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Tyneside, UK
2022 May 25
Wednesday, Day 145

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Orbital elements based on amateur observations
Sun-synchronous Satellites - United States

This a list of satellites in sun-synchronous orbit operated by the USA. Names are not necessarily those by which they are known in the NORAD catalogue used by SpaceTrack.

It is a snapshot and is updated daily. The measure that results in an entry in this table is that the drift rate of LTDN (Local Time at the Descending Node) is no more than twenty four minutes each year. Some satellites may have higher drift rates but they may still be acceptable to their owners/operators. They do not appear here. On the converse, although a satellite is in a sun-synchronous orbit, it is not necessarily active.


LTDN Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
09:59USA 320510752022-002CV2022 May 24522 x 534 km, 95.2 min, 97°.5
09:59USA 321510772022-002CX2022 May 24525 x 531 km, 95.2 min, 97°.5
09:59USA 322510782022-002CY2022 May 24525 x 531 km, 95.2 min, 97°.5
09:59USA 323510792022-002CZ2022 May 24525 x 531 km, 95.2 min, 97°.5
12:07USA 326514452022-009A2022 May 18491 x 520 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
13:39ACRIMSat (Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor Satellite)260331999-070B2022 May 24664 x 705 km, 98.5 min, 98°.2
18:34AMS 3 (DMSP 5D-1 F-3)108201978-042A2022 May 24766 x 781 km, 100.3 min, 98°.5
01:11Amsat Echo (AO-51)283752004-025K2022 May 24694 x 809 km, 99.9 min, 98°.5
17:19ANDESITE (nonsensical acronym)457262020-037D2022 May 24579 x 600 km, 96.5 min, 97°.7
01:38Aqua (EOS PM-1)274242002-022A2022 May 24701 x 703 km, 98.8 min, 98°.2
10:29Arkyd 6A431302018-004V2022 May 24473 x 487 km, 94.2 min, 97°.4
14:11Arthur 1489532021-059CC2022 May 24507 x 527 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
05:32Astra upper stage520082022-026A2022 May 24470 x 536 km, 94.7 min, 97°.5
10:14Athena462752020-061D2022 May 24513 x 514 km, 94.9 min, 97°.4
01:44Aura (EOS Chem-1)283762004-026A2022 May 24701 x 704 km, 98.8 min, 98°.2
09:59BlackSky 2 (Global 2)438122018-099BG2022 May 24569 x 587 km, 96.2 min, 97°.6
09:33Capella 3474892021-006CE2022 May 24495 x 503 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
09:33Capella 4474812021-006BW2022 May 24494 x 503 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
10:00Capella 7510722022-002CS2022 May 24511 x 526 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
10:00Capella 8510712022-002CR2022 May 24510 x 527 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
10:01Cesium 1A492612021-088B2022 May 24547 x 579 km, 95.9 min, 97°.6
10:02Cesium 1B492622021-088C2022 May 24546 x 579 km, 95.9 min, 97°.6
10:45CICERO 7 (Community Initiative for Cellular Earth Remote Observation)431432018-004AJ2022 May 24462 x 472 km, 93.9 min, 97°.4
06:12COBE203221989-089A2022 May 24871 x 882 km, 102.5 min, 98°.9
06:07Coriolis276402003-001A2022 May 24818 x 839 km, 101.5 min, 98°.7
10:21Corvus BC3431182018-004H2022 May 24477 x 492 km, 94.3 min, 97°.4
14:41Corvus BC5469312020-085C2022 May 24477 x 497 km, 94.4 min, 97°.4
10:03CuPID (Cusp Plasma Imaging Detector)492642021-088E2022 May 24544 x 575 km, 95.8 min, 97°.6
10:03CUTE (Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment)492632021-088D2022 May 24543 x 573 km, 95.8 min, 97°.6
20:44DMSP 4A F-9 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)29201967-080A2022 May 24816 x 870 km, 101.8 min, 98°.8
20:10DMSP 5A F-1 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)32661968-042A2022 May 24804 x 879 km, 101.7 min, 98°.7
20:38DMSP 5A F-3 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)40471969-062A2022 May 24765 x 827 km, 100.8 min, 98°.6
19:11DMSP 5C F-1 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)74111974-063A2022 May 24768 x 829 km, 100.8 min, 98°.6
19:01DMSP 5C F-2 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)78161975-043A2022 May 24774 x 850 km, 101.1 min, 98°.7
07:20USA 73 (DMSP 5D-2 F-11)217981991-082A2022 May 24827 x 846 km, 101.6 min, 98°.8
05:54USA 109 (DMSP 5D-2 F-13)235331995-015A2022 May 24833 x 845 km, 101.7 min, 98°.8
17:54DMSP 5D-2 F-6 (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program)137361982-118A2022 May 24788 x 799 km, 100.7 min, 98°.6
17:58USA 26 (DMSP 5D-2 F-8)181231987-053A2022 May 24819 x 839 km, 101.5 min, 98°.7
08:53USA 106 (DMSP 5D-2 S-12)232331994-057A2022 May 24832 x 848 km, 101.7 min, 98°.9
06:31USA 191 (DMSP 5D-3 F-17)295222006-050A2022 May 24839 x 852 km, 101.8 min, 98°.8
04:09USA 210 (DMSP 5D-3 F-18)359512009-057A2022 May 24839 x 856 km, 101.9 min, 98°.7
05:57USA 249 (DMSP 5D-3 F-19)396302014-015A2022 May 24837 x 854 km, 101.8 min, 98°.7
14:32Dragracer (Augury)469552020-085AC2022 May 24492 x 510 km, 94.6 min, 97°.4
18:13Echostar Global 1462672020-059C2022 May 24594 x 601 km, 96.6 min, 97°.9
10:15Echostar Global 2462952020-061Z2022 May 24520 x 522 km, 95.1 min, 97°.5
14:41Electron kick stage469292020-085A2022 May 24475 x 491 km, 94.3 min, 97°.4
00:24ESSA 220911966-016A2022 May 241354 x 1415 km, 113.4 min, 101°.2
02:29ESSA 836151968-114A2022 May 241414 x 1463 km, 114.6 min, 101°.5
10:31Geoeye 1333312008-042A2022 May 24673 x 685 km, 98.3 min, 98°.1
18:14GNOMES 1 (GNSS Navigation and Occultation Measurement Satellite)462662020-059B2022 May 24599 x 605 km, 96.7 min, 97°.9
10:59GNOMES 3 (GNSS Navigation and Occultation Measurement Satellite)521582022-033B2022 May 24635 x 656 km, 97.6 min, 97°.9
14:08Hawkeye (Cluster 3 #2)489312021-059BE2022 May 24509 x 531 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
14:10Hawkeye (Cluster 3 #1)489572021-059CG2022 May 24508 x 532 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
10:13ION mk01 SCV LUCAS (In Orbit Now Satellite Carrier Vehicle)462742020-061C2022 May 24511 x 519 km, 94.9 min, 97°.4
09:58ION SCV-004 (Elysian Eleonora)509932022-002K2022 May 24523 x 537 km, 95.2 min, 97°.5
10:59ION SCV-005 (Almighty Alexius)521632022-033G2022 May 24492 x 512 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
17:30IRAS137771983-004A2022 May 24877 x 907 km, 102.8 min, 99°.0
17:53IRIS (Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer)391972013-033A2022 May 24612 x 652 km, 97.3 min, 98°.0
09:47ITOS 143201970-008A2022 May 241434 x 1478 km, 115.0 min, 101°.6
08:02USA 186 (KH- 11 Block-4 F1?/Crystal)288882005-042A2022 Apr 28276 x 449 km, 91.8 min, 96°.9
09:40USA 245 (KH-11 Block-4 F3?/Crystal)392322013-043A2022 May 18266 x 1002 km, 97.4 min, 97°.9
13:04USA 314 (KH-11 Block-5 F-2/Crystal)482472021-032A2022 May 19551 x 770 km, 97.9 min, 98°.1
10:12Landsat 8 (Landsat Data Continuity Mission)390842013-008A2022 May 24702 x 703 km, 98.8 min, 98°.2
10:11Landsat 9492602021-088A2022 May 24701 x 704 km, 98.8 min, 98°.2
09:59Lemur-2 (Miriwari)510542022-002BY2022 May 24518 x 532 km, 95.1 min, 97°.5
09:59Lemur-2 (Djirang)510582022-002CC2022 May 24519 x 532 km, 95.1 min, 97°.5
10:59LEO 1521572022-033A2022 May 24633 x 654 km, 97.6 min, 97°.9
10:25LKW-2 (Land Survey Satellite 2)430802017-084A2022 May 24494 x 496 km, 94.5 min, 97°.3
14:11Lynk 06 (Shannon)489382021-059BM2022 May 24507 x 530 km, 95.0 min, 97°.6
10:57Lynk Tower 1521622022-033F2022 May 24494 x 510 km, 94.7 min, 97°.4
02:09MSX238511996-024A2022 May 24894 x 906 km, 103.0 min, 98°.9
23:04Nimbus 3 (Nimbus B2)38901969-037A2022 May 241070 x 1129 km, 107.3 min, 99°.9
23:52Nimbus 4 (Nimbus D)43621970-025A2022 May 241086 x 1098 km, 107.1 min, 100°.0
23:22Nimbus 5 (Nimbus E)63051972-097A2022 May 241088 x 1100 km, 107.1 min, 99°.9
23:13Nimbus 6 (Nimbus F)79241975-052A2022 May 241101 x 1112 km, 107.4 min, 100°.1
09:47NOAA 1 (ITOS A)47931970-106A2022 May 241423 x 1472 km, 114.8 min, 101°.6
03:22NOAA 5 (ITOS H)90571976-077A2022 May 241508 x 1524 km, 116.3 min, 102°.1
04:52NOAA 8139231983-022A2022 May 24786 x 806 km, 100.8 min, 98°.7
04:36NOAA 10169691986-073A2022 May 24789 x 807 km, 100.8 min, 98°.6
05:31NOAA 12212631991-032A2022 May 24795 x 816 km, 101.0 min, 98°.5
07:29NOAA 15253381998-030A2022 May 24797 x 812 km, 101.0 min, 98°.6
01:51NOAA 17274532002-032A2022 May 24800 x 816 km, 101.0 min, 98°.7
10:11NOAA 18286542005-018A2022 May 24839 x 861 km, 101.9 min, 98°.9
01:25NOAA 20 (JPSS 1)430132017-073A2022 May 24826 x 828 km, 101.4 min, 98°.7
01:36OCO 2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)400592014-035A2022 May 24701 x 704 km, 98.8 min, 98°.2
09:52Orbcomm-X (Orbcomm-X)215761991-050C2022 May 24751 x 755 km, 99.9 min, 98°.5
02:51Oscar 8 (AO-8)107031978-026B2022 May 24891 x 901 km, 102.9 min, 99°.1
00:10Perseus-M 1400392014-033AF2022 May 24598 x 619 km, 96.9 min, 97°.9
00:19Perseus-M 2400372014-033AD2022 May 24597 x 618 km, 96.8 min, 97°.9
06:05QuakeSat278452003-031F2022 May 21811 x 823 km, 101.2 min, 98°.7
20:06USA 216 (SBSS)371682010-048A2022 May 24622 x 625 km, 97.2 min, 97°.8
22:50SECOR 13 (EGRS 13)38911969-037B2022 May 241070 x 1128 km, 107.2 min, 99°.8
14:11Sherpa FX-2489582021-059CH2022 May 24509 x 532 km, 95.0 min, 97°.6
10:19Skysat 1394182013-066C2022 May 23553 x 582 km, 96.0 min, 97°.6
10:33Skysat 3 (Skysat C1)416012016-040C2022 May 22449 x 452 km, 93.6 min, 97°.2
09:55Skysat 4 (Skysat C2)417732016-058D2022 May 24452 x 455 km, 93.7 min, 97°.1
09:55Skysat 5 (Skysat C3)417742016-058E2022 May 22434 x 436 km, 93.3 min, 97°.1
09:53Skysat 6 (Skysat C4)417712016-058B2022 May 24450 x 458 km, 93.7 min, 97°.1
09:46Skysat 7 (Skysat C5)417722016-058C2022 May 24486 x 488 km, 94.3 min, 97°.3
13:30Skysat 8 (Skysat C6)429922017-068F2022 May 24449 x 454 km, 93.6 min, 97°.3
13:28Skysat 9 (Skysat C7)429912017-068E2022 May 24454 x 454 km, 93.7 min, 97°.3
13:28Skysat 10 (Skysat C8)429902017-068D2022 May 24452 x 456 km, 93.7 min, 97°.3
13:23Skysat 11 (Skysat C9)429892017-068C2022 May 23448 x 450 km, 93.6 min, 97°.3
13:26Skysat 12 (Skysat C10)429882017-068B2022 May 24448 x 450 km, 93.6 min, 97°.3
13:26Skysat 13 (Skysat C11)429872017-068A2022 May 24449 x 451 km, 93.6 min, 97°.3
10:00Skysat 14 (Skysat C12)437972018-099AR2022 May 24452 x 456 km, 93.7 min, 97°.1
09:52SkySat 15 (Skysat C13)438022018-099AW2022 May 24450 x 456 km, 93.7 min, 97°.2
05:58SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive)403762015-003A2022 May 24681 x 683 km, 98.4 min, 98°.1
14:13Starlink 3003488792021-059A2022 May 24511 x 518 km, 94.9 min, 97°.5
14:13Starlink 3004488802021-059B2022 May 24511 x 519 km, 94.9 min, 97°.5
14:13Starlink 3005488812021-059C2022 May 24510 x 518 km, 94.9 min, 97°.5
10:06STPSat-5437622018-099E2022 May 24567 x 586 km, 96.2 min, 97°.6
12:03USA 205 (STSS-ATRR)349032009-023A2022 May 12864 x 878 km, 102.4 min, 98°.9
01:25Suomi NPP (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership)378492011-061A2022 May 24826 x 828 km, 101.4 min, 98°.7
14:11Tenzing (Tanker-001)489512021-059CA2022 May 24510 x 533 km, 95.1 min, 97°.6
10:19Terra (EOS AM-1)259941999-068A2022 May 24701 x 703 km, 98.8 min, 98°.1
14:12Tiger 2 (Ayan 21)489442021-059BT2022 May 24505 x 527 km, 94.9 min, 97°.5
13:22TIROS 1014301965-051A2022 May 24718 x 797 km, 100.0 min, 98°.4
09:07TIROS-N110601978-096A2022 May 24824 x 838 km, 101.5 min, 98°.6
14:11TOMS-EP239401996-037A2022 May 24686 x 728 km, 98.9 min, 98°.3
23:32TOPO 143631970-025B2022 May 241083 x 1087 km, 106.9 min, 99°.9
17:59TRACE252801998-020A2022 May 24505 x 533 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
14:07TROPICS Pathfinder (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats)489012021-059Y2022 May 24514 x 528 km, 95.1 min, 97°.5
14:02Umbra 01489062021-059AD2022 May 24525 x 539 km, 95.3 min, 97°.5
10:00Umbra 02509862022-002C2022 May 24510 x 525 km, 95.0 min, 97°.5
07:49WISE (Wide Field IR Explorer)361192009-071A2022 May 24463 x 468 km, 93.9 min, 97°.2
13:28WorldView 1320602007-041A2022 May 24491 x 495 km, 94.5 min, 97°.4
10:31WorldView 2359462009-055A2022 May 24765 x 768 km, 100.2 min, 98°.5
10:30Worldview 3401152014-048A2022 May 24614 x 614 km, 97.0 min, 97°.9
09:27XR-1475072021-006CY2022 May 24516 x 528 km, 95.1 min, 97°.4
14:09YAM 2 (Yet Another Mission)489112021-059AJ2022 May 24515 x 531 km, 95.1 min, 97°.6
14:08YAM 3 (Yet Another Mission)489152021-059AN2022 May 24516 x 532 km, 95.1 min, 97°.5

For the satellites that do not have formal published elements, thanks go to the radio and visual amateur satellite trackers for their observing, and particularly to Mike McCants for archiving the derived orbits.

Updated: 2022 May 25, 01:48 UTC

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