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2024 - 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=2024#001


2024-001
PSLV-DL (PSLV C-58)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2024 Jan 1, 03:40
XPoSat (X-ray Polarimeter Satellite)
2024-001A
58694
in space
Indian satellite designed to study the polarisation of x-radiation from celestial sources.

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  
( ° )
2024 Jan 01, 12:5870240.001063865397.645.98356
PSLV upper stage + POEM 3 (PSLV Orbital Experimental Module 3)
2024-001B
58695
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 21
Life 80 days
Launched XPoSat. Also carries ten hosted space technology payloads powered by POEM's solar panels. Orbit lowered and inclination increased, using two engine firings, after release of XPoSat.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 01, 17:1767260.000734335391.499.66329


2024-002
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-9)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Jan 3, 03:44
Starlink 11072
2024-002A
58705
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 04:46 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  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 16:0067380.000135936091.7453.16349
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched twenty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-003
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 3, 23:04
Ovzon 3
2024-003A
58698
in space
Comsat owned by Swedish company Ovzon. Equipped with spot beam aerials cable of providing coverage simultaneously to small terminals in multiple zones anywhere within the visible hemisphere of the Earth. Orbit raising via electric thruster. Expected location - 59°.7 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2024 Jan 04, 05:31301960.779926747368870.3126.81180
2024 Jan 18, 19:16323620.7377211049856965.6124.74185
2024 Jan 20, 00:00330980.7408220051239998.7524.46186
2024 Jan 26, 20:44340050.72233065521891040.1121.84188
2024 Feb 01, 19:00352180.70953853538281096.2619.86190
2024 Feb 09, 16:59370310.69215023562831181.9817.28192
2024 Apr 10, 09:22436040.377020786536661510.274.52211
Falcon 9 second stage
2024-003B
58699
in space
Launched Ovzon 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 04, 03:29301090.779226947193866.5826.83180


2024-004
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre
2024 Jan 5, 11:20
Tianmu 1-15
2024-004A
58700
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Jan 05, 20:4669020.001151753195.1197.4626117:41
Tianmu 1-16
2024-004B
58701
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Jan 05, 20:5069010.001051653095.1097.4526817:41
Tianmu 1-17
2024-004C
58702
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Jan 05, 20:5069010.001051653095.0997.4527017:41
Tianmu 1-18
2024-004D
58703
in space
Small meteorological satellite using occultation by the Earth's atmosphere of navsat signals to take weather-related measurements.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Jan 05, 20:5069000.001151553095.0797.4527817:41
Kuaizhou 1A fourth stage
2024-004E
58704
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 16
Life 11 days
Launched Tianmu 1-15 - Tianmu 1-18. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 05, 20:2667340.027816954391.6597.4436


2024-005
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-35)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 7, 22:35
Starlink 31155
2024-005A
58728
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:41 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  
( ° )
2024 Jan 16, 20:0067030.000232432791.0343.01277
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 8
Life 1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-006
Vulcan (Certification 1)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 8, 07:18
Peregrine
2024-006A
58751
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 18
Life 10 days
Commercial spacecraft from US Company Astrobotic, launched under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services Initiative. Carries multiple instruments from NASA and several sets of human ashes/memorial items intended for the lunar surface. Separated from Centaur stage at 08:08 UTC. Lunar landing expected February 23 but a problem with Peregrine's propulsion system prevented it from achieving a landing and left it orbiting in the Earth-Moon system. Changes to the orbit, partly due to outgassing from the thruster system, pushed perigee down into the Earth's atmosphere and caused it to re-enter.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 08, 07:3468730.000449249894.5230.00322
2024 Jan 20, 13:032470550.9502591347544020368.0228.90261
Vulcan upper stage (Centaur)
2024-006B
58752
in space
Carried Pergrine lunar lander. Attached is a space burial payload with human ashes. First flight of Vulcan. After releasing Peregrine a further thruster firing at 08:36 UTC sent it to orbit around the Sun.
Heliocentric orbit


2024-007
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Jan 9, 07:03
Einstein Probe
2024-007A
58753
in space
X-ray studies satellite. Co-operative mission between China, ESA and Germany's Max Planck Institute.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 09, 17:5169670.001158159696.4529.00293
CZ 2C second stage
2024-007B
58754
in space
Launched Einstein Probe. Perigee lowered after releasing the satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 09, 16:3169020.011444560395.1129.02347


2024-008
Kuaizhou 1A
Jiuquan Space Centre
2024 Jan 11, 03:52
Tianxing-1 02
2024-008A
58756
in space
Described as a test satellite used for experiments such as space environment detection.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Jan 11, 08:1066950.005028335090.8695.1218610:20
2024 Jan 11, 16:1066990.004429135090.9395.1218310:19
2024 Jan 12, 16:1967110.002531635091.1995.1318910:18
2024 Mar 25, 04:4466990.001331232990.9495.1119309:09
Kuaizhou 1A fourth stage
2024-008B
58757
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 14
Life 3 days
Launched Tianxing-1 02. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 08:0666480.017315538589.9195.16343


2024-009
Gravity 1
Mobile Floating Platform, Yellow Sea - 36°.6 N, 121°.2 E
2024 Jan 11, 05:30
Yunyao-1 18
2024-009A
58758
in space
Small satellite from the China's Tianjin Yunyao Aerospace Technology Co with an imaging meteorological payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 10:0568670.001447949894.3849.98284
Yunyao-1 19
2024-009B
58759
in space
Small satellite from the China's Tianjin Yunyao Aerospace Technology Co with an imaging meteorological payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 10:0568670.001547849994.3849.99290
Yunyao-1 20
2024-009C
58760
in space
Small satellite from the China's Tianjin Yunyao Aerospace Technology Co with an imaging meteorological payload.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 10:0568660.001547849894.3749.99293
Gravity 1 fourth stage
2024-009D
58761
in space
Launched group of three Yunyao-1 satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 11, 10:0067640.016527549892.2849.85341


2024-010
H-IIA 202 (F-48)
Tanegashima Space Centre
2024 Jan 12, 04:44
IGS 16 (IGS Optical 8)
2024-010A
58762
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - Japanese government/military optical imaging reconnaissance satellite. Aimed at geosynchronous orbit with LTDN 13:30, the slot occupied by IGS 8A (39061, 2013-002A). Separated from launch vehicle at 05:02 UTC.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
H-IIA upper stage
2024-010B
58763
in space
Launched IGS 16.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld


2024-011
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-10)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Jan 14, 08:59
Starlink 31127
2024-011A
58765
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 10:02 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  
( ° )
2024 Jan 19, 20:0066840.000130530690.6353.16112
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 14
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-012
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-37)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 15, 01:52
Starlink 31189
2024-012A
58787
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:56 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  
( ° )
2024 Jan 24, 20:0067020.000232332591.0143.00273
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 15
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-013
CZ 7
Wenchang Space Centre
2024 Jan 17, 14:27
Tianzhou 7
2023-014A
58811
in space
Supplies to Chinese Space Station - support for the Shenzhou 17 & 18 missions. Separated from launch vehicle at 14;37 UTC. Initial orbit similar to the upper stage rocket. Docked with rear port of Tianhe module at 17:46 UTC on day of launch. A Cubesat, Bayi 08, was contained in a dispenser attached to its exterior, expected to be released before mission end. Initial orbit similar to the CZ 7 upper stage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 17, 18:2867590.000737638592.1741.47186
CZ 7 third stage
2024-013B
58812
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 27
Life 10 days
Launched Tianzhou 7.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 17, 18:4066410.009320132489.7641.47174


2024-014
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Jan 18, 21:49
SpaceX Axiom 3 (Dragon Freedom flight #3)
2024-014A
58815
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 9
Life 22 days Returned to Earth
Privately funded (Axiom Space) science mission to ISS using SpaceX Crew Dragon. Crew consists of Michael López-Alegría (US) - commander, Walter Villadei (Italy) - pilot, plus mission specialists - Alper Gezeravcı (Turkey) and Marcus Wandt (Sweden). Docked with the forward facing port of ISS Harmony module January 20 at 10:42 UTC. Undocked February 7 at 14:20 UTC carrying its original crew. Retro-fire February 9 at around 12:38 UTC led to splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, off Daytona Beach at 13:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 18, 23:4566320.006421129689.5851.64217
2024 Jan 20, 08:5667940.000441341892.8851.65136
2024 Feb 06, 13:3267960.000241642092.9351.64210
2024 Feb 07, 17:5167860.000440541092.7151.63216
2024 Feb 07, 20:2666860.014321240390.6851.6450
2024 Feb 08, 22:0766840.014121240190.6551.6454
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 18
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Axiom 3
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable
Crew Dragon trunk module
2024-014B
58953
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 16
Life 29 days
Released from SpaceX Axiom 3 Feb 9 at about 12:36 UTC prior to retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 10, 13:2566920.012023339490.7951.2860


2024-015
Qaem 100
Shahroud Test Centre, Dasht-e Kavir, Iran
2024 Jan 20, 06:28
Soraya
2024-015A
58817
in space
Purpose unknown but may be comms related. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:40 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 20, 13:0671260.001273975699.7764.51283
Qaem 100 third stage
2024-015B
58818
in space
Launched Soraya.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 20, 13:0471300.001274476199.8764.52251


2024-016
Lijian 1, Kinetica 1 (Y3)
Jiuquan Space Centre
2024 Jan 23, 04:03
Taijing-1 03
2024-016A
58820
in space
Commercial remote sensing 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
2024 Jan 23, 07:0469110.001352454295.3097.5228510:30
Taijing-2 02 (Beijing Environmental Protection No 1)
2024-016B
58821
in space
Commercial remote sensing 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
2024 Jan 23, 07:0469110.001352454295.3097.5228810:30
Taijing-2 04
2024-016C
58822
in space
Commercial remote sensing 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
2024 Jan 23, 07:0469110.001452354395.3097.5229110:30
Taijing-3 02
2024-016D
58823
in space
Commercial satellite for high-resolution remote sensing using an 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
2024 Jan 23, 07:0469100.001452354295.2897.5229110:30
Taijing-4 03
2024-016F
58825
in space
Commercial remote sensing satellite using radar imaging. 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
2024 Jan 24, 18:2169110.001352454295.3097.5327910:30
Lijian 1 third stage
2024-016E
58824
Re-entered - 2023 Nov 2
Life <1 day
Launched five Taijing satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 23, 08:2767920.019428254692.8597.6724


2024-017
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-11)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Jan 24, 00:35
Starlink 31233
2024-017A
58826
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 01:37 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 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 01, 20:0067120.000133433591.2153.1784
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 14
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-018
Simorgh (Phoenix)
Ayatollah Khomeini Space Centre, Iran
2024 Jan 28, 00:02
Mahda
2024-018A
58849
in space
Small satellite testing new satellite subsystems and used to monitor the performance of the multi-satellite release system of the Simorgh launch vehicle. Catalogue Number and Designation based on information from s2a systems.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 28, 11:5471610.04594541111100.5158.69163
Keyhan 2
2024-018B
58850
in space
3U Cubesat built by Iran Electronic Industries, a company owned by the Iranian Defense Ministry. Carries a test version of a control system to allow precise stabilisation and pointing of a satellite. Catalogue Number and Designation derived from information from s2a systems - to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 28, 11:5171590.04564541107100.4658.70163
Hatef 1
2024-018D
58852
in space
3U Cubesat built by Iran Electronic Industries, a company owned by the Iranian Defense Ministry. Carries an internet communications payload. Catalogue Number and Designation derived from information from s2a systems - to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 28, 11:5171570.04554531105100.4358.68162
Simorgh third stage
2024-018C
58851
in space
Launched three satellites for Iran. Orbit, Catalogue Number and Designation initially based on information from s2a Systems. Observations by s2a show that it shed an quantity of debris on January 29 but none were catalogued by Space-Track.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 28, 08:3071560.04544541103100.4258.69162


2024-019
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-38)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 29, 01:10
Starlink 31238
2024-019A
58853
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:15 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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 02, 20:0066850.000230630890.6743.01273
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 29
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-020
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-12)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Jan 29, 05:57
Starlink 31306
2024-020A
58876
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 06:59 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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 02, 20:0066820.000030330490.5953.17131
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 29
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-021
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Jan 30, 17:07
Cygnus NG-20 (SS Patricia “Patty” Hilliard )
2024-021A
58898
in space
Northrop Grumman vehicle carrying supplies and equipment to ISS under CRS-2 contract with NASA. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator System February 1 at 09:59 UTC. Docked with the downward-facing port of the Unity module at 12:14 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 30, 17:3166250.000724225189.4451.66279
2024 Jan 31, 03:5866110.001222624189.1651.6710
2024 Feb 01, 12:4867970.000341742092.9451.64191
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Jan 30
Life <1 day
Launched Cygnus NG-20. Caused to re-enter after releasing the spacecraft.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-022
Electron ( Four of a Kind)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2024 Jan 31, 06:34
North Star 1 (Lemur 2, Nimbus 2000)
2024-022A
58899
in space
12U Cubesat built and operated by Spire Global for US company North Star Earth and Space, designed to track other space objects in LEO. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:51 UTC. Orbit, 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
2024 Jan 31, 12:1769080.001352153995.2497.4928418:57
North Star 2 (Lemur 2, Valhalla)
2024-022B
58900
in space
12U Cubesat built and operated by Spire Global for US company North Star Earth and Space, designed to track other space objects in LEO. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:51 UTC. Orbit, 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
2024 Jan 31, 12:2569080.001651954195.2497.4728518:57
North Star 3 (Lemur 2, Oba Ni Jesu)
2024-022D
58902
in space
12U Cubesat built and operated by Spire Global for US company North Star Earth and Space, designed to track other space objects in LEO. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:51 UTC. Orbit, 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
2024 Jan 31, 12:2469080.001252153795.2297.4826618:57
North Star 4 (Lemur 2, Cael)
2024-022E
58903
in space
12U Cubesat built and operated by Spire Global for US company North Star Earth and Space, designed to track other space objects in LEO. Separated from launch vehicle at 07:51 UTC. Orbit, 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
2024 Jan 31, 12:2369070.001252053795.2197.4927118:57
Electron kick stage
2024-022C
58901
in space
Launched four North Star satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 31, 12:2469100.001252354095.2897.49294
Electron second stage
2024-022F
58904
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 8
Life 8 days
Launched four North Star satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 31, 12:1467310.025817952791.6197.49216


2024-023
CZ 2C
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Feb 2, 23:37
GeeSat 2-01
2024-023A
58905
in space
Small satellite owned by China's Geely automotive group. Part of a system to provide supplementary navigation information to self-driving motor vehicles.

One of eleven 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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 03, 02:4069790.000759660696.7049.99267
CZ 2C second stage
2024-023M
58916
in space
Launched cluster of eleven Geesats. Apogee raised after releasing satellites, possibly due to pointing error in navigation. May have been intended to lowered perigee to around 450 km.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 03, 02:4670430.009959573598.0449.90231


2024-024
Jielong 3
Mobile Floating Platform, South China Sea near 21°.5 N, 112°.0 E
2024 Feb 3, 03:06
Weihai 01
2024-024A
58917
in space
Demonstrator of a laser-based communications payload. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 02:3668930.000950952194.9297.4027610:35
Weihai 02
2024-024B
58918
in space
Demonstrator of a laser-based communications payload. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 02:3768930.001050852294.9297.4128210:35
Zhixing 2A
2024-024C
58919
in space
6U Cubesat - imaging satellite for remote sensing. Built by Beijing Smart Satellite Space Technology Co Ltd. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 02:3868920.000950752094.9097.4129010:35
Dongfang Huiang 01
2024-024D
58920
in space
Remote sensing satellite equipped with AI software to control onboard operations. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 02:3868920.000950852094.9097.4028810:35
NExSat
2024-024E
58921
in space
Technology demonstrator equipped with an Earth imaging system. Built by the National Authorithy of Space Sciences of Egypt in cooperation with Berlin Space Technologies. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 02:3768920.000950752094.9097.4128910:35
DRO-L
2024-024F
58922
in space
Mission details awaited. Designation and catalogue number to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 04, 10:3968920.001050752094.9097.4028910:35
Xingshidai 18 (Star Times 18)
2024-024G
58923
in space
Remote sensing - equipped with a multispectral Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communication system. Part of a planned 100 satellite constellation. 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
2024 Feb 04, 02:3668920.001050752094.8997.4029410:35
Xingshidai 19 (Star Times 19)
2024-024H
58924
in space
Remote sensing - equipped with a multispectral Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communication system. Part of a planned 100 satellite constellation. 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
2024 Feb 04, 02:3668910.001050752094.8997.4128910:35
Xingshidai 20 (Star Times 20)
2024-024J
58925
in space
Remote sensing - equipped with a multispectral Earth imaging system. Also carries a laser communication system. Part of a planned 100 satellite constellation. 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
2024 Feb 04, 02:3668910.001150552194.8997.4129310:35
Jielong 3 fourth stage
2024-024K
58926
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 17
Life 43 days
Launched nine satellites. Perigee lowered after releasing satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 03, 17:0667770.027521358692.5597.42336


2024-025
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 8, 06:33
Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, ocean Ecosystem (PACE)
2024-025A
58928
in space
NASA science satellite to study ocean health, air quality, and the effects of Climate Change.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 08, 08:2170530.000367367798.2598.0727301:00
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 8
Life <1 day
Launched PACE. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-026
Soyuz-2 1V
Plesetsk Cosmodrome
2024 Feb 9, 07:03
Cosmos 2575
2024-026A
58929
in space
Russian military satellite - mission details awaited. Initial orbit plane close to that of Cosmos 2574 (58658, 2023-209A).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 09, 10:2467330.000934936191.6496.764122:40
2024 Mar 28, 00:0367240.000734135191.4696.7518122:37
2024 Mar 29, 11:5267230.000734035091.4396.7517522:37
Soyuz third stage
2024-026B
58930
in space
Launched Cosmos 2575.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 09, 10:2467310.000734835891.6096.7626


2024-027
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-13)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Feb 10, 00:34
Starlink 31317
2024-027A
58931
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 01:36 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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 20, 20:0067240.000134534691.4553.1749
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 10
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-028
Falcon 9 Block 5 (USSF-124)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 14, 22:30
HBTSS 2 (Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor 2)
2024-028A
58955
in space
Demonstrator satellite for the US Missile Defense Agency, carrying a sensor system to detect and track hypersonic missiles.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:4873760.00109911005105.0739.995
Raptor 1 (BB6?, SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 5)
2024-028B
58956
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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:4873760.00099921004105.0839.992
Raptor 2 (BB7?, SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 6)
2024-028C
58957
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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:4873760.00089921004105.0839.992
Raptor 3 (BB8?, SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 7)
2024-028D
58958
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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:4873770.00099921005105.0839.991
Raptor 4 (BB9?, SDA Tranche 0 Target Tracker 8)
2024-028E
58959
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  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:4873770.00089931004105.0939.99357
HBTSS 1 (Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor 1)
2024-028F
58960
in space
Demonstrator satellite for the US Missile Defense Agency, carrying a sensor system to detect and track hypersonic missiles.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 17:5473770.00099921005105.0939.99355
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 15
Life 1 day
Launched six military satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-029
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2024 Feb 15, 03:25
Progress MS-26
2024-029A
58961
in space
Supplies to ISS. Docked automatically with the rear port of the Zvezda module of ISS February 17 at 06:06 UTC, about six minutes earlier than expected. Initial orbit similar to launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 08:0066780.002628231890.5251.64355
2024 Feb 18, 17:0267950.000241541892.9051.64276
Soyuz third stage
2024-029B
58962
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 17
Life 2 days
Launched Progress MS-26.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 07:5865770.002218521388.4751.6673


2024-030
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Feb 15, 06:05
Odysseus (IM-1)
2024-030A
58963
in space
Lunar landing vehicle launched under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services programme. Built by US company Intuitive Machines, carrying six experiments for NASA. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:53 UTC. Entered orbit around the Moon February 21. An engine firing February 22 at 23:11 UTC led to landing on the Moon at 23:23 UTC. One of the landing legs contacted a tall boulder, causing the vehicle to tip over. Communication was still possible but the signal reaching Earth was weak due to misalignment of the vehicle's aerial.
Landed on the Moon
Falcon 9 second stage
2023-030xx
58964
in space
Launched Odysseus lunar lander. First orbit listed is for the coasting arc prior to an engine firing to establish the lunar transfer orbit before release of Odyssey.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 15, 06:1265740.006215523688.4028.47102
2024 Feb 15, 06:402237910.970523043459417559.8928.51240


2024-031
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-14)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Feb 15, 21:34
Starlink 31373
2024-031A
58965
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 22:37 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 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 23, 16:0067050.000132632791.0653.1764
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 15
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-032
H-3 22S (TF-2)
Tanegashima Space Centre
2024 Feb 17, 00:22
CE Sat 1E (Canon Electric Satellite 1E)
2024-032A
58987
in space
Experimental Earth imaging microsatellite developed and built by Canon Electronics. Cameras are engineered versions of commercial camera models built by Canon. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:39 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 17, 21:5670500.000167167398.1998.1224309:15
TIRSat (Thermal Infrared Sensor Satellite)
2024-032C
58989
in space
3U Cubesat developed by a consortium headed by Japan Space Systems, equipped with a test version of an infrared Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 00:48 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 17, 21:4370460.000666467298.1198.11351
H-3 third stage
2024-032B
58988
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 17
Life <1 day
Launched two payloads on second test flight of launch vehicle. Carried Vehicle Evaluation Payload 4, a mass simulator for a full-size satellite equipped with instruments to monitor performance of the launch vehicle and the satellite release mechanism. Retro-fire at 02:10 UTC was followed one minute later by simulated separation of VEP 4. It led to destructive re-entry above the southern Indian Ocean at around 02:40 UTC with VEP 4 loosely attached. Note - Space-Track continued to issue orbital data for this object until Feb 21 but then backdated its re-entry to Feb 18, one day after the actual event.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 17, 01:5470490.001066467898.1798.11316


2024-033
GSLV Mk II F14
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
2024 Feb 17, 12:05
InSat 3DS
2024-033A
58990
in space
Advanced meteorological satellite equipped with an imaging System and an Atmospheric Sounder. Also carries a Data Relay Transponder and a Search and Rescue Transponder. Arrived at its test location, 83° east, on February 28. Expected operational location - 74° east, the location currently occupied by its predecessor Insat 3DR (41752, 2016-054A).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2024 Feb 17, 18:15255960.744316638269679.2219.43178
2024 Mar 13, 22:00421650.001035743358311436.110.0935783° east
GSLV Third Stage
2023-033B
58991
in space
Launched Insat 3DS.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
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2024 Feb 17, 15:23255700.744216338220678.1819.42178


2024-034
Electron (On Closer Inspection)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2024 Feb 18, 14:52
ADRAS-J (Active Debris Removal Astroscale - Japan)
2024-034A
58992
in space
Experimental mission to rendezvous with a large piece of space debris, orbit alongside it and study its motion in orbit. The target is the H-II rocket upper stage from launch of GOSat - 33500, 2009-002J.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Feb 19, 04:5369430.004553459795.9798.2080
Electron kick stage
2024-034B
58993
in space
Launched ADRAS-J.

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2024 Feb 19, 06:2569410.004653159595.9298.2080
Electron second stage
2024-034C
58994
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 6
Life 17 days
Launched ADRAS-J.

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2024 Feb 18, 18:4567490.024720553891.9798.22227


2024-035
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 20, 20:11
Merah Putih 2 (HTS 113BT)
2024-035A
58995
in space
Comsat owned by Indonesian company PT Telkom, providing broadband communications across Indonesia. Separated from launch vehicle at 20:44 UTC. Expected location - 113° east. Probably arrived on station March 2.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2024 Feb 22, 10:58341200.8038317551671045.3720.79180
2024 Mar 01, 14:39422520.000435855358911440.530.0760114° east
2024 Mar 06, 01:47421660.000135786357911436.180.049113° east
Falcon 9 second stage
2024-035B
58996
in space
Launched Mehra Putih 2.

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2024 Feb 21, 13:04339990.8031317549241039.8120.80179


2024-036
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-18)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Feb 23, 04:11
Starlink 31468
2024-036A
58998
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 05:14 UTC.

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

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Mar 01, 16:0067090.000133033191.1453.1794
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 23
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-037
CZ 5
Wenchang Space Centre
2024 Feb 23, 11:30
TJS 11 (Communication Technology Test Satellite 11)
2024-037A
59020
in space
Described as a technology test satellite used mainly for multi-band and high-speed satellite communication technology. TJS 10 is probably military in nature and possibly with a SIGINT rôle. Probably moved to geosynchronous drift orbit Feb 24 at around 04:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2024 Feb 23, 22:00243840.729721435799631.5716.49191
2024 Mar 04, 13:35421630.000435768358021436.015.5140120° east
CZ 5 second stage
2024-037B
59021
in space
Launched TJS 11.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Feb 24, 07:22232200.715822233462586.8916.46190


2024-038
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-39)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 26, 22:06
Starlink 30996
2024-038A
59023
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty four V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:10 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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( ° )
2024 Mar 01, 16:0066710.000229129490.3743.01273
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 25
Life <1 day
Launched twenty four Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-039
Soyuz-2 1B + Fregat
Vostochny Cosmodrome
2024 Feb 29, 05:43
Meteor M2-4
2024-039A
59051
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. Also equipped with a COSPAS-SARSAT receiver to detect emergency transmissions from vessels at sea. Released from launch vehicle at 06:43 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Feb 29, 16:0771960.0008812824101.2598.598103:05
SITRO-AIS 49
2024-039K
59060
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. Released from launch vehicle at about 08:50 UTC. Initial ID from radio tracking by Nico Janssen.

Twelve of the sixteen SITRO-AIS satellites carried on this launch were released into this, or similar orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Mar 01, 14:4568760.001748650994.5797.38231
Zorki 2M-2
2024-039P
59064
in space
Small satellite from Russia's Sitronix Group, equipped with a remote sensing payload. Initial ID from radio tracking by Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Mar 01, 14:4568750.001748650994.5697.38232
Pars 1
2024-039Q
59065
in space
Small satellite for Earth imaging owned by the Iranian Space Agency. Also carries a communications relay system and instrumentation to measure space radiation. Equipped with a cold gas thruster for orbit manoeuvres. Released from launch vehicle at about 07:45 UTC. Initial ID from radio tracking by Nico Janssen.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2024 Mar 01, 22:3768730.001448550494.5097.38220
SITRO-AIS 25
2024-039R
59066
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. Released from launch vehicle at about 08:50 UTC. Initial ID from radio tracking by Nico Janssen.

Four of the sixteen SITRO-AIS satellites carried on this launch were released into this, or similar orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Mar 01, 13:5870040.017650374997.2295.39353
Marafon dummy
2024-039V
59072
in space
Mass dummy to simulate a satellite in a proposed constellation of 264 Marafon vehicles that will provide internet broadband communications. The actual satellite was removed from the mission shortly before launch for technical reasons and the dummy was substituted to maintain the overall mass and balance of the Fregat stage. Released from launch vehicle at about 09:30 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2024 Mar 01, 01:2371200.001473275299.6589.00296
Fregat rocket stage
2024-039W
59073
in space
Launched Meteor M2-4, eighteen small satellites and a dummy payload. Perigee lowered after releasing final payload after which propellant was exhausted.

epoch (UTC)         
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incl 
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( ° )
2024 Mar 01, 04:4071090.002971075299.4389.00275


2024-040
CZ 3B
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Feb 29, 13:03
Internet High Orbit Satellite 1
2024-040A
59069
in space
Comsat to deliver internet broadband services from GEO. Probably moved to GEO drift orbit on March 1 at around 05:15 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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GEO    
Longitude
2024 Feb 29, 16:04244120.729023635830632.6327.69180
2024 Mar 13, 17:13421660.000335776357991436.140.067734° east
CZ 3B fourth stage
2024-040B
59070
in space
Launched Internet High Orbit Satellite 1.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2024 Feb 29, 15:38236070.723215634301601.6027.67179


2024-041
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-40)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 29, 15:30
Starlink 31265
2024-041A
59074
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 16:35 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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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 06, 18:0066850.000230630990.6743.00269
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 29
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-042
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Mar 4, 03:53
SpaceX Dragon Crew 8 (Dragon Endeavour flight #5)
2024-042A
59097
in space
Crew flight to ISS provided by SpaceX under contract to NASA. Crew members - NASA astronauts Matthew Dominick, Michael Barratt, and Jeanette Epps (NASA), and Alexander Grebenkin (Roscosmos). Docked with the forward-facing port of the ISS Harmony module March 5 at 07:28 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 04, 04:1465810.001819121588.5651.658
2024 Mar 05, 05:2767960.000641442292.9351.64329
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 4
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon Crew 8. Caused to re-enter after releasing spacecraft.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-043
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Transporter 10)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Mar 4, 22:05
Horacio
2024-043A
59098
in space
16U Cubesat from Spanish company SATLANTIS, equipped with an Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:34 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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2024 Mar 13, 13:1669740.001158860496.6097.75250
Musat 2
2024-043B
59099
in space
Small satellite from Muon Space to demonstrate its design of a software-defined payload. Equipped with sensors for climate studies. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:34 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:1469730.001058860296.5897.75251
ICEYE X38
2024-043C
59100
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:36 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:1369730.000958860196.5797.75248
MethaneSat
2024-043D
59101
in space
Climate studies satellite from the Environmental Defense Fund looking in particular at methane emissions with a view to their reduction. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:38 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:1269720.000958860196.5797.75244
ICEYE X37
2024-043E
59102
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:37 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0969710.000958760096.5597.75236
ICEYE X36
2024-043F
59103
in space
Small satellite fitted with a sythetic aperture radar for Earth surface imaging. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:36 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0969710.000858759996.5497.74236
Pony Express 2 SV2
2024-043G
59104
in space
12U Cubesat - demonstrator from Lockheed Martin of a range of smart systems for use in future vehicles. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:34 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0869710.000858759896.5497.74234
Pony Express 2 SV1
2024-043H
59105
in space
12U Cubesat - demonstrator from Lockheed Martin of a range of smart systems for use in future vehicles. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:35 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0769710.000858759896.5397.75230
RROCI 2 (Rapid Revisit Optical Cloud Imager)
2024-043J
59106
in space
Small satellite from the US Space Force to demonstrate and imaging system fro cloud studies that wil be used on a future metsat. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:34 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0769700.000858759896.5397.75227
BRO 13 (Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter 13)
2024-043K
59107
in space
6U Cubesat from Unseen Labs of France for signal intelligence (SIGINT) reporting, specifically for maritime and airborne traffic. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:33 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0569700.000958559896.5297.75221
BRO 12 (Breizh Reconnaissance Orbiter 12)
2024-043L
59108
in space
6U Cubesat from Unseen Labs of France for signal intelligence (SIGINT) reporting, specifically for maritime and airborne traffic. Separated from launch vehicle March 5 at 00:33 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0469690.000958559796.5097.75216
SONATE 2 (Solutus Nano Satellite)
2024-043Q
59112
in space
3U Cubesat from the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Demonstrator of a satellite controlled by AI, equipped with sensors to detect and track meteors within the Earth's atmosphere. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC. Initial identification by Nico Janssen from radio tracking.

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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0168960.001550852894.9997.46267
Lemur 2 (Charlie-Rose)
2024-043T
59115
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. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC. One of four similar satellites carried on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 13:0068950.001450752794.9797.46270
Lemur 2 (Feldhus)
2024-043U
59116
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. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC. One of four similar satellites carried on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5868940.001350752594.9597.46271
ContecSat 1 (Oreum)
2024-043V
59117
in space
16U Cubesat from South Korea equipped with an imaging system for Earth resources studies. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:58 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5868950.001450752794.9797.47261
Tiger 8
2024-043Y
59120
in space
6U Cubesat from OQ Technology equipped with a 5G internet communications payload. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5868950.001350752694.9697.46265
Lynk Tower 5
2024-043Z
59121
in space
Small satellite from Lynk Global providing two-way connectivity for broadband, voice, and text messaging globally. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:02 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 11:2368950.001350852694.9697.46264
ÑuSat 44 (Maria Mitchell)
2024-043AA
59122
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 23:01 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5768950.001350752694.9697.46263
Lynk Tower 6
2024-043AB
59123
in space
Small satellite from Lynk Global providing two-way connectivity for broadband, voice, and text messaging globally. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:02 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5768950.001250852594.9697.46264
Rose
2024-043AC
59124
in space
Small satellite from Belgian company Aerospacelab, based on its Versatile Satellite Platform and carrying a high resolution imaging payload for an undisclosed customer. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:09 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5668940.001250852494.9597.46262
YAM 6 (Yet Another Mission 6)
2024-043AE
59126
in space
Small satellite from Loft Orbital Solutions fitted with an Earth imaging system for an unspecified customer. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:11 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5668940.001150852494.9597.46261
Aries 1
2024-043AH
59129
in space
Multi payload satellite from US company Aries, launched as a demonstrator for the design. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:15 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5568940.001150852494.9497.46259
GHOSt-5
2024-043AJ
59130
in space
Commercial satellite in a planned constellation of six equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:21 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5568940.001250852494.9497.46257
LizzieSat 1
2024-043AL
59132
in space
Demonstrator of a hosting platform from Sidus Space - payload not disclosed. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:23 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5468940.001250752494.9497.46255
GHOSt-4
2024-043AM
59133
in space
Commercial satellite in a planned constellation of six equipped with a multi-spectral Earth imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:19 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5468930.001250752494.9397.46257
Fifi
2024-043AP
59135
in space
Small satellite from Belgian company Aerospacelab, based on its Versatile Satellite Platform and carrying a signals intelligence payload for an undisclosed customer. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:08 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5368930.001250652394.9397.46253
Riri
2024-043AQ
59136
in space
Small satellite from Belgian company Aerospacelab, based on its Versatile Satellite Platform and carrying a signals intelligence payload for an undisclosed customer. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:09 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5368930.001250652394.9297.46252
Loulou
2024-043AR
59137
in space
Small satellite from Belgian company Aerospacelab, based on its Versatile Satellite Platform and carrying a signals intelligence payload for an undisclosed customer. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:14 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5268930.001250752394.9297.46252
Scout 1 (Sentry)
2024-043AU
59140
in space
Small satellite from Quantum Space to demonstrate operation on an orbiting node in its plammed mesh-type communications network. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:07 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:5068920.001150652194.9097.46247
Tiger 7
2024-043AV
59141
in space
6U Cubesat from OQ Technology equipped with a 5G internet communications payload. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:4968920.001150652194.8997.46247
MH 1 (Manuel Heitor)
2024-043AZ
59145
in space
3U Cubesat from a consortium of Portugues companies and academic institutions, equipped with an Earth imaging system for ocean studies. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:58 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:4868910.001150552094.8897.47243
Lemur 2 (JohnnyTruong)
2024-043BA
59146
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. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC. One of four similar satellites carried on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:4868910.000950651994.8897.46245
Lemur 2 (Rocinante)
2024-043BB
59147
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. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC. One of four similar satellites carried on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:4768910.001050651994.8797.46241
Hammer 1
2024-043BC
59148
in space
6U Cubesat from Open Cosmos of the UK, equipped with an Earth imaging system to study maririme and coastal areas of the Atlantic Ocean. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:58 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 13, 12:4768910.001050552094.8797.46239
Gluon
2024-043xx
in space
One of a pair of satellites from Atomos Space carried on the same launch vehicle to demonstrate rendezvous, docking, propellant transfer and orbital transfer manoeuvres. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:18 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Iris F1
2024-043xx
in space
3U Cubesat from the National Chenh Kung University of Taiwan, Carries ann AIS (Automatic Information System) receiver to relay messages from ships at sea. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC. Initial identification by Nico Janssen from radio tracking.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Jackal X-1L-001
2024-043xx
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched pair of satellites from US company True Anomaly. Will conduct joint manoeuvring and rendezvous operations. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:18 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Jackal X-1L-002
2024-043xx
in space
One of a simultaneously-launched pair of satellites from US company True Anomaly. Will conduct joint manoeuvring and rendezvous operations. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
LaCE A (Laser Crosslink Experiment)
2024-043xx
in space
6U Cubesat from the US Naval Information Warfare Command, launched as a a pair of satellites to demonstrate an inter-satellite laser communications system. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
LaCE B (Laser Crosslink Experiment)
2024-043xx
in space
6U Cubesat from the US Naval Information Warfare Command, launched as a a pair of satellites to demonstrate an inter-satellite laser communications system. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:06 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264

2024-043xx
in space
3U Cubesat from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, student-built demonstrator of a thruster system. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Optimus
2024-043xx
in space
Demonstrator of a satellite servicing vehicle from Australia's Space Machines company. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:16 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
OrbAstro TR-1
2024-043xx
in space
6U Cubesat from OrbAstro, built for an undisclosed customer. Carries a payload to demonstrate new radio communications systems. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Owl 1
2024-043xx
in space
0.5U Cubesat from ONDO Space carrying an amateur radio store and forward messaging system.Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Owl 2
2024-043xx
in space
0.5U Cubesat from ONDO Space carrying an amateur radio store and forward messaging system.Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
PY4 SV1
2024-043xx
in space
1.5U Cubesat, collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Exploration Laboratory and NASA’s Ames Research Center to demonstrate a range of satellite design and technical features. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC.One of four similar satellites on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
PY4 SV2
2024-043xx
in space
1.5U Cubesat, collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Exploration Laboratory and NASA’s Ames Research Center to demonstrate a range of satellite design and technical features. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC. One of four similar satellites on the Transporter 10 launсh.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
PY4 SV3
2024-043xx
in space
1.5U Cubesat, collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Exploration Laboratory and NASA’s Ames Research Center to demonstrate a range of satellite design and technical features. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC. On of four similar satellites on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
PY4 SV4
2024-043xx
in space
1.5U Cubesat, collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotic Exploration Laboratory and NASA’s Ames Research Center to demonstrate a range of satellite design and technical features. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:00 UTC. On of four similar satellites on the Transporter 10 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Pyxis
2024-043xx
in space
Demonstrator of a multi-payload satellite from Axelspace of Japan. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:08 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Quark-lite
2024-043xx
in space
One of a pair of satellites from Atomos Space carried on the same launch vehicle to demonstrate rendezvous, docking, propellant transfer and orbital transfer manoeuvres. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:18 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Veery-0E v0.3 (Ectobius)
2024-043xx
in space
1U Cubesat from US company Care Weather equipped with a protype low resolution radar system and an amateur radio package. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:59 UTC

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit68950.001250852594.9697.46264
Falcon 9 third stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched Transporter 10 payload of 53 small satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-044
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-41)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 4, 23:56
Starlink 31312
2024-044A
59152
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at Mar 5 at 01:00 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 08, 16:0066790.000229930290.5343.00269
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 5
Life 1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-045
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-43)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 10, 23:05
Starlink 31439
2024-045A
59178
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle Mar 13 at 00:10 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 15, 16:0066870.000230731090.6943.01277
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 11
Life 1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-046
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-17)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Mar 11, 02:13
Starlink 31603
2024-046A
59201
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:11 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 15, 16:0066670.000028828990.2953.1770
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 11
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-047
Electron (Owl Night Long)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, New Zealand
2024 Mar 12, 15:03
StriX 3
2024-047A
59224
in space
Imaging satellite equipped with a synthetic aperture radar - produced by the University of Tokyo, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Keio University, Japan Space Systems, and a private company - Synspective Inc of Tokyo. Will become part of a constellation of 25-30 satellites to monitor ground movement and ground changes in urban areas. The name derives from the scientific name for the owl and its sensitivity to low levels of light.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Mar 12, 22:3269450.001855558096.0197.56503:25
Electron kick stage
2024-047B
59225
in space
Launched StriX 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 12, 22:3169430.001655457695.9697.55359
Electron second stage
2024-047C
59226
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 21
Life 9 days
Launched StriX 3.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 12, 22:1467440.028017755491.8697.56221


2024-F01 - failed to reach orbit
KAIRO
Kii Space Port, Japan
2024 Mar 13, 02:01
dummy satellite
Model of a small stop-gap satellite to be used in the event of a major failure of an on-orbit IGS military photo-reconnaissance satellite. Carried on first flight of KAIROS rocket and lost when the launch vehicle control system detected a problem with the trajectory and activated the auto destruct system about five seconds after lift-off.


2024-048
CZ 2C + YZ-1S
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Mar 13, 12:51
YZ-1S rocket stage
2024-048A
59228
in space
Intended to reach the Moon and deliver two demonstrator comsats (DRO-A AND DRO-B) to Distant Retrograde Orbit around it. Apparently shut down early and fell short of its target. The satellites may still be attached to it.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 15, 17:59729290.90545241325783266.7127.72145
2024 Mar 26, 00:001194600.93859712251936848.5027.61142
CZ 2C second stage
2024-048B
59229
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 30
Life 17 days
Launched DRO A & B.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 15, 21:3970300.0729139116597.7728.50144


2024-049
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-44)
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Mar 16, 00:21
Starlink 31304
2024-049A
59231
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 01:26 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 14:0066820.000130330590.6043.01265
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 16
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-050
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-16)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Mar 19, 02:28
Starlink 31659
2024-050A
59254
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 03:30 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 25, 20:0067070.000132832991.1053.1781
USA 350 (Starshield)
2024-050X
59274
in space
US government/military satellite, probably operated by, or for, the National Reconnaissance Office - SpaceX Starshield satellite that provides a hosting platform for a variety missions and uses the Starlink infrastructure for communications. Purpose unknown. Not originally declared in the manifest for this launch.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
USA 351 (Starshield)
2024-050Y
59275
in space
US government/military satellite, probably operated by, or for, the National Reconnaissance Office - SpaceX Starshield satellite that provides a hosting platform for a variety missions and uses the Starlink infrastructure for communications. Purpose unknown. Not originally declared in the manifest for this launch.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 19
Life <1 day
Launched twenty Starlink and two Starshield satellites. Caused to re-enter above the central Pacific Ocean at about 04:15 UTC after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-051
CZ 8 (Y3)
Wenchang Space Centre
2024 Mar 20, 00:31
Queqiao 2 (Magpie Bridge 2)
2024-051A
59276
in space
Communications relay satellite launched to support, and provide communication links for, vehicles operating on the lunar surface and in low orbit. Aimed at a stable 300 x 8600 kilometres, elliptical orbit around the Moon. Separated from the launch vehicle at 00:55 UTC. Entered orbit around the Moon March 24 at 17:05 UTC after a 19 minute thruster firing.
In orbit around the Moon
Tiandu 1
2024-051C
59278
in space
Small satellite for lunar studies and communications tests. Entered orbit around the Moon Mar 24 at 17:43 UTC with Tiandu 2 docked with it and after an 11 minute firing of its thruster. Released Tiandu 2 on April 3.
In orbit around the Moon
Tiandu 2
2024-051D
in space
Small satellite for lunar studies and communications tests. Separated from the launch vehicle while docked to Tiandu 1. Entered orbit around the Moon Mar 24 at 17:46 UTC as a result of Tiandu 1 firing its thruster. Separated from Tiandu 1 on April 3.
In orbit around the Moon
CZ 8 upper stage
2024-051B
59277
in space
Launched Queqiao 2.
Earth-Moon Barycentric Orbit


2024-052
CZ 2D + YZ-3
Jiuquan Space Centre
2024 Mar 21, 05:27
Yunhai-2 07
2024-052A
59280
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 15:4875140.000611311140108.0350.10210
Yunhai-2 08
2024-052B
59281
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 15:4875130.000611301139108.0150.10227
Yunhai-2 09
2024-052C
59282
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 15:4875110.000611291138107.9850.10243
Yunhai-2 10
2024-052D
59283
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 16:2768590.000847548694.2250.10264
Yunhai-2 11
2024-052E
59284
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 16:2768580.000947348694.2050.10274
Yunhai-2 12
2024-052F
59285
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 16:2768570.001047248694.1850.10280
CZ 2D second stage
2024-052G
59286
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 23
Life 2 days
Launched group of six Yunhai 2 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 11:0465670.000818319488.2649.99285
YZ-3 rocket stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 21
Life <1 day
Launched group of six Yunhai 2 satellites. Caused to re-enter after satellite release.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-053
Electron (Live And Let Fly, NRO L-123)
Rocket Lab Launch Complex, Wallops Island
2024 Mar 21, 07:25
USA 352
2024-053A
59288
in space
Small satellite launched under National Reconnaissance Office 'Rapid Acquisition of a Small Rocket' initiative. Mission details not available but it is related to intelligence-gathering.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
Mola (Sunfish)
2024-053B
59289
in space
6U Cubesat from the US Naval Postgraduate School, equipped with an imaging system and a cluster of LEDs for use in optical tracking of the satellite from the ground.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 17, 18:0268910.000650951794.8950.001
Aerocube 16A
2024-053C
59290
in space
6U Cubesat, one of a pair carried on the same launch, equipped to demonstrate 'Flashlight' - a high-speed inter-satellite laser communications system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 17, 13:0868900.000450951494.8550.00339
Aerocube 16B
2024-053D
59291
in space
6U Cubesat, one of a pair carried on the same launch, equipped to demonstrate 'Flashlight' - a high-speed inter-satellite laser communications system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 17, 03:3968900.000351051594.8750.01333
Electron kick stage
2024-053E
59292
in space
Launched USA 352 and other satellites.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld
Electron second stage
2024-053F
59293
in space
Launched USA 352 and other satellites.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld


2024-054
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 21, 20:55
SpaceX Dragon 2 CRS-30
2024-054A
59287
in space
Carrying a cargo to/from the ISS under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Separated from launch vehicle at 21:07 UTC. Docked with the upward facing port of the ISS Harmony Module March 23 at 11:19 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 21, 22:2065800.001419321188.5451.6514
2024 Mar 22, 02:4565810.001419421388.5651.6216
2024 Mar 22, 13:0565840.000320420788.6151.6155
2024 Mar 23, 02:2565890.001420222088.7251.63222
2024 Mar 23, 12:5967970.000541642292.9451.64358
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 21
Life <1 day
Launched SpaceX Dragon 2 CRS-30. Caused to re-enter above the southern Pacific Ocean at about 21:55 UTC on the day of launch after releasing the payload.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-055
Soyuz-2 1A
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2024 Mar 23, 12:36
Soyuz MS-25 (Soyuz 11F732A48 № 756)
2022-055A
59294
in space
Carried crew to ISS - Oleg Novitskiy (commander, Roscosmos), Tracy Dyson (NASA) and Marina Vasilevskaya (Belarus). Separated from launch vehicle at 12:45 UTC. Launch delayed from March 21 after the countdown was stopped due an out of spec voltage reading in a power supply. Initial orbit similar to third stage rocket. Docked with ISS Prichal module March 25 at 15:03 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 23, 17:1367270.002833036791.5151.64174
2024 Mar 23, 18:4367280.002833136891.5351.64171
2024 Mar 24, 23:4267300.002033836591.5851.64178
2024 Mar 25, 13:0167960.000441542192.9451.647
Soyuz third stage
2024-055B
59295
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 25
Life 2 days
Launched Soyuz-MS 25.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 23, 17:0965820.001719321588.5751.6676


2024-056
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-42)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 24, 03:09
Starlink 31463
2024-056A
59296
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 04:14 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  
( ° )
2024 Mar 28, 16:0066750.000229629890.4643.01255
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 24
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-057
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-46)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 25, 23:42
Starlink 31402
2024-057A
59320
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle Mar 26 at 00:47 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 01, 20:0066880.000230831190.7143.00284
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 26
Life 1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-058
CZ 6A
Taiyuan Space Centre
2024 Mar 26, 22:51
Yunhai 3-02
2024-058A
59343
in space
Meteorological satellite developed by the Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) to be used for observation of atmospheric, marine and space environments, disaster prevention and scientific experiments. LTDN matched to Yunhai 3-01 (54235, 2022-151A).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Mar 27, 03:4672260.0010841855101.8998.8325806:00
CZ 6A third stage
2024-058B
59344
in space
Launched Yunhai 3-02. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 27, 03:4571760.0077742853100.8298.822


2024-059
Falcon 9 Block 5
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Mar 30, 21:52
Eutelsat 36D
2009-059A
59346
in space
Comsat covering Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia to operate as replacement for Eutelsat 26B and to sit alongside Express AMU1 (2009-065A/36101). Expected location 36° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2024 Mar 31, 02:18370840.8208266611461184.5226.94177
Falcon 9 second stage
2024-059B
59347
in space
Launched Eutelsat 36D.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 31, 02:03369670.8203264609131178.9026.93177


2024-060
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-45)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Mar 31, 01:30
Starlink 31605
2024-060A
59348
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:35 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 03, 20:0066730.000229329690.4143.00279
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Mar 31
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-061
Soyuz-2 1B
Baikonur Cosmodrome
2024 Mar 31, 09:36
Resurs-P 4 (Resurs-P №4)
2024-061A
59371
in space
Remote sensing using Geoton 1 imaging system. Separated from launch vehicle at 09:46 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Mar 31, 14:2967540.013328646692.0797.195902:29
2024 Apr 01, 21:1067560.012929146592.1197.185402:29
2024 Apr 03, 13:0968450.000446446993.9397.1819102:30
Soyuz third stage
2024-061B
59372
in space
Launched Resurs-P 4.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Mar 31, 13:0067530.013128646492.0597.2058


2024-062
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 7-18)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Apr 2, 02:30
Starlink 31641
2024-062A
59374
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 03:32 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 04, 20:0066740.000129529690.4353.1752
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 2
Life <1 day
Launched twenty two Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-063
CZ 2D
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Apr 2, 22:56
Yaogan 42-01
2024-063A
59395
in space
Mission details to follow.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 03, 06:4468750.000849150294.5434.99271
CZ 2D second stage
2024-063B
59396
in space
Launched Yaogan 42-01. Orbit heights and inclination changed after releasing satellites, possible mis-alignment of engine firing that was intended to reduce perigee.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 03, 06:4768890.002749253094.8534.72245


2024-064
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-47)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Apr 5, 09:12
Starlink 31534
2024-064A
59398
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 10:17 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 10, 16:0066870.000130730990.6943.00273
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 5
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-065
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 8-1)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Apr 7, 02:25
Starlink 11087
2024-065A
59421
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 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 12, 16:0067330.000135435591.6353.17117
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 7
Life <1 day
Launched twenty one Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-066
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Bandwagon 1)
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Apr 7, 23:16
TSat 1
2024-066A
59442
in space
High resolution optical imaging satellite from Tata Advanced Systems Limited of India.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0369710.000459159696.5545.6194
Hawk 8A
2024-066B
59443
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269710.000359059596.5345.61115
Capella 14 (Acadia 4)
2024-066C
59444
in space
Third generation satellite from Capella Space carrying Synthetic Aperture Radar for Earth imaging. Member of a planned thirty satellite constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269710.000459059596.5345.6194
Hawk 8B
2024-066D
59445
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269700.000458959596.5245.61122
Hawk 9A
2024-066E
59446
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269700.000358959496.5145.61113
Hawk 9C
2024-066G
59448
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 12:2669690.000758659696.5045.6059
Hawk 8C
2024-066H
59449
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269700.000458959596.5145.60104
Hawk 9B
2024-066J
59450
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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269710.000459059596.5445.61120
Centauri 6
2024-066K
59451
in space
6U Cubesat from Fleet Space - one of a planned constellation of 140 satellites to provide internet connectivity for ground based sensors.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 08, 20:0269690.000458859396.4945.61168
Korea 425-02
2024-066xx
in space
Radar imaging satellite owned by the South Korean government specifically targetting activity across the Korean peninsula.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit69710.000459159696.5545.6199
QPS-SAR 7 (Tsukuyomi-II)
2024-066xx
in space
Commercial satellite from Japanese company iQPS, equipped with an Earth imaging radar. One in a constellation that will ultimately consist of 36 satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
estimated orbit69710.000459159696.5545.6199
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 8
Life 1 day
Launched Bandwagon 1 payload of eleven satellites. Caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean Apr 8 at about 01:30 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-067
Delta 4 Heavy (NRO L-70)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Apr 9, 16:53
USA 353 (Mentor 10, Advanced Orion 10)
2024-067A
59453
in space
US government signals intelligence gathering (SIGINT) satellite. programme name and purpose to be confirmed. Separated from the launch vehicle in geosynchronous drift orbit. Orbit details based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2024 Apr 13, 19:20422110.000035832358341438.477.9713596° east
Delta 4 upper stage
2024-067B
59454
in space
Launched USA 353.
Orbit classified as 'Secret' - data withheld


2024-068
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-48)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Apr 10, 05:40
Starlink 31617
2024-068A
59455
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 06:45 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  
( ° )
2024 Apr 15, 20:0066830.000230430690.6243.00256
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 10
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-069
Angara A5 + Orion
Vostochny Cosmodrome
2024 Apr 11, 09:00
Gagarinets
2024-069B
59480
in space
3U Cubesat from Russian company Avant Space, demonstrating systems for a future constellation of satellites capable of projecting advertisements against the night sky. Released from the Orion stage whilst in parking orbit. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 11, 19:4667020.019019645191.0051.7319
Orion rocket stage
2024-069A
59479
in space
Launched initially to parking orbit at 51°.7 inclination then, via multiple engine firings, to near-GEO orbit where it arrived at about 15:30 UTC on the day of launch. A further engine firing took it to geosynchronous graveyard orbit. Carries instrumented dummy mass to simulate a satellite that remained intentionally attached to it at the end of the mission.
Near-geosynchronous altitude - parameters awaited


2024-I01
JSSOD
International Space Station
2024 Apr 11, 09:05
Curtis
1998-067WG
59507
in space
3U Cubesat from Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan as a demonstration of a new design of radio receiver/transmitter from Panasonic. Also carries a thermal coatings heat transfer experiment, an Earth observation camera and an amateur radio package. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 13, 01:1067920.000341141692.8451.64110


2024-I02
JSSOD
International Space Station
2024 Apr 11, 10:35
MicroOrbiter 1 (MO 1)
1998-067WF
59483
in space
1U Cubesat from MicroOrbiter inc of Japan as a demonstrator of its ability to build a satellite. Carries a Broadband store/forward messaging system. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 12, 22:0467920.000441141792.8551.6499
Kashiwa
1998-067WH
59508
in space
1U Cubesat from Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan. Carries an Earth imaging system and an amateur radio package. Catalogue Number and Designation to be confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Apr 12, 23:3767920.000441141792.8451.64102


2024-070
Falcon 9 Block 5 (USSF-62)
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Apr 11, 14:25
Weather System Follow-on - Microwave 1 (WSF-M 1)
2024-070A
59481
in space
Next-generation operational environmental satellite as part of a new constellation for the US Department of Defense to provide real-time environmental information to US military forces in operational areas. May receive a "USA" name tag.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Desc Node
Local Time
2024 Apr 11, 17:5772020.0006819828101.3898.719606:00
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched Weather System Follow-on - Microwave. Caused to re-enter above the central Pacific Ocean at around 16:15 UTC.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-071
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-49)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Apr 13, 01:40
Starlink 31753
2024-071A
59484
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 02:27 UTC.

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

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2024 Apr 17, 18:0066720.000229329690.4043.00258
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 13
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-072
CZ 2D
Jiuquan Space Centre
2024 Apr 15, 04:12
Gaojing 3-01 (Superview-1 05)
2024-072A
59510
in space
Commercial remote sensing satellites operated by Beijing Space View Technology Co. Ltd. of China.

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Local Time
2024 Apr 15, 12:0368740.001148850494.5397.4926910:30
CZ 2D second stage
uncatalogued
in space
Launched Gaojing 3-01. Caused to re-enter after releasing satellite.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-073
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-51)
Kennedy Space Center
2024 Apr 17, 21:26
Starlink
2024-073A
59511
in space
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:31 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.
Orbit parameters awaited
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 17
Life <1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-074
Falcon 9 Block 5 (Starlink Group 6-52)
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Apr 18, 22:40
Starlink
2024-074A
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 19
Life 1 day
One member of a simultaneously-launched cluster of twenty three V2 Mini LEO Broadband communications satellites from SpaceX aimed ultimately at 550 km altitude. Separated from launch vehicle at 23:46 UTC.

All satellites expected to be injected initially into similar orbits at about 300 km altitude.
Orbit parameters awaited
Falcon 9 second stage
uncatalogued
Re-entered - 2024 Apr 19
Life 1 day
Launched twenty three Starlink satellites. Caused to re-enter after releasing the satellites.
Not Catalogued - orbit parameters unavailable


2024-075
CZ 2D
Xichang Space Centre
2024 Apr 20, 23:45
Yaogan 42-02
2024-075A
59557
in space
Mission details to follow.

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2024 Apr 21, 07:3168740.000849150294.5434.99268
CZ 2D second stage
2024-075B
59558
in space
Launched Yaogan 42-02. Perigee lowered after releasing satellite.

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2024 Apr 21, 07:2968380.007640851293.7935.083


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