7097.45246
VZLUSAT 1
2017-036AB
42790
in space
3U Cubesat from the Czech Republic, carrying a miniaturised X-ray sensor.Part of the QB50 project.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5968820.001049751194.6997.45244
VENTA 1
2017-036AC
42791
in space
Small satellite from Latvia carrying an AIS receiver to collect messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5868820.001049751194.6997.45245
Robusta 1B
2017-036AD
42792
in space
1U Cubesat carrying an experiment to check the deterioration of electronic components based on bipolar transistors, when exposed to space radiation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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ω  
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2017 Jun 24, 21:5868820.001049651194.6997.45245
CICERO 6 (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)
2017-036AE
42793
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) equipped to perform GPS and Galileo radio occultation observations by the Earth's atmosphere and undertake surface remote sensing by reflected navigation satellite signals.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5868810.000949650994.6897.45246
D-Sat (De-orbit Satellite)
2017-036AF
42794
in space
1U Cubesat carrying an experiment to check the deterioration of electronic components based on bipolar transistors, when exposed to space radiation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5868810.000849750894.6797.45243
PACSCISAT (Tyvak 53B)
2017-036AG
42795
in space
3U Cubesat from Pacific Scientific Energetic Materials Company, LLC, built by Tyvak International. Purpose was to demonstrate the capability of rocket motors and initiators.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 21:5868810.000849750894.6797.45243
2017 Jul 01, 13:2568810.000949750994.6797.45215
PSLV upper stage
2017-036AH
42796
Re-entered - 2018 Jul 24
Life 396 days
Launched Cartosat 2E and numerous other small satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 25, 18:3168820.001149751194.7097.45241


2017-037
Soyuz-2 1V
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2017 Jun 23, 18:04
Cosmos 2519 (EKS 2)
2017-037A
42798
in space
Mission information in preparation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 23, 21:5370400.001165466997.9798.05241
Cosmos 2521
2017-037D
42919
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 12
Life 811 days
Mission information in preparation.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
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2017 Aug 23, 22:1770380.001465067097.9397.9260
Cosmos 2523
2017-037E
42986
in space
Mission information in preparation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 31, 05:4269870.007855466496.8897.88214
Volga rocket body
2017-037B
42799
Re-entered - 2017 Jun 27
Life 4 days
Launched Cosmos 2519.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 05:1670400.001265467097.9898.05233


2017-038
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Jun 23, 19:10
Bulgariasat 1
2017-038A
42801
in space
Bulgarian comsat providing high definition and ultra-high-definition television, very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT) communications, satellite news gathering relays, and other communications services, primarily to the Balkan Peninsula and Central/Western Europe. expected location. expected location 1°.9 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 06:30391570.8321196653611285.1823.95179
2017 Jun 30, 17:58423500.001035929360151445.590.01515° east
2017 Jul 03, 14:50422080.002935709359511438.320.061372° east
2017 Jul 10, 23:51421650.000135782357921436.100.052162° east
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-038B
42802
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 27
Life 126 days
Mission information in preparation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 24, 17:02391010.8320193652531282.4523.95179


2017-039
Falcon 9 v1.2
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Jun 25, 20:25
Iridium 113 (Iridium Next)
2017-039A
42803
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269940.001260862597.0286.66232
Iridium 123 (Iridium Next)
2017-039B
42804
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269940.001260762597.0286.67234
Iridium 120 (Iridium Next)
2017-039C
42805
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269950.001360762697.0386.67235
Iridium 115 (Iridium Next)
2017-039D
42806
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269940.001360762597.0286.67231
Iridium 118 (Iridium Next)
2017-039E
42807
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269950.000861162297.0486.66238
Iridium 117 (Iridium Next)
2017-039F
42808
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269940.001360662597.0186.67227
Iridium 126 (Iridium Next)
2017-039G
42809
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269940.001060962397.0186.67231
Iridium 124 (Iridium Next)
2017-039H
42810
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269950.001260862597.0386.67234
Iridium 128 (Iridium Next)
2017-039J
42811
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269950.001160962597.0486.67238
Iridium 121 (Iridium Next)
2017-039K
42812
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 26, 21:4269950.001160962597.0486.67235
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Jun 25
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of Iridium satellite. De-orbited soon after releasing payloads. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-040
Ariane 5ECA (VA-238)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Jun 28, 21:15
Hellas Sat 3
2017-040A
42814
in space
Communications satellite delivering Direct to Home TV services and telecoms to Europe, the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. Also carries Inmarsat's EAN (European Aviation Network) service to provide in-flight broadband services to air passengers. Expected location - 39° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 29, 18:05243840.728424535767631.572.96178
2017 Jun 30, 13:09276280.5253673635764761.711.86178
2017 Jul 03, 07:40420380.002535557357641429.650.008429° east
2017 Jul 07, 22:06421150.001235686357891433.570.054534° east
2017 Jul 10, 16:31421650.000135784357891436.100.0416835° east
2017 Aug 03, 00:54421260.001035705357911434.120.0125134° east
2017 Aug 04, 00:48420860.000135703357131432.090.0220135° east
2017 Aug 08, 00:18421360.000535738357771434.610.0324639° east
2017 Aug 10, 00:09421650.000335774358001436.120.031239° east
GSat 17
2017-040B
42815
in space
Indian communications satellite providing communications and data relay services to India, the Middle East and South Asia. Also carries a search and rescue receiver ro detect emergency signals. Expected location - 93¯.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jun 29, 17:02244040.728325135800632.322.97178
2017 Jun 30, 23:16309250.36391329335801902.030.96176
2017 Jul 03, 15:27420100.004535444358191428.180.112087° east
2017 Jul 04, 11:49420350.004635464358491429.460.112789° east
2017 Jul 07, 12:08420490.004135497358441430.170.113193° east
2017 Jul 08, 11:13421060.001335671357841433.080.1031193° east
2017 Jul 13, 14:16421660.000435769358061436.150.0934694° east
Ariane 5 upper stage (VA-238)
2017-040C
42816
in space
Launched HellasSat and GSat 17.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jun 29, 10:58244220.728625035837633.032.90174


failed to reach orbit
CZ 5
Wenchang Space Centre, Hainan Is, China
2017 Jul 2, 11:23
Shijian 18
Experimental communications satellite aimed at geosynchronous orbit. Lost when a first stage engine of the CZ-5 launch vehicle underperformed so the payload could not reach orbit.


2017-041
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Jul 5, 23:38
Intelsat 35E
2017-041A
42818
in space
High capacity comsat providing Direct to Home services in the Caribbean, as well as services for mobility and government applications in the Caribbean, trans-Europe to Africa and the African continent. Expected location - 34°.5 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Jul 06, 23:14279260.761428442812774.0725.83178
2017 Jul 08, 00:34287230.7279143643253807.4121.87179
2017 Jul 09, 23:48294620.6691337142797838.7917.22179
2017 Jul 10, 23:00318630.5429818742784943.4010.68179
2017 Jul 18, 03:51427100.024835274373901464.040.1332935° west
2017 Jul 19, 12:16421860.000835777358401437.200.2921433° west
2017 Jul 20, 16:54421650.000235778357951436.090.1023433° west
2017 Aug 12, 04:50421990.000235811358301437.820.0722633° west
2017 Aug 16, 04:39421650.000335776357981436.110.0622535° west
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-041B
42819
in space
Launched Intesat 35E.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 07, 08:32278600.760928442680771.3125.86178


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jul 7, 08:50
TOKI
1998-067MU
42820
Re-entered - 2019 May 3
Life 665 days
1U Cubesat from Japan. One of five identical satellites built under the Birds-1 International programme supported by the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Each satellite is equipped with an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 10, 04:2467800.000240140392.6051.64341
Ghanasat 1
1998-067MV
42821
Re-entered - 2019 May 22
Life 684 days
1U Cubesat from Ghana. One of five identical satellites built under the Birds-1 International programme supported by the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Each satellite is equipped with an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 09, 16:4367810.000440040592.6151.64347
Mazaalai
1998-067MW
42822
Re-entered - 2019 May 11
Life 673 days
1U Cubesat from Mongolia. One of five identical satellites built under the Birds-1 International programme supported by the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Each satellite is equipped with an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 09, 13:2467810.000440040692.6151.64343


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deploye
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Jul 7, 09:10
BRAC Onnesha
1998-067MX
42823
Re-entered - 2019 May 6
Life 668 days
1U Cubesat from Bangladesh. One of five identical satellites built under the Birds-1 International programme supported by the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Each satellite is equipped with an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 09, 13:3467810.000839840892.6251.64355
Nigeria EduSat-1
1998-067MY
42824
Re-entered - 2019 May 13
Life 675 days
1U Cubesat from Nigeria. One of five identical satellites built under the Birds-1 International programme supported by the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Each satellite is equipped with an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 09, 16:4367810.000739840792.6251.64356


2017-042
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Jul 14, 06:36
Canopus-Vulcan IK
2017-042A
42825
in space
Small Russian remote sensing satellite using infrared wavelengths to detecting sources of fire as small as five by five meters across a 2000 kilometer swath of land.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Jul 14, 19:3568860.000350651094.7797.448823:30
NorSat 1
2017-042B
42826
in space
Small satellite from Norway investigating solar radiation and space weather. It also carries a receiver for AIS messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 19, 13:4269750.001458760696.6297.61218
NorSat 2
2017-042D
42828
in space
Small satellite from Norway investigating solar radiation and space weather. It also carries a receiver for AIS messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 19, 13:4169740.001358760596.6097.62221
TechnoSat (Tubsat 12)
2017-042E
42829
in space
Small satellite from the Technical University of Berlin to verify newly-developed satellite components.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 19, 13:4169740.001358760596.6097.61221
Flying Laptop
2017-042G
42831
in space
Small satellite from the Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme at the University of Stuttgart, Germany built to qualify new satellite systems for space use. It carries an imaging system and a star tracker. It is also fitted with a receiver for AIS messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 19, 20:0869740.001358760596.6097.61220
WNISat 1R (Weathernews Inc Satellite)
2017-042L
42835
in space
Small satellite monitoring Arctic sea ice and CO₂ in the atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 18, 21:3469730.001258760496.5997.61223
Lemur-2 (Greenberg)
2017-042N
42837
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors. One of four released from Cygnus OA-5 2016 Nov 25. Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

This is one of a group of eight similar satellites carried on this launch,. In order to avoid clutter the others are not listed separately. One satellite, Flock 2K-42, was not identified , indicating that it failed to activate and is among a number of unidentified items from the launch. All satellites are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 20, 17:0269730.001258660396.5897.61216
NanoACE
2017-042V
42844
in space
3U Cubesat from Tyvak Systems acting as a technology demonstrator for satellite systems including command and control systems, guidance sytems and imaging systems.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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2017 Jul 21, 05:5269720.001258560296.5597.61210
Corvus BC2
2017-042X
42846
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) - Satellite from Aquila Space in the "Landmapper" constellation of remote sensing satellites using multispecral imaging to support agriculture planning, water monitoring and land management.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 20, 18:3569710.000958759996.5497.61213
Corvus BC1
2017-042Y
42847
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) - Satellite from Aquila Space in the "Landmapper" constellation of remote sensing satellites using multispecral imaging to support agriculture planning, water monitoring and land management.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 21, 05:5069710.000858759896.5397.61210
Flock 2K-1
2017-042AD
42852
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet's Flock 2K cluster of imaging satellites.

Flock 2K-1 is one of a swarm of 48 similar satellites carried on this launch. In order to avoid clutter the others are not listed separately. One satellite, Flock 2K-42, was not identified, indicating that it failed to activate. It is among a number of unidentified items from the launch. All Flock 2K satellites are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2017 Jul 25, 05:4968470.001146147693.9797.00207
MKA-N 1
2017-042xxx
in space
3U Cubesat from Russia and built by Dauria Aerospace, one of two launched simultaneously. Carried a remote sensing payload. Failed to activate on separating from the launch vehicle so it is not possible to associate it with a catalogued object from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
MKA-N 2
2017-042xxx
in space
3U Cubesat from Russia and built by Dauria Aerospace, one of two launched simultaneously. Carried a remote sensing payload. Failed to activate on separating from the launch vehicle so it is not possible to associate it with a catalogued object from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
Mayak (Beacon)
2017-042xxx
in space
3U Cubesat from intended to extend four triangular reflectors, each of four square metres and intended to form a tetrahedral shape to make the satellite highly visible. The reflectors did not deploy and, as no radio transmitter was carried, it is not possible to associate it with a catalogued object from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
Iskra-MAI-85
2017-042xxx
in space
3U CubeSat from the Moscow Aviation Institute, created to provide students with experience in designing and manufacturing a satellite. Transmitted at low power after separating from the launch vehicle and it is not possible to associate it with a catalogued object from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU
2017-042xxx
in space
1U CubeSat jointly developed by the Ecuadorian Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial and the Russian Southwestern State University in Kurs as a space technology demonstrator. Low electrical power reduced its capacity to transmit so it is not possible to associate it with a catalogued object from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
CICERO 1 (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)
2017-042xxx
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2), one of three launched simultaneously. Equipped to perform GPS and Galileo radio occultation observations by the Earth's atmosphere and undertake surface remote sensing by reflected navigation satellite signals. None of the three CICERO satellites activated on separating from the launch vehicle so it is not possible to associate it them with catalogued objects from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
CICERO 2 (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)
2017-042xxx
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2), one of three launched simultaneously. Equipped to perform GPS and Galileo radio occultation observations by the Earth's atmosphere and undertake surface remote sensing by reflected navigation satellite signals. None of the three CICERO satellites activated on separating from the launch vehicle so it is not possible to associate it them with catalogued objects from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
CICERO 3 (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)
2017-042xxx
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) one of three launched simultaneously. Equipped to perform GPS and Galileo radio occultation observations by the Earth's atmosphere and undertake surface remote sensing by reflected navigation satellite signals. None of the three CICERO satellites activated on separating from the launch vehicle so it is not possible to associate it them with catalogued objects from the launch.
Orbital parameters not available
Volga rocket stage

Re-entered - 2017 Jul 14
Life <1 day
Launched Canopus-Vulcan IK and other satellites. De-orbited after satellites released. Not Catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


failed to reach orbit
Simorgh
Ayatollah Khomeini SC, Semnan, Iran
2017 Jul 27, 09:30
No payload
Orbital test flight of the Simorgh rocket. Second stage failed.


2017-043
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Jul 28, 15:41
Soyuz MS-05 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 736)
2017-043A
42898
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 14
Life 139 days Returned to Earth
Carrying crew to ISS - Sergei Ryazansky (Roscosmos, Randolph Bresnik (NASA) and Paolo Nespoli (ESA). Docked with the Rassvet module of the ISS Jul 28 at 21:54 UTC, seven minutes earlier than planned. Undocked, carrying its original crew, 2017 Dec 14 at 05:14 UTC. Retro-fire at 07:44 UTC was followd by landing in Kazakhstan, 147 kilometers south east of Dzhezkazgan, at 08:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 29, 13:2467830.000640040992.6551.6486
Soyuz upper stage
2017-043B
42899
Re-entered - 2017 Aug 1
Life 4 days
Launched Soyuz MS-05.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Jul 28, 21:2365820.001819221588.5751.64107


2017-044
Vega (VV-10)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Aug 2, 01:58
OptSat 3000
2017-044A
42900
in space
High resolution Earth observation satellite owned by the Italian Ministry of Defense. Separated from the launch vehicle at 02:43:22 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Sep 02, 21:2468290.001544146193.6097.2213710:29
Venus
2017-044B
42901
in space
Joint mission by the Israel Space Agency and CNES, studying evolution of vegetation on the Earth's surface and monitoring the environment. It has a technological element to provide in-flight qualification for an Israeli Electrical Propulsion System. Separated from the launch vehicle at 02:35:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Aug 04, 18:2871000.000372072499.2498.3513810:30
2017 Aug 09, 20:5671010.000472072699.2698.3514310:30
2017 Aug 12, 03:3471020.000172372499.2798.3513210:30
Vega upper stage (AVUM)
2017-044C
42902
in space
Launched OPTUS 3000 and Venus.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 03, 10:4468230.000844045193.4897.22342


2017-045
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Aug 14, 16:31
SpaceX Dragon CRS-12
2017-045A
42904
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 17
Life 34 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator System Aug 16 at 10:52 UTC and attached to the lower port of the Harmony module at 13:17 UTC. Undocked using the RMS and released Jul 3 at 080:40 UTC. Retro-fire led to splashdown at 14:14 UTC in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 km SW of Baja, California.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 14, 16:5466580.011720335890.1251.6347
2017 Aug 16, 09:5567830.000640140892.6551.64144
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Aug 14
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon CRS-12. De-orbited soon after spacecraft separation. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-046
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Aug 16, 22:07
Cosmos 2520 (Blagovest, 14F149 № 11L)
2017-046A
42907
in space
Russian military and civilian communications satellite providing high-speed internet, data communications, television and radio broadcasting, telephony and videoconferencing services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 17, 02:09244590.722740435758634.4748.68360
2017 Aug 18, 21:53420140.003035512357601428.410.0819357° east
2017 Aug 29, 14:09421650.000335775357981436.090.024977° east
2017 Aug 30, 06:54422540.003035749360031440.640.1120267° east
2017 Sep 11, 19:02422210.001235792358931438.950.0320447° east
2017 Sep 19, 00:20421630.000235778357931436.020.0322445° east
Briz-M rocket stage
2017-046C
42909
in space
Launched Cosmos 2520.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 00:00452050.067935759418951594.190.11140
Briz-M APT
2017-046B
42908
in space
Propellant tank discarded by Briz-M.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 19, 06:31244280.722540035700633.2848.660


 
Manual release during EVA
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Aug 17, 15:10
Tomsk-TPU 120
1998-067MZ
42910
in space
3U Cubesat from developed by students at the Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia. The satellite was printed in 3D as a technology demonstrator. One of a group of five satellites released over a twenty minute period during a Russian EVA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 14:2467810.000839740892.6151.64158
Tanyusha 1 (YuZGU № 1)
1998-067NA
42911
Re-entered - 2019 Jul 30
Life 712 days
Small satellite carrying an amateur radio payload. One of a group of five satellites released over a twenty minute period during a Russian EVA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 14:2467810.000839740892.6151.64154
Tanyusha 2 (YuZGU № 2)
1998-067NB
42912
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 8
Life 752 days
Small satellite carrying an amateur radio payload. One of a group of five satellites released over a twenty minute period during a Russian EVA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 14:2467810.000739840892.6251.64165
Sfera 2 (Vektor-T)
1998-067NC
42913
Re-entered - 2018 Nov 29
Life 469 days
Small, inert spherical satellite used to study atmospheric drag. One of a group of five satellites released over a twenty minute period during a Russian EVA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 14:4667810.000739840792.6251.64172
TNS-0 2
1998-067ND
42914
Re-entered - 2019 Oct 15
Life 789 days
Technology satellite from Russia. Purpose unknown. One of a group of five satellites released over a twenty minute period during a Russian EVA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 20:3467810.000739940892.6251.64153


2017-047
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Aug 18, 12:29
TDRS 13 (Tracking and Data Relay Satellite)
2017-047A
42915
in space
Final launch of third generation comsat, part of the space-based portion of NASA's Space Network, relaying signals from satellites and spacraft in low Earth orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Aug 18, 15:57265780.5852464735753718.7026.21180
2017 Aug 21, 12:55295420.42651056335765842.2117.55181
2017 Aug 23, 06:22352810.195422008357981099.1810.59179
2017 Aug 25, 10:33403510.044832164357821344.437.75180
2017 Aug 27, 13:22419170.005935291357861423.467.11180152° west
2017 Aug 28, 14:05421380.000835727357921434.717.08222150° west
2017 Aug 30, 03:44421670.000335777358021436.237.00334150° west
Atlas V upper stage (Centaur)
2017-047B
42916
in space
Launched TDRS 13.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 18, 18:41260370.5824449434824696.8726.42179


2017-048
H-IIA 204
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Aug 19, 05:29
Michibiki 3 (QZSS 3)
2017-048A
42917
in space
Quasi Zenith Satellite System satellite providing a timing and positioning service to improve navigational accuracy for users in the Asia-Pacific Region. “Michibiki" translates into English as "Showing the Way". Expected location - 127° east

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 19, 17:03242070.723531535344624.7119.94179
2017 Aug 22, 18:55353190.196422005358781100.972.33179
2017 Aug 23, 12:21401930.050931767358621336.530.43181
2017 Aug 24, 16:21421460.001835690358451435.140.1014126° east
2017 Aug 28, 15:25421640.000535764358081436.060.0932127° east
H-IIA upper stage
2017-048B
42918
in space
Launched Michibiki 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 19, 11:20245060.724836535891636.3019.95179


2017-049
Falcon 9 v1.2
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Aug 24, 18:51
Formosat 5 (Cosmic 5)
2017-049A
42920
in space
Earth imaging satellite from the National Space Organization (NSPO) of Taiwan. Also carries the Advanced Ionospheric Probe (AIP), for studies of ionospheric plasma physics.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Aug 25, 02:3471010.000971773099.2698.29231
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Aug 24
Life <1 day
Launched Formosat 5. De-orbited soon after satellite separation. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-050
Minotaur IV
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Aug 26, 06:04
Sensorsat (ORS-5)
2017-050A
42921
in space
Satellite from the USAF Space Rapid Capabilities Office (formerly known as Operationally Responsive Space - ORS). Carries sensors to detect and monitor satellites in the geosynchronous belt.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2018 Jun 06, 21:3269740.000659260196.610.08358
Minotaur stage
2017-050E
42925
in space
Launched Sensorsat (ORS-5).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 27, 22:2269750.001059060396.620.05171
Minotaur upper stage
2017-050G
42927
in space
Launched Sensorsat (ORS-5).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 31, 16:0768710.015938460394.4724.5362


2017-051
PSLV-XL
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2017 Aug 31, 13:30
IRNSS 1H + PSLV upper stage
2017-051A
42928
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 2
Life 548 days
Intended to be the eigth satellite in India's Regional Navigation System. I was to replace IRNSS 1A (2013-034A/39199) and to complete the constellation. It was lost when a mechanical problem left it attached to the launch vehicle upper stage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Aug 31, 20:3197410.32861626563159.4719.15167


2017-052
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Sep 7, 14:00
USA 277 (X-37B OTV 5)
2017-052A
42932
in space
Flight of USAF/Boeing X-37B space plane. Detailed payload and mission purpose are unknown. Launch by United Launch Alliance an behalf of USAF Rapid Capabilities Office. Element sets are not released by Spacetrack so parameters are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2018 Apr 18, 19:2467340.000835036191.6554.49202
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-052B
42933
in space
Launched USA 277.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-053
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Sep 11, 19:23
Amazonas 5
2017-053A
42934
in space
Communications satellite serving satellite television platforms in Latin America and Brazil. Expected location - 61° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Sep 13, 11:21261940.5900436135272703.1922.850
2017 Sep 15, 03:03291010.43131017235275823.4412.381
2017 Sep 15, 18:23363370.197922767371521148.923.8811
2017 Sep 18, 14:00421740.000435779358121436.550.2331072° west
2017 Sep 19, 03:48418740.005635262357311421.280.0819069° west
2017 Sep 22, 01:00420890.001835634357881432.230.0713959° west
2017 Sep 25, 03:01421640.000035784357881436.080.0835458° west
2018 May 08, 12:58421650.000435770358031436.100.036461° west
Briz-M rocket stage
2017-053B
42935
in space
Launched Amazonas 5.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 13, 07:59250350.5945377333542657.0423.263
Briz-M APT
2017-053C
42936
in space
Propellant tank discarded by Briz-M.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 12, 03:36140070.521632314936274.9849.53353


2017-054
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Sep 12, 21:17
Soyuz MS-06 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 734)
2017-054A
42937
Re-entered - 2018 Feb 28
Life 169 days Returned to Earth
Carrying crew to ISS - Aleksandr Misurkin (Roscosmos) plus Mark Vande and Joe Acaba of NASA. Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS Sep 13 at 02:55 UTC, two minutes earlier than planned. Undocked, carrying its original crew, 2018 Feb 27 at 23:08 UTC. Retro-fire at 4:39 UTC was followd by landing in Kazakhstan, 146 kilometers south east of Dzhezkazgan, at 02:31:21 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 12, 23:1865980.004818825288.9051.6496
2017 Sep 13, 01:5567630.002636740292.2451.6412
2017 Sep 14, 13:2367830.000440240792.6551.64272
Soyuz upper stage
2017-054B
42938
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 15
Life 3 days
Launched Soyuz MS-06.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 12, 21:4565950.003719224188.8351.6699


2017-055
Soyuz-2 1B
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2017 Sep 22, 00:02
Cosmos 2522 (Uragan-M № 752)
2017-055A
42939
in space
GLONASS-M navigation satellite to fill a space in the constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 23, 05:27255190.00071912419158676.1864.81270
2017 Sep 28, 09:14255590.00111915419208677.7664.8139
2017 Oct 05, 18:46255160.00071911919157676.0664.81264
2017 Oct 13, 07:17255080.00101910419156675.7364.80250
Fregat rocket stage
2017-055B
42940
in space
Launched Cosmos 2522.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 17, 03:07259520.01221925719892693.4764.76129


2017-056
Atlas V 541
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Sep 24, 05:49
USA 278
2017-056A
42941
in space
USA Government/Military satellite, possibly for electronic intelligence gathering (ELINT).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 12, 00:01265560.6767220638149717.7963.66269
Atlas V upper stage (Centaur)
Re-entered - 2017 Sep 24
Life <1 day
Launched USA-278. De-orbited soon after satellite release. Not Catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-057
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Sep 28, 18:52
Asiasat 9
2017-057A
42942
in space
Comsat providing direct to home TV, video distribution, private networks and broadband services across the Asia-Pacific region. Expected location 122° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Sep 29, 23:45262790.6047401035790706.5823.360
2017 Oct 01, 15:09291100.4487967235793823.8212.640
2017 Oct 02, 14:02332860.266718030357861007.294.791
2017 Oct 05, 18:08421010.001235672357731432.820.0723119° east
2017 Oct 10, 22:04421640.000235778357931436.060.05222122° east
Briz-M rocket stage
2017-057B
42943
in space
Launched Asiast 9.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 02, 04:42253650.6085355234421670.0523.793


2017-058
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Sep 29, 04:21
Yaogan-30 01
2017-058A
42945
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 29, 12:1269750.000759260196.6235.01204
2017 Oct 23, 04:4469780.000459760396.6835.00275
Yaogan-30 02
2017-058B
42946
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 29, 12:1169750.000659360196.6235.00226
2017 Oct 24, 21:2969780.000259960196.6835.00112
Yaogan-30 03
2017-058C
42947
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 29, 11:5469750.000659360196.6335.00208
2017 Oct 08, 06:3769860.000560561296.8634.99141
2017 Oct 29, 01:4669780.000659560496.6835.007
CZ 2C upper stage
2017-058D
42948
in space
Launched first Yaogan 30 triplet.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 29, 12:1670090.006858367897.3334.93255


2017-059
Ariane 5ECA VA-239)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Sep 29, 21:56
Intelsat 37E
2017-059A
42950
in space
Communications satellite for fixed and mobile services across the Americas, Africa and Europe. Expected location - 18° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Oct 02, 13:16243190.726926435618629.065.93180
2017 Oct 04, 16:57254230.6562236235728672.343.76180
2017 Oct 06, 06:18258680.6282323935740690.073.18180
2017 Oct 14, 11:46362800.161824030357731146.180.13157
2017 Oct 20, 19:06417210.010234916357701413.500.047574° east
2017 Oct 24, 18:09421460.000435753357831435.150.0319285° east
2017 Oct 26, 12:09421670.000235781357961436.190.0225585° east
2018 Feb 01, 10:04425750.000336185362101457.130.069977° east
2018 Feb 26, 18:00421630.000335772357971435.980.1222218° west
BSat-4A
2017-059B
42951
in space
Japanese broadcast comsat providing high definition television services. Expected location - 110°east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Oct 01, 00:39243570.727326335693630.505.96179
2017 Oct 02, 17:51329490.27781741635725992.001.13177
2017 Oct 04, 13:42411740.023133845357461385.760.03136
2017 Oct 05, 09:01421110.000335721357461433.370.0644102° east
2017 Oct 09, 12:31421650.001135739358361436.120.04181104° east
2017 Oct 30, 03:19421000.000135719357251432.800.0234105° east
2017 Nov 05, 23:28421460.001635701358341435.120.02179111° east
2017 Nov 08, 13:22421640.000135783357881436.060.01103110° east
Ariane 5 upper stage (VA-239)
2017-059C
42952
in space
Launched Intelsat 37E and BSat 4A.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Sep 29, 16:53243960.727527035765632.035.98178


2017-060
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Oct 9, 04:13
VRSS 2 (Venezuelan Remote Sensing Satellite 2)
2017-060A
42954
in space
Remote sensing satellite to study Venezuelan territory in support of planning, agriculture and disaster recovery.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Oct 09, 10:2670200.001862965597.5698.0328810:30
2017 Oct 09, 19:5670200.001863065597.5698.0228510:30
CZ 2D upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 9
Life <1 day
Launched VRSS 2. De-orbited soon after satellite release. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-061
Falcon 9 v1.2
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Oct 9, 12:37
Iridium 133 (Iridium Next)
2017-061A
42955
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 09, 18:5569980.001061262797.0986.68225
2017 Oct 14, 11:0070870.000070870898.9586.52213
2017 Oct 25, 10:1171560.0001777779100.4086.4078
Iridium 100 (Iridium Next)
2017-061B
42956
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 09, 18:2969970.001061262697.0986.69224
2017 Oct 31, 10:0271560.0002776779100.4086.4087
Iridium 122 (Iridium Next)
2017-061C
42957
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 09, 18:5269970.001061262697.0986.69221
2017 Oct 27, 08:0971560.0001777778100.4086.4087
Iridium 129 (Iridium Next)
2017-061D
42958
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 07:5069970.001460962997.0886.70218
2017 Nov 02, 10:2771560.0003776779100.4086.4087
Iridium 119 (Iridium Next)
2017-061E
42959
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 00:5869970.001161162697.0886.68219
2017 Oct 25, 22:3970810.000270270498.8386.5259
2017 Nov 06, 22:3171560.0001777779100.4086.4091
Iridium 107 (Iridium Next)
2017-061F
42960
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 08:0069960.001161062697.0786.68218
2017 Nov 02, 11:2670810.000370170598.8486.53108
2017 Nov 08, 11:4971560.0002776779100.4086.4089
Iridium 132 (Iridium Next)
2017-061G
42961
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 00:5769970.001161062697.0786.68219
2017 Oct 21, 08:0470820.000170370598.8686.5285
2017 Nov 04, 04:0971560.0002776779100.4086.40100
Iridium 136 (Iridium Next)
2017-061H
42962
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 09, 20:0669960.001261062797.0686.68214
2017 Oct 25, 09:4570810.000170270498.8486.5273
2017 Nov 12, 20:3371560.0002776779100.4086.4095
Iridium 139 (Iridium Next)
2017-061J
42963
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 02:3569960.001261062697.0686.68218
2017 Oct 26, 11:3570810.000270170598.8486.5276
2017 Nov 10, 21:4971560.0002776779100.4086.4097
Iridium 125 (Iridium Next)
2017-061K
42964
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 10, 07:5069960.001261062697.0686.68216
2017 Oct 29, 21:3270810.000270170498.8386.5362
2017 Nov 16, 04:4671560.0002776779100.4086.4089
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 9
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of Iridium satellites.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-062
H-IIA 202
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Oct 9, 22:01
Michibiki 4 (QZSS 4)
2017-062A
42965
in space
Quasi Zenith Satellite System satellite providing a timing and positioning service to improve navigational accuracy for users in Japan. Inclined, eccentric orbit with high period provides long 'stay time' above Japan, giving coverage to areas where the topography works against GPS reception. “Michibiki" translates into English as "Showing the Way".

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 11, 03:17279700.5143720835977775.9136.46181
2017 Oct 12, 14:06402080.053431684359751337.2740.22178
2017 Oct 14, 12:00423140.001935855360171443.7240.44107168° east
2017 Oct 18, 05:49421640.074732637389351436.0740.47270134° east
H-IIA upper stage
2017-062B
42966
in space
Launched Michibiki 4.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )


2017-063
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Oct 11, 22:53
Echostar 105/SES 11
2017-063A
42967
in space
Dual payload comsat with sets of transponders from Echostar and SES serving the continental USA, the Gulf of Mexico and the the Caribbean. Expected location 105° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Oct 13, 05:50267810.750530440500726.9227.81179
2017 Oct 13, 18:46292690.6007531040471830.5515.54178
2017 Oct 15, 08:24377560.241122274404811216.843.56178
2017 Oct 16, 15:20444510.054335657404891554.480.58172
2017 Oct 18, 05:15421650.003335648359261436.120.07123142° west
2017 Nov 05, 18:22421130.001335678357911433.430.07296142° west
2017 Nov 06, 16:21419730.000035594355951426.300.06253140° west
2017 Nov 22, 12:43421640.000135782357901436.080.04269105° west
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-063B
42968
in space
Launched Echostar 105.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 13, 17:55267960.750431140525727.5527.87179


2017-064
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2017 Oct 13, 09:27
Sentinel 5P (Sentinel 5 Precursor)
2017-064A
42969
in space
Atmospheric monitoring satellite to fill in the data gap and provide data continuity between the retirement of the Envisat satellite and NASA's Aura mission, and the launch of Sentinel-5

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Oct 13, 15:5371960.0002816819101.2598.727801:30
2017 Nov 11, 19:3172050.0004824830101.4498.715301:30
Briz-KM rocket stage
2017-064B
42970
in space
Launched Sentinel 5P.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 13, 20:2969680.025341376796.4898.74307


2017-065
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Oct 14, 08:46
Progress MS-07 (Progress 7K-TGM №437)
2017-065A
42971
Re-entered - 2018 Apr 26
Life 194 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the downward-facing port of Pirs 2017 Oct 16 at 11:04 UTC. Undocked 2018 Mar 28 at13:50:30 UTC. Progress MS-07 then spent four weeks in independent orbit conducting studies of the Earth's atmosphere, and microgravity conditions aboard the spacecraft. Retro-fire Apr 26 at 04:08 UTC led to destructive re-entry at 04:47 UTC. Any remaining fragments impacted the southern Pacific Ocean around 04:51 UTC.



Retrofire at 04:10 UTC resulted in a destructive re-entry at 04:43 UTC with any surviving fragments impacting the southern Pacific Ocean at around 04:51 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 14, 09:1765810.002618522088.5451.6267
2017 Oct 14, 14:5766980.002430433690.9251.64217
2017 Oct 15, 08:4166970.001630832990.9051.64214
Soyuz upper stage
2017-065B
42972
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 16
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-07.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 14, 14:2965790.002418521788.5151.6569


2017-066
Atlas V 421
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Oct 15, 07:28
USA 279
2017-066A
42949
in space
Possible fourth generation first in the fourth generation of the Satellite Data System (SDS) relaying signals from military satellites in low Earth orbit. The NORAD catalogue number for this mission is out of sequence and probably used unused 'slot' reserved for a satellite or debris item that did not appear.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 19, 09:01273960.5388625735780752.1412.72180
2017 Oct 21, 22:02386140.094528587358861258.595.88181
2017 Dec 18, 09:39421650.000235779357951436.124.8930192° east
Atlas V upper stage (Centaur)
Re-entered - 2017 Oct 15
Life <1 day
Launched USA 279. De-orbited soon after satellite release. Not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


 
NanoRacks Kaber Microsat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Oct 24, 09:45
Kestrel Eye (Kestrel Eye IIM)
1998-067NE
42982
in space
Small satellite carrying an optical imaging system system including a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) telescope. Built to demonstrate the capabilities of a small satellte.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 24, 21:1767820.000640040892.6451.6452


 
NanoRacks Kaber Microsat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Oct 27, 09:15
SIMPL (Satlet Initial-Mission Proofs and Lessons)
1998-067NF
42983
in space
Satellite to demonstrate that larger vehicles can be assembled from small “Satlets”. SIMPL consists of six Satlets that were joined together aboard ISS before release into orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Oct 28, 09:5467820.000640040892.6451.6452


2017-067
Falcon 9 v1.2
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2017 Oct 30, 19:34
Koreasat 5A
2017-067A
42984
in space
South Korean communications satellite. Expected location 113° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Oct 30, 21:17316130.789228550185932.3222.04179
2017 Nov 09, 17:26422640.001235836359351441.150.0344119° east
2017 Nov 13, 08:32421940.000835784358491437.610.18225115° east
2017 Nov 14, 14:01421640.000035784357871436.050.0426115° east
2018 Feb 09, 07:10421660.000135785357911436.160.01220113° east
Falcon 9 upper stage
2017-067B
42985
Re-entered - 2018 Oct 27
Life 362 days
Launched Koreasat 5A.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 09, 03:53315400.788628950035929.1022.06183


2017-068
Minotaur-C 3210
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Oct 31, 21:37
Skysat C11
2017-068A
42987
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168910.002349752994.8897.3521213:15
2017 Nov 06, 10:0068930.002050052994.9197.3519613:14
Skysat C10
2017-068B
42988
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168900.002349652894.8797.3621413:15
2017 Nov 06, 08:2468920.002050052894.9197.3519713:14
Skysat C9
2017-068C
42989
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168910.002249752894.8797.3621413:15
2017 Nov 06, 09:5968920.002050052894.9197.3519713:14
Skysat C8
2017-068D
42990
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168910.002249852794.8897.3621513:15
2017 Nov 06, 13:0968920.002050052894.9097.3519713:14
Skysat C7
2017-068E
42991
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168910.002149952794.8897.3621513:15
2017 Nov 06, 13:0868920.002050052794.9097.3519813:14
Skysat C6
2017-068F
42992
in space
Commercial imaging satellite from Planet Labs providing high resolution images and video.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 01, 00:3168910.002049952794.8897.3621713:15
2017 Nov 06, 13:0868920.001950052794.9097.3519913:14
Flock 3M-1
2017-068J
42995
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet's Flock 3M cluster of imaging satellites.

The satellite is one of a cluster of four Flock 3M satellites carried on this launch. In order to avoid clutter the others are not listed separately. All are are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Nov 07, 09:3968900.001750052494.8697.34198
Minotaur-C upper stage
2017-068H
42994
in space
Launched Skysat C6 - C11 group and other satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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2017 Nov 01, 19:4268910.001850052594.8897.35217


2017-069
CZ 3B + YZ-1
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Nov 5, 11:45
Beidou-3 M-1
2017-069A
43001
in space
Phase 2 operational satellite in MEO for China's navigation satellite system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 06, 21:50281560.00862153522020783.6255.00178
2017 Nov 12, 17:05279060.00082150621549773.2355.01281
Beidou-3 M-2
2017-069B
43002
in space
Phase 2 operational satellite in MEO for China's navigation satellite system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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( ° )
2017 Nov 06, 16:29282460.01152154222194787.3955.00177
2017 Dec 07, 06:35279060.00072150821548773.2355.01307
YZ-1 stage
2017-069C
43003
in space
Launched Beidou-3 M-1 and M-2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2017 Nov 06, 18:18286570.00412216022397804.6554.67338
CZ 3B upper stage
2017-069D
43004
in space
Launched Beidou-3 M1 and M2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
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( ° )
2017 Nov 06, 18:18155680.579317218208322.2054.99170


2017-070
Vega (VV-11)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Nov 8, 01:42
Mohammed VI-A
2017-070A
43005
in space
Earth observation satellite from the Kingdom of Morocco to be used for mapping and land surveying to support regional development, agricultural monitoring, the prevention and management of natural disasters, and monitoring environment changes. It will also carry out border and coastal surveillance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 08, 04:5670000.000362062497.1497.976910:19
2017 Nov 12, 21:1170070.000262863097.2997.9710110:20
2017 Nov 16, 17:2170170.000263764097.4997.969310:20
Vega upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Nov 8
Life <1 day
Launched Mohammed VI-A. De-orbited shortly after satellite release, not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-071
Antares 230
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2017 Nov 12, 12:19
SS Gene Cernan (Cygnus OA-8E)
2017-071A
43006
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 18
Life 36 days
Cygnus resupply mission to ISS. Precise lift-off time 21:44:57 UTC. Captured by ISS remote arm Nov 14 at 10:04 UTC and docked with Unity module approx at 12:15 UTC. Undocked 2016 Dec 5 at 17:52 UTC using the ISS remote Manipulator then released into independent orbit Dec 6 at 13:11 UTC. Cygnus released three batches of Cubesats later the same day and on Dec 7. It conducted other experiments in orbit. Retro-fire Dec 18 led to a destructive re-entry NE of New Zealand around at 12:54 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 12, 14:5166390.008520431789.7251.61145
2017 Nov 14, 06:2267830.000540240892.6651.64114
2017 Dec 05, 17:3767830.000340340792.6651.64197
2017 Dec 06, 22:5968300.000345045393.6151.64288
2017 Dec 09, 22:1767690.001038339792.3651.6428
2017 Dec 14, 12:3367670.000938339592.3451.6456
2017 Dec 16, 15:1767620.001537439492.2351.6387
Lemur-2 (RocketJinah)
2017-071E
43041
in space
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors. One of eight released from Cygnus OA-5 2016 Nov 25. Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

The is one of a cluster of eight Lemur-2 satellites carried on this launch. In order to avoid clutter the others are not listed separately. All are are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 20, 20:2168300.000145145293.6251.64147
AeroCube 7B (OCSD - Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration)
2017-071F
43042
in space
1.5U Cubesat, separated from Aerocube 7C soon after being released by Cygnus. NASA funded mission to test LASER data transmission between satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 00:5568310.000545045793.6551.64323
AeroCube 7C (OCSD - Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration)
2017-071G
43043
in space
1.5U Cubesat, separated from Aerocube 7B soon after being released by Cygnus. NASA funded mission to test LASER data transmission between satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 04:0268310.000445045693.6551.64271
CHEFSat (Cost-effective High E-Frequency Satellite)
2017-071H
43044
in space
3U Cubesat testing the suitability of using commercial off-the-shelf radio frequency (RF) components for CubeSats.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 14:5768310.000545045693.6551.64312
Asgardia 1
2017-071N
43049
in space
2U CubeSat tconducting a two-year radiation exposure test to measures data degradation on transmissions due to background noise from space radiation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 02:2768310.000644845693.6451.64177
ISARA (Integrated Solar Array & Reflectarray Antenna)
2017-071P
43050
in space
3U Cubesat to verify aerial design and confirm 100 Mb/s is a viable data rate for transmission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 04:0168310.000145245393.6451.64229
PropCube 2 (Fauna)
2017-071R
43052
in space
1U Cubesat studying irregularities in electron density and their effects on radio transmission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 12, 19:0068310.000245145493.6451.64342
Antares upper stage
2017-071B
43007
Re-entered - 2017 Nov 25
Life 13 days
Launched SS Gene Cernan.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 12, 13:2166580.012219936190.1251.61145


2017-072
CZ 4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2017 Nov 14, 18:35
Fengyun 3D
2017-072A
43010
in space
Second generation meteorological imaging satellite capable of producing three-dimensional analyses of weather systems.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 15, 05:4871830.0010798812100.9898.6525401:40
2017 Nov 24, 20:4472050.0000826827101.4398.6524401:40
HEAD-1
2017-072B
43011
in space
Commercial Chinese satellite equipped with a receiver for AIS to collect messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 15, 07:2971810.0009797809100.9498.6526401:40
CZ 4C upper stage
2017-072C
43012
in space
Launched Fenyun 3D.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 14, 21:3770840.012961579898.9098.6040


2017-073
Delta 7290-10C
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Nov 18, 09:47
NOAA 20 (JPSS 1)
2017-073A
43013
in space
US meteorological satellite belonging to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency measuring weather conditions in the Earth's atmosphere and providing weather images from polar orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 18, 14:2571970.0002817820101.2798.7110701:25
2017 Dec 26, 22:5472050.0001826828101.4498.716801:25
Buccaneer RMM
2017-073B
43014
in space
3U Cubesat designed for use in callibrating Jindalee Over-the-Horizon Radar Network (JORN), a military installation in northern Australia.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 19, 14:2670180.025646081997.5197.69233
MiRaTA (Microwave Radiometer Technology Acceleration)
2017-073C
43015
in space
3U CubeSat from MIT's Lincoln Laboratory evaluating a suite of small instruments for Earth science missions.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 19, 16:0370150.025845681897.4697.69233
MakerSat 0
2017-073D
43016
in space
1U Cubesat as technology proof-of-concept mission from NNU (Northwest Nazarene University) of Nampa, Idaho, USA, to demonstrate the characteristics of different plastics in the vacuum of space in preparation for MakerSat-1 – a CubeSat to be manufactured and assembled on the International Space Station. It also carries an imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 19, 04:4070150.025945581897.4597.68235
AO-91
2017-073E
43017
in space
1U Cubesat built by the AMSAT-North Amarica carrying a single-channel transponder for FM radio.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 19, 19:1870150.025945481897.4497.69233
EagleSat 1
2017-073F
43018
in space
1U CubeSat built by the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to bring together its engineering disciplines that will test various types of memory for 'bit flipping' caused to solar radiation in low Earth orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 19, 17:4070140.025945581897.4497.69233
Delta 4 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Nov 18
Life <1 day
Launched NOAA 20 and a collection of Cubesats. De-orbited soon after satellite separation, not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Nov 20, 08:05
EcAMSat (E.coli AntiMicrobial Satellite)
1998-067NG
43019
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) equipped with payload to investigate space microgravity effects on the antibiotic resistance of E.coli, a bacterial pathogen, as part of the Space Biology Project at NASA Ames Research Center.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 21, 09:4367810.000639940792.6251.64113


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Nov 20, 12:25
ASTERIA (Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics)
1998-067NH
43020
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) using a telescope and camera to demonstrate precise pointing stability and repeatability from orbit-to-orbit. Joint a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NASA JPL project.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 21, 09:4167810.000340140592.6251.64110


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Nov 20, 17:02
Dellingr (Radiation Belt Loss Experiment)
1998-067NJ
43021
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) from NASA to gather high-quality data about the Sun’s influence on Earth’s upper atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 20, 22:3867810.000340140592.6251.64100


2017-074
CZ 6
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2017 Nov 21, 04:50
Jilin-1 Video 04 (Lingqiao D)
2017-074A
43022
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing high definition Earth surface video. Part of a simultaneously-launched Jilin-1 cluster of three satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 21, 12:1669170.001053254695.4297.5426612:00
2017 Dec 06, 22:0869190.001153354895.4597.5419311:59
Jilin-1 Video 05 (Lingqiao E)
2017-074B
43023
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing high definition Earth surface video. Part of a simultaneously-launched Jilin-1 cluster of three satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 21, 15:2769160.001053254595.4197.5426512:00
2017 Dec 06, 20:0869140.001152854395.3597.5420512:00
Jilin-1 Video 06 (Lingqiao F)
2017-074C
43024
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing high definition Earth surface video. Part of a simultaneously-launched Jilin-1 cluster of three satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Nov 21, 15:2769160.001053154595.4197.5426812:00
2017 Dec 06, 22:0069160.001053154595.4097.5420911:59
CZ 6 upper stage
2017-074D
43025
in space
Launch Jilin cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 21, 15:2768420.010239453493.8797.5426


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Nov 21, 08:25
TechEdSat 6
1998-067NK
43026
Re-entered - 2018 May 15
Life 175 days
3.5U Cubesat from NASA fitted with Exo-Brake, resembling a configurable, cross-shaped parachute capable of varying its drag to control re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 22, 19:0367800.000240040392.5951.6480


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2017 Nov 21, 11:40
OSIRIS-3U
1998-067NL
43027
Re-entered - 2019 Mar 7
Life 471 days
3U Cubesat developed by Penn State University to study space weather phenomena created by stimulating the ionosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 22, 07:1467800.000539940592.6051.6490


2017-075
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Nov 24, 18:10
Yaogan-30 04
2017-075A
43028
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 25, 00:2469750.001059060496.6235.00293
2017 Dec 26, 01:1169780.000359860196.6834.99285
Yaogan-30 05
2017-075B
43029
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 25, 08:0969750.001059060496.6235.00293
2017 Dec 16, 10:3669780.000459760396.6834.99114
Yaogan-30 06
2017-075C
43030
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 25, 12:5869750.001059060496.6235.00296
2017 Dec 20, 20:1469780.000459760396.6834.99327
CZ 2C upper stage
2017-075D
43031
in space
Launched cluster of Yaogan 30 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Nov 25, 22:1369060.010345659995.1835.2163


failed to reach orbit
Soyuz-2 1B
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Amur Region, Russia
2017 Nov 28, 05:41
Multiple satellites
Group of 19 satellites lost due to launch software being incorrectly programmed. Satellites carried were Russia's Meteor M2-1 meteorological satellite, Telesat Canada's LEO 2 comsat, AISSat 3 from Norway, Baumanets 2 - a remote sensing satellite, IDEA OSG - a space debris detector, two Corvus BC imaging satellites, ten Lemur-2 satellites, SEAM - a Swedish satellite to study aurorae and radio waves, and the D-Star 1 comsat.


2017-076
Soyuz-2 1B
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2017 Dec 2, 10:43
Cosmos 2524 (Lotos-S2 № 803)
2017-076A
43032
in space
Signals intelligence (SIGINT) satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 03, 07:4869480.047623990196.0667.1492
2017 Dec 08, 13:0772830.0006901910103.1067.15267
Soyuz upper stage
2017-076B
43033
Re-entered - 2019 May 15
Life 529 days
Launched Cosmos 2524.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 02, 20:3469380.046323888195.8567.1492


2017-077
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Dec 3, 04:11
LKW 1 (Land Survey Satellite 1)
2017-077A
43034
in space
High resolution imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Dec 03, 18:3268740.001048950394.5497.4625610:30
CZ 2D upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 3
Life <1 day
Launched LKW 1. De-orbited shortly after satellite separation, not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-078
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Dec 10, 16:40
Alcomsat 1
2017-078A
43039
in space
Chines built comsat for Algeria. Expected location 24°.8 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2017 Dec 11, 10:42273660.760418041795750.8826.36180
2017 Dec 22, 18:42421640.000235776357961436.070.058125° west
CZ 3B upper stage
2017-078B
43040
Re-entered - 2018 Mar 10
Life 90 days
Launched Alcomsat 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 11, 04:44264700.753714240043714.3326.38179


2017-079
Ariane 5ES (VA-240)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2017 Dec 12, 18:36
Galileo 19 (Nicole/Galileo FOC FM-15)
2017-079A
43055
in space
One of a group of quadruple-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue receiver to detect distress signals from the Earth's surface.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 15, 00:15293050.00082290522949832.1057.02222
2017 Dec 17, 19:20294550.00322298323170838.4756.94206
2017 Dec 20, 00:23295520.00042316223186842.6356.99322
2017 Dec 30, 04:08296850.00032329823316848.3456.98230
2018 Feb 01, 19:55296000.00012322023224844.6956.9885
Galileo 20 (Zofia/Galileo FOC FM-16)
2017-079B
43056
in space
One of a group of quadruple-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue receiver to detect distress signals from the Earth's surface.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Dec 15, 04:06292940.00042290422928831.6457.01253
2017 Dec 28, 00:00295560.00022317123183842.7956.92334
2018 Feb 02, 15:02296010.00042321223234844.7456.95270
Galileo 21 (Alexandre/Galileo FOC FM-17)
2017-079C
43057
in space
One of a group of quadruple-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue receiver to detect distress signals from the Earth's surface.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Dec 14, 14:56292900.00022290622918831.4756.94239
2017 Dec 28, 00:00294630.00042307323096838.8156.9488
2018 Feb 16, 12:58295270.00242307823220841.5756.97340
2018 Mar 01, 19:37296000.00022321623229844.7156.93295
Galileo 22 (Irina/Galileo FOC FM-18)
2017-079D
43058
in space
One of a group of quadruple-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue receiver to detect distress signals from the Earth's surface.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
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incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 14, 14:49292840.00032289722914831.1957.02196
2017 Dec 21, 12:13294050.00422290323150836.3456.9613
2017 Dec 25, 03:46295340.00022315023161841.8556.98271
2018 Feb 21, 09:52296000.00032321323231844.7056.94277
Ariane 5 upper stage
2017-079E
43059
in space
Launched cluster of Galileo satellites.

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2017 Dec 14, 14:57292780.00022289322906830.9357.0217


2017-080
Falcon 9 v1.2
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2017 Dec 15, 15:36
SpaceX Dragon CRS-13
2017-080A
43060
Re-entered - 2018 Jan 13
Life 29 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator System Dec 17 at 10:57 UTC and attached to the lower port of the Harmony module at 13:26 UTC. Undocked using the RMS 2018 Jan 12 at 10:47 UTC. Released Jan 13 at 09:58 UTC. Retro-fire led to splashdown at 15:37 UTC in the Pacific Ocean, about 300 km SW of Baja, California.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2017 Dec 15, 18:5266570.011420435590.1051.6446
2017 Dec 16, 20:0367620.011930346492.2351.76165
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 15
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon CRS-13. De-orbited shortly after spacecraft separation, not Catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-081
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Dec 17, 07:21
Soyuz MS-07 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 737)
2017-081A
43063
Re-entered - 2018 Jun 3
Life 168 days Returned to Earth
Carrying crew to ISS - Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos), Scott Tingle (NASA) and Norishige (Japan). Docked with the Rassvet module of the ISS Dec 19 at 08:39 UTC, four minutes earlier than planned. Undocked, carrying its original crew, 2018 Apr 3 at 09:14:40 UTC. Retro-fire at 11:47 UTC was followd by landing in Kazakhstan, 147 kilometers south east of Dzhezkazgan, at 12:39 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Dec 17, 16:2466350.001025026389.6451.64134
2017 Dec 19, 07:3467830.000340340692.6551.64257
Soyuz upper stage
2017-081B
43064
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 20
Life 3 days
Launched Soyuz MS-07.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2017 Dec 17, 07:5265860.002719022688.6551.6260


2017-082
H-IIA 202
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2017 Dec 23, 01:26
Shikisai (GCOM-C)
2017-082A
43065
in space
Global Change Observation Mission, an imaging satellite monitoring changes in aerosols, cloud cover and vegetation

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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desc node
local time
2017 Dec 23, 15:5971700.0002790793100.7098.7018810:15
2018 Jan 22, 13:4171790.0001800802100.8998.6811410:16
Tsubame (Super Low Altitude Test Satellite)
2017-082B
43066
Re-entered - 2019 Oct 1
Life 647 days
Small satellite from the Tokyo Institute of Technolgy observing ephemeral, high-energy phenomena, such as gamma ray bursts, using polarimetry of hard X-rays. Also acted as demostrator for a new gyro system.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Dec 23, 08:5669210.012445762995.5198.32110
H-2A upper stage
2017-082C
43067
in space
Launched GCOM-C and Tsubame.

epoch (UTC)         
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2017 Dec 23, 05:4569270.012746163795.6398.34113


2017-083
Falcon 9 v1.2
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2017 Dec 23, 01:27
Iridium 135 (Iridium Next)
2017-083A
43070
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
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( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769970.001161162797.0886.69264
2018 Mar 05, 08:3971560.0003776780100.4086.4086
Iridium 138 (Iridium Next)
2017-083B
43071
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769970.001261162797.0886.69269
2018 Mar 05, 14:1771560.0002776779100.4086.40102
Iridium 116 (Iridium Next)
2017-083C
43072
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769970.001161162697.0886.69256
2018 Mar 05, 18:3371560.0002776779100.4086.4088
Iridium 130 (Iridium Next)
2017-083D
43073
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769970.001161162697.0886.69255
2018 Mar 05, 14:2671560.0002776779100.4086.4099
Iridium 151 (Iridium Next)
2017-083E
43074
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769970.001161162697.0786.69254
2018 Mar 05, 08:4871560.0002776779100.4086.4086
Iridium 134 (Iridium Next)
2017-083F
43075
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5769960.001261062697.0686.69256
2018 Mar 05, 14:4471560.0003776779100.4086.40100
Iridium 137 (Iridium Next)
2017-083G
43076
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5669960.001261062697.0686.68254
2018 Mar 05, 20:0471560.0002776779100.4086.4082
Iridium 141 (Iridium Next)
2017-083H
43077
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5669960.001161062697.0686.68251
2018 Mar 05, 14:5371560.0002776779100.4086.4099
Iridium 153 (Iridium Next)
2017-083J
43078
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5669960.001161062697.0586.69253
2018 Sep 07, 12:0871560.0002776779100.4086.4056
Iridium 131 (Iridium Next)
2017-083K
43079
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched set of ten satellites. Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 23, 08:5669960.001260962697.0586.68256
2018 Mar 05, 14:3571560.0002776779100.4086.40102
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 23
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of Iridium satellites. De-orbited shortly after satellite separation, not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-084
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2017 Dec 23, 04:14
LKW-2 (Land Survey Satellite 2)
2017-084A
43080
in space
High resolution imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
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incl 
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2017 Dec 23, 13:4068740.000949050394.5497.4626110:34
CZ 2D upper stage
Re-entered - 2017 Dec 23
Life <1 day
Launched LKW-1. De-orbited shortly after satellite separation, not catalogued.
Orbital parameters not available


2017-085
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2017 Dec 25, 19:44
Yaogan-30 07
2017-085A
43081
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for ‘"electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 26, 03:4269750.001059060396.6235.00290
Yaogan-30 08
2017-085B
43082
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 26, 05:2169750.001059060496.6235.00292
Yaogan-30 09
2017-085C
43083
in space
One of a triplet of simultaneously-launched satellites described as being for "electromagnetic environment detection and related technological tests”. That may indicate they are electronic intelligence gathering satellites. The three satellites are spaced at 120º intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
CZ 2C upper stage
2017-085D
43084
in space
Launched cluster of Yaogan 30 satellites.

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2017-086
Zenit-3SLB + Fregat
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2017 Dec 26, 19:00
Angosat 1 (Angosat № 1L)
2017-086A
43087
in space
Russian built comsat to be operated by Angosat of Angola. Stranded in geosynchronous drift otbit when a power problem prevented proper communication with ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 31, 18:39424180.001835962361181449.060.079842° east
Fregat rocket stage
2017-086B
43088
in space
Launched Angosat 1.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2017 Dec 31, 15:27427010.010535875367701463.570.213629° east
Zenit upper stage
2017-086D
43090
Re-entered - 2018 Jan 27
Life 32 days
Launched Angosat 1.

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