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2024 Feb 28
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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)         
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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
in space
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
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
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
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 4C
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
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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
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
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
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
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 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Jan 28, 08:3071560.04544541103100.4258.69162


2024-019
Falcon 9 Block 5
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
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 LC-1, 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
in space
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
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
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
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
Re-entered - 2024 Feb 18
Life 1 day
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. Expected 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
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 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 17, 15:23255700.744216338220678.1819.42178


2024-034
Electron (On Closer Inspection)
Rocket Lab LC-1, 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)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2024 Feb 19, 04:5369430.004553459795.9798.2080
Electron kick stage
2024-034B
58993
in space
Launched ADRAS-J.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
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2024 Feb 19, 06:2569410.004653159595.9298.2080
Electron second stage
2024-034C
58994
in space
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.

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2024 Feb 22, 10:58341200.8038317551671045.3720.79180
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
Vandenberg Space Force Base
2024 Feb 23, 04:11
Starlink
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.
Orbit parameters awaited
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 25 at around 04:00 UTC.

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2024 Feb 23, 22:00243840.729721435799631.5716.49191
CZ 5 second stage
2024-037B
59021
in space
Launched TJS 11.

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2024 Feb 24, 07:22232200.715822233462586.8916.46190


2024-038
Falcon 9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral Space Force Station
2024 Feb 26, 22:06
Starlink
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.
Orbit parameters awaited
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


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