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2019 - 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 draw heavily on 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=2019#001


2019-022
Antares 230
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2019 Apr 17, 20:46
SS Roger Chaffee (Cygnus NG-11)
2019-022A
44188
Re-entered - 2019 Dec 6
Life 233 days
Northrop Grumman vehicle carrying supplies to ISS. Captured by RMS Remote Manipulator Apr 19, 0928 UTC, docked with downward- facing port of Unity at 11:31 UTC. Undocked Aug 6 at 13:30 UTC, released from Remote Manipulator at 16:15 UTC. Launched several Cubesats after departing ISS. Destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean 2019 Dec 6 at around 17:10 UTC followed retrofire about 40 minutes earlier.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Apr 17, 22:2467110.007128538091.1851.64305
2019 Apr 18, 20:4867800.000240140392.6051.63228
2019 Apr 18, 22:2167820.000140340492.6451.6485
2019 Apr 19, 07:5267830.000740041092.6751.69119
2019 Apr 19, 12:2167870.000140841092.7551.64194
2019 Aug 05, 05:2267920.000640941892.8451.64219
2019 Aug 06, 20:5968250.004741547993.5251.63318
2019 Aug 06, 22:3368530.005044050994.1051.668
2019 Aug 16, 22:2368530.001246648394.0951.64294
2019 Sep 16, 11:4868520.001446548494.0951.6445
2019 Sep 17, 09:4368420.000645946893.8651.64309
2019 Oct 08, 18:3068440.000646247093.9251.63352
2019 Oct 18, 12:5367940.000741142192.8951.64160
2019 Oct 20, 18:1968440.000646247093.9151.6338
2019 Dec 01, 22:2068440.000546246993.9151.63177
Antares upper stage
2019-022B
44206
Re-entered - 2019 Apr 28
Life 11 days
Launched SS Roger Chaffee (Cygnus NG-11). Initial orbit not published by Space-Track but probably approx 190 x 275 km.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Apr 24, 15:2565880.003218823088.6851.61166


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Jul 3, 10:15
GEMS (Global Environmental Monitoring System)
1998-067QK
44385
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with microwave radiometer i to capture 3D temperature and moisture atmospheric profiles. IOD (In Orbit Demonstration System) launch from Orbital Micro Systems.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 09, 18:4267900.000440941492.8051.64119


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Jul 3, 11:50
KRAKsat
1998-067QL
44426
in space
1U Cubesat - produced students at the AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, carrying an experiment to investigate the use of ferrofluid (powdered metal) as a flywheel. Its storage batteries failed to hold a charge from the the solar cells.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 14, 06:5567900.000640841692.8051.65114
Światowid
1998-067QM
44427
in space
2U Cubesat from Poland, carrying a high resolution Earth imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 13, 20:0667900.000540941592.8151.64126


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Jul 3, 14:50
VCC A (Virginia Cubesat Constellation A)
1998-067QN
44428
in space
1U Cubesat - One of a set of three launched simultaneously to provide measurements of orbit decay. Each was equipped with a drag device to cause re-entry at the end of mission. Built by a consortium of universities in the state of Virginia, USA. All three reportedly failed to activate on release into orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 14, 17:4267900.000340941492.7951.64140
VCC C (Virginia Cubesat Constellation C)
1998-067QQ
44430
in space
1U Cubesat - One of a set of three launched simultaneously to provide measurements of orbit decay. Each was equipped with a drag device to cause re-entry at the end of mission. Built by a consortium of universities in the state of Virginia, USA. All three reportedly failed to activate on release into orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 13, 21:3767900.000340941492.7951.64140
VCC B (Virginia Cubesat Constellation B)
1998-067QR
44431
in space
1U Cubesat - One of a set of three launched simultaneously to provide measurements of orbit decay. Each was equipped with a drag device to cause re-entry at the end of mission. Built by a consortium of universities in the state of Virginia, USA. All three reportedly failed to activate on release into orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 14, 13:0567900.000440941492.8051.64148


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Jul 3, 16:25
Entrysat
1998-067QP
44429
in space
3U Cubesat from ISAE-SUPAERO and funded by CNES, France - inert satellite designed to study the behaviour of a piece of space debris in orbit and approaching re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 14, 16:1067890.000340941492.7951.64137


2019-040
Proton-M + DM-3
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Jul 12, 12:30
Spektr RG (Spektr Roentgen-Gamma)
2019-040A
44432
in space
Joint Russian and German high-energy astrophysics observatory carrying a German x-ray telescope to map galaxy clusters, and a Russian x-ray telescope to search for supermassive black holes. Arrived L-2 2019 Oct 21.
Halo orbit around the Sun-Earth L-2 Lagrange Point
DM-3 rocket stage
2019-040B
44433
in space
Launched Spektr RG.
In heliocentric orbit


2019-041
Soyuz FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Jul 20, 16:28
Soyuz MS-13
2019-041A
44437
in space
Carrying crew to ISS - Alexandr Skortsov (Roscosmos), Luca Parmatiano (ESA) and Andrew Morgan (NASA). Precise launch time 16:28:21 UTC. Docked with the aft port of Zvezda Jul 20 at 22:47:50 UTC. Undocked, carrying its original crew, Aug 26 at 03:35 UTC and re-docked under manual control with the Poisk module at 03:59 UTC in order to allow Soyuz MS-14 to use Zvezda after its aborted docking with Poisk. Will return to Earth 2020 Feb carrying Skortsov, Parmatiano and Christina Koch (NASA).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 20, 18:3166410.000925726989.7751.6072
2019 Jul 20, 21:0467920.000740941892.8451.64161
Soyuz upper stage
2019-041B
44438
Re-entered - 2019 Jul 24
Life 4 days
Launched Soyuz MS-13.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 20, 20:4165770.000519620288.4751.6187


2019-042
GSLV 3
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India
2019 Jul 24, 09:13
Vikram Lunar Lander
in space
Indian lunar landing vehicle carrying 'Pragyan' lunar rover. Separated from Chandrayaan 2 Sep 2 at 0745 UTC. Three retro-firings Sep 3 at 03:20 UTC and 22:12 UTC, and Sep 6 at 20:08 UTC set it on course for landing but it crashed on the lunar surface at 20:23 UTC.
Impacted on the Moon
Chandrayaan 2
2019-042A
44441
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 6
Life 44 days
Indian lunar orbiter, carried 'Vikram' lunar lander. Used five engine firing starting Jul 24 to raise its orbit before entering Barycentric orbit Aug 13. Retro-fire Aug 20 at 03:32 UTC placed it into lunar orbit. Four further firings lowered the orbit to operational height for release of Vikram on Sep 2. Chandrayaan then began its own lunar exploration mission from orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 24, 05:28290460.775813345203821.0821.43179
2019 Jul 26, 15:10338600.8057202547621033.4721.42181
2019 Aug 01, 20:31422800.8409348714561442.0021.06183
2019 Aug 06, 09:36510420.8699264890641912.7221.56185
2019 Aug 13, 21:07785280.91483131439863650.0021.67186
2019 Aug 18, 00:002082160.9751-120140487715759.0821.81184
GSLV upper stage
2019-042B
44442
Re-entered - 2019 Oct 16
Life 84 days
Launched Chandrayaan 2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 24, 23:02290340.775314545167820.5721.41180


2019-043
Hyperbola 1
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Jul 25, 05:00
CAS 7B + BP-1B (China Amateur radio Satellite)
2019-043A
44443
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 6
Life 12 days
1.5U Cubesat - combined payload consisting of an amateur radio transponder package and telemetry transmitter (CAS-7B) and a balloon experiment to increase air drag and accelerate orbit decay (BP-1B).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 25, 15:3866680.001428029990.3142.72279
Hyperbola 1 (SQX-1) upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Jul 25
Life <1 day
Launched CAS-7. Also carried three experimental payloads that remained attached to it alongside two ballast items carrying commercial advertisements. Re-entered soon after releasing satellite and not catalogued.
Orbit parameters not available


2019-044
Falcon 9 v1.2
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2019 Jul 25, 22:01
SpaceX Dragon CRS-18
2019-044A
44446
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 27
Life 33 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator System July 27 at 13:11 UTC and attached to the lower port of the Harmony module at 16:01 UTC. Undocked using the RMS Aug 27 at 12:25 UTC. Released 14:59 UTC. Retro-fire led to splashdown at 20:20 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  
( ° )
2019 Jul 26, 00:5966730.013820338790.4151.6349
2019 Jul 26, 23:3466660.012720337390.2851.6453
2019 Jul 27, 05:3466640.012620337090.2451.6554
2019 Jul 27, 13:3167920.000640941892.8451.64184
2019 Aug 27, 12:2267940.000841042192.8851.64333
2019 Aug 27, 17:1267840.001339741492.6751.65283
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Jul 25
Life <1 day
Launched Dragon CRS-18. Caused to re-enter soon after releasing payload, not catalogued.
Orbit parameters not available


2019-045
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Jul 26, 03:57
Yaogan-30 13
2019-045A
44449
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  
( ° )
2019 Jul 26, 15:3869750.001258860596.6235.00304
2019 Jul 31, 12:1369850.000760261196.8235.00328
2019 Aug 15, 03:1569770.000459660296.6735.00318
Yaogan-30 15
2019-045C
44451
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  
( ° )
2019 Jul 26, 17:5669750.001158960496.6135.00302
2019 Jul 30, 16:4569670.000958359596.4535.00336
2019 Aug 14, 08:2969770.000159860096.6735.00145
Yaogan-30 14
2019-046B
44450
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  
( ° )
2019 Jul 26, 17:5669750.001158960596.6235.00302
2019 Jul 29, 18:5569760.001059160596.6435.00325
2019 Aug 12, 00:4369770.001059260696.6634.9984


2019-046
Soyuz-2 1A + Fregat
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Jul 30, 05:57
Meridian 8 (Meridian № 18L)
2019-046A
44453
in space
Military/government communications satellite. Meridian combines the military and civilian tasks of the former Molniya-1 and Molniya-3 satellites, together with the clandestine communications function of the outgoing LEO Parus satellites. The launch appears to have been delayed by 15 minutes late in the countdown.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 01, 14:38267380.724698539734725.1962.81270
2019 Aug 19, 14:00265550.722599039364717.7662.79270
Fregat rocket stage
2019-047B
44454
in space
Launched Meridian 8.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 09, 05:05265750.729780539588718.5662.75270


2019-047
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Jul 31, 12:10
Progress MS-12 (Progress 7K-TGM №442)
2019-047A
44455
Re-entered - 2019 Nov 29
Life 121 days
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 12:10:46 UTC. Docked with the port on Pirs 2019 Jul 21 at 15:29 UTC. Undocked 2019 Nov 28 at 10:25 UTC. Retro-fire at 13:39 UTC led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at 14:11 UTC. Any surviving fragments hit the ocean surface about eight minutes later.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 31, 07:5367920.000640941892.8451.64199
Soyuz upper stage
2019-047A
44456
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 4
Life 4 days
Launched Progress MS-12.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Jul 31, 22:1965780.002218521588.5051.6169


2019-048
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Aug 5, 21:56
Cosmos 2539 (Blagovest, 14F149 № 14L)
2019-048A
44457
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  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 13, 23:08421020.002735610358371432.870.0430663° east
2019 Aug 15, 18:13421430.002135676358541435.010.0330964° east
2019 Aug 16, 13:10421580.001735707358531435.740.0330364° east
2019 Aug 21, 07:12422810.000835867359381442.020.0112160° east
2019 Aug 30, 11:19421970.000635793358461437.760.0132645° east
2019 Aug 30, 22:25421790.000435785358161436.810.0129045° east
2019 Aug 31, 04:30421770.000435780358181436.730.0229445° east
Briz-M rocket stage
2019-049B
44458
in space
Launched Cosmos 2539. Orbit raised after releasing the satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 21, 17:56452230.071235625420661595.160.16157
Briz-M propellant tank
2019-049C
44459
in space
Auxilliary propellant tank discarded by Briz-M that launched Cosmos 2539.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 17, 17:29244290.722939035711633.3048.713


2019-049
Ariane 5ECA
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2019 Aug 6, 19:30
EDRS-C (European Data Relay Satellite)
2019-049A
44475
in space
Second satellite in EDRS to provide point to point communications including to/from other satellites including the ISS.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 08, 08:02244000.729123235812632.194.47179
2019 Aug 13, 09:32391410.077529730357971284.440.16194
2019 Aug 14, 07:39406570.037132770357871359.750.13180
2019 Aug 16, 04:20421540.000335765357871435.540.0735318° east
2019 Aug 19, 00:57420730.000835661357291431.420.0819519° east
2019 Aug 23, 05:11421410.000635738357871434.890.1035822° east
2019 Aug 25, 20:57421650.000135784357891436.090.0922221° east
Intelsat 39
2019-049B
44476
in space
Commercial comsat providing video distribution and broadband connections to customers across Africa, Asia, europe, the Middle East and Asia. Expected location - 29° east to replace Intelsat 902.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 08, 10:58265300.5889452735776716.732.86178
2019 Aug 10, 02:44305900.37811264735776887.411.55177
2019 Aug 11, 23:48410780.025733645357541380.920.38172
2019 Aug 19, 18:14412660.023433923358531390.430.38171
2019 Aug 27, 00:46421990.000635794358481437.860.1129778° east
2019 Aug 29, 14:24421770.000635775358221436.710.052955° east
2019 Sep 26, 05:05421650.000135783357911436.120.034955° east
2019 Sep 30, 19:19420950.000135713357211432.530.043059° east
2019 Oct 04, 20:16421130.000435719357521433.480.0324262° east
2019 Oct 07, 20:24421630.000135781357901436.030.0310562° east
Ariane 5 upper stage
2019-049C
44477
in space
Launched Intelsat 39 and EDRS-C

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 08, 18:39242510.728021735528626.404.55181


2019-050
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2019 Aug 6, 23:23
Amos 17
2019-050A
44479
in space
Israeli comsat covering Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Expected location - 17° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 08, 05:56243540.729221735734630.3926.01178
2019 Aug 10, 14:40259070.6266329535763691.6516.69179
2019 Aug 12, 11:58333720.263118214357741011.204.02178
2019 Aug 12, 20:22389640.081829399357731275.710.95173
2019 Aug 15, 04:11417050.011234861357931412.680.099412° east
2019 Aug 15, 17:58422730.002035809359791441.610.1730514° east
2019 Aug 19, 15:00421660.000235781357941436.150.1729214° east
Falcon 9 upper stage
2019-060B
44480
in space
Launched Amos 17.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 08, 02:22243420.729221435714629.9526.03178


2019-051
Atlas V 551
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2019 Aug 8, 10:13
USA 292 (AEHF 5)
2019-051A
44481
in space
Advanced Extremely High Frequency US military and government communications satellite. Lift- off was 29 minutes into the launch window after a short delay. Separated from the launch vehicle at 15:53 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 09, 15:38312040.33521436635287914.299.99180
2019 Aug 11, 16:08332180.274917709359711004.229.48180
2019 Aug 13, 11:30346860.201321327352901071.518.63181
2019 Aug 16, 23:19364580.143024865352951154.658.15181
2019 Aug 28, 15:15368120.128025723351461171.527.91180
2019 Sep 09, 18:00374120.105227098349701200.277.71179
2019 Oct 22, 20:51402580.049231900358591339.786.97182
2019 Nov 04, 03:15414410.036533549365771399.286.76186
2019 Nov 07, 13:09417410.032234017367081414.496.70185119° west
2019 Nov 11, 23:43419970.022634670365691427.556.5918599° west
2019 Nov 22, 22:27421670.000435773358041436.196.4029394° west
TDO Spacecraft
2019-051B
44482
in space
12U Cubesat (4x3) - testbed for orbital debris tracking sensors, possibly for the US Air Force. Separated from launch vehicle at 10:42 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2019 Aug 28, 12:00241240.726821335278621.4926.26193


2019-052
Jielong 1
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Aug 17, 04:11
Qiancheng 1(?)
2019-052A
44486
in space
Small imaging satellite for remote sensing, particularly for soil moisture monitoring from Qiansheng Exploration Technology Co. Catalogue number and designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Aug 18, 21:2869240.002053255995.5697.6124510:29
Tianqi 2(?)
2019-052B
44487
in space
Message relay satellite from the Guodian Gaoke company. Catalogue number and designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 18, 21:0469220.002152955995.5397.61251
Xingchidai 5(?)
2019-052C
44488
in space
Small Earth observation satellite owned by Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology Co . Catalogue number and designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
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2019 Aug 18, 21:0469230.002352956095.5497.61248
Jielong 1 upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 17
Life <1 day
Launched group of three satellites. De-orbited
Orbit parameters not available


2019-053
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Aug 19, 12:03
Chinasat 18
2019-053A
44493
in space
Comsat intended for geosynchronous orbit. Problems detected soon after separatation fromthe launch vehicle left it stranded in useless transfer orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 20, 19:12243830.729222435785631.5028.40180
CZ 3B upper stage
2019-054A
44494
in space
Launched Chinasat 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
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( ° )
2019 Aug 20, 03:38236590.723017634387603.6228.41179


2019-054
Electron
Rocket Lab LC-1, Wairoa, New Zealand
2019 Aug 19, 12:12
BRO-1 (Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter 1)
2019-054A
44495
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) for signal intelligence (SIGINT) reporting, specifically for maritime and airborne traffic.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 21, 17:2567990.018629554893.0045.01252
Pearl White 1
2019-054C
44497
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) - one of a simultaneousl-launched pair on a demonstration mission for USAF Space Command to test new concepts for power, propulsion, communications and controlling air drag. Aimed at one year lifetime, built by Tiger Innovations, Inc.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 21, 20:2569200.001253455095.4845.01283
Pearl White 2
2019-054D
44498
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) - one of a simultaneousl-launched pair on a demonstration mission for USAF Space Command to test new concepts for power, propulsion, communications and controlling air drag. Aimed at one year lifetime, built by Tiger Innovations, Inc.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 21, 20:2569190.001353355095.4745.01281
Blacksky Global-4
2019-054E
44499
in space
Commercial multi-spectral Earth imaging satellite from BlackSky Global inc.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Aug 21, 20:2669220.001053755095.5145.01285
Electron kick stage
2019-054B
44496
in space
Launched group of four satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 21, 20:2769230.000953955095.5445.01285
Electron upper stage
2019-054F
44500
in space
Launched group of four satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 26, 20:2067990.018529554792.9945.01282


2019-055
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Aug 22, 03:38
Soyuz MS-14 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 742)
2019-055A
44504
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 6
Life 15 days Returned to Earth
Visit to ISS - carried no crew in a test flight with the Soyuz-2 1a launch vehicle. Precise launch time 06:38:31 UTC. Scheduled automatic docking Aug 24 at 05:32 UT with the Pirs module of ISS was called off when a fault was detected in the Kurs rendezvous system aboard Pirs during the approach. Soyuz MS-14 stood off from the ISS while Aleksandr Skvortsov, Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan boarded Soyuz MS-13 and relocated the craft from Zvezda to Pirs using manual control. Soyuz MS-14 docked automatically with the rear port of Zvezda Aug 27 at 03:12 UTC. Undocked 2019 Sep 7 at 18:14 UTC. Retro-fire at 20:37 UTC led to landing in Kazakhstan at 21:32 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 22, 05:3965880.002419422688.7051.6575
2019 Aug 23, 12:4966700.000928629790.3551.64324
2019 Aug 24, 03:2966670.000628529390.2951.63332
2019 Aug 24, 09:5367950.000641342092.9051.64319
2019 Aug 26, 11:3967940.000441441892.8951.64320
2019 Aug 28, 09:5767940.000841042192.8851.65337
Soyuz upper stage
2019-055B
44505
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 26
Life 4 days
Launched Soyuz-MS-14.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 22, 04:0965840.001519521688.6151.6565


2019-056
Delta 4 Medium+ (5,2)
Rocket Lab LC-1, Wairoa, New Zealand
2019 Aug 22, 13:06
USA 293 (GPS IIIA SV02, Magellan)
2019-056A
44506
in space
Block 3 GPS Navsat.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 23, 03:04170630.5561119520174369.6955.01270
2019 Aug 29, 16:33253250.04881771220181668.4755.02270
2019 Sep 03, 21:36265670.00022018320195718.2455.02130
Delta 4 upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Aug 22
Life <1 day
Launched USA 296. De-orbited soon after releasing satellite, not catalogued.
Orbit parameters not available


2019-057
Rokot + Briz-KM
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Aug 30, 14:00
Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 № 13/Musson 2-3)
2019-057A
44517
in space
Geodetic satellite, based on the GLONASS-M chassis with equipment including radar altimeter, laser retro reflectors and GLONASS receivers. Final use of Rockot launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Aug 31, 03:3173300.0009945959104.1099.2731606:01
2019 Sep 20, 12:3673210.0001943943103.9099.2711106:01
Briz-KM rocket stage
2019-057B
44518
in space
Launched Cosmos 2540

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 30, 19:1871880.0202665955101.0899.23257


2019-058
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Aug 30, 23:41
Xiaoxiang-1 07
2019-058A
44519
in space
6U Cubesat fromTianyi Research Institute - testbed for technology involved in air traffic control from orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 31, 21:4269790.001259360996.7097.79287
KX-09
2019-058B
44520
in space
Small satellite from the Innovation Academy for Microsatellites of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, conducting microgravity research.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 31, 21:4169780.001159260796.6897.79291
Kuaizhou-1A upper stage
2019-058C
44521
in space
Launched Xiaoxiang-1 07 and KX-09.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Aug 31, 17:0868980.024435168895.0297.8041


2019-059
CZ 4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2019 Sep 12, 03:26
Ziyuan-1 02D
2019-059A
44528
in space
Remote sensing satellite in sun-synchronous orbit. Equipped with a full-color high-resolution multi-spectral camera and a panchromatic camera. Its main tasks include production of images at 1:50,000 scale for use in land resource surveys to monitor disaster prevention measures, disaster mitigation, agriculture, forestry, water conservancy and the environment.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 12, 20:0771210.001273575299.6898.5826410:30
2019 Sep 13, 17:3971240.000973975299.7398.5826710:30
2019 Sep 15, 05:4771460.0008762774100.1998.5816210:30
2019 Sep 16, 16:5471520.0001773775100.3398.5811110:30
Ice Pathfinder (BNU-1)
2019-059B
44529
in space
Small satellite mainly tasked with observing the environmental changes of the Antarctic and Arctic. Carries a multispectral camera; a high-resolution visible-light camera; and an Automatic Identification System AIS) receiver for relaying messages from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 13, 03:4871200.001273375099.6598.58269
Jinniuzuo 1 (Taurus 1)
2019-059C
44530
in space
3U Cubesat from Aerospace System Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai for youth education and amateur radio. Carries an amateur radio payload and is equipped with an experimental solar sail to be deployed later in the mission to accelerate orbit decay.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 13, 12:0771190.001373275199.6498.59271
CZ-4B rocket stage
2019-059D
44531
in space
Launched Ziyun-1 2D and others.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 13, 12:4569740.020445373896.6098.6822


2019-060
CZ 11
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Sep 19, 06:42
Zhuhai-1 OVS-03
2019-060A
44534
in space
Commercial Chinese Earth observation satellite using high definition video. Data and imagery will be used to study vegetation, water and crops. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 20, 06:0568820.001349551394.6997.4027713:00
2019 Oct 20, 04:2268910.001550252394.8897.4019712:59
Zhuhai-1 OHS-05
2019-060C
44536
in space
Commercial Chinese Earth observation satellite equipped with high definition, multispectral cameras. Data and imagery will be used to study vegetation, water and crops. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 20, 06:0568820.001249551294.6997.4028013:00
2019 Oct 20, 10:2668910.001150552094.8897.4119312:59
Zhuhai-1 OHS-06
2019-060D
44537
in space
Commercial Chinese Earth observation satellite equipped with high definition, multispectral cameras. Data and imagery will be used to study vegetation, water and crops. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 20, 06:0568810.001349451194.6797.4028313:00
2019 Oct 20, 10:0268910.001050652094.8897.4021212:59
Zhuhai-1 OHS-07
2019-060E
44538
in space
Commercial Chinese Earth observation satellite equipped with high definition, multispectral cameras. Data and imagery will be used to study vegetation, water and crops. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 20, 06:0468810.001449351294.6797.4028213:00
2019 Oct 20, 09:5568910.001050651994.8897.4019712:59
Zhuhai-1 OHS-08
2019-060F
44539
in space
Commercial Chinese Earth observation satellite equipped with high definition, multispectral cameras. Data and imagery will be used to study vegetation, water and crops. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 20, 13:4168800.001549251294.6597.4028613:00
2019 Oct 20, 01:5068910.000850751894.8897.4121912:59
CZ 11 upper stage
2019-060B
44535
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 19
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of Zuhai-1 satellites. Orbit was lowered soon after releasing the satellites in order to precipitate re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 19, 08:0367020.03459355591.0297.37311
2019 Sep 19, 15:3766060.019110235389.0597.38310


2019-061
CZ 3B + YZ-1
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Sep 22, 21:10
Beidou-3 M-23
2019-061A
44542
in space
Phase 2 operational satellite in MEO for China's navigation satellite system. Launch was brought forward by 24 hrs to avoid forecast bad weather at the launch site.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 24, 18:57282480.01152154622194787.4755.03177
2019 Oct 01, 20:30282050.01002154722108785.7155.02176
2019 Oct 25, 12:15279140.00072151821555773.5755.02299
Beidou-3 M-24
2019-061B
44543
in space
Phase 2 operational satellite in MEO for China's navigation satellite system. Launch was brought forward by 24 hrs to avoid forecast bad weather at the launch site.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 24, 18:53282420.01162153522192787.2255.02177
2019 Sep 28, 18:54281540.00852153522016783.5455.02178
2019 Oct 04, 10:38279060.00072150721549773.2355.01288
YZ-1 rocket stage
2019-061C
44544
in space
Launched pair of Beidou-3 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 23, 14:12285010.00322203322213798.0855.14234
CZ 3B rocket stage
2019-061D
44545
in space
Launched pair of Beidou-3 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 23, 22:23157650.582520418569328.3255.02171


2019-062
H-IIB
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2019 Sep 24, 16:05
Kounotori 8 (HTV-8)
2019-062A
44546
Re-entered - 2019 Nov 3
Life 40 days
Carrying supplies and equipment to ISS. Captured with ISS RMS Sep 28 at 11:13 UTC and docked with the downward-facing port of the ISS Harmony module at 15:08 UTC. Precise launch time 16:05:05 UTC. Postponed from Sep 10 after a fire broke out on the launch pad. Undocked from Harmony Nov 1 at 1345 UTC by ISS RMS under ground control. Released into independent orbit at 17:21 UTC. Final retro-fire Nov 3 at 01:41 led to destructive re-entry at about 02:09 UTC. Any surviving fragments impacted the southern Pacific Ocean some 4500 km east of New Zealand at around 02:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 24, 18:5566200.011216731689.3351.67321
2019 Sep 24, 20:2566230.008518830189.4051.66313
2019 Sep 25, 19:1267360.001035136591.7051.66278
2019 Sep 27, 18:4267540.001636538692.0651.65191
2019 Sep 28, 03:5267820.000640040892.6551.6488
2019 Sep 28, 07:1667930.000641142092.8751.6494
2019 Sep 28, 12:4667950.000741142192.9051.6493
2019 Oct 31, 13:3067940.000641242092.8951.65210
2019 Nov 01, 20:2067880.000640641492.7651.65215
2019 Nov 02, 22:5266930.008725637390.8251.97286
2019 Nov 03, 00:2666500.019114539989.9451.64296
H-IIB upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 24
Life <1 day
Launched Kounotori 8. De-orbited shortly after releasing its payload so not catalogued.
Orbit parameters not available


2019-063
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Sep 25, 00:54
Yunhai-1 2
2019-063A
44547
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Sep 25, 05:5771520.0009767780100.3298.5826907:10
2019 Sep 30, 10:5771610.0001782784100.5298.5927807:10
CZ 3B upper stage
2019-063B
44548
in space
Launched Yunhai 1 2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 26, 08:0371390.0008755767100.0598.1516


2019-064
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Sep 25, 13:57
Soyuz MS-15
2019-064A
44550
in space
Carrying crew to ISS - Oleg Skripochka (Roscosmos), Jessica Meir (NASA), Hazza Al Mansouri (UAE spaceflight participant). Precise launch time 13:57:43 UTC. Docked with rear port of Zvezda at 19:42 UTC

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 25, 14:2665830.001519521588.5951.6468
2019 Sep 25, 17:0167360.002833937791.7051.66206
2019 Sep 25, 17:0167950.000741142192.9051.6484
Soyuz upper stage
2019-064B
44551
Re-entered - 2019 Sep 28
Life 3 days
Launched Soyuz MS-15.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 25, 19:4065780.000819520588.4951.6540


2019-065
Soyuz-2 1B + Fregat-M
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2019 Sep 26, 08:46
Cosmos 2541 (EKS 3)
2019-065A
44552
in space
Missile early warning satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Sep 26, 15:51264690.6969164638537714.2963.83270
2019 Oct 08, 07:33265510.6983163338712717.5963.84270
Fregat-M stage
2019-065B
44553
in space
Launched Cosmos 2541.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 02, 08:13264750.6968164838545714.5163.82270


2019-066
CZ 4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2019 Oct 4, 18:51
Gaofen 10
2019-066A
44622
in space
Remote sensing satellite to be used for land use surveys, urban planning, road network design, crop estimation and disaster prevention/mitigation, part of a remote sensing programme based on LEO and GEO satellites. Replaces the original Gaofen 10 that was lost in a launch failure 2016 Aug 31. An unspecified issue on Oct 2 caused 24 hr launch postponement from Oct 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Oct 05, 04:0169950.000761262297.0497.7825201:59
2019 Oct 11, 23:5470030.000462262897.2197.771601:59
2019 Oct 13, 03:0370060.000062862897.2797.7826201:59
CZ 4C upper stage
2019-066B
44623
in space
Launched Gaofen 10.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
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2019 Oct 04, 21:3069020.012943461395.1097.7539


2019-067
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Oct 9, 10:17
Eutelsat 5 West B
2019-067A
44624
in space
Comsat to join Eutelsat 5 West A and eventually take over its functions. Coverage is aimed at France, Italy and Algeria. Satellite includes GEO 3, an EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service) to improve the precision of ESA's Galileo navigation system for users needing very accurate position information. Precise launch time 10:17:56 UTC. Released from the launch vehicle Oct 10 at 01:53 UTC. Oct 24, Eutelsat revealed an unspecified problem with one of the solar arrays (probably not having deployed fully, if at all). Expected location - 5° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Oct 10, 15:21449130.591011989650801578.7513.36179
2019 Oct 14, 10:25539940.319330374648572081.003.36179
2019 Oct 18, 15:00567480.255235888648522242.281.99179
2019 Oct 19, 23:13477280.115135855468461729.520.97178
2019 Oct 21, 13:56437260.034535842388551516.610.28174
2019 Oct 22, 09:42422340.000535834358781439.630.031024° east
2019 Oct 28, 14:44421640.000135781357921436.070.012322° east
MEV-1 (Mission Extension Vehicle)
2019-067B
44625
in space
Northrop Grumman spacecraft - planned to rendezvous and attach itself to the Intelsat 901 comsat (28624/2001-024A), currently in geosynchronous orbit at 29° east, and take over its pointing and station-keeping functions in order to extend its on-orbit life by five years. May then move to another satellite. Precise launch time 10:17:56 UTC. Released from the launch vehicle Oct 10 at 02:11 UTC. Expected to reach near-geosynchronous orbit after about 3.5 months' operation of its onboard electric thruster system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Oct 10, 15:18448420.590611979649481575.0113.39179
2019 Oct 14, 11:02460210.547914429648571637.579.81179
2019 Nov 22, 15:56454680.386621510566701608.125.21188
2019 Dec 03, 16:30451410.323624153533731590.814.09195
Briz-M rocket stage
2019-067C
44626
in space
Launched Eutelsat 5 West B and MEV-1. Performed a separation manoeuvre after releasing MEV-1. Orbits shown are estimates based on data from Khrunichev, the launch vehicle operator, covering the stages of flight leading up to satellite separation. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed. Space-Track orbit data awaited.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 09, 10:3365670.001218119788.2751.5580
2019 Oct 09, 12:2895310.29952986007154.3350.40179
2019 Oct 09, 15:02391190.8251465650161283.3250.10180
2019 Oct 10, 01:53450730.583112412649771587.1813.40180
2019 Oct 10, 04:12439350.611910675644381527.4513.30180
Briz-M APT
2019-067D
44627
in space
Discarded propellant tank from Briz-M rocket stage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 09, 18:03162280.584636319336342.8850.35173


2019-068
Pegasus XL
Lockheed L-1011 over Atlantic Ocean near Cape Canaveral AFS, USA
2019 Oct 11, 01:59
ICON (Ionospheric Connection Explorer)
2019-068A
44628
in space
NASA satellite to study the influences of terrestrial weather and space weather on the ionosphere. The L-1011 took off from Cape Canaveral AIr Force Station at 00:31 UTC and climbed to about 12,500 metres. The Pegaus rocket was released thirty four minutes into a ninety minute launch window that opened at 01:25 UTC. The originally planned release at 01:30 UTC was abandoned because of communications dificulties between the aircraft and the ground. Delayed one day from Oct 10 due to weather.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 14, 22:4369710.001958060696.5426.99169
Pegasus upper stage.
2019-068B
44629
in space
Launched ICON.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 14, 22:4069680.001657960296.4927.00166


2019-069
Electron
Rocket Lab LC-1, Wairoa, New Zealand
2019 Oct 17, 01:22
Palisade
2019-069A
44634
in space
Imaging satellite owned by Aquila Systems, built to test systems for upcoming satellites based on its 16U (4x4, non-standard Cubesat) Corvus platform. Released from Electron kick stage at 02:33 UTC. Launch delayed from Oct 14 due to thunderstorms in the launch area.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 17, 20:2175940.001112081224109.7787.90117
Electron second stage
2019-069B
44635
in space
Launched Palisade satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 17, 18:4471360.0629309120699.9887.89272
Electron kick stage
2019-069C
44636
in space
Launched Palisade satellite. Performed a perigee-lowering engine firing after releasing the satellite into circular orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 18, 13:5072290.05034871215101.9587.9024


2019-070
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Oct 17, 15:21
TJS 4
2019-070A
44637
in space
Described as a technology test satellite, TJS 4 is probably military in nature and intended for signals intelligence gathering (SIGINT).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Oct 18, 03:45243870.730320035818631.6827.03180
2019 Oct 29, 15:28421660.000335775358001436.140.0927684° east
2019 Nov 09, 02:47421640.000335771358001436.030.0628084° east
CZ 3B upper stage
2019-070B
44638
in space
Launched TJS 4.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Oct 18, 03:41239630.725619734973615.2727.01179


2019-071
Antares 230
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2019 Nov 2, 13:59
SS Alan Bean (Cygnus NG-12)
2019-071A
44701
in space
Northrop Grumman vehicle carrying supplies to ISS under CRS-2 contract with NASA. Precise launch time 13:59:47 UTC at the beginning of approximately five minute window. Separated from launch vehicle 14:07:36 UTC. Arrived ISS Nov 4 and captured by ISS RMS at 09:10 UTC under control of crew. Docked with downward-facing port of Unity module using RMS under control of ground-based engineers at 11:21 UTC. After departure from ISS 2020 Jan, Cygnus will release a number of Cubesats.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 02, 15:3666370.002124427389.6851.62139
2019 Nov 03, 03:2367260.010128041691.5051.64239
2019 Nov 03, 11:0967750.002837841692.5051.64243
2019 Nov 04, 05:3467900.000640841692.8151.65214
Antares upper stage
2019-071B
44702
Re-entered - 2019 Nov 7
Life 5 days
Launched SS Alan Bean.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 02, 15:3666000.005318725788.9451.63125


2019-072
CZ 4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 3, 03:22
Gaofen 7
2019-072A
44703
in space
Civilian high resolution stereoscopic Earth imaging satellite for mapping.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Nov 04, 23:0068750.001348850694.5597.4926610:31
2019 Nov 30, 19:2568800.001149551094.6697.4915510:32
SRSS 1 (Sudanese Remote Sensing Satellite)
2019-072B
44704
in space
Small satellite developed for the Sudanese government by the Shenzhen Aerospace Oriental Red Sea Satellite Co. Designed for both civil and military remote sensing mainly over Sudan.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 05, 21:3568730.001348650494.5297.50268
Huangpu 1
2019-072C
44705
in space
Small developmental/test satellite for remote sensing built by the Shanghai Aerospace Technology Research Institute.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 04, 11:0068730.001448550594.5197.48277
Xiaoxiang-1 08
2019-072D
44706
in space
6U Cubesat from Tianyi Research Institute - testbed for multispectral remote sensing imaging system for agricultural crop surveys. Also carries a laser communication system and a cold gas thruster to speed up orbital decay at end of life.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 04, 11:0068730.001648450694.5297.49268
CZ-4B upper stage
2019-072E
44707
in space
Launched Gaofen 7. Performed an orbit-lowering engine firing after releasing its satellites in order to accelerate re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 03, 09:0067380.019622849291.7597.5928


2019-073
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 4, 17:43
Beidou-3 IGEO-3
2019-073A
44709
in space
Phase 2 operational satellite in China's navigation satellite system. It also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region from inclined geosynchronous orbit. Probably moved into geosynchronous drift orbit some time on Nov 5 and arrived on station shortly after. Launch completes the IGEO part of the Beidou-3 constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2019 Nov 04, 23:24243840.730918435828631.5728.51180
2019 Nov 22, 20:40421590.002535675358881435.8158.70184106° east
CZ 3B upper stage
2019-073B
44710
in space
Launched Beidou-3 IGEO-3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 04, 20:52236520.723915234396603.3328.50179


2019-074
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2019 Nov 11, 14:56
Starlink
2019-074A
44713
in space
One member of a cluster of sixty LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX. Separated from the launch vehicle around 15:57 UTC.

All satellites were injected initially into similar orbits at 300 km altitude.

As of 2019 Nov 28, forty satellites had reached approx 350 km through use of an onboard ion thruster. The target is 550 km.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 14, 22:0066780.000129930090.5153.01326
2019 Nov 28, 12:0067280.000134935191.5353.0146
Starlink
2019-074AL
44747
in space
One member of a cluster of sixty LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX. Separated from the launch vehicle around 15:57 UTC.

All satellites were injected initially into similar orbits at 300 km altitude.

As of 2019 Nov 28, twenty satellites had reached approx 375 km through use of an onboard ion thruster. The target is 550 km.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 14, 22:0066760.000429530090.4753.00300
2019 Nov 28, 12:0067520.000137337592.0253.0154
Falcon 9 upper stage
Re-entered - 2019 Nov 11
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of Starlink satellites. Not catalogued - retro-fire caused destructive re-entry above the Indian Ocean about two hours, 1.5 circuits, after launch.
Orbit parameters not available


2019-075
Kuaizhou-1A
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 13, 03:40
Jilin-1 High Resolution 02A
2019-075A
44777
in space
Chinese high resolution, multi-spectral imaging satellite. Launch postponed from Oct 27 (weather) and Oct 29 (problem with launch vehicle guidance system).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Nov 13, 13:1269170.001153254695.4297.5426310:00
Kuaizhou-1A upper stage
2019-075B
44778
in space
Launched Jilin-1 02. Performed a retro-fire after releasing the satellite in order to speed up re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 13, 06:2367650.036214263192.2997.5025


2019-076
CZ 6
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 13, 06:35
Ningxia-1 01 (Zhongzi 1)
2019-076A
44779
in space
One of a cluster of five similar satellites. Described as a "commercial electromagnetic signal monitoring satellite", it is probably designed to monitor radio traffic from ships and aircraft over uninhabited or offshore areas. Built by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 14, 11:1372710.0008887899102.8445.00257
Ningxia-1 02 (Zhongzi 2)
2019-076B
44780
in space
One of a cluster of five similar satellites. Described as a "commercial electromagnetic signal monitoring satellite", it is probably designed to monitor radio traffic from ships and aircraft over uninhabited or offshore areas. Built by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 13, 23:1372710.0008887899102.8445.01254
2019 Nov 20, 21:1972700.0009885899102.8145.01285
Ningxia-1 03 (Zhongzi 3)
2019-076C
44781
in space
One of a cluster of five similar satellites. Described as a "commercial electromagnetic signal monitoring satellite", it is probably designed to monitor radio traffic from ships and aircraft over uninhabited or offshore areas. Built by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 13, 23:1372700.0009886899102.8245.00263
2019 Nov 19, 00:4672690.0011882898102.7945.00274
Ningxia-1 04 (Zhongzi 4)
2019-076D
44782
in space
One of a cluster of five similar satellites. Described as a "commercial electromagnetic signal monitoring satellite", it is probably designed to monitor radio traffic from ships and aircraft over uninhabited or offshore areas. Built by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 13, 11:4872700.0010885899102.8145.01272
2019 Nov 20, 04:0872670.0012880898102.7645.01283
Ningxia-1 05 (Zhongzi 5)
2019-076E
44783
in space
One of a cluster of five similar satellites. Described as a "commercial electromagnetic signal monitoring satellite", it is probably designed to monitor radio traffic from ships and aircraft over uninhabited or offshore areas. Built by the Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 13, 21:3072690.0009884898102.7945.00277
2019 Nov 17, 21:2072660.0012879896102.7345.01292
CZ 6 upper stage
2019-076F
44784
in space
Launched group of five Ningxia-1 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 14, 12:3472120.0089770898101.5945.018


2019-077
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 17, 10:00
KL-alpha A
2019-077A
44785
in space
One of a pair of proof-of-concept satellites for a multi-media communications system. Built by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to be operated by a German company, KLEO Connect, that has the contract to provide demonstrator satellites for the proposed "eightyLEO" constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 17, 18:1174290.000910441058106.2188.91275
KL-alpha B
2019-077B
44786
in space
One of a pair of proof-of-concept satellites for a multi-media communications system. Built by the Institute of Microsatellite Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to be operated by a German company, KLEO Connect, that has the contract to provide demonstrator satellites for the proposed "eightyLEO" constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 17, 18:2776170.025410451432110.2688.91309
Kuaizhou-1A upper stage
2019-077C
44787
in space
Launched KL-alpha pair. Performed retro-fire soon after releasing satellites in order to hasten re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 17, 21:0170970.0546331110699.1688.88185


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Nov 20, 09:50
RwaSat
1998-067QV
44790
in space
3U Cubesat from Rwanda, built with assistance from Japan. It carries a store and forward messaging system and Earth observation cameras. Release time shown is as planned - actual time not confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 21, 19:5367930.000940942092.8651.64327


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Nov 20, 10:09
AqT-D (Aqua Thruster - Demonstrator)
1998-067QW
44791
in space
3U Cubesat from the University of Tokyo to demonstrate water as a propellant for satellite thrusters. Release time shown is as planned - actual time not known.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 21, 07:5067930.000341341692.8651.64310


 
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2019 Nov 20, 10:10
NARSSCube 1
1998-067QX
44792
in space
1U Cubesat from Egypt's National Authority for Remote Sensing and equipped with an Earth observation camera. Release time shown is as planned - actual time not confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 21, 10:5567930.000541241992.8751.64327


2019-078
CZ 3B + YZ-1
Xichang Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 23, 00:55
Beidou-3 M-21
2019-078A
44793
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  
( ° )
2019 Nov 29, 05:24282470.01152154222194787.4254.99178
Beidou-3 M-22
2019-078B
44794
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  
( ° )
2019 Nov 25, 03:21282430.01162153722192787.2654.99178
YZ-1 rocket stage
2019-078C
44795
in space
Launched Beidou-3 M-21 and Beidou-3 M-22.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 23, 07:12287370.00582219322526808.0355.15359
CZ 3B upper stage
2019-078D
44796
in space
Launched Beidou-3 M-21 and Beidou-3 M-22.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2019 Nov 23, 04:16157440.581920418527327.6554.96171


2019-079
Soyuz-2 1V
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2019 Nov 25, 17:52
Cosmos 2542
2019-079A
44797
in space
Military satellite with sensors that allow it to observe other satellites in orbit. It also carries an Earth inaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2019 Nov 26, 04:4969910.034936985796.9597.9032009:40
Volga rocket stage
2019-079B
44798
Re-entered - 2019 Nov 26
Life 1 day
Launched Cosmos 2542. Caused to re-enter over the southern Pacific Ocean Nov 26 with retro-fire at approx 03:20 UTC entry into the atmosphere at about 04:10 UTC on a track heading northward from Antarctica.

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2019 Nov 26, 04:4969920.035236886096.9897.90320
Soyuz upper stage
2019-079C
44799
in space
Launched Cosmos 2542.

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2019 Nov 26, 05:5067040.005628936491.0697.9167


2019-080
Ariane 5 ECA (VA-250)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2019 Nov 26, 21:23
TIBA 1
2019-080A
44800
in space
Egyptian government and military communications satellite. Separated from launch vehicle at 21:50 UTC. Launch postponed from Nov 22 by problem with ground equipment then delayed 14 mins by weather. Expected location - 35°.5 east.

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GEO    
Longitude
2019 Nov 27, 00:08243920.727626635763631.885.00178
2019 Dec 02, 03:09364480.155624401357401154.190.51173
Eutelsat 5 F5 (GX-5)
2019-080B
44801
in space
High capacity comsat proving services to the Middle East, Europe and the Indian sub-continent. Fifth satellite in Intelsat's Global Express constellation. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:07 UTC. Launch postponed from Nov 22 by problem with ground equipment then delayed 14 mins by weather. Expected location - 11° east.

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2019 Nov 27, 13:40243650.727725635719630.845.00178
2019 Dec 03, 15:56420590.000135677356851430.700.0812880° east
Ariane 5 upper stage
2019-080C
44802
in space
Launched TIBA 1 and Eutelsat 5 F5.

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2019 Nov 26, 23:59242560.726625235503626.595.06179


2019-081
PSLV XL (C-47)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India
2019 Nov 27, 03:58
Cartosat 3
2019-081A
44804
in space
Indian third generation high resolution imaging cartographic and remote sensing satellite. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:15 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation subject to confirmation.

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2019 Nov 27, 11:3868880.001450051994.8297.5223209:29
Meshbed
2019-081C
44806
in space
3U Cubesat from Analytical Space Inc, testing its FUSE experimental phased array communication antenna. Catalogue Number and Designation awaited.

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2019 Nov 28, 23:3568870.001350051894.7997.52235
Flock 4P-1
2019-081L
44814
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet's Flock 4P cluster of second generation imaging satellites. Catalogue Number and Designation awaited.

The satellite is one of a cluster of twelve Flock 4P satellites carried on this launch. In order to avoid clutter the others are not listed separately. All are are in similar orbits.

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2019 Nov 29, 12:1368850.001349851694.7797.52215
PSLV upper stage
2019-081B
44805
in space
Launched Cartosat 3 and thirteen small satellites. Catalogue Number, Designation and orbit to be confirmed.

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2019 Nov 27, 06:5369080.004649856195.2397.51239


2019-082
CZ 4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2019 Nov 27, 23:52
Gaofen 12
2019-082A
44819
in space
Earth observation using radar to support land surveys, crop management, urban and road network planning.

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2019 Nov 28, 04:0969750.000459459996.6297.9325207:00
2019 Nov 29, 13:1069930.000261361696.9997.9317207:00
2019 Nov 30, 13:1670030.000462362897.2197.9434907:00
2019 Dec 01, 19:2970070.000162863097.2897.937407:00
CZ 4C upper stage
2019-082B
44820
in space
Launched Gaofen 12. Performed a separation manoeuvre and moved into a slightly lower orbit after satellite release.

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2019 Nov 28, 04:0568840.012841859494.7497.8844


2019-083
Falcon 9 Block 5
2019 Dec 5, 17:29
SpaceX Dragon CRS-19
2019-083A
44821
in space
Supplies to ISS.

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2019 Dec 05, 17:5366690.013020437890.3351.6447
Falcon 9 upper stage
in space
Launched Dragon CRS-19. Was expected to initiate re-entry about 5 hrs after launch. Not formally catalogued.

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2019 Dec 05, 17:5366720.013220638290.3951.6549


2019-084
Electron
Rocket Lab LC-1, Wairoa, New Zealand
2019 Dec 6, 08:18
ALE 2 (Astro Live Experiences 2)
2019-084A
44824
in space
Satellite aimed to create 400 artificial meteors in a selection of colours (white, green, pink and orange) partly as performance art. The satellite includes a propulsion system for maneuvers.

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2019 Dec 06, 11:0267840.001339741592.6997.01307
NOOR 1B
2019-084D
44827
in space
Satellite from Stara Space to demonstrate LEO-to-LEO intersatellite link technology, including on-demand provision of communication links to ground stations. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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NOOR 1A
2019-084E
44828
in space
Satellite from Stara Space to demonstrate LEO-to-LEO intersatellite link technology, including on-demand provision of communication links to ground stations. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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ATL 1 (Advanced Technology of Laser)
2019-084F
44829
in space
Small satellite from Advanced Technology of Laser from Hungary designed to test a new thermal isolation material in space, conduct a thermal insulator material experiment, and DVB-T band spectrum monitoring. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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SMOG-P
2019-084G
44830
in space
Spectrum monitoring payload built by students at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in Hungary. It features a radio spectrum analyzer to measure man-made electromagnetic pollution from space. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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Fossasat 1
2019-084H
44831
in space
Small satellite developed by Spain's Fossa Systems - communications satellite that uses low power RF to provide internet connectivity. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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TRSI Sat
2019-084J
44832
in space
Small satellite conducting tests on decoding weak signals and testing a very small satellite transmit/receive aerial. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

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Electron kick stage
2019-084B
44825
in space
Launched cluster of satellites. Orbit lowered after release of satellites.

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2019 Dec 06, 11:0167580.004734841192.1497.01256
Electron second stage
2019-084C
44826
in space
Launched cluster of satellites.

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2019 Dec 06, 10:5266720.017218040990.4097.01225


2019-085
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2019 Dec 6, 09:34
Progress MS-13
2019-085A
44833
in space
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 09:34:11 UTC. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

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2019 Dec 06, 17:0766970.000831332490.9051.6325
Soyuz upper stage
2019-085B
44834
in space
Launched Progress MS-13. Catalogue number and designation orbit subject to confirmation.

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