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2023 - Launches to Orbit and Beyond

Listed are launches, irrespective of outcome, that were irretrievably committed to flight towards orbit or intended to accelerate the payload to escape velocity. The following notes should help with understanding the launch lists.

Launch times are in UTC and are from the launching agency or estimated by 'walking back' along the ground track to the launch site. Most orbit data and decay information comes from SpaceTrack but it occasionally contains inconsistencies (eg - incorrect re-entry dates or early sets of elements allocated to the wrong object) that need to be corrected from other sources.

To fill the gaps where elements are not formally published, usually because they have a classification of "Secret", some orbits are based on amateur observations using visual and radio techniques. Such data is published near-daily by Mike McCants, and the source observations along with observers' derived orbits can often be found in the web-based Seesat-L discussion group. Occasionally, early orbit data are published by satellite owners. In extreme cases, orbits are estimated from public data.

Space-Track occasionally fails to allocate names to objects in its catalogue. The SATNOGS online database of radio observations sometimes provides pointers to which Catalogue Number belongs to a satellite being tracked by its contributors.

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. Shown is the Anomalistic Period, or time to complete one circuit of the ellipse. It is not the same as the time taken to complete one circuit of the Earth. Care should be exercised when comparing with other published orbits because they may have been derived using a different model.

Users can go straight to specific launches by pointing to the page URL followed by the three digit launch number, eg - https://www.OrbitalFocus/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2023#001


2023-001
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Transporter 6)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jan 3, 14:56
STARVIBE (Small Telescope for Advanced Reconnaissance Vision Inspection Boom Experiment)
2023-001A
55009
in space
6U Cubesat from Scanway Space - demonstration mission to verify the performance of two optical payloads - an Earth observation telescope and a system for auto-inspection of satellites. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:00:35.

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2023 Jan 13, 17:2269090.001052453895.2597.5019109:31
Menut
2023-001B
55010
in space
6U Cubesat from Spanish company Open Cosmos and carrying an Earth imaging system. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:00:12.

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2023 Jan 13, 17:2269080.001052353895.2497.5019309:31
BRO-8 (Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter 8)
2023-001C
55011
in space
6U Cubesat (3x2) from Unseen Labs of France for signal intelligence (SIGINT) reporting, specifically for maritime and airborne traffic. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:00:01.

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2023 Jan 13, 17:2169080.001152353895.2497.5119409:31
Connecta T1.2
2023-001D
55012
in space
3U Cubesat from Turkish company Plan-S as a demonstrator for a constellation of broadband communications satellites. Released from launch vehicle at L +00:59:51.

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2023 Jan 13, 17:2069080.001252253895.2397.5119309:31
Milspace 2 - Birkeland
2023-001G
55015
in space
6U Cubesat in joint military project between The Netherlands Norway to detect and pinpoint the source of radar transmissions from the Earth's surface. One of a pair of similar satellites launched on the Transporter 6 mission. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:02:02.

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2023 Jan 13, 17:1969080.001252153795.2297.5118909:31
Lynk Tower 4
2023-001AB
55034
in space
Small satellite from Lynk Global providing two-way connectivity for broadband, voice, and text messaging globally. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:20:02.

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2023 Jan 13, 07:4469070.001352053795.2197.5017709:31
Umbra 05
2023-001AD
55036
in space
Small satellite from US company UMBRA, equipped with a radar imaging system for commercial Earth observation. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:23:50.

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2023 Jan 13, 12:2569050.001451753795.1797.5018309:31
Lemur-2 (Emmaculate)
2023-001AE
55037
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. Released from launch vehicle at L +00:58:44.

One of six Lemur-2 satellites carried on the Transporter 6 launch. All are accounted for.

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2023 Jan 13, 09:1069030.001651453695.1497.5117709:31
Flock 4Y-1
2023-001AG
55039
in space
3U Cubesat - part of Planet's Flock 4Y cluster of second generation imaging satellites. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:05:03.

One of thirty six similar satellites carried on the Transporter 3 launch. All are in similar orbits.

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2023 Jan 18, 14:4569060.001351953795.1997.5015809:31
Skykraft 1
2023-001AJ
55041
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:27:34. Also acted as a carrier of four further Skykraft satellites that were released from it around Jan 12.

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2023 Jan 18, 14:4269060.001451853795.1997.5016209:31
Sternula 1
2023-001AM
55044
in space
6U Cubesat - Danish satellite carrying a VDES (AIS 2) transmitter/receiver to relay messages between ships at sea and between ships and shore staions. Released from launch vehicle at L +1:06:30.

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2023 Jan 18, 14:4469060.001351953795.2097.5116709:31
ÑuSat 34 (Amelia Earhart)
2023-001AN
55045
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:21:48.

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2023 Jan 18, 14:4469060.001451853895.1997.5015809:31
Lynk Tower 3
2023-001AP
55046
in space
Small satellite from Lynk Global providing two-way connectivity for broadband, voice, and text messaging globally. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:19:46.

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2023 Jan 18, 21:0569060.001351953795.2097.5016009:31
ÑuSat 33 (Albania 2)
2023-001AQ
55047
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. To provide data under contract to the Albanian government. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:22:03.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1969060.001451853895.1997.5015809:31
ÑuSat 35 (Williamina Fleming)
2023-001AR
55048
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Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:24:47.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1869060.001451853795.1997.5016009:31
ICEYE X21
2023-001AS
55049
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:23:04.

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2023 Jan 18, 14:4269060.001451853795.1897.5016009:31
Umbra 04
2023-001AT
55050
in space
Small satellite from US company UMBRA, equipped with a radar imaging system for commercial Earth observation. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:23:46.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1669050.001351753695.1697.5016309:31
ION SCV-008 (Fierce Franciscus)
2023-001AU
55051
in space
Satellite Carrier Vehicle built by D-Orbit. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:26:05.

Hosted payloads:
Genergo 2 - a low thrust manoeuvring system, to be confirmed - may be aboard SCV-007.

Satellites:
TAUSat 2, released Jan 16,
Sharjah Sat 1, released Jan 17,
Futura SM1, released Jan 18,
Futura SM3, released Jan 20,
Astrocast 17, released 2023 early December,
Astrocast 18, released 2023 early December
Astrocast 19, Catalogued by Space-Track 2024 January - release date unknown,
Astrocast 20, Catalogued by Space-Track 2024 January - release date unknown.

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2023 Jan 18, 17:5369060.001651753995.1997.5016909:31
2023 Jan 24, 11:5969060.001551753895.1997.5014209:31
2023 Jan 24, 16:4569060.001651753995.2097.5013709:31
2023 Jan 31, 09:0669050.001651653895.1897.5412109:30
2023 Feb 02, 16:4169070.001951654295.2297.5411509:31
2023 Feb 04, 08:2369080.002051754495.2497.5711309:31
2023 Feb 10, 13:4269090.002051754595.2597.659609:31
2023 Feb 27, 09:2769140.002651855395.3598.236309:35
2023 Nov 28, 15:3069130.000853054095.3497.6318110:38
2023 Dec 04, 01:3669010.001751253495.0997.6310110:39
2024 Jan 17, 05:2769120.001152754195.3297.6319510:41
EOS Sat 1
2023-001AW
55053
in space
Small satellite from EOS Sat equipped with Earth imaging and remote sensing systems to support agriculture in particular. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:31:10

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2023 Jan 18, 21:0369060.001551753895.1997.5016109:31
Skykraft 1A
2023-001AX
55054
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage.

One of four similar satellites released from Skykraft 1 around Jan 12. All are in similar orbits.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1769060.001451853795.1897.5016209:31
Vigoride 5
2023-001AZ
55056
in space
Satellite carrier from US company Momentus Systems, carrying a single satellite to be released in the weeks after launch. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:28:10.

Payload:
Zeus 1 - released May 11 at around 00:00 UTC.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1569050.001451753795.1797.5016409:31
Orbiter SN1
2023-001BC
55059
in space
Satellite carrier from a company called Launcher with six small satellites and four hosted payloads. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:26:11. Failed to establish orientation due to a problem with its onboard GPS. As a result it was unable to point its solar cells correctly and the internal batteries ran down so planned release of satellites was not possible.

Deployable payloads may include:
PROVES-Yearling (Pleiades Rapid Orbital Verification Experimental System) - 1U Cubesat from BroncoSpace al Calpoly, designed to allow users on the ground to experiment with satellite hardware and software - includes and imaging system.
Celestial - 1U Cubesat from Skyline as a demonstrator of its small satellite platform,
name unknown - 1U Cubesat from InnovaSpace - mission details awaited,
Sapling Sempervirens - 1U Cubesat from Stanford Student Space Initiative to demonstrate smart downlinking of images using a Google Coral camera and Google Coral Edge coprocessor,
name unknown - 1U Cubesat from Italian company NPC Spacemind,
name unknown - 1U Cubesat, unidentified owner.

Hosted payloads include:
CesiumAstro’s Nightingale - to demonstrate advanced phased array communication,
Undisclosed customer – payload not known,
Beyond Burials – carrying cremated human remains,
TRL11 – details awaited.

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2023 Jan 18, 16:1669050.001451753795.1897.5016209:31
ION SCV-007 (Glorious Gratia)
2023-001BD
55060
in space
Satellite Carrier Vehicle built by D-Orbit. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:24:59.

Hosted payloads:
Drago 2 (Demonstrator of Remote Analysis of Ground Observations) - equipped with infrared Earth imaging system,
Cryptosat 2 - prototype of a satellite to operate blockchain and other encrypted systems in orbit, to be confirmed.

Satellites:
Kelpie 1 (55107/2023-001DC) - released around February 28.

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2023 Jan 18, 03:3969090.001851854395.2597.5017809:31
2023 Jan 25, 08:3369550.007952263296.2197.4916109:30
2023 Jan 28, 14:4069570.008252263696.2497.5715009:30
2023 Feb 01, 08:3369570.008352163696.2597.6113809:30
2023 Feb 08, 23:3369570.008452063896.2697.8011309:30
2023 Feb 23, 18:0970240.001263865597.6598.0626009:31
ICEYE X27
2023-001BF
55062
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:27:31.

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2023 Jan 18, 17:4969050.001551653795.1797.5016409:31
ÑuSat 32 (Albania 1)
2023-001BH
55064
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. To provide data under contract to the Albanian government. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:20:00.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:2369040.001551653695.1697.5016709:31
NSLSat-2
2023-001BL
55067
in space
6U Cubesat from Israel equipped with an expandable, reconfigurable antenna that will unfurl once in orbit. It carries an internet communicaions system to allow tracking of mobile items such as individual shipping containers. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:05:50   

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2023 Jan 18, 17:4269030.001651453695.1397.5116609:31
Sony Sphere-1
2023-001BR
55072
in space
6U Cubesat from Sony-Starsphere equipped with a high resolution video and still imaging system from Sony, and a water-based thruster system for orbit control. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:05:40   

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2023 Jan 18, 17:4569040.001651553795.1597.5116409:31
TAUSat 2 (Tel Aviv University Satellite)
2023-001BS
55073
in space
2U Cubesat from Tel Aviv University designed to detect small objects in orbit. Released from SCV-008 Jan 16.

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2023 Jan 18, 17:4569020.001851153695.1097.5014509:31
YAM 5 (Yet Another Mission 5)
2023-001BV
55076
in space
Small satellite from Loft Orbital Solutions - unspecified payload. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:20:42   

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2023 Jan 18, 17:4869050.001551653795.1797.5016409:31
Gama Alpha
2023-001CD
55084
in space
6U Cubesat from NanoAvioniccs carrying a solar sail from the Gama company to demonstrate its use as a propulsion system. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:00:00.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:1769030.001651453795.1497.5015609:31
Kleos Observer Mission 1 (KSF-3a)
2023-001CF
55086
in space
6U Cubesat - one of four satellites orbiting together, designed to observe maritime activity, particularly of shipping in strategic areas not using AIS. Carries radio receivers to monitor nautical radio bands. Satellite built by GomSpace in Denmark for Luxemburg company Kleos Space. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:01:11.

One of four Kleos satellites carried by Sherpa LTE-1, all aimed at similar orbits to fly in formation.
All have been confirmed operational.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:1669030.001751353695.1397.5015909:31
Milspace 2 - Huygens
2023-001CN
55093
in space
6U Cubesat in joint military project between The Netherlands Norway to detect and pinpoint the source of radar transmissions from the Earth's surface. One of a pair of satellites launched on the Transporter 6 mission. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:00:18.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:1469030.001751353695.1297.5015609:31
SpaceBEE 156
2023-001CU
55099
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0.25U Cubesat from Swarm Technologies to provide a two-way communications system from LEO as part of a 150 satellite constellation. To aid tracking,the satellite carries a radar retro-reflector. It also carries a GPS receiver to help determine its location.Released from launch vehicle at L +01:02:07.

One of twelve SpaceBEE satellites carried on this launch. All were aimed at similar orbits. All are accounted for.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:1369020.001751253695.1197.5015709:31
KuwaitSat-1
2023-001CY
55103
in space
2U Cubesat from Kuwait University, equipped with an imaging payload to be used to determine the satellite's attitude in space. Released from launch vehicle at L +00:58:24.

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2023 Jan 18, 19:1369030.001851253795.1297.5115609:31
Sharjah Sat 1
2023-001CZ
55104
in space
3U Cubesat from Sharjah Academy for Astronomy, Space Sciences and Technology (SAASST) of the University of Sharjah. Carries instruments to study the Sun and space weather. Released from SCV-008 Jan 17.

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2023 Jan 24, 18:2869090.001352253995.2497.5015609:30
Futura SM1
2023-001DA
55105
Re-entered - 2023 May 4
Life 121 days
3U Cubesat from Italian company NPC Spacemind with a payload consisting of a space sail and an on-board computer developed by partner Apogeo Space. Released from ION SCV-008 Jan 18. The sail caused rapid orbit decay.

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2023 Jan 25, 03:4168960.001450852894.9997.5113109:31
Futura SM3
2023-001DB
55106
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 19
Life 106 days
6U Cubesat from Italian company NPC Spacemind. Payload includes the company's 'Artica' space sail. Released from ION SCV-008 Jan 18.The sail caused rapid orbit decay.

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2023 Jan 24, 19:5569020.001551453595.1297.5114709:31
Kelpie 1 (AAC-AIS-SAT-1)
2023-001DC
55107
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3U Cubesat from AAC Clyde Space built in collaboration with ORBCOMM. It carries a multi-channel AIS receiver for relating short messages from ship to shore via ORBCOMM's satellite comms network. Released from ION SCV-007 Mar 1.

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ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 02, 13:0070240.001363765597.6498.07226
Zeus 1
2023-001DD
55108
in space
3U Cubesat from Qosmosys of Singapore to demonstrate its satellite platform. Also carries copies of fifty pieces of artwork. Released from Vigoride 5 on May 11 at around 00:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 May 19, 03:5768990.001251352995.0697.4811409:30
Astrocast 18 (Astrocast 0402)
2023-001DE
55109
in space
3U Cubesat in a planned eighty satellite constellation to provide communications for internet-connected devices. Released from ION SCV-008 early-December.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Dec 12, 19:3569170.000553554295.4197.63183
Astrocast 17 (Astrocast 0401)
2023-001DF
55110
in space
3U Cubesat in a planned eighty satellite constellation to provide communications for internet-connected devices. Released from ION SCV-008 early-December.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Dec 12, 16:4669150.001352854695.3997.63135
Astrocast 19 (Astrocast 0403)
2023-001DG
55111
in space
3U Cubesat in a planned eighty satellite constellation to provide communications for internet-connected devices. Released from ION SCV-008, possibly as late as 2021 January.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 17, 17:3869160.000953254495.4097.62154
Astrocast 20 (Astrocast 0404)
2023-001DH
55112
in space
3U Cubesat in a planned eighty satellite constellation to provide communications for internet-connected devices. Released from ION SCV-008, possibly as late as 2021 January.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 17, 16:5869150.001152954495.3797.63170
BDSat 2
2023-001xx
in space
1U Cubesat from the Czech Republic testing space environment sensors and carrying an amateur radio system. Launched to replace the failed BDSat 1 (52175/2022-33U). Released from launch vehicle at L +00:58:34. Catalogue Number and Designation based on amateur observations and are to be confirmed.
Orbit parameters awaited
Chimera LEO 1
2023-001xx
in space
Satellite carrier from Epic Aerospace - holding a single unidentified satellite. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:28:54 but probably failed to activate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69040.001551653795.1597.5016709:31
Endurosat Platform 2 (SharedSat 2211)
2023-001xx
in space
6U Cubesat - carries several individual payloads. Released from launch vehicle at L +00:58:35.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69040.001551653795.1597.5016709:31
Guardian-alpha
2023-001xx
in space
3U Cubesat from Orbital Astronautics, a UK/New Zealand base company - payload details awaited. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:05:23. May have failed to activate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69040.001551653795.1597.5016709:31
PolyITAN-HP-30
2023-001xx
in space
1U Cubesat from the National Technical University of Ukraine carrying a demonstrator for the use of heat pipes for thermal regulation. Released from launch vehicle at L +01:05:12. May have failed to activate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69040.001551653795.1597.5016709:31
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jan 3
Life <1 day
Launched Transporter 6, multisatellite mission. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 17:15 UTC.

The following satellites failed to be released and re-entered together with the rocket stage:

ICEYE X-22 - Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging,

RROCI (Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager) - 12U Cubesat, demonstrator of an imaging sensor to identify cloud types and assist in weather forecasting for active military troops on the ground.

Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-I01
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Jan 6, 08:02
SuryaSat
1998-067UY
55181
Re-entered - 2023 May 9
Life 123 days
1U Cubesat - student developed satellite from Surya University, Indonesia.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 10, 17:2667920.000441141692.8451.64216


2023-I02
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Jan 6, 09:00
OPTIMAL 1
1998-067VZ
55183
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 22
Life 228 days
3U Cubesat jointly developed by ArkEdge Space Inc and the University of Fukui, Japan. Carries an imaging system, an onboard processor for preparing data for transmission and a propulsion system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 10, 17:2567920.000541041792.8451.64288


2023-I03
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Jan 6, 09:32
HSKSat 1
1998-067UZ
55182
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 11
Life 186 days
3U Cubesat for the HSK radio club of Japan, providing high-speed data links for amateur radio users.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 10, 17:2567920.000341241692.8451.64200


2023-002
CZ 7A (Y-5)
Wenchang Space Centre
2023 Jan 8, 22:00
Shijian 23 (Practice 23)
2023-002A
55131
in space
Test satellite described as "…scientific testing, technical verification". May be a satellite retrieval & disposal mission similar to Shijian 21 (49330/2021-094A) or may be a servicing/refuelling mission for Tianlian 1-03. Drifted around the GEO belt then settled close to Tianlian 1-03 (38730/2012-040A) at 20°.4 east on February 28. Started to drift away March 18 and stopped near 19°.8 east on March 29. Commenced move back towards Tianlian on Apr 15 but continued past it and started to drift eastwards away from it. Stopped near 174° east 2022 Oct 11.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jan 09, 08:07243790.729820935793631.3616.42180
2023 Jan 09, 14:27247190.706388335799644.6314.31180
2023 Jan 17, 15:46424310.000136050360571449.740.50288151° east
2023 Jan 17, 19:16423840.001235956360551447.320.50229151° east
2023 Jan 18, 15:03423350.003235823360921444.810.50239149° east
2023 Jan 23, 16:46424110.001535968360961448.670.52233137° east
2023 Jan 29, 23:28423620.000435967360001446.180.53246118° east
2023 Feb 01, 10:44423290.000435934359671444.480.5451112° east
2023 Feb 06, 10:42422960.001035876359601442.810.5564102° east
2023 Feb 07, 21:15423010.000935885359601443.060.5559100° east
2023 Feb 08, 10:30423510.000535952359931445.600.5630999° east
2023 Feb 08, 21:29424890.002935987362351452.690.561397° east
2023 Feb 14, 16:59424890.003035986362371452.720.571373° east
2023 Feb 19, 09:44425120.002436031362371453.870.581454° east
2023 Feb 27, 14:16422110.001335777358891438.480.61620° east
2023 Feb 28, 12:54421650.000535764358091436.100.6134020° east
2023 Mar 18, 02:32421910.001135765358601437.430.6530320° east
2023 Mar 19, 20:14421770.001235749358491436.730.6628720° east
2023 Mar 22, 20:05421670.000835754358241436.220.6729620° east
2023 Mar 23, 09:29421620.000835748358181435.930.6728620° east
2023 Mar 29, 20:44421650.000735756358181436.120.6828620° east
2023 Apr 14, 15:40421650.000735757358171436.120.7229020° east
2023 Apr 15, 04:20421570.000935742358171435.720.7329020° east
2023 Apr 16, 06:31421410.000135758357681434.900.7312120° east
2023 Apr 16, 22:05421210.000135741357461433.880.7327621° east
2023 Jun 08, 13:47420730.000035694356961431.400.8714454° east
2023 Jun 09, 21:42419770.002335503356951426.530.877756° east
2023 Jul 02, 15:44420950.000235706357261432.510.9385106° east
2023 Jul 10, 21:23421160.000035737357391433.600.95301113° east
2023 Oct 04, 22:52421140.000635711357611433.501.17151168° east
2023 Oct 05, 14:13420940.000835680357521432.481.17119169° east
2023 Oct 11, 18:07421610.000835750358151435.901.19300174° east
2023 Oct 12, 15:22421970.000135815358231437.751.18108174° east
2023 Oct 19, 12:42421800.000335789358151436.891.20309171° east
2023 Oct 19, 19:31421650.000135784357901436.111.2090171° east
2023 Dec 04, 22:41422100.000035831358331438.421.3315171° east
unidentified object
2023-002C
55180
in space
Separated from Shijian 23 on January 16 at around 21:30 UTC. A similar item accompanied Shijian 21 (49330/2021-094A) and was used as a practice rendezvous target. May be the propulsion stage that transferred Shijian 23 to GEO drift orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jan 19, 06:22424220.000236036360511449.240.50291146° east
CZ 7A upper stage
2023-002B
55132
in space
Launched Shijian 23. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 09, 08:02235160.722514934126598.1316.44179


2023-003
Ceres 1 (Gushenxing 1 Y-5)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jan 9, 05:04
Science & Technology 1
2023-003A
55133
in space
Payload includes an Earth imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jan 09, 20:4768810.001249551194.6897.2729311:23
2023 Jan 11, 23:3768870.000850351494.7997.2725511:23
2023 Jan 13, 05:1868920.000651051994.9197.2724911:23
2023 Mar 07, 04:5168840.000650251194.7497.276411:17
2023 Mar 10, 11:4269010.000452052695.0997.2617811:17
2023 Mar 17, 07:2569050.000552453095.1797.264011:16
Tianmu 1-01
2023-003C
55135
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jan 09, 13:0268810.001249451194.6797.2829611:23
2023 Jul 19, 19:3868810.000749850794.6797.2635111:08
Tianmu 1-02
2023-003E
55137
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jan 09, 20:4468800.001249451194.6697.2729811:23
2023 Jul 19, 20:2568810.000849750994.6797.2632011:07
Nantong Zhongxue
2023-003xx
in space
Student satellite from Nantong Middle School, China.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 09, 11:2868800.001449251194.6597.27294
Tianqi 13
2023-003xx
in space
Comsat providing messaging communication links from LEO including between Internet-connected items.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 09, 11:2868800.001449251194.6597.27294
Ceres 1 fourth stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jan 9
Life <1 day
Launched cluster of five satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-004
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jan 9, 22:50
OneWeb 0532
2023-004A
55140
in space
Broadband distribution satellite for the UK company OneWeb.

One of 40 similar satellites carried on this launch, all initially in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 10, 05:4569830.000260360696.7886.50128
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jan 9
Life <1 day
Launched forty OneWeb satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-F01 - failed to reach orbit
LauncherOne
Boeing 747, Atlantic Ocean SW of Ireland
2023 Jan 9, 23:10
Nine small satellites
Carried on first Virgin Orbit launch from Europe. Carrier aircraft took off from Newquay, Cornwall UK. Lost when launcher second stage failed to perform to expectation.


2023-F02 - failed to reach orbit
ABL RS1
Kodiak Launch Centre, Alaska
2023 Jan 10, 23:27
Varisat
6U Cubesat - one of a pair of satellites owned by Varisat LLC on first orbital launch attempt by ABL Space Systems. Carries a payload to test inter-satellite radio communications. Aimed at 200 - 350 km, 87° orbit. Destroyed when launch vehicle first stage shut down a few seconds after lift-off and it fell back onto the launch pad.
Varisat
6U Cubesat - one of a pair of satellites owned by Varisat LLC on first orbital launch attempt by ABL Space Systems. Carries a payload to test inter-satellite radio communications. Aimed at 200 - 350 km, 87° orbit. Destroyed when launch vehicle first stage shut down a few seconds after lift-off and it fell back onto the launch pad.


2023-005
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Jan 12, 18:10
APStar 6E (Asia Pacific Satellite 6E)
2023-005A
55239
in space
Commercial comsat owned by APT Mobile SatCom to provide to provide high-bandwidth satellite broadband telecommunications services for airborne, shipborne and other mobile applications. Launched initially to low orbit but main engine of attached propulsion unit failed to fire so early orbit raising to GTO used repeated firings of the module's low-thrust engines until Jan 21. The propulsion unit separated from Apstar Jan 23. Orbit raised continued slowly using Apstar's onboard electric propulsion system. From 2023 March to November, for more than eight months, Space-Track issued no orbit data because of human error in cataloguing it. A further operator error by Space-Track caused a major system problem 2023 Dec and orbit data again ceased to be published. Expected location - 134° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jan 13, 08:1268130.030322964193.2828.5194
2023 Jan 17, 12:3878950.10157162318116.3628.50104
2023 Jan 19, 03:3987950.18737704064136.8228.23117
2023 Jan 21, 10:42102890.29798466977173.1228.51121
2023 Jan 28, 07:15106340.267714097103181.8928.71145
2023 Feb 05, 02:31110630.241220167354193.0128.51161
2023 Feb 12, 05:26112970.229823237515199.1628.53176
2023 Feb 19, 04:48119970.209331078130217.9528.46188
2023 Feb 26, 00:23124290.186837298372229.8228.46198
2023 Mar 05, 04:54132600.188743809383253.2628.66208
2023 Mar 11, 13:49135910.161650179409262.8228.53213
2023 Mar 17, 04:27139830.160653609850274.2628.80226
2023 Nov 21, 15:28322760.09582280628991961.8013.78255
2023 Nov 27, 14:58325060.09232312729128972.0813.50255
CZ 2C second stage
2023-005B
55240
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 7
Life 26 days
Launched APStar 6E and attached propulsion module.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 13, 02:2867230.020720648591.4428.51112
APStar 6E propulsion module
2023-005C
55447
in space
Intended to propel APStar 6E towards GEO. A fault prevented use of its main engine nozzle but, up to January 23, orbit raising continued by use of its low-thrust nozzles. Reportedly separated from APStar 6E January 23 at 13:31 UTC. Its first measured orbit indicates that perigee was lowered after it departed from Apstar 6E.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 01, 06:39109230.230320307060189.3528.66154


2023-006
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jan 13, 07:00
Shiyan 22A (Test 22A)
2023-006A
55242
in space
Small satellite carrying an unspecified demonstration payload, one of a pair carried on the same launch as Yaogan 37. Catalogue Number, Designation and orbit to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 13, 15:0168940.001150852394.9443.20287
Shiyan 22B (Test 22B)
2023-006B
55243
in space
Small satellite carrying an unspecified demonstration payload, one of a pair carried on the same launch as Yaogan 37. Catalogue Number, Designation and orbit to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 13, 15:0168940.001050952394.9443.20287
Yaogan 37
2023-006C
55244
in space
Chinese photographic or electronic reconnaissance satellite. Catalogue Number, Designation and orbit to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 13, 16:3368960.000751352394.9843.20270
2023 Feb 13, 10:5868940.000451351994.9443.20110
CZ 2D second stage
2023-006D
55245
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 17
Life 400 days
Launched Yaogan 37, Shiyan 22A and Shiyan 22B. Catalogue Number, Designation and orbit to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 13, 16:3268960.000851252394.9843.20277


2023-007
CZ 2D
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Jan 15, 03:14
BUPT 1
2023-007xx
in space
Communications test/demonstrator satellite from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Golden Bauhinia 3 (Jinzijing 3)
2023-007xx
in space
Satellite from the Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group for a constellation of 165 LEO remote sensing satellites equipped with optical and radar imagers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Golden Bauhinia 4 (Jinzijing 4)
2023-007xx
in space
Satellite from the Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group for a constellation of 165 LEO remote sensing satellites equipped with optical and radar imagers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Golden Bauhinia 6 (Jinzijing 6)
2023-007xx
in space
Satellite from the Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group for a constellation of 165 LEO remote sensing satellites equipped with optical and radar imagers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D 34 (Jilin-1 GF3D 34)
2023-007xx
in space
High resolution, multi-spectral imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Jilin-1 MF02
2023-007xx
in space
Imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Jilin-1 MF03
2023-007xx
in space
Imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Jilin-1 MF04
2023-007xx
in space
Imaging satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Luojia-3 01 (Shuangqing 1)
2023-007xx
in space
Small satellite equipped with an imaging system and an intelligent processing system to prepare data before transmission to the ground. Also equipped with a (probably laser) communications system to provide links to other satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Qilu 2
2023-007xx
in space
Small satellite equipped with an Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communications system for satellite to satellite links with the earlier-launched Qilu 1 (2021-033 launch).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Qilu 3
2023-007xx
in space
Small satellite equipped with an Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communications system for satellite to satellite links with the earlier-launched Qilu 1 (2021-033 launch).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Tianzhi 2
2023-007xx
in space
Software defined satellite from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, carrying an Earth imaging system. The software is capable of modifying how the imaging system operates and processing data onboard before transmitting it to the ground.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
TJ Hai He 01
2023-007xx
in space
Small satellite with an infrared detector, unclear whether it's for Earth observation or for astronomy.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
Wo Fu Man 01
2023-007xx
in space
Small satellite with an infrared detector, unclear whether it's for Earth observation or for astronomy.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68670.001048249694.3997.3828310:21
CZ 2D second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jan 15
Life <1 day
Launched fourteen small satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-008
Falcon Heavy
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Jan 15, 22:56
USA 342 (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM 2, CBAS 2)
2023-008A
55263
in space
Primary payload of the USSF-67 mission. US military comsat to supplement the fixed comsat network and provide specialised comms to US armed forces in the field. Separated from launch vehicle Jan 16, ~05:00 UTC. Aimed at an unannounced geosynchronous location. The first orbit listed is based on information provided by Space-Track and SpaceX.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jan 16, 05:00416030.000635199352511407.500.060115° east
2023 Jan 18, 21:30416350.000235248352651409.110.05262130° east
2023 Jan 31, 12:51418130.000335420354491418.150.046146° west
2023 Feb 03, 13:41419340.000935520355921424.350.0260136° west
2023 Feb 06, 12:00421310.000335740357661434.380.01164131° west
2023 Feb 09, 23:58421640.000235777357941436.050.0220130° west
LDPE 3A (Long Duration Propulsive Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Secondary Payload Adapter)
2023-008B
55264
in space
Secondary satellite carried on the USSF-67 mission. Platform built by Northrop Grumman carrying five USSF payloads and possible payloads from other US government/military agencies. Payloads include two small satellites - WASSAT and Catcher. Separated from launch vehicle Jan 16, ~05:00 UTC. Orbital data not available for the period prior to March 28 but the initial orbit parameters can be derived from published Space-Track data.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit416280.000035248352511408.740.20262
2023 Mar 28, 14:55419720.000135592355971426.290.10132
2023 Apr 19, 20:34423510.000135970359761445.630.16318
2023 May 21, 21:17422790.000135899359031441.950.2477
Falcon 9 third stage
2023-008C
55265
in space
Launched USSF-67 mission.
Geosynchronous Drift Orbit - parameters awaited


2023-009
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jan 18, 12:24
USA 343 (GPS IIIA SV06)
2023-009A
55268
in space
Block 3 GPS Navsat. Released from launch vehicle at 13:53 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 18, 15:07166550.593639120162356.5155.01270
2023 Jan 31, 17:31265590.00082016020202717.9255.08100
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched USA 343. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellite, about seven hours or 1.5 circuits of the Earth.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-010
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-4)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jan 19, 15:43
Starlink 5277
2023-010A
55269
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty one LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Released from launch vehicle at 16:13 UTC.

All satellites were injected initially into similar orbits at 200-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 24, 16:0066680.003926431690.3270.00164
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched fifty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-011
Electron (Virginia Is For Launch Lovers)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Wallops Island
2023 Jan 24, 23:00
Hawk 6B (Cluster 6 #2)
2023-011A
55324
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:57 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 25, 10:3269290.000354955395.6740.51253
Hawk 6C (Cluster 6 #3)
2023-011C
55326
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:57 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 25, 10:2969280.000155055195.6540.51212
Hawk 6A (Cluster 6 #1)
2023-011D
55327
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:57 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 25, 10:2969280.000354755295.6440.51220
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-011B
55325
in space
Launched 3x Hawk satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 25, 10:3069290.000254955295.6640.51196
Electron second stage
2023-011E
55328
Re-entered - 2023 May 27
Life 123 days
Launched 3x Hawk satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 25, 10:1468220.017432556393.4640.53125


2023-012
H-IIA 202 (F-46)
Tanegashima Space Centre
2023 Jan 26, 01:50
IGS 15 (IGS Radar 7)
2023-012A
55329
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - Japanese government/military radar imaging reconnaissance satellite. Orbit info based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Apr 10, 20:3668570.000247748094.1797.2724810:40
H-IIA upper stage
2023-012B
55330
in space
Launched IGS 15. Orbit info based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 10, 22:2069070.007547758195.2197.66139


2023-013
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-2)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jan 26, 09:32
Starlink 5492
2023-013A
55331
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Released from launch vehicle at 09:50 UTC.

All satellites were injected initially into similar orbits at 200-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jan 31, 18:0066710.004426432290.3843.00191
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jan 26
Life <1 day
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-014
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-6)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jan 31, 16:15
Starlink 5077
2023-014A
55391
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of forty nine LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Released from launch vehicle at 17:32 UTC.

All satellites were injected initially into similar orbits at 200-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 07, 16:0067300.000335035491.5870.01272
ION SCV-009 (Eclectic Elena)
2023-014BC
55441
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 14
Life 379 days
Satellite Carrier Vehicle built by D-Orbit, carrying four hosted payloads. Released from launch vehicle at 17:12 UTC.

Hosted payloads:

ADEO-N3 - an autonomous braking sail, with area 5 sq metres, developed by Munich-based space company HPS designed to help deorbit satellites in LEO (up to 900 km),

NEA Payload Release Ring (PRR) - from MEA Electronics, a subsidiary of the Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company, as a demonstrator of its system for deployment of payloads/spacecraft from a launch vehicle or orbital transfer vehicle:
simulated satellite (55446/2023-014BH) released February 8.

Bunny - an onboard computer developed in-house by the students of the Spacecraft Team of the Swiss Institute École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL),

SD-1 - a memorial payload from StardustMe consisting of a batch of aluminum machined capsules, each carrying one gramme of human cremated ashes from an inividual.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 07, 14:5367080.000832433591.1270.01246
2023 Feb 10, 02:0767050.000832233291.0770.01241
2023 Feb 10, 14:1667170.002132535391.3170.01318
2023 Feb 13, 03:2267290.003432837391.5570.01328
2023 Feb 14, 20:5667390.005032739591.7770.01330
2023 Mar 17, 09:5267720.000239339692.4470.01286
NEA simulated payload mass
2023-014BH
55446
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 10
Life 130 days
Separated from the NEA Electronics Payload Release Ring hosted aboard ION SCV-009 on February 8 - as a test of its mechanism. NEA is owned by the Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 22, 11:3567010.000731832790.9770.01217
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched forty nine Starlink satellites and D-Orbit's transfer vehicle ION SCV009. Caused to re-enter above the Atlantic/Indian Ocean boundary after releasing satellites around 18:15-18:30 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-015
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-3)
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Feb 2, 07:58
Starlink 5699
2023-015A
55449
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty three LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:02 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 330 km altitude.
Orbit parameters awaited
Falcon 9 upper stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 2
Life <1 day
Launched fifty three Starlink satellites. Expected to be caused to re-enter above the southern Indian Ocean at about 10:05 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-016
Proton-M + Blok DM3
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 Feb 5, 09:12
Elektro-L №4
2023-016A
55506
in space
Second generation Russian geosynchronous metsat providing a multispectral image of the complete visible hemisphere every 30 minutes with the interval increased to 15 minutes to cope with emergencies. The satellite also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue system receiver. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:40 UTC. Expected location - 165°.8 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Feb 06, 17:42418190.001535379355021418.450.5623997° east
2023 Feb 21, 17:37420410.003735507358201429.790.5250151° east
2023 Mar 03, 02:17421500.001235723358211435.340.5051165° east
2023 Mar 07, 01:59421620.000935746358221435.950.4954166° east
2023 Mar 08, 12:40421640.000835752358201436.070.4951166° east
2023 Apr 06, 00:00421590.000435764357971435.790.4256166° east
2023 Apr 07, 23:52421650.000335776357981436.120.4142166° east
Blok DM-03 rocket stage
2023-016B
55507
in space
Launched Elektro-L №4.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 06, 18:04413570.009834576353821395.040.4429


2023-017
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Feb 7, 01:32
Amazonas Nexus
2023-017A
55508
in space
High throughput serving North, South and Central America, and the Atlantic Ocean region - supplementing the service through Amazonas 2 (35942/2009-054A). Released from launch vehicle at 02:07 UTC. Expected location - 61° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Feb 07, 21:36362810.8149338594671146.2525.05178
2023 Feb 24, 07:20399830.77452638645721326.0818.90183
2023 Feb 27, 02:09408540.76493226657261369.6717.60184
2023 Feb 28, 00:48411830.76133452661571386.2217.14184
2023 Mar 07, 18:00436990.73705113695291515.2114.30185
2023 Mar 15, 12:52445590.68707569687931560.1511.34187
2023 Mar 22, 01:54450450.64039823675101585.729.03187
2023 Mar 29, 19:57453980.581912603654371604.407.01188
2023 Apr 05, 01:37450800.532614693627101587.585.84189
2023 Apr 13, 09:36426600.497215073574911461.484.40184
2023 Apr 19, 00:41455680.406120686576941613.453.41189
2023 Apr 25, 19:12452120.350422990546761594.532.71188
2023 May 01, 06:43448320.286025633512751574.512.07189
2023 May 08, 18:16441120.207428586468821536.711.43190
2023 May 15, 14:32434410.131931332427941501.790.91190
2023 May 30, 18:54421630.000135782357891436.030.042659° west
2023 Jun 08, 09:32421650.000135784357901436.120.037259° west
2023 Jul 03, 16:36421660.000035788357891436.180.0319459° west
2023 Jul 04, 11:31421930.000635788358411437.540.0321559° west
2023 Jul 07, 08:24421700.000835760358241436.380.031661° west
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-017B
55509
in space
Launched Amazonas Nexus.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 07, 21:36363770.8154336596611150.7825.06178


2023-018
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 Feb 9, 06:15
Progress MS-22
2023-018A
55560
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 21
Life 193 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with aft port of Zvezda Feb 11 at 08:45 UTC. Initial orbit was similar to rocket stage. Undocked August 20 at 23:49 UTC. Retrofire August 21 at 02:58 UTC above central Asia led to destructive re-entry with any surviving debris hitting the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean around 03:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 09, 15:0166710.003327131490.3751.64322
2023 Feb 10, 22:3766740.003127531690.4351.65326
2023 Feb 11, 12:4367950.000941142392.9151.64339
2023 Aug 20, 23:5967960.000441642192.9351.64331
Soyuz third stage
2023-018B
55561
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 11
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-22.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 09, 10:4965800.002618521988.5351.6674


2023-019
SSLV + VTM (SSLV D-2)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Feb 10, 03:48
EOS 07 (Earth Observation Satellite 7)
2023-019A
55562
in space
Experimental optical remote sensing satellie from India developed in a short space of time to demonstrate rapid launch on demand ability. Replacement for EOS 2 - lost in a 2022 launch failure. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:01 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 10, 11:3168230.000843945093.4837.18320
AzaadiSat 2
2023-019B
55563
Re-entered - 2023 Dec 5
Life 298 days
8U Cubesat - carrying multiple experiments provided by female students at schools across India under the 'Space Kidz India' initiative. Includes an amateur radio payload. Replaces an earlier satellite lost when its launch vehicle failed 2022. Separated from VTM at 15:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 11, 04:2968190.001343345093.4037.18345
Janus 1
2023-019C
55564
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 29
Life 139 days
6U Cubesat from US company Antaris as a demonstrator of its software configured payload - includes a broadband messaging system, a laser communication system and a machine learning module. Separated from VTM at 15:02 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 15, 18:2468180.001243244893.3837.1830
SSLV third stage
2023-019D
55565
Re-entered - 2023 Dec 21
Life 314 days
Launched EOS 07 and two other satellites. Perigee lowered after VTM separation then disintegrated later the same day.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 10, 09:2368020.004139745293.0637.19339
VTM rocket stage (Velocity Trimming Module)
2023-019E
55566
Re-entered - 2024 May 15
Life 460 days
Launched EOS 07 and two other satellites. Conducted test manoeuvres after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68190.000943544793.4037.20344
2023 Feb 10, 06:3067970.004738745192.9537.19340
2023 Feb 10, 14:0167960.004938545192.9437.20342
2023 Feb 15, 12:5967870.004637844092.7537.2028
2023 Feb 15, 20:4867940.005038245092.8937.9055


2023-020
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-4)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Feb 12, 05:10
Starlink 5749
2023-020A
55569
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty five LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:13 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 14, 20:0066990.002030833490.9543.00314
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 12
Life <1 day
Launched fifty five Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 07:15 UTC, after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-021
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-5)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Feb 17, 19:12
Starlink 5484
2023-021A
55628
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty one LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at about 19:31 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 22, 16:0066680.003826531590.3170.00163
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 17
Life <1 day
Launched fifty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after their release.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-022
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Feb 18, 03:59
Inmarsat 6 F2 (GX-6B)
2023-022A
55683
in space
New generation, dual band, high capacity comsat providing services to the Indian Ocean region. Released from launch vehicle at 04:31 UTC. Orbit raising to GEO using near-continuous low thrust ceased 2023 August 15 and was followed by a statement from owner Viasat that there had been an onboard power failure. Expected location 28° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Feb 21, 23:07273680.752838741593750.9826.98167
2023 Mar 04, 01:21274040.752540341649752.4726.87172
2023 Mar 10, 22:15279070.744375942300773.2825.38175
2023 Mar 20, 05:02286640.7315131843254804.9423.29178
2023 Mar 27, 16:12292500.7188184843895829.7321.79181
2023 Apr 03, 18:05298610.7081233944627855.8920.23183
2023 Apr 12, 15:40306500.6936301445529890.0218.42185
2023 Apr 17, 15:52311100.6836346346000910.1317.47187
2023 Apr 23, 18:44316660.6723399946577934.6516.54188
2023 May 01, 15:57324940.6557481147421971.5414.91190
2023 May 09, 19:54333370.63855675482421009.5913.58192
2023 May 15, 15:56344420.62846420497091060.2212.87193
2023 Jun 05, 07:12366480.58428862516781163.6810.73164
2023 Jun 12, 16:46367910.544710373504531170.508.81199
2023 Jun 20, 02:32364630.547510123500481154.908.01194
2023 Jun 27, 18:58381500.494112922506221235.977.13202
2023 Jul 03, 15:11386670.472114036505421261.176.52203
2023 Jul 10, 09:12380190.489913017502661229.605.20213
2023 Jul 17, 01:44397460.422316583501521314.305.27205
2023 Jul 26, 00:00405660.386118525498501355.194.67208
2023 Jul 31, 17:53410210.362419778495081378.064.2329
2023 Aug 07, 19:58415630.331521408489611405.453.7331
2023 Aug 15, 13:53419710.298423068481171426.203.27211
Falcon 9 second stage
2021-022B
55684
in space
Launched Inmarsat 6 F2.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 21, 22:11273190.758521941664748.9727.01167


2023-023
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Feb 23, 11:49
Zhongxing 26 (Chinasat 26)
2023-023A
55686
in space
Communications satellite described as carrying high-quality voice, data and radio and TV transmissions and China's first high-throughput satellite with a capacity of more than 100 Gbps. Serves mainland China. Moved to geosynchronous drift orbit probably February 23 or February 24.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Feb 23, 14:18243860.729222635789631.6327.87179
2023 Mar 03, 17:21421860.000635780358351437.170.0277125° east
2023 Mar 05, 12:19421640.000235775357961436.050.0311125° east
CZ 3B fourth stage
2023-023B
55687
in space
Launched Zhongxing 26.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 23, 16:52237030.722719534455605.3027.85179


2023-024
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 Feb 24, 00:24
Soyuz MS-23
2023-024A
55688
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 27
Life 215 days Returned to Earth
Replacement crew vehicle to ISS as substitute for the damaged Soyuz MS-22. Separated from launch vehicle at 00:33 UTC. Docked with the Poisk module February 26 at 00:58 UTC, three minutes ahead of schedule. Undocked carrying original Soyuz MS-22 crew Apr 6 at 08:44:55 UTC and docked with the Prichal module at 09:21:44. The manoeuvre was to simplify access to open space for future EVAs. Undocked Sep 27 at 07:54 UTC carrying Soyuz MS-22 crew - Sergey Prokovyev (commander) and Dmitri Petelin (both Roscosmos) and Frank Rubio (NASA). Retro-fire at 09:24 UTC was followed by landing near Dzhezkazgan, Russia at 10:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 24, 04:5865860.002219322288.6551.6471
2023 Feb 24, 10:3366910.002329832890.7951.64344
2023 Feb 25, 08:0266940.002629833390.8451.63348
2023 Feb 26, 13:4167970.000641542292.9451.6431
2023 Sep 26, 07:3067960.000641442292.9251.6463
Soyuz third stage
2023-024B
55689
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 26
Life 2 days
Launched Soyuz MS-23.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 24, 09:0665840.002119122088.6051.6661


2023-025
CZ 2C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Feb 24, 04:01
Horus 1
2023-025A
55690
in space
Described as a remote sensing satellite but with no detail of the sensors carried, suggesting it is military/government in nature. Owned by Egypt and developed in co-operation with China using Chinese technology. The name of the god, Horus, can be translated as 'the one who is above'. One of a pair of satellites launched to matching LTDN, Horus 2 followed on March 13.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Feb 24, 11:5668740.001148850394.5397.4724810:21
2023 Mar 01, 11:4768750.001049050494.5597.4722310:21
2023 Mar 18, 15:1168750.001548650794.5597.4715810:22
2023 Mar 19, 21:0668750.001348850694.5697.4714110:22
2023 Nov 13, 04:0668730.000749050094.5297.459110:30
CZ 2C second stage
2023-025B
55691
in space
Launched Horus 1. Orbit raised and inclination adjusted after satellite separation, possibly indicating that it carries instruments or sensors.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Feb 24, 21:2668920.006646855994.8997.60281


2023-026
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-1)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Feb 27, 23:13
Starlink 30053
2023-026A
55695
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty one V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 19:41 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 360 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 01, 22:0067480.000236837191.9343.01272
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Feb 27
Life <1 day
Launched twenty one Starlink V2 satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-027
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Mar 2, 05:34
SpaceX Dragon Crew 6 (Dragon Endeavour flight #4)
2023-027A
55740
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 4
Life 186 days Returned to Earth
Crew flight to ISS provided by SpaceX under contract to NASA. Crew members - Steven Owen (commander) & Warren Hoburg (both NASA), Andrei Fedyaev (Roscosmos) and Sultan Alneyadi of the UAE. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:46 UTC. Docked with the upward facing port of the Harmony module March 3 at 06:40 UTC. Undocked, carrying original crew, September 3 at 23:05 UTC. Retro-fire September 4 at 03:24 UTC led to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean off Jacksonville, Florida at 04:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 02, 05:5865790.001419221088.5151.651
2023 Mar 02, 12:5366600.010721135390.1651.65222
2023 Mar 02, 17:3367860.000340641092.7351.65183
2023 Mar 03, 01:1667870.000540541392.7451.65189
2023 Mar 03, 14:1867960.000641442292.9351.6451
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched Crew Dragon 6. Caused to re-enter after releasing the spacecraft.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Crew Dragon trunk module
2023-027B
57799
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 4
Life 339 days
Released from Dragon Crew 6 2023 September 4 at about 11:20 UTC prior to retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 06, 19:1867830.000540240992.6751.7842


2023-028
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-7)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Mar 3, 18:38
Starlink 5592
2023-028A
55741
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty one LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at about 18:59 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 08, 20:0066670.003326731290.3070.00165
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 3
Life <1 day
Launched fifty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after their release.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-F03 - failed to reach orbit
H-3 22S (TF-1)
Tanegashima Space Centre
2023 Mar 7, 01:37
Daichi 3 (ALOS 3, Advanced Land Observation Satellite 3)
Japanese Earth imaging satellite aimed at LTDN 10:30, lost when launch vehicle second stage failed to ignite properly. Earlier launch attempt Jan 17 was called off after main engine ignition but before ignition of solid rocket boosters.


2023-029
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Mar 9, 19:13
OneWeb 0530
2023-029A
55796
in space
Broadband distribution satellite for the UK company OneWeb.

One of 40 similar satellites carried on this launch, all initially in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 13, 22:0069720.000958860096.5686.51194
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 9
Life <1 day
Launched forty OneWeb satellites. Caused to re-enter above the southern Indian Ocean around 21:00 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-030
CZ 4C
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Mar 9, 22:41
Tianhui 6A
2023-030A
55836
in space
One of a pair of satellites carried on the same launch vehicle. Second generation cartographic and imaging satellite using radar.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 10, 07:1572620.0005880887102.6498.9923005:59
Tianhui 6B
2023-030D
55839
in space
One of a pair of satellites carried on the same launch vehicle. Second generation cartographic and imaging satellite using radar.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 10, 07:2272610.0005880887102.6399.0024005:59
CZ 4C third stage
2023-030C
55838
in space
Launched Tianhui 6A & 6B. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 10, 07:1671990.0088757885101.3299.0043


2023-031
Proton-M + Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 Mar 12, 23:13
Luch 5Х (Olympus 2?)
2023-031A
55841
in space
Mission obscure but may be be a combined communications payload (Luch) for use by satellites in LEO, and an electronic intelligence gathering ELINT payload (Olympus) - possibly for the Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB). May also carry a payload that provides a reference signal to increase navigational accuracy for GLONASS users.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Mar 14, 08:43419210.005435316357711423.680.2619757° east
2023 Mar 19, 07:21419440.005035357357741424.810.2519473° east
2023 Mar 21, 13:37420550.005435448359061430.490.2519578° east
2023 Mar 22, 15:18421370.005035549359701434.700.2419379° east
2023 Mar 23, 13:59421720.004635599359881436.460.2319479° east
2023 Mar 23, 16:46421780.004635607359921436.750.2319379° east
2023 Mar 27, 14:17423100.002735816360481443.550.1719975° east
2023 Apr 09, 14:07421650.000135784357891436.100.0530758° east
2023 May 03, 21:29422470.000435852358851440.300.0511457° east
2023 May 22, 22:57421640.000135784357881436.070.041229° east
Briz-M rocket stage
2023-031B
55842
in space
Launched Luch 5X. Moved to graveyard orbit after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 16, 05:41425380.006835871364481455.190.29151
Briz-M propellant tank
2023-031C
55843
in space
Discarded auxilliary propellant tank from Briz-M that launched Luch 5X.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 13, 15:37244260.723338135716633.2148.730


2023-032
CZ 2C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Mar 13, 04:02
Horus 2
2023-032A
55844
in space
Described as a remote sensing satellite but with no detail of the sensors carried, suggesting it is military/government in nature. Owned by Egypt and developed in co-operation with China using Chinese technology. Launched followed Horus 1 (launched February 24) to make a pair of satellites in orbits with similar LTDN.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 13, 07:0268740.001048950294.5297.4726410:21
2023 Apr 27, 04:5368700.001348350194.4597.4710110:23
2023 Apr 27, 11:2668740.000849050194.5297.4710510:23
2023 Nov 13, 03:1868730.000649149994.5297.4513210:30
CZ 2C second stage
2023-032B
55845
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 19
Life 190 days
Launched Horus 2. Orbit raised and inclination adjusted after satellite separation, possibly indicating that it carries instruments or sensors.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 13, 16:3969090.010046160095.2597.26222


2023-033
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Mar 15, 00:30
SpaceX Dragon 2 CRS-27
2023-033A
55860
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 15
Life 31 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to/from the ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Separated from launch vehicle at 00:42 UTC. Docked with the forward-facing port of the Harmony module of ISS Mar 16 at 11:31 UTC, about 20 minutes earlier than anticipated. Undocked 2023 Apr 15 at 15:05 UTC. retrofire at about at 20:08 UTC led to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 20:58 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 15, 00:5465790.001119420888.5151.6410
2023 Mar 15, 03:5066480.008921032989.9151.65230
2023 Mar 16, 05:2867870.000340741292.7551.64106
2023 Mar 16, 08:4767950.000641342192.9051.65106
2023 Mar 16, 10:2367970.000641542392.9551.6497
2023 Apr 14, 19:4167950.000641342292.9251.64193
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 15
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon 2 CRS-27. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 01:15 UTC on the day of launch.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Dragon 2 trunk module
2023-033B
56234
Re-entered - 2023 May 19
Life 65 days
Separated from Dragon 2 CRS-27 2023 April 15 prior to retrofire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 16, 16:2767110.010926040691.1951.63165


2023-034
CZ 11
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Mar 15, 11:41
Shiyan 19 (Test 19)
2023-034A
55861
in space
Earth imaging satellite equipped with a radar imager. Probably a technology demonstrator.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 15, 14:4068830.001449551594.7297.4628418:00
CZ 11 fourth stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 15
Life <1 day
Launched Shiyan 19. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-035
Electron (Stronger Together)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Wallops Island
2023 Mar 16, 22:38
Capella 10 (Whitney 8)
2023-005B
55909
in space
Second generation satellite from Capella Space carrying Synthetic Aperture Radar for Earth imaging. Member of a planned thirty satellite constellation. Released from launch vehicle at 23:36 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 17, 14:4069760.000459560096.6444.01246
Capella 9 (Whitney 7)
2023-005C
55910
in space
Second generation satellite from Capella Space carrying Synthetic Aperture Radar for Earth imaging. Member of a planned thirty satellite constellation. Released from launch vehicle at 23:36 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 17, 14:3969760.000459560096.6444.01242
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-035A
55908
in space
Launched 2x Capella satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 17, 14:4069770.000359760196.6644.18196
Electron second stage
2023-035D
55911
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 22
Life 6 days
Launched 2x Capella satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 17, 01:1366180.009517730389.3044.00136


2023-036
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Mar 17, 08:33
Gaofen 13-02
2023-036A
55912
in space
Chinese optical remote sensing satellite. Probably moved to Geosynchronous Drift Orbit March 19 then 'lost' by Space-Track until Mar 31.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Mar 17, 12:01243790.730319735805631.3828.51180
2023 Mar 31, 13:03421650.000235777357961436.113.03303147° east
CZ 3B fourth stage
2023-036B
55913
in space
Launched Gaofen 13-02.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 17, 11:47236460.724014934387603.1128.49179


2023-037
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-8)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Mar 17, 19:26
Starlink 5856
2023-037A
55914
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty two LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at about 18:59 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 22, 18:0066670.004026231690.2970.00162
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 17
Life <1 day
Launched fifty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after their release.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-038
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Mar 17, 23:38
SES 18
2023-038A
55970
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously launched comsats from SES to provide services to the US. Separated from launch vehicle March 18 at 00:09 UTC. Expected location 103° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Mar 18, 20:34164000.592330919736348.3726.89176
2023 Mar 20, 15:45180610.629930623060402.6126.80179
2023 Mar 24, 00:56244240.724136035732633.1226.68181
2023 Mar 24, 16:10265660.5848465335723718.2115.13181
2023 Mar 28, 13:53370830.134625715356951184.471.92184
2023 Mar 28, 22:35404920.039532515357121351.470.54189
2023 Apr 02, 13:37421590.000335768357941435.810.08343141° west
2023 Apr 03, 15:15421650.000135784357901436.110.0829141° west
2023 Apr 27, 13:07421230.000935706357841433.980.0754141° west
2023 May 01, 12:58420940.000235709357221432.460.0638137° west
2023 Jun 08, 16:45421620.000035783357841435.950.04187103° west
2023 Jun 09, 11:10421650.000035785357881436.100.02107103° west
SES 19
2023-038B
55971
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously launched comsats from SES to provide services to the US. Separated from launch vehicle March 18 at 00:15 UTC. Expected location 135° west, alongside SES 22.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2023 Mar 18, 18:40163900.592130819717348.0526.89176
2023 Mar 20, 12:37203360.671131027605481.0026.65178
2023 Mar 21, 18:42230290.709231932983579.6826.62179
2023 Mar 24, 16:47263600.5984420735756709.8515.70181
2023 Mar 28, 11:40373820.126126291357171198.841.80184
2023 Mar 29, 13:03405910.037232704357211356.440.49190
2023 Mar 30, 13:31421070.000135724357341433.160.0934145° west
2023 Apr 03, 14:47421650.000035784357881436.090.08333143° west
2023 May 05, 08:53421630.000035783357861435.990.01191143° west
2023 May 07, 12:00421170.000135734357441433.650.01205141° west
2023 May 19, 15:53421650.000235780357941436.120.05312135° west
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-038C
55972
in space
Launched SES 18 and SES 19.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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( min )
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2023 Mar 18, 20:32163850.592230319710347.8826.90176


2023-039
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Mar 22, 08:09
Tianmu 1-03
2023-039A
55973
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 22, 12:0668890.001050351794.8397.4225515:30
2023 Jul 19, 17:4268860.001449851794.7897.4319015:28
Tianmu 1-04
2023-039B
55974
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 22, 15:1468880.001150251794.8297.4126115:30
2023 Jul 19, 18:5268860.001150051594.7897.4218815:28
Tianmu 1-05
2023-039C
55975
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 22, 15:1368880.001050251694.8197.4126015:30
2023 Jul 19, 18:2968860.000750351294.7897.4317515:28
Tianmu 1-06
2023-039D
55976
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 22, 15:1368870.001050151694.7997.4126315:30
2023 Jul 19, 18:0568860.000650451294.7897.4317515:28
Kuaizhou 11 second stage
2023-039E
55977
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 23
Life 1 day
Launched Tianmu 1 03 - Tianmu 1 06. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 22, 15:1566750.026711947590.4697.3945


2023-F04 - failed to reach orbit
Terran 1
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Mar 23, 03:25
Terran 1 second stage
Instrumented rocket body aimed at ~28° inclination. Lost when it failed to ignite properly.


2023-040
Soyuz-2 1A
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
2023 Mar 23, 06:40
Cosmos 2567 (Bars-M №4)
2023-040A
55978
in space
Russian government optical imaging satellite for use in cartography.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 23, 11:3267970.011933850092.9597.647222:23
2023 Mar 24, 23:1867990.011534349992.9997.646722:24
2023 Mar 25, 22:2568310.006740849993.6597.646322:24
2023 Mar 31, 08:2768800.000849650794.6597.6329022:25
2023 Nov 22, 02:4768700.001248450094.4597.6116722:52
2023 Dec 21, 10:4968690.001348250094.4397.617522:55
2024 Feb 06, 03:1968790.000649750594.6497.6125723:01
Soyuz upper stage
2023-040B
55979
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 22
Life 244 days
Launched Cosmos 2567.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 23, 10:1967950.011833749892.9297.6572


2023-041
Electron (The Beat Goes On)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2023 Mar 24, 09:14
BlackSky 19 (Global 19)
2023-041B
55982
in space
Second Generation commercial multi-spectral Earth imaging satellite from BlackSky Global inc. Released from kick stage at 10:11 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 25, 10:4368310.000545045693.6542.02258
BlackSky 5 (Global 5)
2023-041C
55983
in space
Second Generation commercial multi-spectral Earth imaging satellite from BlackSky Global inc. Released from kick stage at 10:11 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 24, 19:3468290.000944545793.6142.02273
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-041D
55984
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 7
Life 14 days
Launched 2x BlackSky satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 24, 22:3367210.015424044691.4041.9719
Electron second stage
2023-041E
55985
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 1
Life 8 days
Launched 2x BlackSky satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 24, 17:2266900.019618144390.7642.02261


2023-042
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-5)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Mar 24, 15:43
Starlink 5905
2023-042A
55986
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:54 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 30, 16:0067080.000732633591.1343.00317
Falcon 9 upper stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 24
Life <1 day
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-043
LVM3 (M3)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Mar 26, 03:30
OneWeb 0537
2023-043A
56046
in space
Broadband distribution satellite for the UK company OneWeb. Released from launch vehicle in nine batches of four, to avoid collisions, starting at 10:50 UTC.

One of 36 similar satellites carried on this launch, all initially in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 28, 16:0068270.001144145793.5787.42266
LVM3 third stage
2023-043AN
56082
in space
Launched 36 OneWeb satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 26, 04:4568270.001144145793.5787.47246


2023-044
Shavit 2
Palmachim AFB, Israel
2023 Mar 28, 23:10
Ofeq 13
2023-044A
56083
in space
Israeli electro-optical (probably) reconnaissance satellite to monitor the Middle East from highly retrograde orbit.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
Shavit fourth stage
2023-044B
56084
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 23
Life 117 days
Launched Ofeq 13.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld


2023-045
Soyuz-2 1V
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
2023 Mar 29, 19:57
Cosmos 2568
2023-045A
56091
in space
Possible imaging reconnaissance satellite. Initial near-sun-synchronous LTDN matched Cosmos 2560 (54050/2022-135A), Cosmos 2555 (52330/2022-044A) and Cosmos 2551 (49127/2021-081A). All of them re-entered naturally after a few weeks without any orbital manoeuvres. Cosmos 2568 followed a similar pattern until a minor orbit 'tweak' July 11. Then, for about eight weeks, August 16 - October 6, it operated a thruster to maintain a steady orbit height with a precise 16 day repeating ground track before resuming steady orbit decay. On Oct 11 it started a new phase of orbit maintenance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 29, 21:4567150.001132934591.2796.4629911:30
2023 Jul 11, 11:3866840.000930031290.6496.4624011:12
2023 Aug 17, 17:0666710.000928629990.3696.4511011:07
2023 Oct 05, 09:1466710.000528929690.3696.4425111:01
2023 Oct 12, 18:5966670.000628429390.2996.4522811:00
Soyuz upper stage
2023-045B
56092
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 4
Life 97 days
Launched Cosmos 2568.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 29, 21:4567130.001332634491.2396.46289


2023-046
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-10)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Mar 29, 20:01
Starlink 6102
2023-046A
56093
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 20:06 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 250-300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 16:0067170.000433634291.3243.00269
Falcon 9 upper stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 29
Life <1 day
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-047
CZ 2D
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Mar 30, 10:50
Hongtu-1 1A
2023-047A
56153
in space
Lead satellite in a group of four commercially-operated radar imaging satellites using interferometry to achieve high resolution.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 30, 13:5068840.001050051394.7597.4427018:00
2023 Apr 12, 11:3068840.001149851394.7397.4422118:00
2023 Apr 15, 12:0368850.001349851694.7697.4321618:00
Hongtu-1 1B
2023-047B
56154
in space
Secondary satellite in a group of four commercially-operated radar imaging satellites using interferometry to achieve high resolution. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 30, 13:5068840.001149851394.7397.4428118:00
2023 Apr 12, 12:5668830.001149751294.7197.4422818:00
2023 Apr 13, 14:1868840.001149851394.7397.4422618:00
Hongtu-1 1C
2023-047C
56155
in space
Secondary satellite in a group of four commercially-operated radar imaging satellites using interferometry to achieve high resolution. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 30, 13:4868830.001149751294.7197.4428118:00
2023 Apr 11, 13:1868820.001149651294.7097.4423618:00
2023 Apr 14, 13:5868850.001449751694.7697.4422818:00
2023 Apr 21, 16:3468910.001250552194.8897.4419818:00
Hongtu-1 1D
2023-047D
56156
in space
Secondary satellite in a group of four commercially-operated radar imaging satellites using interferometry to achieve high resolution. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Mar 30, 13:4868820.001149651194.7097.4428918:00
2023 Apr 11, 13:1568810.001149551194.6897.4424218:00
2023 Apr 14, 20:2268840.001349751594.7397.4423118:00
CZ 2D second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Mar 30
Life <1 day
Launched Hongtu-1 Group1 (4 satellites). Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-048
CZ 4C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Mar 31, 06:27
Yaogan 34-04
2023-048A
56157
in space
Imaging satellite - orbit is similar to the Yaogan 31 electronic surveillance satellites, and the Initial orbit plane has RAAN about three degrees to the east of that of the first Yaogan 31 triplet (launch no 2018-034). Expected to move into formation with the Yaogan 31 group.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 31, 10:0574720.000310921096107.1463.40257
2023 Apr 01, 09:0774730.000210941097107.1663.40277
2023 Apr 15, 14:1574700.000710871097107.0963.40307
CZ 4C third stage
2023-048B
56158
in space
Launched Yaogan 34-04. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Mar 31, 10:0173840.01229151096105.2463.4144


2023-049
Tianlong-2
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Apr 2, 08:48
Love Space Science
2023-049A
56159
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 7
Life 311 days
4U Cubesat (4x1) to demonstrate capability of the Tianlong-2 rocket on its first launch. Equipped with an Earth imaging system, reportedly for remote sensing.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Apr 03, 05:0668650.001347849694.3697.4128115:08
Tianlong-2 third stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 2
Life <1 day
Launched Love Space Science. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-050
Falcon 9 Block 5
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Apr 2, 14:29
Checkmate 8 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 8)
2023-050A
56162
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 09:3273260.0005944952104.0081.00227
Checkmate 5 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 5)
2023-050B
56163
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 09:3773260.0006943952104.0081.00226
Checkmate 4 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 4)
2023-050C
56164
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 09:3173250.0006943952103.9981.00224
Checkmate 6 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 6)
2023-050D
56165
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073250.0006943952103.9981.00221
Checkmate 7 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 7)
2023-050E
56166
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073250.0006943951103.9981.00219
Checkmate 2 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 2)
2023-050F
56167
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073250.0006943951103.9981.00221
Checkmate 1 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 1)
2023-050G
56168
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

One of eight similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073250.0006943951103.9881.00218
Checkmate 3 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 3)
2023-050H
56169
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073250.0006942951103.9881.00215
BB 2 (SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 2)
2023-050J
56170
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture", equipped with sensors to provide 'beyond line-of-sight targeting' for ships and mobile missile launchers. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 03, 21:0073230.0008939951103.9481.00208
2023 Apr 16, 12:5773280.0010943957104.0581.00169
2023 Apr 21, 02:0173300.0006948956104.0981.00173
2023 Apr 24, 18:1673330.0010948962104.1581.00151
2023 May 21, 22:0273440.0011958975104.4081.0058
BB 1 (SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 1)
2023-050K
56171
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture", equipped with sensors to provide 'beyond line-of-sight targeting' of ships and mobile missile launchers. Separated from launch vehicle at about 15:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 03, 20:5973230.0009938951103.9481.00206
2023 Apr 22, 07:4073290.0011943959104.0880.99133
2023 May 22, 17:5173310.0012945962104.1281.0074
2023 May 23, 07:4573330.0010947962104.1581.0184
2023 May 24, 13:1673340.0013947965104.1881.0066
2023 May 26, 03:3073360.0014948968104.2281.0367
2023 Jun 02, 14:3473400.0015951973104.3181.0035
2023 Jun 07, 18:0573430.0017953977104.3681.0022
2023 Jun 16, 09:1173440.0017954978104.3981.000
2023 Jul 01, 08:3873440.0015955977104.4081.00319
Falcon 9 upper stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched ten Tranche 0 satellites for the US Space Development Agency. Caused to re-enter at about 16:45 UTC after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-051
Hyperbola 1 (Y6)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Apr 7, 04:00
Hyperbola 1 fourth stage
2023-051A
56172
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 29
Life 205 days
Instrumented upper stage carried on verification flight of a launch vehicle operated by Chinese private company i-Space. Three of the previous four launches failed to reach orbit. Initial value for Argument of Perigee suggests perigee was lowered from an initial 500 km circular orbit.

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Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Apr 07, 14:5967780.015429550492.5597.3435010:20


2023-052
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Apr 7, 04:30
Intelsat 40e
2023-052A
56174
in space
Comsat to provide services to commercial aviation, maritime customers, land mobile customers and commercial networks. Also carries NASA's TEMPO (Tropospheric Emissions: Monitoring of Pollution) instrument as a hosted payload - it will provide hourly measurements of air quality and pollution over North America. Expected location - 91° west.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2023 Apr 07, 13:03218280.699518130719534.9126.98177
2023 Apr 10, 22:00234110.717723033836594.1426.97179
2023 Apr 13, 17:12263550.5950429635658709.6815.40181
2023 Apr 17, 09:12407620.030833129356381365.020.30168
2023 Apr 18, 18:36420210.000235632356531428.750.03207108° west
2023 Apr 19, 11:41420090.000435614356471428.140.03249107° west
2023 Apr 25, 08:50420590.000435666356961430.700.0126097° west
2023 Apr 30, 21:19421130.000535713357561433.430.0010392° west
2023 May 03, 19:52421220.000435726357611433.890.0730490° west
2023 May 04, 21:00421650.000135781357921436.090.0224591° west
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-052B
56175
in space
Launched Intelsat 40E.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 07, 07:10217950.699217830656533.7027.00177


2023-053
Ariane 5ECA (VA-260)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise
2023 Apr 14, 12:14
JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer)
2023-053A
56176
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 15
Life 1 day
ESA planetary explorer aimed to study potentially trapped water in Jupiter's the largest moons - Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Expected to arrive in the vicinity of Jupiter in 2031 after following a convoluted trajectory using Earth fly-by to increase speed.
Heliocentric orbit
Ariane 5 third stage
2023-053B
56177
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 15
Life 1 day
Launched JUICE.
Heliocentric orbit


2023-054
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Transporter 7)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Apr 15, 06:47
IMECE
2023-054A
56178
in space
Earth observation satellite designed and developed by TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY) of Turkey. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:23 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Apr 19, 13:1870520.000866867998.2298.2119222:31
OrbAstro AF 1 (Brokkr 1)
2023-054B
56179
in space
Separated from launch vehicle at 07:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4468810.000749850894.6897.41242
DewaSat 2
2023-054C
56180
in space
6U Cubesat from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority of the UAE and built in co-operation with NanoAvionics of Lithuania, equipped with an Earth Imaging System. It will also study greenhouse gases and provide a link to relay data from internet-connected sensors on the ground. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 19, 04:5668810.000949650894.6797.42239
KilicSat
2023-054D
56181
in space
3U Cubesat from Gumush Aerospace and the The University of Turkish Aerospace Association (UTAA) equipped with an AIS receiver to relay messages from ships at sea to the ground. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:49 UTC. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4468810.000849750894.6797.41238
Lemur 2 (KAUST, OnReflection)
2023-054E
56182
in space
6U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors. Also carries a hyperspectral Earth imaging camera with an onboard image processing system. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4468800.000749750794.6697.40231
Sateliot 0
2023-054F
56183
in space
6U Cubesat to provide internet messaging connectivity for remote stations. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:55 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4468800.000749750794.6697.41225
SSS 2B
2023-054G
56184
in space
3U Cubesat from TÜBİTAK Space Technologies Research Institute (TÜBİTAK UZAY) used to train students in satellite engineering. Payload includes a remote sensing camera. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4368800.000949650994.6697.42239
BRO-9 (Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter 9)
2023-054H
56185
in space
6U Cubesat from Unseen Labs of France for signal intelligence (SIGINT) reporting, specifically for maritime and airborne traffic. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4368800.000849750794.6697.41232
GHGSat C8 (Océane)
2023-054J
56186
in space
Small satellite in a constellation being built for GHGSat Inc of Montreal. It will monitor greenhouse gases emitted from sources on the ground. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 14:4368800.000949650894.6697.41236
Lemur-2 + Adler 2 (SpaceGus)
2023-054K
56187
in space
6U Cubesat carrying the Austrian Particle Impact Detector (APID) to detect very small items of debris in LEO and a radar system with a 100m range. Design is based on the 3U Lemur-2 satellite from Spire but with specialised instrumentation alongside the standard Lemur-2 equipment. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:55 UTC.

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2023 Apr 18, 14:4368800.000749750794.6597.41220
CIRBE (Colorado Inner Radiation Belt Experiment)
2023-054L
56188
in space
3U Cubesat from the University of Coloado, Boulder - equipped to study the formation of electrons in the Earth's inner radiation belt. NASA's ELaNa 47 (Educational Launch of NanoSats) mission. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:54 UTC.

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2023 Apr 18, 14:4368800.000849650794.6597.41230
It's About Time
2023-054M
56189
in space
?U Cubesat - demonstrator payload from US company TrustPoint, details not disclosed. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:54 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1768790.000949550794.6497.41229
ÑuSat 36 (Annie Cannon)
2023-054N
56190
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:57 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1768790.000849550794.6497.41218
Hawk 7A
2023-054P
56191
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:01 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1768790.000949450794.6397.41221
ION SCV-010 (Masterful Matthaeus)
2023-054Q
56192
in space
Satellite Carrier Vehicle built by D-Orbit. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:15 UTC.

Satellites:
VCub 1 - released Apr 22, ~22:15 UTC,
Kepler 20 - released Apr 26, ~06:50 UTC,
Kepler 21 - released Apr 26, ~17:00 UTC,
ELO 3 - released Apr 25, ~10:30 UTC,
EPICHyper 1 - released late-June.

Hosted payloads include:
Scorpio - sensor from Elt's Space for use in electronic intelligence gathering,
MicroCMG - demonstrator from Veoware of a gyroscope-based attitude control system for small satellites,

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2023 Apr 18, 16:1768790.000949450794.6397.41219
Hawk 7B
2023-054R
56193
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1768790.000949450794.6397.41217
NorSat TD
2023-054S
56194
in space
Small satellite carrying an experimental navigation radar detector to augment ship detection capabilities from an on-board Automatic Identification System (AIS) receiver. Also carries an experimental thruster and a space-ground laser communication system. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1668790.000949450794.6397.41221
GHOSt 1 (Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite)
2023-054T
56195
in space
Commercial satellite in a planned constellation of six equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:18 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1668790.001049450794.6297.41217
Vigoride 6
2023-054U
56196
in space
Satellite carrier from US company Momentus Systems, separated from launch vehicle at 08:20 UTC.

Satellites:
LLITED A - released on May 15 around 23:30 UTC,
LLITED B - released on May 15 around 23:30 UTC,
VIREO - released on May 15 around 23:00 UTC,
DISCO 1 - released on May 15 at about 23:00 UTC,
IRIS C (Intelligent Remote Sensing and Internet Satellite) - released May 17 around 19:30 UTC,
Revela - released May 31 around 20:00 UTC.

Hosted payloads:
TASSA (Tape Spring Solar Array) - a developmental solar array.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1668780.001049350794.6197.41222
GHOSt 2 (Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite)
2023-054V
56197
in space
Commercial satellite in a planned constellation of six equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:14 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1668780.001149250794.6197.41219
Umbra 06
2023-054W
56198
in space
Small satellite from US company UMBRA, equipped with a radar imaging system for commercial Earth observation. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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incl 
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1568770.001149250794.6097.41216
Tomorrow R1
2023-054X
56199
in space
Small satellite from US company Tomorrow.io to demonstrate a weather radar sytem to be used in a future constellation of LEO meteorological satellites. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:02 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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incl 
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1568780.001149250794.6197.41221
Hawk 7C
2023-054Y
56200
in space
SIGINT (signals intelligence) satellite from Hawkeye 360 to map radio transmissions worldwide. This is a private programme where SIGINT is usually a military/government activity. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:02 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
2023 Apr 18, 17:5068780.001149250794.6197.41218
ÑuSat 39 (Tikvah Alper)
2023-054Z
56201
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:14 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 17:5068770.001149150794.6097.41220
ÑuSat 38 (Maria Gaetana Agnesi)
2023-054AA
56202
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:55 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 17:5068770.001149150794.6097.41219
ÑuSat 37 (Joan Clarke)
2023-054AB
56203
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:55 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 17:5068770.001249150794.6097.41216
GHGSat C6 (Mey-Lin)
2023-054AC
56204
in space
Small satellite in a constellation being built for GHGSat Inc of Montreal. It will monitor greenhouse gases emitted from sources on the ground. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1468770.001249050794.5897.41214
FACSat 2 (Chiribiquete)
2023-054AD
56205
in space
6U Cubesat for the Colombian Air Force (FAC) equipped with an Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:52 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368750.001448750794.5697.41212
Lemur 2 (GNSS-4, Romeo'n'Leo)
2023-054AE
56206
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 29
Life 380 days
3U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors. Carries additional equipment to gather data about the Earth's atmosphere, including measurements of temperature, humidity, precipitation, plus ionospheric electron density. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:56 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1468760.001248950694.5797.41211
Pleiades Squared (Pleiades Yearling replacement)
2023-054AF
56207
in space
1U Cubesat from BroncoSpace al Calpoly, designed to allow users on the ground to experiment with satellite hardware and software - includes and imaging system. Lack of reports from its owner or radio reception reports after launch indicates that it probably failed to activate. Intended to replace a similar satellite (Pleiades Yearling) carried on the Transporter 6 flight 2023 Jan that was unable to separate from the Orbiter SN1 carrier when the latter malfunctioned.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1468760.001348850794.5797.42218
Taifa 1
2023-054AG
56208
in space
3U Cubesat from the Kenyan Space Agency, equipped with an Earth observation camera. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:51 UTC. Lack of news reports and radio reception reports after launch indicates that it probably failed to activate.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 19, 15:5368760.001248950694.5797.40203
GHGSat C7 (Gaspard)
2023-054AH
56209
in space
Small satellite in a constellation being built for GHGSat Inc of Montreal. It will monitor greenhouse gases emitted from sources on the ground. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1468760.001348950694.5797.41208
Connecta T2.1
2023-054AJ
56210
in space
3U Cubesat from Turkish company Plan-S as a demonstrator for a constellation of Earth observation satellites. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:52 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368760.001348950694.5697.41207
Inspiresat 7
2023-054AK
56211
in space
2U Cubesat - Earth observation satellite studying the Earth's radiation budget and to demonstrate new space equipment from Le Laboratoire Atmosphères, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS) of France. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:52 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368750.001448850794.5697.42215
RoseyCubesat 1
2023-054AL
56212
in space
1U Cubesat from Orbital Solutions Monaco to act as teaching aid for controlling amateur radio satellites. Payload includes an Earth observation system. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:53 UTC. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368750.001448750794.5597.42214
Sapling Giganteum
2023-054AM
56213
in space
1U Cubesat from Stanford Student Space Initiative to demonstrate smart downlinking of images using a Google Coral camera and Google Coral Edge coprocessor. Replaces a similar satellite carried on the Transporter 6 flight 2023 Jan that was unable to separate from the Orbiter SN1 carrier when the latter malfunctioned. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:52 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368750.001448750694.5597.41208
LacunaSat 2f
2023-054AN
56214
in space
3U Cubesat - demonstrator satellite from Lithuanian company Nanoavionics with a receiver for data from Internet connected devices. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:52 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 18, 16:1368750.001448750694.5597.41210
VCub 1
2023-054AP
56215
in space
3U Cubesat from Visiona Tecnologia Espacial of Brazil - built as a demonstrator and test bed for space systems, including a high quality Earth imaging system and an internet-based radio system to collect data from remote stations on land and in the ocean. Released from ION SCV-010 April 22 around 22:15 UTC. Catalogue Number and designation were initially assigned to a phantom object in 670 km orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 23, 16:1368760.001149150694.5897.41184
ELO 3 (Eutelsat LEO for Objects)
2023-054AQ
56216
in space
6U Cubesat from Eutelsat to act as a demonstrator for a broadband internet communications satellite. Released from ION SCV-010 Apr 25 at around 10:30 UTC. Catalogue Number and designation were initially assigned to a phantom object in 670 km orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 26, 12:0568800.000749750794.6697.41183
Kepler 20
2023-054AR
56217
in space
6U Cubesat - Kepler Gen 1 satellite, part of a planned 140 satellite constellation from Kepler Aerospace carrying a high capacity communications system to provide links between other satellites and the ground, and a prototype of an Internet communications system. Released from ION SCV-010 Apr 26 at around 06:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2023 Apr 27, 14:5468780.001149250794.6097.41190
Kepler 21
2023-054AS
56218
in space
6U Cubesat - Kepler Gen 1 satellite, part of a planned 140 satellite constellation from Kepler Aerospace carrying a high capacity communications system to provide links between other satellites and the ground, and a prototype of an Internet communications system. Released from ION SCV-010 Apr 26 at around 17:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 27, 14:5568790.000949550894.6497.41182
LLITED B (Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density)
2023-054AT
56219
in space
1.5U Cubesat from The Aerospace Corporation to study anomalies in the Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere. One of a simultaneously-launched pair. Part of NASA funded ELaNa 40 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) mission. Released from Vigoride 6 on May 15 around 23:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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period
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2023 May 18, 12:2668770.001548850994.5997.41115
LLITED A (Low-Latitude Ionosphere/Thermosphere Enhancements in Density)
2023-054AU
56220
in space
1.5U Cubesat from The Aerospace Corporation to study anomalies in the Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere. One of a simultaneously-launched pair. Part of NASA funded ELaNa 40 (Educational Launch of Nanosatellites) mission. Released from Vigoride 6 on May 15 around 23:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 May 18, 14:0168770.001548850994.5997.41115
IRIS-C (Intelligent Remote Sensing and Internet Satellite)
2023-054AV
56221
in space
3U Cubesat from the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan to further develop satellite design and to demonstrate a star-tracking sensor. Also includes an internet-connected comms system for message relay. Released from Vigoride 6 on May 17 at about 19:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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incl 
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2023 May 23, 18:3868770.001548850994.5997.4197
DISCO 1
2023-054AW
56222
in space
1U Cubesat from a consortium led by Aarhus University, Denmark to allow students to participate in programming and controlling a satellite. Also includes an amateur radio payload. Separated from Vigoride 6 on May 15 at about 23:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 02, 04:1268760.001648750994.5897.4073
Vireo 1
2023-054AX
56223
in space
3U Cubesat from C3S, to demonstrate an Earth imaging system based artificial intelligence. Released from Vigoride 6 May 15 around 23:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 02, 05:4268760.001548750894.5797.4070
Revela
2023-054AY
56224
in space
3U Cubesat from Italian company ARCA Dynamics. Equipped with an Earth imaging camera to act as a demonstrator for an onboard image analysis and processing system. Released from Vigoride 6 May 31 around 20:00 UTC.
EPICHyper 1
2023-054AZ
56225
in space
6U Cubesat from Wyvern Inc of Canada equipped with a wide-spectrum Earth imaging system aimed initially at the agricultural industry and use in detecting invasive plants and pests, and changes in soil chemistry. Released from ION SCV-010 late June.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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incl 
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2023 Jun 26, 13:5869360.001155156695.8297.51251
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 15
Life <1 day
Launched Transporter 7 multi-satellite mission. A small payload of human cremation ashes remained intentionally attached. Caused to re-enter at around 10:30 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-055
CZ 4B
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Apr 16, 01:36
Fengyun 3G (Fengyun 3-07)
2023-055A
56232
in space
Climate studies - launched as a contribution to the international Global Precipitation Measurement programme. Released from launch vehicle at 01:48 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Apr 16, 07:3267900.000740741692.8050.00277
CZ 4B third stage
2023-055B
56233
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 27
Life 11 days
Launched Fengyun 3G. Initial orbit based on Chinese data. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000641041892.8550.01130
2023 Apr 16, 07:3166770.016518940990.4950.079


2023-056
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-2)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Apr 19, 14:31
Starlink 30096
2023-056A
56286
Re-entered - 2023 May 10
Life 21 days
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty one V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:36 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 360 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2023 Apr 24, 14:1067100.000432933491.1643.00318
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 19
Life <1 day
Launched twenty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter at about 16:45 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-057
PSLV-CA (PSLV C-55)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Apr 22, 08:49
Lumelite 4
2023-057B
56309
in space
12U Cubesat from the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore National University. Carries a VDES communications payload to relay two-way messages between ships at sea and shore stations. Released from launch vehicle at 09:09 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 23, 02:0069610.000957658996.329.99359
TeLEOS 2
2023-057C
56310
in space
Earth observation satellite from Singapore carrying a high-resolution radar imaging system. Released from launch vehicle at 09:08 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( ° )
2023 Apr 23, 02:0069630.000658058996.379.99349
PSLV upper stage + POEM 2 (PSLV Orbital Experimental Module 2)
2023-057A
56308
in space
Launched TeLEOS 2 and Lumelite 4. Also carries seven hosted space technology payloads powered by POEM's solar panels. Orbit raised in a sequence of engine firings beginning at 09:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 23, 05:5869820.002258861896.769.89234


2023-I04
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Apr 24, 12:05
ARKSat 1
1998-067VC
56311
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 30
Life 189 days
1U Cubesat from the University of Arkansas - includes a test version of a balloon-based drag system for de-orbit, and a high powered Xenon flash for visual tracking.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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period
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incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967910.000940741992.8351.63275
ExAlta 2
1998-067VE
56313
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 31
Life 190 days
3U Cubesat from the University of Alberta, Canada - demonstrator of an imaging system and satellite operational systems, part of the Northern SPIRIT Consortium space mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967920.000840841992.8351.63269
LightCube 1
1998-067VF
56314
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 17
Life 176 days
1U Cubesat from Arizona State University, equipped with a pair of bright Xenon flash tubes to produce flashes visible to the naked eye.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967920.000940842092.8551.64255


2023-I05
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Apr 24, 12:15
AuroraSat
1998-067VD
56312
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 11
Life 170 days
2U Cubesat from AURORA College, Canada - equipped with a display screen on its outer surface to show images of art items pre-programmed into the satellite. A camera then photographs the screen for transmission to Earth, part of the Northern SPIRIT Consortium space mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967910.000840841992.8351.64264
NEUDOSE (NEUtron DOSimetry & Exploration)
1998-067VG
56315
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 29
Life 219 days
2U Cubesat from McMaster University, Canada and designed to investigate charged and neutral particles in the radiation dose received by humans in LEO.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967920.000840842092.8551.64246
YukonSat
1998-067VH
56316
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 11
Life 201 days
2U Cubesat from Yukon University - equipped with a boom-mounted camera for 'selfie' photography and a radio transmitter to broadcast pre-recoded stories about northern Canada, part of the Northern SPIRIT Consortium space mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 25, 12:3967920.000840941992.8551.64238


2023-058
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 3-5)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Apr 26, 13:40
Starlink 6038
2023-058A
56317
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of forty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 14:41 UTC. Catalogue Number to be confirmed.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 360 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 03, 18:0067260.000334635091.5097.66246
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Apr 26
Life <1 day
Launched forty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-059
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Apr 28, 22:12
O3b mPower FM04
2023-059A
56367
in space
Second generation communications satellite, owned by SES, to provide broadband links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. In addition to the broad area coverage of 1st gen satellites, mPower satellites are equipped with spot beam aerials. Released from launch vehicle Apr 29 at 00:12 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 29, 08:36112650.187727737001198.318.60182
O3b mPower FM03
2023-059B
56368
in space
Second generation communications satellite, owned by SES, to provide broadband links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. In addition to the broad area coverage of 1st gen satellites, mPower satellites are equipped with spot beam aerials. Released from launch vehicle Apr 29 at 00:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 29, 09:55112620.188027677001198.238.60182
2023 May 08, 15:52113800.182729227081201.358.18208
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-059C
56369
in space
Launched pair of O3b satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Apr 29, 09:55112590.188127646998198.158.59182


2023-060
Falcon Heavy
Kennedy Space Center
2023 May 1, 00:26
Viasat 3 Americas
2023-060A
56370
in space
Commercial comsat providing broadband services to North America for the aviation industry, government and private consumers. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:58 UTC. Continuous thrust used to raise orbit to operating height. Expected location 88°.9 west. Jul 12 - Viasat announced that main radio reflector had not deployed properly and efforts were under way to work round the problem.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 03, 21:33409830.000934568346421376.160.06137
2023 May 06, 19:10412160.000534817348591387.910.0584
2023 May 09, 16:11415960.000235208352271407.120.04357110° west
2023 May 11, 12:00417120.000535313353551413.040.032798° west
2023 May 12, 14:24418790.000335490355121421.520.0326893° west
2023 May 14, 14:12424650.005535854363191451.440.023586° west
2023 May 16, 19:12421640.000135783357901436.080.0413989° west
Arcturus
2023-060B
56371
in space
Small comsat built and owned by Astranis Space Technologies Corp to provide broadband connectivity to Alaska. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:12 UTC. Expected location 163° west. Moved to graveyard orbit 2024 Jan 31.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 03, 21:29409560.001034537346191374.790.06186
2023 May 07, 20:09422400.000235853358701439.920.06146162° west
2023 May 08, 21:19421910.000735781358441437.420.06355163° west
2023 May 09, 19:42421650.000135782357921436.120.0635163° west
2024 Jan 31, 14:16421660.000335776357991436.140.53243163° west
2024 Feb 01, 17:53423980.000536001360401448.050.53220165° west
2024 Mar 01, 02:29423990.000436002360401448.100.60238110° east
GS 1 (Gravity Space 1)
2023-060C
56372
in space
6U Cubesat hosting multiple payloads including:
Nusantara H1 A - an Indonesian 'placeholder' communications package to reserve a geosynchronous slot for a future comsat,
Orbit Guard - test payload from Infinite Orbits, capable of detecting and tracking other objects in orbit.

Separated from launch vehicle at 05:05 UTC. Expected location - 116°.1 east. Tracking difficulties led to a slow start in drift orbit. Arrived on station August 16. 2023 November 12, after fulfilling its Nusantara 'placeholder' role, commenced eastward move, arrived 166° east 2023 December 20.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 10, 12:00410210.001034604346831378.090.0666
2023 May 22, 17:16410170.000934603346741377.840.0951
2023 Jun 07, 00:49410260.011734168351281378.320.1274
2023 Jun 13, 19:00411210.001834670348151383.080.14298
2023 Jun 20, 14:50412170.001034796348821387.960.15359
2023 Jun 28, 14:41413600.001134937350261395.160.17357
2023 Jul 05, 23:45415020.002835006352421402.390.1932737° west
2023 Jul 12, 15:06416270.001035206352921408.710.2034314° east
2023 Jul 19, 03:35417530.001135327354221415.090.2135155° east
2023 Jul 27, 21:57419280.001335497356031424.010.2435392° east
2023 Aug 08, 19:02421030.000535703357471432.950.26346112° east
2023 Aug 14, 23:42421290.000235743357591434.280.28357116° east
2023 Aug 16, 19:15421630.000235776357941436.030.2851116° east
2023 Nov 03, 18:24421630.000035784357861436.020.30239116° east
2023 Nov 12, 17:19421520.000235767357801435.420.28301117° east
2023 Nov 18, 17:46420620.000335670356971430.840.30279122° east
2023 Nov 22, 18:18419820.000335592356171426.790.31236129° east
2023 Dec 20, 11:33421930.000235807358231437.530.40238166° east
2023 Dec 28, 15:31421650.000335775357991436.110.42202166° east
2024 Mar 09, 14:49421650.000235778357951436.100.58254166° east
Falcon 9 upper stage
2023-060D
56373
in space
Launched Viasat 3 Americas, GS 1 and Arcturus.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 May 10, 14:24409560.001034536346191374.770.06179


2023-061
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-6)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 May 4, 07:31
Starlink 6156
2023-061A
56374
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:35 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 360 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 10, 07:4167240.000234534891.4643.01199
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 May 4
Life <1 day
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-062
Electron (Rocket Like A Hurricane)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2023 May 8, 01:00
TROPICS 05 (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats)
2023-062A
56442
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously launched pair from NASA to to study thermodynamics of the troposphere and precipitation in storm centres within the tropical region of the Earth's atmosphere. Constellation will eventually consist of four satellites, the original aim was six satellites but two were lost in a launch failure during 2022. Released from launch vehicle at 01:33 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 08, 19:4669250.000854155395.5932.74229
TROPICS 06 (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats)
2023-062C
56444
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously launched pair from NASA to to study thermodynamics of the troposphere and precipitation in storm centres within the tropical region of the Earth's atmosphere. Constellation will eventually consist of four satellites, the original aim was six satellites but two were lost in a launch failure during 2022. Released from launch vehicle at 01:33 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 08, 18:0869220.001653255595.5232.74223
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-062B
56443
in space
Launched two satellites for NASA's TROPICS constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2023 May 08, 19:4569230.001453555495.5432.73229
Electron second stage
2023-062D
56445
in space
Launched two satellites for NASA's TROPICS constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 08, 18:0969280.001753856295.6635.49236


2023-063
CZ 7
Wenchang Space Centre
2023 May 10, 13:22
Tianzhou 6
2023-063B
56446
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 19
Life 254 days
Supplies to Chinese Space Station - support for the upcoming Shenzhou 16 mission. Initial orbit similar to the upper stage rocket. Docked with rear port of Tianhe module at 21:16 UTC on day of launch. Tianli, a 12U Cubesat was contained in a dispenser attached to its exterior, expected to be released before mission end. Undocked 2024 January 12 at 08:02 UTC. Released Dalian 1 Cubesat Jan 18 then a thruster firing January 19 at about 11:55 UTC led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at 12:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 10, 19:1267510.000437137592.0141.51173
2023 May 10, 22:2767570.000737438492.1341.48231
2024 Jan 12, 03:2967580.000537738392.1541.4792
2024 Jan 13, 18:1167540.001036938392.0741.47120
Dalian 1 (Lianli)
2023-063C
58816
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 23
Life 349 days
12U Cubesat carried into orbit by Tianzhou 6 and then released from an external dispenser on Tianzhou 2024 January 18 after its departure from CSS. Fitted with a high resolution imaging system and acting as a demonstrator of new satellite systems including a 3D printed launch dispenser.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 19, 01:3467550.000937138392.0841.47151
CZ 7 third stage
2023-063A
56447
Re-entered - 2023 May 21
Life 11 days
Launched Tianzhou 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 10, 23:5066360.008919931789.6641.48177


2023-064
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-9)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 May 10, 20:09
Starlink 5990
2023-064A
56448
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty one LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 20:34 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 May 16, 16:0066790.002628431890.5470.00160
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched fifty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-065
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-9)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 May 14, 05:03
Starlink 5775
2023-065A
56503
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:08 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 360 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 19, 18:0067170.000233834091.3243.01262
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-066
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre
2023 May 17, 02:49
Beidou 56 (Beidou-3 G-4)
2023-066A
56564
in space
On orbit spare phase 2 satellite in China's navigation satellite system. It also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region. Probably moved to geosynchronous drift orbit May 18. Location 160° east put it alongside the 13 year old Beidou 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 17, 05:53243880.730419835823631.7328.42180
2023 May 25, 14:26421650.000635761358131436.123.10183160° east
CZ 3B fourth stage
2020-066B
56565
in space
Launched Beidou 56.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 17, 05:47236580.722817934381603.5828.42179


2023-067
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-3)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 May 19, 06:19
Starlink 30122
2023-067A
56688
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:24 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 25, 14:0067090.000233033291.1643.00261
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 May 19
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-068
Falcon 9 Block 5
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 May 20, 13:16
OneWeb 0561
2023-068A
56710
in space
Broadband distribution satellite for the UK company OneWeb.

One of 16 similar satellites carried on this launch, all initially in similar orbits. One satellite carried secondary payload, JoeySat, to test alternative communication technologies.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 23, 16:0069980.001061362797.1186.68207
2023 May 26, 22:0069980.001161362897.1186.68194
2023 May 28, 22:0070100.001162463997.3486.70187
2023 May 30, 12:3370210.001363465297.5886.73181
Iridium 181 (Iridium Next)
2023-068S
56726
in space
Will replace a satellite in the first generation Iridium constellation providing satellite-based voice and data telephony services.

One of ten similar satellites on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 22, 16:2869970.001361062897.0886.67213
Falcon 9 second stage
in space
Launched 16x OneWeb and 5x Iridium satellites.
Orbit parameters awaited


2023-069
CZ 4C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 May 21, 08:00
Macau Science 1A
2023-069A
56731
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched pair of satellites to study the geomagnetic field at low latitudes. Equipped with high precision magnetometers. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 21, 14:2268540.003145449794.1241.00138
Macau Science 1B
2023-069B
56732
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched pair of satellites to study the geomagnetic field at low latitudes. Equipped with a high energy particle detector and a solar x-ray telescope. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 21, 15:5868530.003145349694.1041.00139
Luojia-2 01
2023-069C
56733
in space
Small satellite equipped with an imaging system and an intelligent processing system to prepare data before transmission to the ground. Also equipped with a (probably laser) communications system to provide links to other satellites. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 21, 14:2268520.002945449494.0841.00136
CZ 2C second stage
2023-069D
56734
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 24
Life 339 days
Launched Macau Science 1A and 1B, and Luojia 2-01. Orbit lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 21, 17:1668070.005439246593.1541.2040


2023-070
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2023 May 21, 21:37
SpaceX Axiom 2 (Dragon Freedom flight #2)
2023-070A
56739
Re-entered - 2023 May 31
Life 10 days Returned to Earth
Privately funded (Axiom Space) science mission to ISS using SpaceX Crew Dragon. Crew consists of Peggy Whitson (Commander), John Shoffner, and Saudi Arabia Mission Specialists Rayyanah Barnarwi and Ali Alqarni. Separated from launch vehicle at 21:49 UTC. Docked with upward facing port of ISS Harmony module May 22 at 13:12 UTC. Undocked May 30 at 15:05 UTC carrying original crew. Retro-fire May 31 at 02:13 UTC led to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico at 03:04 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 22, 00:5666350.007021130389.6451.65211
2023 May 22, 06:5867840.000240540792.6851.65322
2023 May 22, 08:0367950.000541342092.9051.645
2023 May 30, 05:2467940.000541242092.8951.6436
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 May 21
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Axiom 2. Caused to re- enter above the southern Pacific Ocean about 45 mins after lift-off.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Crew Dragon trunk module
2023-070B
56751
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 12
Life 83 days
Released from SpaceX Axiom 2 2023 May 31 at 02:08 UTC prior to retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 03, 22:2367340.006531240091.6651.44169


2023-071
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 May 24, 12:56
Progress MS-23
2023-071A
56740
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 29
Life 189 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the Poisk module of the ISS at 16:19 UTC, about two minutes earlier than planned. Undocked November 29 at 07:55:25 UTC. Retro-fire at 11:02 UTC above central Asia led to destructive re-entry with any surviving debris hitting the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean around 11:55 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 24, 13:2565840.002818722488.6151.6378
2023 May 24, 19:1467940.000541342092.8951.6415
2023 Nov 28, 18:0567950.000141641892.9151.64353
Soyuz third stage
2023-071B
56741
Re-entered - 2023 May 26
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-23.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 24, 13:2465820.003018422488.5751.6765


2023-072
KSLV-II (Nuri)
Naro Space Centre, South Korea
2023 May 25, 09:24
NEXTSat 2
2023-072A
56743
in space
Small satellite from South Korea's Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology carrying a demonstrator payload for Earth observation using radar imaging. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 May 26, 06:0369230.000754055095.5597.5430018:00
SNIPE 4 (Small scale magNetospheric and Ionospheric Plasma Experiment)
2023-072B
56744
in space
6U Cubesat - one of four simultaneously-launched satellites from South Korea's Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute. The satellites will fly in a variable formation and will study changes in plasma flows and densities in near-Earth space. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:39 UTC. One of the four failed to separate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 06:0269230.000754055095.5597.55297
SNIPE 2 (Small scale magNetospheric and Ionospheric Plasma Experiment)
2023-072C
56745
in space
6U Cubesat - one of four simultaneously-launched satellites from South Korea's Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute. The satellites will fly in a variable formation and will study changes in plasma flows and densities in near-Earth space. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:39 UTC. One of the four failed to separate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 06:0369230.000754055095.5497.55307
SNIPE 1 (Small scale magNetospheric and Ionospheric Plasma Experiment)
2023-072G
56749
in space
6U Cubesat - one of four simultaneously-launched satellites from South Korea's Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute. The satellites will fly in a variable formation and will study changes in plasma flows and densities in near-Earth space. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:38 UTC. One of the four failed to separate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 06:0269210.000953755095.5197.53314
JAC
2023-072xx
in space
3U Cubesat from South Korean company Justek launched to verify the design. Also carries an optical Earth-imaging payload. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
KSat3U
2023-072xx
in space
3U Cubesat from South Korean company Kairo Space for meteorogical studies. Also equipped with an air brake. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:38 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Lumir T1
2023-072xx
in space
6U Cubesat from South Korean company Lumir, acting as a demonstrator for the company's satellite design and equipped with a cosmic ray studies payload. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
KSLV II third stage
2023-072H
56750
in space
Launched Nextsat 2 and seven Cubesats.

A Cubesat, SNIPE 3 failed to separate after launch and remains attached.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 25, 22:1069060.002551154595.2097.5017


2023-073
Electron (Coming To A Storm Near You)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2023 May 26, 03:46
TROPICS 03 (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats)
2023-073B
56753
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously launched pair from NASA to to study thermodynamics of the troposphere and precipitation in storm centres within the tropical region of the Earth's atmosphere. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:19 UTC. Completes the four satellite constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 11:0869250.001153955595.5932.74232
TROPICS 07 (Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats)
2023-073C
56754
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously launched pair from NASA to to study thermodynamics of the troposphere and precipitation in storm centres within the tropical region of the Earth's atmosphere. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:19 UTC. Completes the four satellite constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 11:0869220.001653355595.5232.74221
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-073A
56752
in space
Launched a pair of TROPICS satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 11:1269250.001353755695.5832.74218
Electron second stage
2023-073D
56755
in space
Launched a pair of TROPICS satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 26, 11:1269200.002952256295.4835.47186


2023-074
Soyuz-2 1A + Fregat
Vostochny Cosmodrome
2023 May 26, 21:14
Condor-FKA №1
2023-074A
56756
in space
Earth imaging satellite using radar. Separated from Fregat rocket stage at 22:19 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 May 27, 03:5168880.000250951294.8397.448818:30
Fregat rocket stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched Condor-FKA №1. Fired twice after separation from launch Soyuz third stage in order to achieve desired orbit for the payload, then caused to re-enter at about 23:35 UTC above the southern Pacific Ocean.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-075
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 May 27, 04:30
Badr 8
2023-075A
56757
in space
7th Generation comsat owned by Arabsat and serving the Middle East and North Africa. Orbit circularised from GTO using electric propulsion. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:07 UTC. Expected location 26° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 27, 07:42371910.8176405612211189.6527.83180
2023 Jun 01, 16:47377030.8106763618871214.3126.45183
2023 Jun 07, 15:49393610.79731600643651295.2723.13183
2023 Jun 12, 05:25404690.78752221659601350.3220.92184
2023 Jun 16, 00:39415230.77442989673011403.4418.95185
2023 Jun 23, 21:29428810.74604512684941472.8415.72187
2023 Jun 29, 12:00433650.71715891680821497.8313.41188
2023 Jul 05, 12:04426310.69776511659951460.0011.46188
2023 Jul 13, 23:03433790.64858871651301498.579.02190
2023 Jul 20, 12:04450210.581512462648231584.447.43191
2023 Jul 28, 06:08455160.520415453628231610.685.95192
2023 Aug 07, 18:29456680.436119374592071618.764.44195
2023 Aug 14, 20:02452310.372022026556801595.563.4114
2023 Aug 21, 11:52448770.310824552524461576.892.71195
2023 Aug 28, 01:50444210.245627134489511552.882.06195
2023 Sep 06, 20:45436670.152730622439551513.521.2015
2023 Sep 11, 17:34432200.105932267414171490.360.84193
2023 Sep 19, 21:54423490.033534554373881445.530.2718931° east
2023 Sep 26, 05:02421660.000235778357971436.140.076027° east
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-075B
56758
in space
Launched BADR 8.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 27, 07:07373370.8182409615081196.6527.74180


2023-076
GSLV Mk II F12
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 May 29, 05:12
NVS 01 (IRNSS 1J)
2023-076A
56759
in space
Second generation navsat in India's Regional Navigation Satellite System. Will replace IRNSS 1G (41469, 2016-027A) that suffered a failure in its navigation system payload. Expected location 129°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 May 29, 11:39264730.752118440005714.4219.30179
2023 May 30, 18:44305040.5204825040001883.6710.81178
2023 Jun 01, 12:38370330.253421269400401182.076.81177
2023 Jun 01, 14:58369290.253721180399211177.076.81176
2023 Jun 05, 07:12422750.001035855359381441.744.97183132° east
2023 Jun 07, 06:44422230.001035803358871439.084.96184131° east
2023 Jun 09, 15:01422200.001035801358831438.924.94193129° east
2023 Jun 09, 18:56421860.000935768358471437.184.965130° east
2023 Jun 09, 19:12421450.000935728358051435.074.9647130° east
2023 Jun 12, 12:19421530.000935735358151435.494.95340130° east
2023 Jun 12, 17:28421640.000435768358041436.084.95360130° east
GSLV upper stage
2023-076B
56760
in space
Launched NVS 01.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 29, 10:23264350.751918039933712.8919.33179


2023-077
CZ 2F
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 May 30, 01:31
Shenzhou 16
2023-077A
56761
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 31
Life 154 days Returned to Earth
Crew to CSS - Jing Haipeng (commander), Zhu Yangzhu (pilot and flight engineer) and Gui Haichao (payload specialist). Separated from launch vehicle at 01:40 UTC. Docked with the downward-facing port of Tianhe at 08:29 UTC. Initial orbit is an estimate based on Chinese data. Undocked carrying its original crew October 30 at 12:37 UTC. Retrofire at about 23:27 UTC led to landing about 50 km north of the Jiuquan launch site October 31 at 00:11 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 30, 01:4166590.012120036190.1241.34125
2023 May 30, 10:1867670.000438739292.3441.47268
2023 Oct 29, 09:0867650.000438338992.2841.47349
2023 Oct 30, 17:5667620.000538138792.2341.4743
CZ 2F third stage
2023-077F
56766
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 12
Life 13 days
Launched Shenzhou 16.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 May 30, 10:3166480.011219634589.9241.47129
Shenzhou 16 Orbital Module
2023-077G
58198
in space
Released from Shenzhou 16 on Oct 31 shortly before 23:20 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Oct 31, 16:5667610.000737838892.2141.4850


2023-F05 - failed to reach orbit
Chollima 1 (Improved UNHA-3?)
Sohae Launch Centre
2023 May 30, 21:27
Malligyong 1-01
North Korean government/military optical imaging satellite, lost when the launch vehicle second stage either failed to separate or failed to fire. Impacted the Yellow Sea still attached to the launch vehicle.


2023-078
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 2-10)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 May 31, 06:02
Starlink 6197
2023-078A
56767
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty two LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:19 UTC. Catalogue Number to be confirmed.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 06, 16:0066780.002928131990.5270.00162
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 May 31
Life <1 day
Launched fifty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-079
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-4)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jun 4, 12:20
Starlink 30119
2023-079A
56823
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 13:25 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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2023 Jun 09, 18:0067080.000132933191.1343.01272
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 4
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two second generation Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-080
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Jun 5, 15:47
SpaceX Dragon 2 CRS-28
2023-080A
56845
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 30
Life 25 days Returned to Earth
Carrying a cargo to/from the ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:59 UTC. Docked with the upward facing port of the Harmony module of ISS June 6 at 09:54 UTC. Undocked June 29 at 16:30 UTC. Retro-fire Jun 30 at about 13:41 UTC led to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida at 14:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 05, 22:0866900.012922639890.7651.57252
2023 Jun 06, 01:1167830.000340240792.6551.65153
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 5
Life <1 day
Launched Dragon CRS-28. Caused to re-enter after releasing Dragon, at about 16:45 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Dragon 2 trunk module
2023-080B
57211
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 4
Life 60 days
Separated from Dragon 2 CRS-28 2023 June 28 prior to retrofire.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 03, 15:0767010.010625239490.9951.63166


2023-081
Lijian 1, Kinetica 1 (Y2)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jun 7, 04:10
Tianyi 26
2023-081F
56851
in space
Reportedly a medium resolution optical Earth-imaging satellite. Also carries a small thruster system for orbit adjustment that was operated for the first time on June 29 and for a final time om July 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 15:1768800.001449351194.6697.42232
2023 Jun 28, 22:1068790.001449151194.6497.42203
2023 Jun 29, 10:4868800.001449251194.6597.42201
2023 Jul 05, 08:5268820.001549451494.6997.42179
2023 Jul 06, 08:3468830.001449551594.7397.42177
2023 Jul 11, 03:5368850.001249851594.7697.42159
2023 Jul 15, 02:4668910.000351151594.8997.42129
2023 Jul 18, 02:0168960.000151751994.9997.4290
CXPD Cubesat
2023-081xx
in space
6U Cubesat? - equipped with an x-ray polarisation detector. Demonstrator for an instrument that will ultimately be incorporated into the Chinese space station.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.4123510:29
Fucheng 1
2023-081xx
in space
Commercial remote sensing satellite equipped with a radar imager from the Mianyang Fucheng Satellite Factory. Released from the launch vehicle at 04:23 UTC. First of six in a constellation referred to as "Mianyiang".

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.4123510:29
Shiyan 24A (Test 24A)
2023-081xx
in space
Small satellite carrying an unspecified demonstration payload, one of a pair carried on the same launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.4123510:29
Shiyan 24B (Test 24B)
2023-081xx
in space
Small satellite carrying an unspecified demonstration payload, one of a pair carried on the same launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.4123510:29
Xi'an Hangtou 8
2023-081xx
in space
First satellite in a planned constellation of 128 Earth imaging satellites. Payload includes a laser communication system. Name to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.4123510:29
21x unidentified satellites
2023-081
in space
Cluster of unidentified satellites reportedly carried on the 2023-081 launch. Confirmation awaited of whether all of them separated from the launch vehicle.

All satellites are in similar orbits

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68790.001549051294.6497.41235
Lijian 1 upper stage
2023-081Z
56869
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 2
Life 148 days
Launched a reported 26 small satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:3467780.016328951192.5697.38342


2023-082
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jun 9, 02:35
Longjiang 3
2023-082A
56874
in space
Small satellite from the Harbin Institute of Technology to demonstrate and test its design in the form of a flat panel. Carries a broadband internet communications system. Originally set for launch 2023 May 28 but delayed, probably by a technical issue either with the satellite or the launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 09, 10:2668730.000749050094.5249.13265
Kuaizhou 1A fourth stage
2023-082B
56875
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 12
Life 3 days
Launched Longjiang 3. Orbit lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 09, 09:5967280.033512557691.5449.02106


2023-083
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-11)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jun 12, 07:10
Starlink 6206
2023-083A
56876
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty two Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 08:15 UTC. Catalogue Number to be confirmed.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 16:0067290.000235035291.5543.00259
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 12
Life <1 day
Launched fifty three Starlink satellites. Expected to be caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 09:15 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-084
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Transporter 8)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jun 12, 21:35
Otter Pup
2023-084B
56933
in space
Small satellite to demonstrate rendezvous and station keeping, intended eventually re-attach itself to SN3. Released Jun 12 but was unable to carry out its mission because of the high rotation rate imparted by Orbiter SN3, and the fact that SN3 was unable to charge its batteries.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 13:1469080.000952453695.2497.51171
GEI-SAT Precursor
2023-084C
56934
in space
Small satellite from the Satlantis company of Spain demonstrating an infrared Earth imaging system to detect methane emissions. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:00:44

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 14:4969080.001052353795.2397.51198
FossaSat 2E14 (FEROX)
2023-084E
56936
in space
Pocketqbe satellite - details to follow. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 00:59:59.

One of four similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 13:1369070.000952353595.2297.51201
EIVE (Exploratory In-Orbit Verification of an E/W-Band satcom link)
2023-084F
56937
in space
6U Cubesat from the University of Stuttgart to demonstrate radio communications in the 71-76 GigaHertz range. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:01:06.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 14:4869080.000952353695.2297.51196
Tiger 4 (Layan 23)
2023-084H
56939
in space
6U Cubesat from OQ Technology equipped with a 5G internet communications payload. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:04:03.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5769070.001052253695.2197.51189
MISR B (Modular Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)
2023-084J
56940
in space
6U Cubesat for US Special Operations Command, payload details not available. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:03:51.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5669060.001152153695.2097.51190
XVI
2023-084L
56942
in space
12U Cubesat - demonstrator payload from Viasat of US Military "Link 16" encrypted communications system for beyond line-of-sight communications. May work with the SDA Tranche 0 satellites (launch 2023-050). Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:03:39.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5669060.001152053695.2097.52190
ÑuSat 40 (Carolyn Shoemaker)
2023-084M
56943
in space
Small satellite from Satellogic of Argentina providing Earth images in the visible and infrared parts of the spectrum using real-time imaging and video. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:04:17.

One of four similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5569060.001152053695.1997.51185
Grégoire
2023-084Q
56946
in space
Small satellite from Belgian company Aerospacelab to demonstrate its space platform. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:09:43

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5469060.001251953695.1897.51185
ICEYE X23
2023-084T
56949
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 00:59:59.

One of four similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jun 20, 17:5369050.001251953695.1897.5118313:18
QPS-SAR 6 (Amateru-III)
2023-084V
56951
in space
Commercial satellite from Japanese company iQPS, equipped with an Earth imaging radar. First in a constellation that will ultimately consist of 36 satellites. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:19:30.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5369050.001351853695.1797.51183
Runner 1
2023-084X
56953
in space
Small satellite from Terran Orbit to be operated by Israeli company ImageSat International on behalf of the Chilean National Space Program. Carries an Earth imaging system. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:19:50.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5269050.001451753695.1797.51181
HotSat 1
2023-084Y
56954
in space
Small satellite from SatVu equipped with an infrared imaging system to provide still and video images. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:15:47

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5269050.001351853695.1797.51185
Blackjack Aces 1
2023-084AA
56956
in space
Demonstrator satellite for the US DARPA, equipped with an optical inter-satellite communication system. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:21:33.

One of four similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5169040.001351753695.1697.51186
ION SCV-011 (Savvy Simon)
2023-084AB
56957
in space
Satellite Carrier Vehicle built by D-Orbit. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:20:16.

Satellites:
Outpost Mission 1 - Carrying a set of hosted payloads, names unknown, released June 15,
PocketQube satellites - six in total, released June 21 & 22,
Speisat - released late-June,
unidentified - released August 14.

Other payloads to follow.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5169050.001451753695.1697.51184
GHOSt 3 (Global Hyperspectral Observation Satellite)
2023-084AC
56958
in space
Commercial satellite in a planned constellation of six equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:17:59

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5169040.001451753695.1697.51186
W-Series 1 (Photon 4)
2023-084AD
56959
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 21
Life 254 days
Satellite based on Rocket Labs Photon chassis and equipped with an automated laboratory to study formation of molecules in microgravity. Also equipped with a demonstrator re-entry vehicle to return to Earth at mission end. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:22:38.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5069040.001451653695.1697.51186
Tomorrow R2
2023-084AG
56962
in space
Small satellite from US company Tomorrow.io to demonstrate a weather radar sytem to be used in a future constellation of LEO meteorological satellites. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:08:52.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5069040.001451653695.1597.51184
AFR 1 (ABA First Runner)
2023-084AJ
56964
in space
Small satellite from Azista BST Aerospace equipped with an optical remote sensing payload. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:07:57.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 13:0469040.001551653695.1597.51185
Droid.001
2023-084AK
56965
in space
Small satellite from Turion Space equipped with an imaging system to detect and track satellites and debris in LEO. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:03:23.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4969040.001551653695.1597.51181
MuSat 1
2023-084AM
56967
in space
Small satellite from Muon Space to demonstrate its design of a software-defined payload. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:06:35.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 16:1369030.001551553595.1397.51184
Lemur 2 (Embrionovs)
2023-084AQ
56970
in space
6U Cubesat - equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and other sensors and a secondary payload. Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:17:59.

One of three similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4769030.001651353695.1397.52183
MISR A (Modular Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance)
2023-084AR
56971
in space
6U Cubesat for US Special Operations Command, payload details not available. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:10:42,

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4769020.001551453595.1297.51177
Skykraft 3A
2023-084BB
56981
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from Skykraft 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 11:3269050.001351853695.1897.51184
Skykraft 3C
2023-084BC
56228
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from Skykraft 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 06:5269040.001451753695.1697.52133
SpaceBEE 168
2023-084BE
56984
in space
0.25U Cubesat from Swarm Technologies for two-way communications system in LEO. Swarm intends to operate a 150 satellite constellation. It also carries a GPS receiver to help determine its location. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:03:13.

One of telve similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 14:3469020.001751253595.1097.52183
Ayris 2
2023-084BG
56986
in space
Mission details to follow. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:01:10.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4469020.001751253595.1097.52179
AII-DELTA
2023-084BH
56987
in space
Mission details to follow. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:00:31.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4469020.001751253595.1097.51175
Ayris 1
2023-084BJ
56988
in space
Mission details to follow. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:00:54.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:4469020.001751253595.1097.51177
Outpost Ferry 1-01 (Mission 1)
2023-084BK
56226
in space
3U Cubesat from US company Outpost. Test of electronics and comms systems for a future recoverable and reusable satellite. Released from ION SCV 11 mid-July.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 14:3369020.001251553295.1197.51132
Skykraft 3B
2023-084BL
56227
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from Skykraft 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 14:4769040.001451753595.1597.52132
Skykraft 3
2023-084BN
56229
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from launch vehicle at L+01:17:17.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 06:5269050.001451753695.1697.51132
Istanbul
2023-084BP
56230
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 9
Life 302 days
1p PocketQube - demonstrator from Turkish company Hello Space for a planned constellation of 100 internet communications satellites. Released from ION SCV 11 Jun 21.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 13:2369060.001751654095.2097.51155
ELO 4 (Eutelsat LEO for Objects)
2023-084BS
56990
in space
6U Cubesat from Eutelsat to act as a demonstrator for a broadband internet communications satellite. Released from ION SCV-011 early-July.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2023 Jul 06, 13:1269050.001651653895.1897.51141
SpeiSat
2023-084BT
56991
in space
3U Cubesat with contributions from several participants, co-ordinated by the Italian Space Agency. Includes sensors to measure the characteristics of space in LEO and an electronic copy of "Statio Orbis", a book written by the Pope. Released from ION SCV-11 late-June.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 06:3969020.001451453395.1197.51124
URESat 1
2023-084BU
56992
in space
1.5p PocketQube carrying an internet store/forward comms system and an amateur radio payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
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2023 Jul 11, 06:1369080.002051654395.2397.51134
MRC 100 (Műegyetemi Rádió Club 100)
2023-084BV
56993
in space
3p PocketQube - Hungarian owned satellite to measure Earth-based radio pollution in a range of radio bands. Named in honour or MRC's 100th anniversary.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2023 Jul 11, 03:0369080.002051654395.2397.51135
unidentified satellite
2023-084BY
56996
in space
Released from ION SCV 11 around August 14. Mission details and name to follow.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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2023 Aug 23, 13:3570270.007059969897.7098.04179
Skykraft 3D
2023-084BZ
57956
in space
Small satellite from Australia as a demonstrator for a 200 satellite system to provide air traffic control services in areas away from convential ground station coverage. Released from Skykraft 3.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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2023 Sep 26, 07:3869010.001251553195.0897.52207
Orbiter SN3
2023-084xx
56960
in space
Satellite carrier from a company called Launcher with three small satellites and several hosted payloads. Released from launch vehicle at L+ 01:11:48. A software problem resulted in excessive spin and lower than expected power from the solar panels so a decision was made to release all the satellites immediately.

Satelllites:
Otter Pup - released Jun 12,
sat 2 - released Jun 12,
sat 3 - released Jun 12.

Hosted payloads include:
Nightingale 1 -demonstrator for a satellite comms system for Cesium Astro,
Remora - demonstrator of a satellite guidance, navigation and control system from Millenium Space Systems,
payload deployer - demostrator from TR11.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2023 Jun 20, 17:5069040.001351753595.1597.52193
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 12
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Transporter 8 multi-satellite mission. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean near South Africa at about 23:40 UTC on the day of launch.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-085
CZ 2D
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Jun 15, 05:30
Jilin-1 (Horgos 1)
2023-085xx
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite. Precise variant to be advised.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69170.001153154795.4297.4625312:39
Jilin-1 High Resolution 03D 19 (Jilin-1 GF3D 19)
2023-085xx
in space
High resolution, multi-spectral imaging satellite.

One of eight similar satellites carried on this launch, all are in similar orbits

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69170.001153154795.4297.4625312:39
Jilin-1 Platform 02A 01
2023-085xx
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69170.001153154795.4297.4625312:39
Jilin-1 Platform 02A 02
2023-085xx
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69170.001153154795.4297.4625312:39
Jilin-1 Platform 06A 01
2023-085xx
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite.

One of thirty similar satellites carried on this launch, all are in similar orbits

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69170.001153154795.4297.4625312:39
CZ 2D second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 15
Life <1 day
Launched forty one Jilin-1 satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-086
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jun 18, 21:22
SATRIA (Satellite of the Republic of Indonesia)
2023-086A
57045
in space
Indonesian domestic very high throughput comsat. Expected location 146° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jun 19, 16:53324860.786954551670971.1827.89180
2023 Jun 21, 23:41327110.784666851997981.2927.88181
2023 Jun 29, 13:35334810.77651105531001016.1325.88184
2023 Jul 03, 19:58338530.78201001539481033.1324.95185
2023 Jul 14, 10:43364860.74702853573621155.9620.27188
2023 Jul 20, 04:18379700.73203798593851227.1918.08190
2023 Jul 28, 02:08400200.71215144621391327.9315.44192
2023 Aug 07, 17:27416020.68156872635761407.4412.25195
2023 Aug 15, 21:45417750.64858305624881416.2210.04196
2023 Aug 22, 08:45424100.608010246618171448.638.60197
2023 Aug 29, 15:27441530.519914818607321538.887.10199
2023 Sep 06, 04:18443900.480716671593521551.275.86200
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-086B
57046
in space
Launched SATRIA.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 20, 14:09327480.788255952180982.9428.19191


2023-087
CZ 6 (Y-12)
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Jun 20, 03:18
Shiyan 25 (Test 25)
2023-087A
57047
in space
Earth observation satellite with test or demonstration sensor payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
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Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jun 20, 10:5866920.001030732190.8096.6426910:30
CZ 6 third stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 20
Life <1 day
Launched Shiyan 25. Probably caused to re-enter soon after releasing satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-088
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-7)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jun 22, 07:19
Starlink
2023-088A
57048
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of forty seven Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:37 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2023 Jul 02, 04:0066990.000231932290.9443.00253
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 22
Life <1 day
Launched forty seven Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-089
Delta 4 Heavy (NROL-68)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jun 22, 09:18
USA 345 (Mentor 9, Advanced Orion 9)
2023-089A
57099
in space
US government signals intelligence gathering (SIGINT) satellite. Separated from the launch vehicle in geosynchronous drift orbit.
Geosynchronous Drift Orbit - parameters awaited
Delta 4 upper stage
2023-089B
57100
in space
Launched USA 345
Geosynchronous Drift Orbit - parameters awaited


2023-090
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-12)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jun 23, 15:35
Starlink 6132
2023-090A
57101
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty six Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:40 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 02, 04:0067030.000732033091.0343.0033
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 22
Life <1 day
Launched fifty six Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-091
Soyuz-2 1B + Fregat
Vostochny Cosmodrome
2023 Jun 27, 11:34
Meteor M2-3
2023-091A
57166
in space
Meteorological satellite providing global observations of the Earth's surface and its atmosphere. The data acquired by the satellite is used for weather analysis and forecasting, climate change monitoring, sea water monitoring and forecasting, and space weather analysis and prediction.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jun 27, 15:2571910.0005809816101.1498.768409:00
StratoSatTK 1 (RS-52S)
2023-091B
57167
in space
3U Cubesat with an unspecified experiments package. 1U of the structure carries five picosats (2x 2TU, 4x 1TU) that were released around Jun 11. Also carries an amateur radio package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5569350.001854556995.7997.66213
UmKA 1 (RS-40S)
2023-091G
57172
in space
3U Cubesat from the Center for Scientific Creativity of the 29th school of Podolsk, Russia. Equipped with an astronomical imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5469350.001754556895.7997.66213
CuBel 2 (BSUSat 2)
2023-091K
57175
in space
3U Cubesat? from Belarusian State University - purpose unknown.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 16:0069370.001654856995.8397.66224
Zorki-2M 01
2023-091M
57177
in space
Small satellite with a remote sensing payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5669350.001854457095.8097.67208
CubeSX-HSE 3 (RS-42S)
2023-091N
57178
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with an AIS system to relay messages to/from aircraft in flight. Also carries an amateur radio payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5669350.001954457095.8097.67207
Monitor 3 (RS-58S)
2023-091Q
57180
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with sensors to monitor deep sky x-ray flares and gamma radiation. Also carries an amateur radio payload. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5669350.001954457095.8097.67207
Monitor 4 (RS-57S)
2023-091S
57182
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with sensors to monitor deep sky x-ray flares and gamma radiation. Also carries an amateur radio payload. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5769350.001954457095.8097.67208
Monitor 2 (RS 39S)
2023-091U
57184
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with sensors to monitor deep sky x-ray flares and gamma radiation. Also carries an amateur radio payload. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4869330.001554456595.7497.67202
CSTP 1.2
2023-091W
57186
in space
3U Cubesat from Russian STC Company. Test vehicle for satellite systems and carrying what appears to be an ELINT payload. Equipped with a thruster system. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4669320.001454456395.7297.67199
Svyatobor 1
2023-091X
57187
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with a plasma thruster and a thermal imaging system with undisclosed purpose. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4769320.001554456495.7397.67200
Khors 1
2023-091Y
57188
in space
6U Cubesat studying galactic radiation. Also equipped with a test version of a plasma thruster. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4769320.001454456495.7397.66202
Vizard Meteo 2
2023-091Z
57189
in space
3U Cubesat for meteorology studies from Russian company NIS. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4569310.001454356395.7197.67198
Nanoprobe 1 (RS-49S)
2023-091AA
57190
in space
3U Cubesat from the Oryol State University, Russia to study 'space weathering' of an object in orbit. Also carries an amateur radio package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4369310.001254456195.7097.66204
Politech Universe 3 (RS-46S)
2023-091AB
57191
in space
3U Cubesat from Peter the Great Polytechnic University, St Petersburg . Carries a payload to monitor radiation in LEO. Also carries an amateur radio payload. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5669350.001854556995.8097.66213
Avion (Kaluga 650)
2023-091AF
57195
in space
6U Cubesat supporting an experimental air traffic control/monitoring system and space environment sensors. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4669320.001454456395.7297.67203
Khors 2
2023-091AG
57196
in space
6U Cubesat studying galactic radiation. Also equipped with a test version of a plasma thruster. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4669320.001454456395.7297.67202
A-SEANSAT-PG 1 (Penang 1)
2023-091AH
57197
in space
6U Cubesat from Malysian company ANGKASA-X equipped with a message relay system. Also fitted with an optical Earth observation system. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 06, 15:4669320.001454456395.7297.6620408:55
Yarilo 3
2023-091AJ
57198
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously-launched pair built by the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) to study the Earth's albedo and make measurements of the space environment. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4669310.001454456395.7297.67203
CSTP 1.1
2023-091AN
57202
in space
3U Cubesat from Russian STC Company. Test vehicle for satellite systems and carrying what appears to be an ELINT payload. Equipped with a thruster system. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4569310.001454456395.7297.67198
UTMN 2
2023-091AP
57203
in space
Small satellite from Tyumen State University, Russia studying the space environment.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4569310.001454456395.7297.67198
SITRO-AIS 12
2023-091AQ
57204
in space
3U Cubesat from Russian Sitronix Group. Equipped with an AIS system to carry short messages and position information to/from ships at sea. Carries a plaque to commemorate an early cosmonaut who never made a flight.

One of eight similar satellites carried on this launch. All are in similar orbits.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4469310.001454356295.7197.67198
ArcCube 01
2023-091AR
57205
in space
3U Cubesat equipped with an amateur radio package. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:4469310.001354456195.7197.66206
KuzGTU 1 (RS-47S)
2023-091AV
57217
in space
Small satellite from Kuzbass University to study thermal effect and vibration in a satellite structure. ID information comes via radio tracking efforts of Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 06, 15:5669350.001854457095.7997.67209
StratoSatTK 1А
2023-091AW
57322
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 02:5169350.001954457095.7997.66189
StratoSatTK 1Б
2023-091AX
57323
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 09:1469350.001954457095.7997.66188
StratoSatTK 1В
2023-091AY
57324
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 09:1469350.001954457095.7997.66187
StratoSatTK 1Г
2023-091AZ
57325
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 04:2769350.001954457095.7997.66188
StratoSatTK 1д
2023-091BA
57326
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 09:1469350.001954457095.7997.66188
StratoSatTK 1Е
2023-091BB
57327
in space
"Tinysat" equipped with a camera system. Released from StratoSatTK 1 around Jun 11. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 12:2669350.001954457095.7997.66187
Akhmat 1
2023-091xx
in space
3U Cubesat from the Russian Republic of Chechnya carrying an ADS-B receiver to relay short messages from aircraft in flight.
Orbit parameters awaited
Impulse 1
2023-091xx
in space
6U Cubesat to monitor solar activity. Also carries technical experiments connected with laser communication and quantum communication.
Orbit parameters awaited
Norbi 2
2023-091xx
in space
6U Cubesat from Novosibirsk State University studying the solar corona. Also testing satellite systems.
Orbit parameters awaited
PHI Demo (Payload Hosting Initiative)
2023-091xx
in space
12U Cubesat from the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, UAE as a demonstrator for its hosted payload carrier. Actual payload includes an internet communications system and a water-based thruster.
Orbit parameters awaited
Rassvet-1 1
2023-091xx
in space
Small satellite acting as demonstrator for a future constellation of internet broadband communications satellites. One of three carried on the same launch.
Orbit parameters awaited
Rassvet-1 2
2023-091xx
in space
Small satellite acting as demonstrator for a future constellation of internet broadband communications satellites. One of three carried on the same launch.
Orbit parameters awaited
Rassvet-1 3
2023-091xx
in space
Small satellite acting as demonstrator for a future constellation of internet broadband communications satellites. One of three carried on the same launch.
Orbit parameters awaited
ReshUCube 2 (RS-37S)
2023-091xx
in space
3U Cubesat from the Siberian State University carrying several undisclosed payloads. Also carries an amateur radio payload.
Orbit parameters awaited
SamSat-ION
2023-091xx
in space
Small satellite from Samara University studying radiation and magnetic components of the Earth's ionosphere.
Orbit parameters awaited
Saturn
2023-091xx
in space
6U CubeSat from Kuban State Technological University, Russia to monitor space weather in LEO.
Orbit parameters awaited
Sirius-SINP
2023-091xx
in space
3U Cubesat from Russian company BG Optics equipped with a particle detector to study electrons, protons and gamma radiation in LEO
Orbit parameters awaited
Yarilo 4
2023-091xx
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a simultaneously-launched pair built by the Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU) to study the Earth's albedo and make measurements of the space environment.
Orbit parameters awaited
Fregat rocket stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jun 27
Life <1 day
Launched Meteor M2-3 then descended to near-500 km orbit to release remaining satellites. Caused to re-enter above the eastern Pacific Ocean at about 17:00 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-092
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jul 1, 15:12
Euclid
2023-092A
57209
in space
ESA spacecraft equipped with a telescope to image galaxies and other distant objects in order to explore the composition and evolution of dark matter and dark energy in the Universe. Released from launch vehicle at 15:53 UTC. Arrived at Lagrange point 2 in the Sun-Earth system Jul 27.
Stationed near the L2 Lagrange Point in the Earth-Sun system
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-092B
57210
in space
Launched EUCLID.
Heliocentric orbit


2023-093
Ariane 5ECA (VA-261)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise
2023 Jul 5, 22:00
Heinrich Herz
2023-093A
57213
in space
German government secure military communications satellite. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:29 UTC. Expected location 17°.6 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jul 06, 19:12243730.727326835723631.152.97178
2023 Jul 07, 18:01266630.5783486635704722.141.93178
2023 Jul 12, 00:00384840.093228519356931252.220.27172
2023 Jul 13, 05:38401370.048431816357011333.750.14177
2023 Jul 31, 22:00421670.000135786357921436.210.121360° east
2023 Aug 03, 22:52421650.000135781357921436.090.042881° east
2024 Mar 09, 07:09421660.000135782357931436.140.033371° east
Syracuse 4B (SYstème de RAdioCommunication Utilisant un SatellitE)
2023-093B
57214
in space
French government military secure-communications satellites for use by land-based, maritime and airborne forces. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:33 UTC. Orbit raising uses electric propulsion and it will take the satellite to its operational orbit by mid-2024. Possibly aimed at location 5° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jul 06, 18:52243510.727226635681630.302.97178
2023 Jul 08, 08:15244010.725033135715632.222.94180
2023 Jul 13, 03:58246110.719053735929640.392.98183
2023 Jul 20, 21:35254680.7080105737122674.132.90187
2023 Jul 25, 15:40259290.7015136137740692.532.91188
2023 Aug 06, 05:36274470.6745255539583754.222.80192
2023 Aug 14, 11:33284650.6578336340811796.592.75193
2023 Aug 21, 02:30292270.6440402841670828.772.68195
2023 Aug 28, 04:17302530.6260493742812872.792.49197
2023 Sep 06, 13:37316570.6040616044398934.252.29200
2023 Sep 12, 12:59326380.5891703345487978.022.17202
2023 Sep 19, 12:04337260.57198059466371027.322.00203
2023 Sep 25, 08:00347030.55559047476031072.291.88204
2023 Oct 04, 12:11359910.524910723485041132.551.67206
2023 Oct 10, 10:46361360.509011364481531139.401.56208
2023 Oct 16, 20:40359270.500511567475321129.531.44210
2023 Nov 02, 16:54383530.399716644473061245.831.15212
2023 Nov 09, 15:37388320.362518376465311269.231.03213
2023 Nov 17, 00:29393750.322020320456741295.960.90213
2023 Nov 30, 11:50401650.244123982435931335.170.67213
2023 Dec 07, 13:39409910.206026170430551376.530.55212
2023 Dec 17, 18:25412170.136629210404681387.970.38205
2023 Dec 25, 11:44416150.086931620388551408.130.2719658° west
2024 Jan 08, 18:51421960.000635794358421437.690.09906° west
2024 Jan 09, 13:45421650.000035787357871436.120.09396° west
Ariane 5 third stage
2023-093C
57215
in space
Launched Heinrich Herz and Syracuse 4B. Final Ariane 5 mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 08, 05:30243410.727326035665629.882.97180


2023-I06
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer (NRCSD 26)
International Space Station
2023 Jul 6, 09:55
Moonlighter
1998-067VU
57316
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 10
Life 219 days
3U Cubesat from the Aerospace Corporation, USA. To be used as a testing 'sandpit' to study hacking prevention systems for objects in orbit. Released at 10:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 10, 17:0367940.000241441792.8851.64340
ESSENCE (Educational Space Science and Engineering CubeSat Experiment)
1998-067xx
in space
3U Cubesat from York University, Ontario as a testbed for a wide-angle camera to observe snow and ice coverage in Northern Canada, and a proton detector to study the effects of Solar Proton Events on satellites in LEO. Released at 11:35 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000341341792.8751.64305
Iris (ManitobaSat 1)
1998-067xx
in space
3U Cubesat from the University of Manitoba to study space weathering on objects in orbit. Released at 11:35 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000341341792.8751.64305
RADSAT-SK
1998-067xx
in space
2U Cubesat from University of Saskatchewan, Canada, testing a radiation dosimeter and a melanin-based method of radiation protection. Released at 11:25 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000341341792.8751.64305
SC-ODIN (Space Concordia - Orbital Dust Imaging Nanosatellite)
1998-067xx
in space
3U Cubesat from Concordia University, Quebec. Equipped with an imaging system to study aerosol plumes. Also fitted with sensors to monitor the space environment. Released at 09:55 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000341341792.8751.64305
Ukpik 1 (Snowy Owl)
1998-067xx
in space
2U Cubesat from Canada's Western University in partnership with Nunavut Arctic College. Equipped with an imaging system capable of providing virtual reality views. Also to be used as a teaching aid in conrolling satellites. Released at 11:25 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit67930.000341341792.8751.64305


2023-094
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-13)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jul 7, 19:29
Starlink 5525
2023-094A
57218
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of forty eight Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 19:48 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 18:0066760.002728131690.4843.00200
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 7
Life <1 day
Launched forty eight Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere at about 21:10 UTC after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-095
CZ 2C + YZ-1S
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jul 9, 11:00
Internet Connectivity Test Satellite 1
2023-095A
57288
in space
Test/demonstrator satellite for a broadband internet communications system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 09, 14:3574840.001410951117107.3986.50301
2023 Jul 14, 13:5774880.001310991119107.4686.50280
2023 Jul 15, 02:2974870.001610971121107.4586.50286
Internet Connectivity Test Satellite 2
2023-095B
57289
in space
Test/demonstrator satellite for a broadband internet communications system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 09, 14:3574820.001210951113107.3486.50304
2023 Jul 13, 23:3474850.001110991115107.4186.50283
2023 Jul 15, 04:4874880.001610981121107.4786.50287
YZ-1S rocket stage
2023-095C
57318
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 22
Life 13 days
Launched pair of Internet Connectivity Test Satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 10, 22:5169680.0679117106396.4886.39292


2023-096
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-5)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jul 10, 03:58
Starlink 30198
2023-096A
57290
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:01 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 18:0067380.000235836191.7343.00271
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 10
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two second generation Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter at about 06:10 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-097
Zhuque-2 (Y2)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jul 12, 01:00
Zhuque 2 second stage
2023-097A
57319
in space
Instrumented rocket stage as a test vehicle on second mission of the rocket. Carried a satellite mass simulator and a simulated release command was actuated at 01:12 UTC. Earlier launch of the rocket failed 2022 December 14 when the stage did not complete its firing and fourteen satellites were lost.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 12, 03:4968240.002243146193.5197.2728007:21


2023-098
LVM3 (M4)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Jul 14, 09:05
Chandrayaan 3 Lander (Vikram)
2023-098A
57320
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 23
Life 40 days
Indian Lunar Lander - carried surface rover Pragyaan and a communications system to relay signals from the rover to the orbiter. Separated from the Propulsion Module August 17. Landed on the Moon, near the south pole August 23.
Landed on the Moon
Chandrayaan 3 Propulsion Module (Chandrayaan Orbiter)
2023-098C
57770
in space
Carried Chandrayaan 3 lander as far as circumlunar orbit. Apogee of the transfer orbit periodically increased until injection into lunar transfer trajectory on July 31. Entered orbit around the Moon August 5. Released lunar lander August 17. Acted as radio relay for communication with the lander on the lunar surface. Departed lunar orbit 2023 Dec 24. Space-Track applied the catalogue number and designation of 57770/2023-098C on 2024 January 4. Some Space-Track orbit data sets (the pre-2024 orbits listed below) were ascribed to 57320/2023-098A.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 14:54246010.735113836308640.0321.30178
2023 Jul 17, 14:32272920.759618441644747.8521.32180
2023 Jul 18, 15:35321750.796417451420957.2821.33181
2023 Jul 20, 20:38421760.8434227713681436.6621.30182
2023 Jul 27, 14:52700350.90542471270673074.2121.34183
2024 Jan 10, 11:062198980.415712210530493417103.7227.5287
2024 Feb 14, 18:032647560.214620155531520122595.8228.4981
Chandrayaan 3 Rover (Pragyaan)
uncatalogued
in space
Indian Lunar Rover, departed Chandrayaan lander Aug 25.
Landed on the Moon
LVM3 third stage
2023-098B
57321
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 15
Life 124 days
Launched Chandrayaan 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 14, 17:43243620.732314235825630.7021.30178


2023-099
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 5-15)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jul 16, 03:50
Starlink 6290
2023-099A
57329
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifty four Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:55 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 25, 14:0067330.000235335691.6343.01259
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 16
Life <1 day
Launched fifty four Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 06:00 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-100
Electron (Baby Come Back)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2023 Jul 18, 01:27
Starling 4
2023-100A
57386
in space
6U Cubesat from NASA - one of four launched simultaneously on a test/demonstration mission of systems to allow satellites to fly in formation and act together without input from ground-based controllers. Released from launch vehicle at 01:16 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 13:2469530.001356658496.1699.45278
Starling 2
2023-100B
57387
in space
6U Cubesat from NASA - one of four launched simultaneously on a test/demonstration mission of systems to allow satellites to fly in formation and act together without input from ground-based controllers. Released from launch vehicle at 01:16 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 12:0769530.001456658596.1799.45286
Starling 1
2023-100C
57388
in space
6U Cubesat from NASA - one of four launched simultaneously on a test/demonstration mission of systems to allow satellites to fly in formation and act together without input from ground-based controllers. Released from launch vehicle at 01:17 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 13:3969540.001356658496.1899.46284
Starling 3
2023-100D
57389
in space
6U Cubesat from NASA - one of four launched simultaneously on a test/demonstration mission of systems to allow satellites to fly in formation and act together without input from ground-based controllers. Released from launch vehicle at 01:17 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 10:3269530.001356658596.1799.45285
Lemur-2 (Deverill M T)
2023-100E
57390
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. Released from launch vehicle at 01:18 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 10:3269520.001456458396.1499.46272
Lemur-2 (Mano)
2023-100F
57391
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. Released from launch vehicle at 01:17 UTC. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 12:0569500.001656158396.1199.46265
LEO 3
2023-100G
57392
in space
Small satellite owned by Telesat of Canada, acting as a demonstrator of a future constellation of 188 "Lightspeed" data networking satellites. Also provides continuity for customers using Telesat's recently decommissioned LEO Phase 1 satellite (43113,2018-004C). Released from launch vehicle at 03:13 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 09:3573850.00169951019105.2799.44239
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-100H
57393
in space
Launched seven assorted satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing LEO 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit69530.001456658596.1799.46285
estimated orbit73850.00169951019105.2799.44238
2023 Jul 18, 13:4971160.0387462101499.5799.34197
Electron second stage
2023-100J
57394
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 4
Life 17 days
Launched seven assorted satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 18, 13:3067670.028019957892.3299.44210


2023-I07
JEM Small Satellite Orbital Deployer
International Space Station
2023 Jul 19, 07:00
Maya 5
1998-067VW
57419
Re-entered - 2023 Dec 8
Life 142 days
1U Cubesat - built under the Philippines Space Space Science and Technology Proliferation programme by the University of the Philippines Diliman (including student participation) and the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute. Demonstrator of systems needed for satellite-based remote data collection and optical imaging, including a near infrared camera.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 20, 18:3067930.000341341792.8751.64178
Maya 6
1998-067VX
57420
Re-entered - 2023 Dec 12
Life 146 days
1U Cubesat - built under the Philippines Space Space Science and Technology Proliferation programme by the University of the Philippines Diliman (including student participation) and the DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute. Demonstrator of systems needed for satellite-based remote data collection and optical imaging, including a near infrared camera.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 20, 18:3067930.000341341792.8751.64178


2023-101
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jul 20, 03:20
Tianmu 1-07
2023-101A
57399
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 20, 14:2969010.000951652995.0997.4127409:40
Tianmu 1-08
2023-101B
57400
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 20, 14:2969020.000951853095.1197.4126409:40
Tianmu 1-09
2023-101C
57401
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 20, 14:2169020.000951853195.1197.4126309:39
Tianmu 1-10
2023-101D
57402
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements. Catalogue Number and Designation letter to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 20, 14:2269030.001151753295.1297.4124909:40
Kuaizhou 1A fourth stage
2023-101E
57403
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 25
Life 5 days
Launched Tianmu 1-07 - Tianmu 1-10. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites. Launch postponed from Jul 3 and Jul 19.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 20, 14:0267160.028314852891.3097.4439


2023-102
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-15)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Jul 20, 04:09
Starlink 30240
2023-102A
57404
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifteen V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:24 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 27, 16:0067090.000332833291.1443.00162
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 20
Life <1 day
Launched fifteen Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the central Pacific Ocean at about 05:40 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-103
Ceres 1 (Gushenxing 1 Y-6, Lemon Tree)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Jul 22, 05:07
Xingshidai 16 (Daiyun, Star Times 16)
2023-103A
57421
in space
Small Earth observation satellite equipped with visible light and infrared imagers and owned by Chengdu Guoxing Aerospace Technology Co. Includes artificial intelligence software to help pinpoint unusual events on the Earth's surface such as fires. May also have returned images of Qiankun 1 whilst orbiting alongside it.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 13:3168720.001248650194.4896.6328211:26
Qiankun 1
2023-103B
57422
in space
Technology verification payload described as the first ultra-low (ULEO) orbit satellite. Equipped with multiple imaging devices, an image intelligent processor and other 'test payloads' including a low-thrust engine. Maintained station with Xingshidai 16 until September 28 then orbit lowered in small steps towards ULEO.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 13:3368720.001348550294.4896.6228111:26
2023 Aug 19, 02:0268670.001447949994.3996.6219311:15
2023 Aug 22, 18:1168670.001547949994.3896.6218011:14
2023 Sep 24, 09:2068300.003243047493.6296.6231311:02
2023 Sep 29, 01:4568300.003243047393.6296.6229511:00
2023 Oct 14, 10:1068280.003242947293.5996.6223610:55
2023 Nov 16, 18:3668030.000642142993.0896.628210:45
2023 Nov 21, 13:2968030.000642142993.0796.626910:43
2024 Jan 01, 03:3667500.000736737691.9896.6127110:34
Ceres 1 fourth stage
2023-103C
57423
in space
Launched Qiankun 1 and Xingshidai 16. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 22, 22:1868310.006241149593.6596.6329


2023-104
CZ 2D
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Jul 23, 02:50
Sixiang 01 (Skylight AS 01)
2023-104A
57424
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite equipped with an infrared imaging system. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 08:3268730.001348650394.5097.4027310:00
Lingxi 3
2023-104B
57425
in space
Demonstrator of a broadband communications system. The payload can be reconfigured to meet current comms demands through onboard software and without ground intervention. Satellite design resembles a single flat panel in order to provide a large collector area on a small satellite. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 08:3368720.001448450394.4897.4027910:00
Sixiang 02 (Skylight AS 02)
2023-104C
57426
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite equipped with a wide field of view optical imaging system. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 08:3368720.001348550394.4997.4027710:00
Sixiang 03 (Skylight AS 03)
2023-104F
57429
in space
Chinese commercial remote sensing satellite equipped with a thermal imaging system to monitor heat sources on the Earth's surface. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Jul 24, 08:3568740.001248850594.5497.4026210:00
CZ 2D second stage
2023-104D
57427
in space
Launched 3x Sixiang satellites and Lingxi 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 24, 08:3468720.001348550394.5097.40274


2023-105
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-6)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jul 24, 00:50
Starlink 30189
2023-105A
57430
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 01:55 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 31, 18:0067030.000632132991.0243.00216
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 24
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the central Pacific Ocean at about 03:10 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-106
CZ 2D
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Jul 26, 20:02
Yaogan 36-05 Follower 1
2023-106A
57452
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the three Yaogan 35-04 (launch 2022-100) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 27, 02:1268750.000749250294.5535.00259
2023 Aug 16, 19:0268770.000549550294.5935.0090
Yaogan 36-05 Follower 2
2023-106C
57454
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the three Yaogan 35-04 (launch 2022-100) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 27, 05:2868730.000948950194.5234.99274
2023 Aug 17, 01:1768780.000449750294.6035.0053
Yaogan 36-05 Leader
2023-106E
57456
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the three Yaogan 35-04 (launch 2022-100) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 27, 05:2868720.000948850094.5034.99286
2023 Aug 04, 07:5868730.000948850194.5134.998
2023 Aug 17, 01:1268780.000249850194.6135.00201
CZ 2D second stage
2023-106B
57453
Re-entered - 2024 May 12
Life 291 days
Launched Yaogan 36 Group 5. Space-Track has this erroneously Catalogued as 57455, 2023-106D.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 27, 05:2768740.000949050294.5335.00272


2023-107
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-7)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Jul 28, 04:01
Starlink 30165
2023-107A
57457
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:16 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 03, 18:0067220.000134334491.4043.01225
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 28
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the IndianOcean at about 06:30 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-108
Falcon 9 Heavy
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Jul 29, 03:04
Echostar 24 (Jupiter 3)
2023-108A
57479
in space
High capacity, high speed comsat covering the North and South America. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:32 UTC. Expected location - 95° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Jul 29, 07:16281310.4888800135505782.5910.39180
2023 Aug 01, 11:26308480.35731344935491898.686.26180
2023 Aug 05, 17:18384820.087728729354771252.101.13181
2023 Aug 10, 23:04374130.066028566335031200.301.09171
2023 Aug 21, 12:46393530.065630392355581294.870.78184
2023 Aug 28, 07:11399470.050431556355811324.300.55187
2023 Sep 06, 15:24408260.030033225356711368.260.27193
2023 Sep 13, 08:54414930.014734507357231401.930.14182125° west
2023 Sep 18, 06:42419880.003835451357701427.100.0514597° west
2023 Sep 20, 06:25421640.000135781357921436.070.0516795° west
Falcon 9 Heavy third stage
2023-108B
57480
in space
Launched Echostar 24.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 29, 09:32281000.4900795235492781.3110.42180


2023-109
PSLV-CA (PSLV C-56)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Jul 30, 01:00
DS-SAR
2023-109A
57481
in space
Indian radar imaging satellite. The radar was supplied by Israeli Aircraft Industries.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 18:3269110.000852753895.295.0012
Velox AM (Additive Manufacturing)
2023-109B
57482
in space
Small satellite from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It will demonstrate an on-orbit manufacturing system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 16:4469080.001152253895.245.0116
ORB-12 (Strider)
2023-109C
57483
in space
12U Cubesat from Indonesia carrying several test/demonstration payloads including a radar Earth imager and two thruster systems. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Scoob 2
2023-109D
57484
in space
3U Cubesat - student built satellite from the Research Centre at Singapore's NTU School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Carries an unspecified technology demonstration payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 16:4969120.000752953995.325.01357
ARCADE (Atmospheric Coupling and Dynamics Explorer, INSPIRESat-4)
2023-109E
57485
in space
Small satellite from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for ionospheric studies. Also carries an electric propulsion system to lower the orbit to 350 km, and an Earth imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 18:2769090.001052453895.265.0015
Galassia 2
2023-109F
57486
in space
3U Cubesat from the National University of Singapore equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 16:5169130.000753053995.335.01357
NuLIoN
2023-109G
57487
in space
3U Cubesat - Broadband internet comsat from Indonesia to pass messages from ground based sensors and recording stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Jul 30, 20:0969130.000453253895.345.013
PSLV upper stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched DS-SAR and six small satellites. ISRO announced the orbit would be be lowered to 295 x 300 km after releasing the satellites but no data have been released by Space-Track so its fate is uncertain.
Orbit parameters awaited


2023-110
Antares 230+
Wallops Flight Facility
2023 Aug 2, 00:31
Cygnus NG-19 (SS Laurel Clark)
2023-110A
57488
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 9
Life 160 days
Northrop Grumman vehicle carrying supplies and equipment to ISS under CRS-2 contract with NASA. Initial orbit similar to launch vehicle second stage. Captured by ISS remote manipular August 4 at 09:52 UTC. Docked with the downward-facing port of the Unity module at 12:28 UTC. Undocked 2023 Dec 22 at about 10:00 UTC and released from the RMS at 13:06 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 02, 02:1066670.012020936990.3051.62139
2023 Aug 02, 03:3266760.013320938790.4851.64141
2023 Aug 03, 15:3666990.012523740490.9351.63164
2023 Aug 06, 11:3267940.000241541792.8951.65276
2023 Dec 21, 13:2167930.000241341692.8751.6442
2023 Dec 22, 20:5567950.000341541992.9151.64110
2023 Dec 23, 18:2467780.000239940192.5551.6549
Antares second stage
2023-110B
57489
Re-entered - 2020 Feb 23
Life <1 day
Launched SS Laurel Clark.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 02, 03:3266130.008218128989.1951.62141


2023-111
CZ 4C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Aug 3, 03:47
Fengyun 3F (Fengyun 3-06)
2023-111A
57490
in space
Second generation meteorological imaging satellite capable of producing three-dimensional analyses of weather systems. Released from launch vehicle at 04:10 UTC. Launched to replace Fengyun 3C (39260/2013-052A).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Aug 03, 08:3671840.0006802810100.9998.8124410:00
2023 Aug 05, 08:0371900.0006808816101.1398.8232110:00
2023 Aug 05, 14:5471950.0004814819101.2298.8124310:00
2023 Aug 06, 16:0472000.0017810834101.3498.8135510:01
2023 Aug 06, 19:2672030.0001824825101.3998.8022910:00
2023 Aug 08, 05:1072040.0001826827101.4398.8112210:00
CZ 4C third stage
2023-111B
57491
in space
Launched Fenyun 3F. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 03, 09:5770880.014161080998.9798.8146


2023-112
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Aug 3, 05:00
Galaxy 37 (Horizons 4)
2023-112A
57493
in space
Intelsat-owned comsat covering North America and the eastern Pacific Ocean. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:33 UTC. Expected location 127° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2023 Aug 03, 09:26344500.8104155559891060.5824.61180
2023 Aug 05, 20:15355490.75442351559901111.7217.65182
2023 Aug 08, 15:45390850.59859315560981281.649.01181
2023 Aug 10, 14:38477590.308226660561031731.212.13176
2023 Aug 14, 12:50523100.192735850560141984.451.13179
2023 Aug 16, 14:36431220.020635855376321485.270.1162
2023 Aug 17, 11:22421980.001035779358611437.800.10292147° west
2023 Aug 21, 16:42421650.000235776357971436.100.07313148° west
2023 Sep 19, 13:56420060.000335614356421428.020.0298140° west
2023 Sep 25, 11:14420700.001735621357631431.260.03215128° west
2023 Sep 26, 15:37421430.000335754357761434.980.04113128° west
2023 Oct 03, 01:13421640.000335774357981436.060.05106127° west
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-112B
57494
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 22
Life 50 days
Launched Galaxy 37.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 22, 14:48343410.8105128557981055.5624.48187


2023-113
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-8)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Aug 7, 02:41
Starlink 30154
2023-113A
57495
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 03:46 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 15, 18:0066990.000232032290.9543.00262
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 7
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 06:00 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-114
Soyuz-2 1B + Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
2023 Aug 7, 13:19
Cosmos 2569 (Uragan-K2 №13L)
2023-114A
57517
in space
New generation GLONASS navigation satellite to fill a space in the constellation. Separated from the launch vehicle Fregat stage at about 16:50 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 08, 07:23255240.00041913519156676.3564.79313
2023 Aug 14, 16:34255410.00041915219174677.0564.7972
2023 Sep 08, 10:06255080.00101910519154675.7264.80302
Fregat rocket stage
2023-114B
57518
in space
Launched Cosmos 2569.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 08, 07:26254720.00351900519182674.2964.83232


2023-115
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-20)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Aug 8, 03:57
Starlink 30259
2023-115A
57521
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of fifteen V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:11 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 15, 18:0066930.000231331590.8143.00253
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 8
Life <1 day
Launched fifteen Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the central Pacific Ocean at about 05:30 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-116
CZ 4C
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Aug 8, 22:53
Huanjing 2F (S-SAR 02)
2023-116A
57519
in space
Chinese Earth surface imaging satellite equipped with a synthetic aperture radar operating at S-band frequencies.

epoch (UTC)         
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Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Aug 09, 01:4568730.001148850394.5297.3925906:00
2023 Oct 17, 20:0868700.001048549994.4697.404706:00
2023 Oct 19, 12:1368710.000948649994.4797.394106:00
2023 Dec 12, 19:1568660.000748349394.3697.3917906:01
2023 Dec 13, 03:1868710.000149249394.4697.3913806:01
2023 Dec 15, 22:5868830.000150450594.7197.3911606:01
CZ 2C second stage
2023-116C
57536
in space
Launched Huanjing 2F.

epoch (UTC)         
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2023 Aug 09, 01:3868360.004542848993.7697.1244


2023-117
Ceres 1 (Gushenxing 1 Y-7)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Aug 10, 04:03
Henan Ligong 1 (Diwei Zhineng Yingji 1)
2023-117xx
in space
Multispectral Earth imaging satellite equipped with an intelligent onboard data processing system capable of targeting ‘hot spots’ on the ground in the event of a disaster. Developed by the Diwei 2 Space Technology Co of Hangzhou.

epoch (UTC)         
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Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xi'an Hangtou 104
2023-117xx
in space
Satellite in a planned constellation of 128 Earth imaging satellites. Payload includes a laser communication system.

epoch (UTC)         
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estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xi'an Hangtou 112
2023-117xx
in space
Satellite in a planned constellation of 128 Earth imaging satellites. Payload includes a laser communication system.

epoch (UTC)         
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estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xi'an Hangtou 6
2023-117xx
in space
Satellite in a planned constellation of 128 Earth imaging satellites. Payload includes a laser communication system.

epoch (UTC)         
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Local Time
estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xi'an Hangtou 88
2023-117xx
in space
Satellite in a planned constellation of 128 Earth imaging satellites. Payload includes a laser communication system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xiguang-1 01
2023-117xx
in space
Multispectral Earth imaging satellite equipped with an onboard data processing system from private company Star Vision.

epoch (UTC)         
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Local Time
estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Xingchi 1-01B
2023-117xx
in space
Technology verification satellite for a constellation of remote sensing satellites equipped with a multispectral Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communication system. Precursor to a 100 satellite constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
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Desc Node
Local Time
estimated orbit69110.001452454395.3097.5227310:22
Ceres 1 fourth stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 10
Life <1 day
Launched seven small satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-118
Soyuz-2 1B + Fregat
Vostochny Cosmodrome
2023 Aug 10, 23:10
Luna Glob (Luna 25)
2023-118A
57600
in space
Russian spacecraft aimed at circumlunar orbit followed by landing near lunar south pole. Separated from Fregat rocket stage on Aug 11 at 00:10 UTC. A pair of engine firings August 16, beginning at 08:57 UTC, resulted in Luna 25 entering its initial orbit of 91 x 113 kilometres at 82°.1 inclination around the Moon. At 09:03 UTC on August 18, the orbit was lowered to 100 kilometres circular in preparation for descent and landing, expected August 21. August 19 a command was sent for a thruster firing to lower perigee to 16 km. Communication was lost at about 11:57 UTC, probably when Luna 25 crashed into the lunar surface after the thruster fired for too long a time.
Impacted on the Moon
Fregat rocket stage
2023-118B
57601
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 26
Life 200 days
Carried Luna 25 lunar lander. Manoeuvred to barycentric orbit before releasing the spacecraft. A further engine firing, on Aug 11, reportedly sent it to heliocentric orbit but Space-Track continued to issue orbit data for the barycentric orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 10, 23:1066520.001026728189.9951.7392
2023 Oct 20, 10:222112390.90161440539531616103.4748.13199


2023-119
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-9)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Aug 11, 05:17
Starlink 30166
2023-119A
57602
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:22 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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incl 
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2023 Aug 22, 18:0067040.000432332991.0543.00187
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Jul 28
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter above the IndianOcean at about 08:40 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-120
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Aug 12, 17:26
L-SAR 04-01 (Land Exploration 04-01)
2023-120A
57624
in space
Earth surface studies satellite equipped with a large, high resolution, Synthetic Aperture Radar operating at L-band frequencies. Probably entered geosynchronous drift orbit on Aug 13. Launch was delayed by 30 minutes during final countdown.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
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GEO    
Longitude
2023 Aug 12, 21:04243800.730818435819631.3928.56180
2023 Aug 13, 09:31249950.6881141735817655.4423.77181
2023 Aug 22, 23:11421660.000435773358031436.1516.1027790° east
CZ 3B fourth stage
2023-120B
57625
Re-entered - 2023 Oct 30
Life 79 days
Launched L-SAR 04-01.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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incl 
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2023 Aug 12, 22:54236540.724114934403603.4128.55179


2023-121
Kuaizhou 1A
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Aug 14, 05:32
Head 3A
2023-121A
57626
in space
Application satellite from Head Aerospace in the Skywalker constellation, carrying a VDES, enhanced AIS receiver for ship-shore communications, and providing communications betweeninternet-connected devices.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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incl 
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2023 Aug 14, 08:4670790.000869570698.7845.00243
Head 3B
2023-121B
57627
in space
Application satellite from Head Aerospace in the Skywalker constellation, carrying a VDES, enhanced AIS receiver for ship-shore communications, and providing communications between internet-connected devices.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 14, 08:4670780.000769570598.7845.00241
Head 3C
2023-121C
57628
in space
Application satellite from Head Aerospace in the Skywalker constellation, carrying a VDES, enhanced AIS receiver for ship-shore communications, and providing communications betweeninternet-connected devices.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 14, 08:4570780.000769470598.7645.00251
Head 3D
2023-121D
57629
in space
Application satellite from Head Aerospace in the Skywalker constellation, carrying a VDES, enhanced AIS receiver for ship-shore communications, and providing communications betweeninternet-connected devices.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 14, 08:4670770.000769470498.7645.00249
Head 3E
2023-121E
57630
in space
Application satellite from Head Aerospace in the Skywalker constellation, carrying a VDES, enhanced AIS receiver for ship-shore communications, and providing communications betweeninternet-connected devices.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 14, 08:4570770.000769470398.7545.00266
Kuaizhou 1A fourth stage
2023-121F
57631
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 15
Life 1 day
Launched cluster of five Head 3 satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites and it re-entered August 15 at 08:46 UTC ±1 minute above southern Europe.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 14, 12:5767600.040011165392.1945.0053


2023-122
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-10)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Aug 17, 03:36
Starlink 30309
2023-122A
57632
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:41 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 25, 18:0066850.000130630890.6643.00336
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 17
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-123
CZ 4C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Aug 20, 17:45
Gaofen 12-04
2023-123A
57654
in space
Earth observation using radar and high resolution optical sensors for Earth imaging to "support land surveys, crop management, urban and road network planning".

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Aug 20, 23:3969750.000459460096.6397.9024600:01
CZ 4C third stage
2023-123B
57655
in space
Launched Gaofen 12-04. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
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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  
( ° )
2023 Aug 21, 05:5769120.010146460495.3297.8955


2023-124
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-1)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Aug 22, 09:37
Starlink 30267
2023-124A
57663
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty one V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 10:40 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 06, 14:0067310.000135235491.6053.05127
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 22
Life <1 day
Launched twenty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-125
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2023 Aug 23, 01:08
Progress MS-24
2023-125A
57691
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 13
Life 174 days
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the rear port of the Zvezda module August 25 at 03:45 UTC. Undocked 2024 February 13 at 02:08 UTC. Retro-fire at 05:16 UTC led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at about 06:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 23, 01:3965840.002718822488.6151.6579
2023 Aug 23, 13:1866750.003527432090.4651.64342
2023 Aug 24, 15:0466770.003427632190.4951.65342
2023 Aug 25, 13:2567950.000541442092.9151.64353
2024 Feb 12, 12:2167950.000241641992.9151.64231
Soyuz third stage
2023-125B
57692
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 25
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-24.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2023 Aug 23, 01:3665780.002018721388.4951.6654


2023-F06 - failed to reach orbit
Chollima 1 (Improved UNHA-3?)
Sohae Launch Centre
2023 Aug 23, 19:50
Malligyong 1-02
North Korean government/military optical imaging satellite. Second version of the satellite - the first one was lost in an earlier launch failure 2023 May 30. Destroyed when the launch vehicle third stage failed, possibly through suffering an explosion caused by inadvertent triggering of the emergency auto-destruct system. Impacted in the Yellow Sea. Precise launch time to be confirmed.


2023-126
Electron (We Love the Nightlife)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2023 Aug 23, 23:45
Capella 11 (Acadia 1)
2023-126A
57693
in space
Third generation satellite from Capella Space carrying Synthetic Aperture Radar for Earth imaging. Member of a planned thirty satellite constellation. Released from launch vehicle August 25 at 00:43 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 26, 06:3170230.000664164997.6253.01298
Electron third stage (kick stage)
2023-126B
57694
in space
Launched Capella 11.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 26, 06:3070220.000963865097.6053.01286
Electron second stage
2023-126C
57695
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 11
Life 19 days
Launched Capella 11.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 24, 16:2067970.035118065792.9453.01256


2023-127
Ceres 1 (Gushenxing 1 Y-8)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Aug 25, 04:59
Jilin-1 Wide Field 02A
2023-127A
57696
in space
Imaging satellite for Earth resources and land studies, particularly in relation to mining and urban construction industries.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Aug 25, 12:3169160.001352954795.4097.5929011:18
Ceres 1 fourth stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 25
Life <1 day
Launched Jilin-1 Wide Field 02A. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-128
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2023 Aug 26, 07:27
SpaceX Dragon Crew 7 (Dragon Endurance Flight #3)
2023-128A
57697
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 12
Life 199 days
Crew flight to ISS provided by SpaceX under contract to NASA. Crew members - Jasmin Moghbeli (NASA, commander), Andreas Mogensen (ESA, pilot), Satoshi Furukawa (JAXA), and Konstantin Borisov (Roscosmos). Separated from launch vehicle at 07:39 UTC. Docked with upward-facing port of the Harmony module August 27 at 13:16 UTC. Undocked, carrying original crew, 2024 March 11 at 15:20 UTC. Following a 13 minute retro-fire March 12 starting at 0856 UTC, it splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at 09:47 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 26, 07:5165760.001518820788.4451.64336
2023 Aug 26, 10:3366040.006418326889.0151.63162
2023 Aug 26, 16:4066070.002621124689.0751.63230
2023 Aug 27, 04:3266080.004520026089.1151.63210
2023 Aug 27, 12:0667930.000441241892.8651.64355
2023 Aug 27, 13:2467950.000541342092.9051.642
2024 Mar 11, 11:3567950.000641342192.9151.64353
2024 Mar 12, 04:5267470.004933640291.9251.64154
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 25
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon Crew 7. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean at about 08:50 UTC on the day of launch.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Crew Dragon trunk module
2023-128B
59227
in space
Separated from Dragon Crew 7 2024 March 12 prior to retrofire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 12, 20:0767470.004833640191.9251.34155


2023-129
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-11)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Aug 27, 01:05
Starlink 30288
2023-129A
57698
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:11 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 27, 15:5966660.000628429290.2843.00257
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 27
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-130
CZ 2D
Xichang Space Centre
2023 Aug 31, 07:36
Yaogan 39-01 Follower 1
2023-130A
57727
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the Yaogan 35-02 (launch 2022-068) and Yaogan 36-02 (launch 2022-133) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 31, 16:4868750.000849250394.5635.00238
Yaogan 39-01 Follower 2
2023-130B
57728
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the Yaogan 35-02 (launch 2022-068) and Yaogan 36-02 (launch 2022-133) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 31, 16:4868750.000949150394.5534.99257
Yaogan 39-01 Leader
2023-130E
57731
in space
Chinese government or military remote sensing reconnaissance satellite. One of three similar satellites carried on the same launch vehicle and orbiting in formation. Launched into the same orbit plane as the Yaogan 35-02 (launch 2022-068) and Yaogan 36-02 (launch 2022-133) satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 31, 16:4868740.000949050294.5334.99249
CZ 2D second stage
2023-130C
57729
in space
Launched Yaogan 39 Group 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Aug 31, 16:4868750.000849150294.5534.99243


2023-131
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-13)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Sep 1, 02:21
Starlink 30375
2023-131A
57732
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 03:27 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 12, 18:0067110.000133233391.1943.00264
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Aug 22
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-132
PSLV-XL (PSLV C-57)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2023 Sep 2, 06:20
Aditiya L1
2023-132A
57754
in space
Indian solar studies satellite - successive orbit raising allowed it to reach barycentric orbit from where it embarked on a trajectory to allow it to be placed in orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 1. Apogee raised to 122,000 kilometres on September 15. Engine firing placed it in barycentric orbit September 19. Arrival in L1 halo orbit 2024 January 6.
Stationed near the L1 Lagrange Point in the Earth-Sun system
PSLV upper stage
2023-132B
57755
in space
Launched Aditiya L1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 02, 15:44162190.592423319449342.6119.19347


2023-133
Falcon 9 Block 5
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2023 Sep 2, 14:25
Wildfire 4 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 13)
2023-133A
57756
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1373210.0009936949103.8981.00217
BB 4 (SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 4)
2023-133B
57757
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture", equipped with sensors to provide 'beyond line-of-sight targeting' of ships and mobile missile launchers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:2173210.0009937949103.9081.00214
Wildfire 3 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 12)
2023-133C
57758
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:2073220.0008938949103.9180.99215
BB 3 (SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 3)
2023-133D
57760
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture", equipped with sensors to provide 'beyond line-of-sight targeting' of ships and mobile missile launchers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1873220.0008938949103.9281.00217
Wildfire 7 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 16)
2023-133E
57761
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:2073250.0004944950103.9981.00243
Checkmate 10 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 9)
2023-133F
57762
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1973240.0005941949103.9581.00220
Wildfire 6 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 15)
2023-133G
57763
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1973240.0005943950103.9780.99225
Wildfire 1 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 10)
2023-133H
57764
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1473230.0006941949103.9481.00212
Wildfire 9 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 18)
2023-133J
57765
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:2173240.0005943949103.9781.00219
Wildfire 10 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 19)
2023-133K
57766
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1973230.0005941949103.9581.00218
Wildfire 2 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 11)
2023-133L
57767
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1973250.0004943950103.9880.99225
Wildfire 8 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 17)
2023-133M
57768
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 07:3973240.0005942949103.9680.99223
Wildfire 5 (SDA Tranche 0 Data Relay 14)
2023-133N
57769
in space
Demonstrator for the on-orbit part of US Space Development Agency's "Proliferated Warfighter Space Architecture". Equipped with an optical communications system be used to collect data from active satellites in the constellation for onward relay to ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 03, 11:1973240.0005942949103.9681.00218
Falcon 9 upper stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched thirteen Tranche 0 satellites for the US Space Development Agency. Caused to re-enter over the south western Indian Ocean at about 16:45 UTC on the day of launch.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-134
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-12)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Sep 4, 02:47
Starlink 30397
2023-134A
57771
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty one V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:52 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 08, 16:0066800.000230030390.5543.00134
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 4
Life <1 day
Launched twenty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-135
Ceres 1S (Gushenxing 1S Y-10)
Mobile Floating Platform, Yellow Sea - 36°.6 N, 121°.2 E
2023 Sep 5, 09:34
Tianqi 21
2023-135A
57792
in space
Comsat providing messaging communication links from LEO including between Internet-connected items.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 05, 16:0471730.0011787802100.7649.97304
Tianqi 22
2023-135B
57793
in space
Comsat providing messaging communication links from LEO including between Internet-connected items.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 05, 16:0471720.0012786802100.7549.96308
Tianqi 23
2023-135C
57794
in space
Comsat providing messaging communication links from LEO including between Internet-connected items.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 05, 16:0471720.0012785802100.7449.97310
Tianqi 24
2023-135D
57795
in space
Comsat providing messaging communication links from LEO including between Internet-connected items.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 05, 16:0471720.0012785802100.7449.97307
Ceres 1 fourth stage
2023-135E
57796
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 25
Life 20 days
Launched 4x Tianqi satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 05, 15:4068750.048616383094.5549.93349


2023-136
CZ 4C
Jiuquan Space Centre
2023 Sep 6, 18:14
Yaogan 33-03
2023-136A
57797
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans. Equipped with synthetic aperture radar for Earth imaging provided by the Institute of Space and Space Information Innovation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Mission is probably military or government.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2023 Sep 07, 09:0970620.000568168898.4498.1625000:30
2023 Sep 23, 11:5570670.000468669298.5498.1611800:30
2023 Sep 24, 09:5770740.000069569698.6898.1516600:30
CZ 4C third stage
2023-136B
57798
in space
Launched Yaogan 33-03. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 06, 21:0769680.013449668396.4798.1656


2023-137
H-IIA 202 (F-47)
Tanegashima Space Centre
2023 Sep 6, 23:42
X-Ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission (XRISM)
2023-137A
57800
in space
Astronomical satellite equipped with x-ray imaging sensors to study sizeable objects such as supernova remnants and clusters of galaxies. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:56 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 07, 09:1069520.001056758196.1431.00281
Smart Lander for Investigating the Moon (SLIM)
2023-137D
57803
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 19
Life 135 days
Lunar mission demonstrator - separated from launch vehicle September 7 at 00:30 UTC. Used its own propulsion in manoeuvres involving successive raising of apogee until transfer to barycentric orbit on September 30 following an engine firing that was completed at 17:40 UTC. It aims to enter lunar orbit and then deposit a lander on the surface about one month later. The descent vehicle is planned to eject a semi-hard landing probe just before impact in the Mare Nectaris.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 07, 20:32555860.8750569978462173.7231.06244
2023 Sep 08, 14:41558740.8799335986572190.6730.32244
2023 Sep 15, 16:48627870.88925811122372609.5630.99245
H-IIA upper stage
2023-137E
57804
in space
Launched XRISM and SLIM. Initial LEO similar to XRISM then a second engine firing raised orbit to set SLIM on course for the Moon.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 07, 00:31555690.8751562978202172.7331.06243


2023-138
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-14)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2023 Sep 9, 03:12
Starlink 30304
2023-138A
57808
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty two V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:28 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 13, 16:0066740.000229529790.4443.00271
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2023 Sep 9
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2023-139
CZ 6A (Y-3)
Taiyuan Space Centre
2023 Sep 10, 04:30
Yaogan 40-01 leader
2023-139A
57830
in space
Reported to be a remote sensing satellite monitoring the electromagnetic environment - a description that may indicate it has an electronic intelligence gathering rôle. One of three related satellites carried on the same launch. They will operate in a triangular formation separated from each other by about 120 km. - a similar formation to the lower inclination Yaogan 31 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 10, 09:1971830.0010797812100.9786.00252
2023 Sep 11, 15:1871810.0011795811100.9486.00260
2023 Sep 13, 06:1771820.0011796811100.9586.00252
2023 Sep 15, 13:3571860.0011800816101.0486.00206
2023 Sep 16, 06:4971940.0019802829101.2186.00164
2023 Sep 17, 08:0472020.0029803845101.3786.00151
2023 Sep 18, 07:5872100.0018819845101.5486.00149
2023 Sep 19, 07:3472180.0015829852101.7386.00105
2023 Sep 26, 20:5472310.0002851854101.9886.0091
2023 Nov 12, 22:1372310.0002851854101.9885.9991
Yaogan 40-01 Follower
2023-139C
57832
in space
Reported to be a remote sensing satellite monitoring the electromagnetic environment - a description that may indicate it has an electronic intelligence gathering rôle. One of three related satellites carried on the same launch. They will operate in a triangular formation separated from each other by about 120 km. - a similar formation to the lower inclination Yaogan 31 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2023 Sep 10, 09:3471810.0011795811100.9386.00266
2023 Sep 14, 07:3271820.0010797812100.9686.00244
2023 Sep 14, 23:0071880.0006806814101.0985.99289
2023 Sep 15, 13:3671950.0003815820101.2486.00142
2023 Sep 17, 06:2472030.0019811839101.4086.00140