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2009 - Launches to Orbit and Beyond

Listed are all launches, irrespective of outcome, that were irretrievably committed to flight towards orbit or intended to accelerate the payload to escape velocity.

Launch times are in UTC and are from the launching agency or estimated by 'walking back' along the ground track to the launch site. The PRIME source of orbit data and decay information is SpaceTrack. A minority of orbits is based on amateur observations using visual and radio techniques. Occasionally, early orbit data are published by satellite owners and may cover periods before SpaceTrack lists a new object. In extreme cases, orbits are estimated from public data.

Apogee and perigee are measured against the Earth's mean equatorial radius - 6378.145 km. Care should be exercised when comparing with other published orbits even when the source is shown as SpaceTrack.

Web sites may link to specific launches by pointing to the page URL followed by the three digit launch number, eg - http://www.zarya.info/Diaries/Launches/Launches.php?year=2009#001


2009-001
Delta 4 Heavy, Delta 337
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Jan 18, 02:47
USA 202 (Intruder? or Mentor?)
2009-001A
33490
in space
Signals intelligence (SIGINT) satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 15, 07:16422040.002535721359321438.122.8919183° east
2009 Apr 4, 06:25421630.000935747358231436.002.889050° east


2009-002
H-IIA 202 (F-15)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2009 Jan 23, 03:54
Ibuki (GOSAT)
2009-002A
33492
in space
Remote sensing satellite investigating greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
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local time
2009 Jan 24, 18:3970490.000366867398.1698.0317312:48
Hitomi (PRISM/Picosat for Remote-sensing and Innovative Space Missions)
2009-002B
33493
in space
Microsatellite project of the University of Tokyo Intelligent Space Systems Laboratory. Imaging system has 10-m resolution using a color CMOS area imager (1280x1024px image size) with the lens on an extensible boom (extended February 27, 2009). A second CMOS area imager, with a near- 1000 km² field of view. Attitude control uses magnetometers, gyros, magnetic torquer, and a sun sensor.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 19:5670060.005558966697.2698.05328
Sprite-Sat
2009-002C
33494
in space
Satellite to observe upper-atmospheric lightning ("sprites"), terrestrial Gamma-ray flashes (TGF) and very-low frequency (VLF) radio waves, possibly generated by sprites.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 18:3770430.000466266898.0598.0316
Kagayaki
2009-002D
33495
in space
Space technology payload, built by Sorun Corporation for debris detection and mesurement of electric currents in the aurorae. Also aimed to increase interest in space among disabled children by carring their names printed on the debris detection 'sail'.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 03:5370390.001065466897.9598.0356
SOHLA-1 (Maido-1)
2009-002E
33496
in space
Satellite from the Space Oriented Higashiosaka Leading Association observing electric storms in the atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 10:2570410.000765866898.0098.0334
SDS-1 (Small Demonstration Satellite)
2009-002F
33497
in space
JAXA satellite testing electronic components.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 18:3970470.000166867098.1298.03197
Kukai (STARS)
2009-002G
33498
in space
Two-part satellite with connecting tether. Carries imaging sytem to monitor experiments in retracting and extending the tether.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 18:3370350.001464766797.8798.0367
Kiseki (KKS-1)
2009-002H
33499
in space
Microsatellite demonstrating a three-axis control system.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 24, 03:5270370.001265166797.9298.0365


2009-003
Tsiklon-3
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Jan 30, 13:30
Coronas-Foton
2009-003A
33504
in space
CORONAS stands for "Complex Orbital Observations Near-Earth of Activity of the Sun"- Solar physics satellite studying extreme UV, X-ray and gamma rays. Turned off 2010 Dec 1 because a flaw in the design left it with too little power.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Jan 31, 16:2169280.001653956195.6682.48174


2009-004
Safir 1
Ayatollah Khomeini SC, Semnan, Iran
2009 Feb 2, 18:34
Omid (Hope)
2009-004A
33506
Re-entered 2009 Apr 25
Demonstration satellite reportedly including 'store and forward' payload to test up and down comms links. Success reported two days after launch. Mass 27.270 kg and powered by onboard batteries which became exhausted around Feb 20. Iran stated that it ceased to operate at the time it re-entered.

epoch (UTC)         
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ω  
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2009 Feb 2, 21:0666900.010424338290.7755.52152


2009-005
Delta 7320-10C
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 Feb 6, 10:22
NOAA 19 (NOAA N')
2009-005A
33591
in space
Polar orbiting US meteorological satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2009 Feb 6, 21:3672340.0013847866102.0698.7325302:00


2009-006
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Feb 10, 05:49
Progress M-66 (Progress 7K-TGM №366)
2009-006A
33593
Re-entered 2009 May 18
Suppies to ISS. Docked with Pirs module Feb 13 at 07:19 UTC. Undocked May 6 at 15:18 UTC. Twelve days of free flight conducting the Plasma-Progress experiment was followed by retro-fire May 18 at 14:28:30. It made a destructive re-entry with any remaining fragments hitting the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean at 15:14:45

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2009 Feb 10, 05:3865870.003418623188.6751.6192
2009 Feb 10, 13:3066410.002924428289.7751.63125
2009 Feb 12, 13:0266420.002724628289.7951.64130
2009 Feb 13, 17:5767350.000935036291.6751.6423


2009-007
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Feb 11, 00:03
Express AM 44
2009-007A
33595
in space
Russian domestic comsat, replacement for Express AM-3. Expected location - 11° west longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
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apogee
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period
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GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 11, 12:01429680.021735658375211477.310.22167
2009 Feb 11, 18:58419020.005635289357581422.680.2315544° east
2009 Feb 24, 16:21422580.001835804359541440.840.2615060° east
2009 Mar 9, 00:22421950.000735787358471437.650.2115036° east
2009 Mar 11, 00:05421660.000235779357961436.140.2017436° east
2009 Apr 21, 21:27421640.000235779357931436.040.0728111° west
Express MD 1
2009-007B
33596
in space
Russian comsat providing services services across Russia and the CIS countries, as well as mobile presidential and governmental communications. Expected location - 80° east longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 11, 11:46418910.005235297357291422.120.2316043° east
2009 Feb 11, 16:53419440.005935317358141424.810.2315443° east
2009 Feb 12, 20:32419040.005435301357521422.820.2315847° east
2009 Mar 4, 14:36421650.001335732358411436.090.1417380° east


2009-008
Ariane 5ECA
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Feb 12, 22:09
NSS 9
2009-008A
33749
in space
Comsat owned by World Skies. Expected location - 177° west longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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period
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GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 14, 00:57243970.727926035778632.072.03179
2009 Feb 17, 06:40368390.143925159357641172.810.17170
2009 Feb 20, 13:59421200.000935704357801433.810.05179175° west
2009 Feb 25, 03:29421650.000235780357941436.120.03323174° west
2009 Mar 12, 00:00421880.000735782358381437.300.01203176° west
2009 Mar 19, 13:10421650.000135782357911436.090.0413177° west
Eutelsat Hot Bird 13D (Hot Bird 10)
2009-008B
33750
in space
Eutelsat-owned communications satellite. Expected location - 3° east longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 14, 01:02244090.728225735804632.522.02179
2009 Feb 20, 15:40420550.003235541358121430.480.081763° east
2009 Feb 21, 14:21420750.003435554358401431.510.081564° east
2009 Feb 23, 19:12421640.000435768358031436.050.051664° east
2009 Mar 2, 22:04422130.000135831358401438.580.02733° east
2009 Mar 6, 14:52421640.000135781357901436.040.03272° east
Spirale A (Système Préparatoire Infra-Rouge pour l'Alerte)
2009-008C
33751
in space
French optical early warning system demonstrator.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Feb 14, 11:23243690.727626035721630.972.04179
Spirale B (Système Préparatoire Infra-Rouge pour l'Alerte)
2009-008D
33752
in space
French optical early warning system demonstrator.

epoch (UTC)         
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2009 Feb 18, 09:55244530.721543235718634.242.01182


Failed to reach orbit
Taurus
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 Feb 24, 09:55
Orbiting Carbon Observatory
NASA science satellite to study grenhouse gases. Lost when the launch vehicle payload shroud failed to separate - the extra mass prevented the rocket from reaching orbit.


2009-009
Zenit-3SLB
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Feb 26, 18:30
Telstar 11N
2009-009A
34111
in space
Comsat owned by Telesat of Canada, covering North and Central America, Europe, Africa and the maritime Atlantic Ocean Region. Expected location 37°.5 west

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Feb 28, 04:38250240.6854149535797656.6034.600
2009 Feb 28, 15:34274870.5346641435804755.8917.661
2009 Mar 2, 08:33351260.200621700357951091.934.342
2009 Mar 3, 19:12396480.062630787357531309.451.154
2009 Mar 4, 10:04415250.015234517357781403.560.2212
2009 Mar 5, 12:00421490.001035729358131435.300.0623839° west
2009 Mar 15, 15:43421650.000335773358011436.110.0534738° west


2009-010
Proton-K/DM2
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Feb 28, 04:10
Raduga-1 (Globus)
2009-010A
34264
in space
Commmunications satellite specifically for Russian government and military, based on the earlier Raduga/Gran but with increased capacity.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Mar 7, 23:49425370.003136029362901455.181.4815263° east
2009 Mar 24, 23:46421590.004035612359491435.791.4422917° east
2009 May 10, 20:38421650.003835627359471436.111.3423217° east


2009-011
Delta 7920-10L
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Mar 7, 03:50
Kepler
2009-011A
34380
in space
NASA research satellite designed to survey a portion of the Milky Way for Earth-size planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many stars in the galaxy have such planets. Kepler is in Heliocentric orbit at 1AU distance and trails the Earth around the Sun.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Mar 8, 00:25111810.228822457361196.1128.5510803:52
In heliocentric orbit


2009-012
Space Shuttle Discovery, OV-103
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2009 Mar 15, 23:43
STS-119
2009-012A
34541
Re-entered 2009 Mar 28
Recovered
ISS supply/assembly mission with crew Lee Archambault, Dominic Antonelli, Joseph Acaba,Steven Swanson, Richard Arnold, John Phillips and Koichi Wakata. Docked Mar 17 at 21:20 UTC. Undocked Mar 25 at 19:53 UTC but carrying Sandra Magnus instead of Wakata. Retro-fire Mar 28 at 18:08:14 UTC led to a landing on the KSC runway with wheel stop at 19:14:45 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Mar 16, 02:5765730.005815723388.3951.65343
2009 Mar 16, 09:0166250.002423126389.4451.64199
2009 Mar 17, 09:0466310.003023327289.5551.64198
2009 Mar 17, 19:1367330.000934836191.6351.64133


2009-013
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Mar 17, 14:21
GOCE
2009-013A
34602
Re-entered 2013 Nov 11
European Space Agency science satellite studying minor variations in the Earth's gravitational field. From 2012 August, orbit height was reduced slowly to allow studies at a lower altitude. Mission completed 2013 October 21 when propellant was depleted and GOCE was no longer able to maintain its orbit against air drag. Re-entered the Earth's atmosphere naturally 2013 Nov 11 at about 00:20 UTC - its plasma trail was observed from the Falkland Islands.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Mar 17, 20:0966600.001327329090.1496.71323
2009 Oct 31, 23:1966360.001225026689.6796.64118
2012 Jul 18, 00:0066360.000825326389.6796.6078
2013 Oct 21, 02:5366050.000722323289.0596.555
2013 Nov 10, 23:0364950.001011012386.8296.57296


2009-014
Delta 7925
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Mar 24, 08:34
USA 203 (Navstar 63)
2009-014A
34661
in space
Navigation satellite in the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Mar 25, 03:20166080.605018220278355.0140.0916
2009 Mar 28, 10:49264350.00122002520088712.9055.02314


2009-015
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Mar 26, 11:49
Soyuz TMA-14 (Soyuz 11F732 № 224)
2009-015A
34669
Re-entered 2009 Oct 11
Recovered
Carried Gennady Padalka, Michael Barratt and Charles Simonyi to the ISS. Docked with the rear port of Zvezda Mar 28 at 13:05 UTC. Transferred to the Pirs docking port Jul 2. Undocked carrying Padalka, Barratt and Guy Laliberté Oct 11 at 01:07 UTC. Retro-fire for 264s starting at 03:40 UTC resulted in a landing at 04:32 UTC north of Arkalyk in Kazakhstan.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Mar 26, 16:2466130.003721025989.1951.65170
2009 Mar 26, 17:5766270.003422627289.4951.64132
2009 Mar 27, 20:3466290.003223027289.5351.64138
2009 Mar 28, 22:2367320.001034736191.6251.64166


2009-016
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Apr 3, 16:24
Eutelsat 10A (Eutelsat W2A)
2009-016A
34710
in space
European communications satellite. Expected location - 10° east longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Apr 3, 20:01244160.722739235684632.8245.670
2009 Apr 4, 07:17266970.5743498635652723.5320.720
2009 Apr 12, 04:52421000.000335708357351432.780.091702° east
2009 Apr 18, 14:55421650.000035785357891436.110.081882° east
2009 May 3, 23:24420520.000135669356781430.320.052126° east
2009 May 28, 22:03421660.000435770358051436.140.029210° east


2009-017
Atlas V 421, AV-016
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Apr 4, 00:31
USA 204 (WGS F-2)
2009-017A
34713
in space
Wideband Global SATCOM - communications satellite for US and Australia government and military use. Provides services in a number of radio frequency bands. Its original location provides coverage principally in the Middle East.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 May 21, 08:35421650.000435770358041436.120.0923123° west


Failed to reach orbit
Unha 2
Tonghae Launch Centre, North Korea
2009 Apr 5, 02:31
Kwangmyongsong 2 (Lodestar 2)
North Korean test satellite, payload not known, lost when the third stage of the launch vehicle failed to fire and the rocket fell back.


2009-018
CZ-3C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2009 Apr 14, 16:16
Beidou 2 (Beidou-2 G2)
2009-018A
34779
in space
First generation operational satellite in China's navigation satellite system, known as "Compass". The satellite also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region. Entered GEO near 85° east but then drifted westward along the geosynchronous arc. It returned to 85° east during 2011 but was allowed to drift further, indicating that the navigation payload was not fully functional - relegating it to a test mode. It may have been used as a test vehicle for navigation in regions away from the Asia-Pacific region.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Apr 15, 02:50244110.730121035857632.6320.53180
2009 May 2, 18:38421650.000335775357981436.090.9410585° east
2009 Oct 29, 21:46421720.000135791357981436.480.519175° east
2010 May 2, 15:08421650.000335775357991436.110.09764° east
2010 Sep 8, 22:41421350.004735561359531434.570.2915873° east
2011 Nov 21, 14:11421930.005135600360311437.561.3116084° east
2012 Oct 17, 01:38421630.005735544360261436.022.0416620° east
2016 Mar 28, 11:23421350.009035378361361434.584.5519465° east


2009-019
PSLV-CA
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2009 Apr 20, 01:15
RISat-2 (Radar Imaging Satellite)
2009-019A
34807
in space
Indian reconnaissance satellite providing radar imaging.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Apr 20, 09:2568850.007745455994.7541.10351
AnUSat (Anna University Satellite)
2009-019B
34808
Re-entered 2012 Apr 18
Microsatellite built by Anna University with amateur radio and technology demonstration payloads.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
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( ° )
2009 Apr 20, 10:1168560.010940355294.1541.217


2009-020
Zenit-3SL
Sea Launch Platform 'Odyssey', Kiritimati, Pacific Ocean
2009 Apr 20, 08:16
Sicral 1B
2009-020A
34810
in space
Joint civil and military/government communications satellite for Italy and NATO. Expected location - 11°.8 east longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 May 1, 08:35421150.001035692357801433.530.058112° east
2009 May 1, 22:33421300.000935716357891434.330.057012° east
2009 May 13, 20:57421650.000035785357881436.100.0635812° east


2009-021
CZ-2C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2009 Apr 22, 02:55
Yaogan 6
2009-021A
34839
in space
Imaging satellite (possibly carrying a synthetic aperture radar) for natural resources surveys and, possibly, intelligence gathering. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Apr 22, 20:0668820.002548652194.7097.6332010:01
2012 May 9, 22:5468720.000249249594.4897.544911:26
2013 Jul 15, 11:1368900.000251151394.8797.3211311:00
2013 Oct 29, 04:5668910.000251151494.8897.3111310:52


2009-022
Soyuz-U
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Apr 25, 16:58
Cosmos 2450 (Kobalt-M)
2009-022A
34871
Re-entered 2009 Jul 27
Recovered
Military imaging reconnaissance satellite, sometimes referred to as 'Yantar', with manoeuvring engine to maintain its orbit. Re-entered for landing in Russia Jul 27. Dropped off two containers of exposed film at different points during the mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Apr 29, 21:2566280.012416833289.5167.1483


2009-023
Delta 7920-10C
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 May 5, 20:24
USA 205 (STSS-ATRR)
2009-023A
34903
in space
Small spacecraft to validate next-generation sensor technology for future Missile Defence Agency space missions. The name stands for "Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Advanced Technology Risk Reduction". Test operations ceased around the end of 2010 and the satellite was handed over to the SSA (Space Situation Awareness Service) of AFSPC to carry on a monitoring job it was already performing a times it was not occupied by its main mission.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 15, 22:1372510.0008867878102.4198.92195


2009-024
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 May 7, 18:37
Progress M-02M (Progress 7K-TGM №402)
2009-024A
34905
Re-entered 2009 Jul 13
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the rear port of Zvezda May 12 at 19:24:23. Undocked Jun 30 at 18:29. Conducted an approach test with ISS Jul 12. Retro-fire for 162.9s Jul 13 at 15:42 led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at 16:28:47 UTC, and then impact of remaining debris.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 7, 18:2565890.003418923488.7251.6288
2009 May 8, 00:4465980.004918725288.9051.6291
2009 May 9, 03:3966920.003329233690.8151.6395
2009 May 12, 05:4666960.002829833690.8751.64114
2009 May 12, 17:1867290.000934535791.5651.64356
2009 May 13, 17:4567290.000934535791.5651.640


2009-025
Space Shuttle Atlantis, OV-104
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2009 May 11, 18:02
STS-125
2009-025A
34933
Re-entered 2009 May 24
Recovered
Carried Scott Altman, Gregory Johnson, Michael Good, Megan McArthur, John Grunsfeld , Michel Massimo Massimino and Andrew Feustel on the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. HST was captured May 13 at 17:14 UTC. After work was completed, it was released May 19 at 12:57 UTC. Weather at KSC delayed the return and led to a change of landing site. Retro-fire May 24 at 14:24 UTC led to a landing at Edwards AFB at 15:39 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 11, 21:2067550.025720355192.0928.4756
2009 May 12, 05:0667670.030618259692.3328.5058
2009 May 12, 08:1867660.028519558192.3228.4661
2009 May 12, 21:5867660.023922655092.3128.4767
2009 May 13, 04:5867700.023823055392.3828.4771
2009 May 13, 21:4869430.000356356795.9728.48302


2009-026
Ariane 5ECA (V-188)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 May 14, 13:12
Herschel (FIRST)
2009-026A
34937
in space
European observatory, formerly known as the Far InfraRed and Sub-millimetre Telescope, to study the formation and evolution of galaxies, the creation of stars, to look at the chemical composition of the atmospheres and surfaces of comets, planets and satellites and examine the molecular chemistry of the universe. Located at the second Lagrange point (L2) of the Earth-Sun system.
Stationed near the L2 Lagrange Point in the Earth-Sun system
Planck
2009-026B
34938
in space
European observatory mapping and measuring the Cosmic Microwave Background to test theoretical models of the early Universe. Located at the second Lagrange point (L2) of the Earth-Sun system.
Stationed near the L2 Lagrange Point in the Earth-Sun system


2009-027
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 May 16, 00:57
Protostar 2
2009-027A
34941
in space
US commercial comsat. Expected location - 107°.7 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 May 16, 04:51244650.722840235771634.7049.100
2009 May 18, 18:16312340.34701401835694915.598.351
2009 May 20, 17:55339490.241719364357771037.525.060
2009 May 26, 23:01421640.000135782357911436.080.0424108° east


2009-028
Minotaur I
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2009 May 19, 23:55
Tacsat 3
2009-028A
35001
Re-entered 2012 Apr 30
US DoD tactical communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 20, 10:1868280.002643246893.5840.46313
Pharmasat
2009-028B
35002
Re-entered 2012 Aug 14
NASA science nonosatellite to study the growth, density and health of yeast cells.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 20, 22:5268260.002643046593.5340.47320
CP6
2009-028C
35003
Re-entered 2011 Oct 6
California Polytechnic State University built satellite to study magnetic torquing as a means of stabilisation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 20, 16:3968250.002942746793.5240.47322
HawkSat-1
2009-028D
35004
Re-entered 2011 Sep 4
Proff of concept satellie built by the Hawk Institute for Space Sciences. Includes an add-on external an external payload board to expose newly developed materials to the radiation and temperatures encountered in the space environment.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 22, 01:1968250.002942646793.5140.46332
Aerocube 3
2009-028E
35005
Re-entered 2011 Jan 6
Aerospace Corporation satellite to demonstrate a two-axis sun sensor and an Earth sensor.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 21, 19:1468250.002443146493.5340.47330


2009-029
Soyuz-2 1a/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 May 21, 21:53
Meridian 2 (Meridian № 12L)
2009-029A
35008
in space
Military/government communications satellite in Molniya-type eccentric orbit. Meridian combines the military and civilian tasks of the former Molniya-1 and Molniya-3 satellite constellation, together with the clandestine communications function of the LEO Parus satellites. Left in a lower than expected orbit because of launch vehicle under-performance, Meridian 2 was unable to use its own engine to reach operating height so the mission was declared a failure.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 22, 16:48247540.730629136461645.9962.82290


2009-030
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 May 27, 10:34
Soyuz TMA-15 (Soyuz 11F732 № 225)
2009-030A
35010
Re-entered 2009 Dec 1
Recovered
Carried to Roman Romanenko, Frank de Winne and Robert Thirsk to the ISS. Precise time - 10:34:53 UTC. Docked with the Earth-facing port of Zarya May 29 at 12:34:16 UTC. Undocked Dec 1 at 03:36 UTC. Retro-fire at 06:26:02 was followed by landing at 07:15:34 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 May 27, 11:5265930.004718424688.8050.5878
2009 May 27, 15:1066510.003924729989.9751.64219
2009 May 27, 21:0266650.002527030390.2551.64190
2009 May 29, 16:4167280.001034335691.5451.6457


2009-031
Atlas V 401, AV-020
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Jun 18, 21:32
LRO
2009-031A
35315
in space
NASA lunar imaging and research spacecraft. Entered orbit around the Moon Jun 23 after a 50 minute engine firing commenced at 09:47 UTC.
In orbit around the Moon or on its surface
LCROSS
2009-031B
35316
Re-entered 2009 Oct 9
NASA vehicle to study the possibility of water on the Moon. Studied the debris plume created by impact of its launch vehicle near the crater Cabeus Oct 9 at 11:16:43 UTC.
In orbit around the Moon or on its surface


2009-032
Zenit-3SLB
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Jun 21, 21:50
MEASAT 3a
2009-032A
35362
in space
Malaysian comsat. Expected location - 91.5 east longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Jun 22, 11:25299760.40071158735610860.8510.57359
2009 Jun 24, 13:16329800.27791743835765993.406.120
2009 Jun 25, 14:18384100.097528288357761248.612.251
2009 Jun 29, 13:32421360.000735728357881434.620.0411591° east


2009-033
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Jun 27, 22:51
GOES 14
2009-033A
35491
in space
US meteorological imaging and data collection satellite in geosynchronous orbit. Expected location 89°.5 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Jun 29, 05:51272790.5226664435158747.3212.00179
2009 Jun 30, 17:38308570.34601380135157899.075.94179
2009 Jul 2, 18:00380300.092528133351721230.151.02173
2009 Jul 7, 12:00418590.007235178357841420.520.3620393° west
2009 Jul 10, 12:53421620.000135778357911435.980.4929190° west
2011 May 29, 05:33421650.000635760358141436.110.11323105° west


2009-034
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Jun 30, 19:10
Sirius FM-5 (Radiosat 5)
2009-034A
35493
in space
Coomercial radio broadcasting satellite for the US. Expected location - 96° west longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Jul 1, 21:53263880.5991420035820711.0222.960
2009 Jul 2, 19:03297930.41641100935822852.9811.540
2009 Jul 8, 00:24417910.009335023358021417.020.26355100° west
2009 Jul 8, 17:01421630.001035741358281435.980.094197° west


2009-035
Ariane 5ECA (V-189)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Jul 1, 17:52
Terrestar 1
2009-035A
35496
in space
Comsat for the mainland US. Expected location - 111° west longitude.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Jul 2, 16:10244210.729423035857633.015.99241
2009 Jul 3, 16:53270280.5622545535846737.035.95242
2009 Jul 6, 14:24351700.200221750358331093.995.94243
2009 Jul 7, 04:48412810.022133991358141391.165.94248
2009 Jul 9, 09:10421670.001935710358681436.225.95321112° west
2009 Jul 13, 10:18421650.000135783357911436.115.94160111° west


2009-036
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Jul 6, 01:26
Cosmos 2451 (Strela-3)
2009-036A
35498
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 6, 14:3078810.000515001507116.0582.49346
Cosmos 2452 (Strela-3M/Rodnik №12)
2009-036B
35499
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 7, 19:3178800.000614981506116.0382.49324
Cosmos 2453 (Strela-3)
2009-036C
35500
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 6, 14:3078790.000514971505116.0082.49309


2009-037
Falcon 1
Ronald Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
2009 Jul 14, 03:36
Razaksat
2009-037A
35578
in space
Malaysian imaging satellite for land management studies,

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 14, 21:1170550.001666668998.308.9978


2009-038
Space Shuttle Endeavour, OV-105
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2009 Jul 15, 22:03
STS-127
2009-038A
35633
Re-entered 2009 Jul 31
Recovered
Supplies and crew to ISS. Successful launch on the sixth attempt. Delayed by fuelling leak and conflict with LRO/LCROSS after previous launch attempts Jun 13 and Jun 17. Postponed again from Jul 11, Jul 12 and Jul 13 due to thunderstorms around KSC. Carrying JEM - external extension for Japanese Kibo module. Crew of Mark Polansky, Doug Hurley, Dave Wolf, Chris Cassidy, Julie Payette, Tom Marshburn and Tim Kopra. Docked 2009 Jul 17 at 1747 UTC. Undocked 2009 Jul 28 at 17:26 UTC. During the undocked period, Endeavour released the ANDE 2 canister that, in turn, released the two small satellites Castor and Pollux. Retro-fire 2009 Jul 31 at 1341 UTC led to a landing on the Kennedy Space Center runway at 1448 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 15, 22:4565720.005915623388.3851.63343
2009 Jul 16, 06:0065880.004618024088.7051.64321
2009 Jul 17, 00:5765920.004718424588.7851.64323
2009 Jul 17, 18:5167240.000734235191.4651.64236
2009 Jul 18, 10:0667260.000534435191.4951.64253
AggieSat 2/Bevo-1 (Dragonsat 1 & 2)
2009-038B
35690
Re-entered 2010 Mar 17
A pair of conjoined 1.5 kg student-built cubesats from Texas A&M University and the university of Texas respectively, released from Endeavour's cargo bay. They carried GPS receivers to test components for a future rendezvous system. They were intended to be separated by a spring-release mechanism that failed to operate.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 22:0267070.000532633391.1151.6493
Pollux (ANDE Passive Sphere)
2009-038E
35693
Re-entered 2010 Mar 29
One of a a pair of satellites used to measure the density and composition of the atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 22:0367090.000332833291.1451.6447
Castor (ANDE Active Sphere)
2009-038F
35694
Re-entered 2010 Aug 18
One of a a pair of satellites used to measure the density and composition of the atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Aug 1, 01:0567090.000432833491.1551.6441


2009-039
Cosmos 11K65M
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Jul 21, 03:57
Cosmos 2454 (Parus)
2009-039A
35635
in space
Navigation satellite. Broadcasts navigational almanac for the active Parus constellation to allow Naval users (principally submarines) to track the satellites in order to use the onboard messaging store/dump system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 21, 20:5573090.0018918944103.6482.96279
Sterkh 1 (Sterkh № 11L)
2009-039B
35636
in space
Carried the COSPAS 11 package of search and rescue receivers similar to those aboard the Nadezhda satellites. It failed to align its solar panels on the Sun and ceased to operate when the batteries were depleted.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 21, 14:0073090.0018918944103.6482.96280


2009-040
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Jul 24, 10:56
Progress M-67 (Progress 7K-TGM №367)
2009-040A
35641
Re-entered 2009 Sep 27
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 10:56:56 UTC. Originally planned for June 24. Longer than usual (5 days vs 2 days) approach to ISS due to sticking with the planned launch time but delaying docking, which occurred Jul 29 at 1112 UTC with the aft port of Zvezda, until after departure of STS-127/Endeavour. Undocked Sep 21 at 07:25 UTC . Retrofire 2009 Sep 27 led to destructive re-entry with any fragments hitting the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean at 0933 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 24, 12:5765900.003718823688.7451.6376
2009 Jul 24, 20:0266610.004225531190.1751.63144
2009 Jul 29, 17:0667250.000634335191.4851.64294


2009-041
Dnepr
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Jul 29, 18:46
Deimos-1 (Deimos-1 DMC)
2009-041A
35681
in space
Spanish satellite for Earth imaging - member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 12:3970340.003063567797.8598.13345
DubaiSat-1
2009-041B
35682
in space
Remote sensing satellite operated by the Emirates Institution of Advanced Science and Technology. Primary payload on the launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 12:4870520.001166668298.2398.13287
UK-DMC-2
2009-041C
35683
in space
Earth imaging - member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 19:0770290.003762567797.7598.13349
AprizeSat 4
2009-041D
35684
in space
Satellite for tracking and monitoring equipment/vehicle location on the Earth.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 12:3170200.005060767797.5698.13354
Nanosat 1B
2009-041E
35685
in space
Spanish satellite, designed, developed and operated by the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (National Institute of Aerospace Technology), INTA to be used for communication with site and ships remote from the Spanish mainland.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 12:2670100.006458767797.3598.13357
AprizeSat 3
2009-041F
35686
in space
Satellite for tracking and monitoring equipment/vehicle location on the Earth.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Jul 31, 12:2070000.008056667797.1398.13359


2009-042
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Aug 11, 19:47
Asiasat 5
2009-042A
35696
in space
Comsat for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company to cover a region that includes Russia, Middle East, Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Expected location - 100°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Aug 13, 03:02333190.266518060358211008.786.14359
2009 Aug 14, 21:32396020.066330598358501307.201.341
2009 Aug 23, 17:53421640.000235776357971436.080.0722101° east


2009-043
Delta 7925-9.5
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Aug 17, 10:35
USA 206 (GPS IIR-21[M])
2009-043A
35752
in space
Last in a series of eight modernised navigation satellites in the US Global Positioning System (GPS).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Aug 17, 17:34166680.605819220387356.9240.1116
2009 Aug 21, 01:29265630.00092016020209718.0955.1261


2009-044
Ariane 5ECA (V-190)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Aug 21, 22:09
JCSAT 12 (JCSAT RS)
2009-044A
35755
in space
Communication satellite for Japan. Replace JCSAT-11, lost in Proton-M/Briz-M rlaunch failure 2007. Expected location - 128° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Aug 23, 12:20255720.6503256635822678.271.54178
2009 Aug 23, 17:30281790.4974778535818784.620.89179
2009 Aug 24, 18:42326400.29271670935814978.110.41178
2009 Aug 24, 19:39281790.4974778435817784.590.89180
2009 Aug 28, 03:27348080.212121046358151077.170.25177
2009 Aug 31, 00:43421510.001335717358301435.400.0518142° east
2009 Sep 10, 03:44421650.000235779357941436.090.05147143° east
Optus D3
2009-044B
35756
in space
Comsat covering Australia and New Zealand. Expected location - 156° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Aug 23, 03:32248420.707289536033649.451.43188
2009 Aug 23, 16:09272730.5457601135779747.071.07179
2009 Aug 26, 01:04317970.32581506135776940.440.60178
2009 Aug 26, 18:08385600.093428581357831255.930.08167
2009 Sep 2, 14:32421630.000235775357961436.030.0228156° east


Failed to reach orbit
Naro 1
Naro Space Centre, South Korea
2009 Aug 25, 08:00
STSat 2
South Korean research satellite for solar observation, also equipped with a laser ranging device to measure orbit height. Half of the launch vehicle payload fairing failed to separate at L+540.8s. The extra mass prevented the rocket from reaching orbit. It followed a sub-orbital trajectory to 360km then fell back and burned up on re-entry.


2009-045
Space Shuttle Discovery, OV-103
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2009 Aug 29, 03:59
STS-128
2009-045A
35811
Re-entered 2009 Sep 12
Recovered
Supplies and crew to ISS. Launched in middle of ten minute window. Date moved from Aug 18 following delays to the STS-127 mission. Postponed from Aug 25 due to weather and then delayed further by a problem with a fuel valve. Precise launch time - 03:59:37 UTC. Crew - Rick Sturckow, Kevin Ford, Pat Forrester, Jose Hernandez, Danny Olivas , Christer
Fuglesang and Nicole Stott. Docked Aug 31 at 0054 UTC on Aug 31. Undocked Sep 8 at 1926 UTC. Discovery landed on runway 22 at Edwards Air Force Base Sep 12 at 0053 UTC after weather precluded return to KSC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Aug 29, 07:1465740.006215623788.4251.65344
2009 Aug 29, 16:1066200.003621926689.3551.6572
2009 Aug 30, 08:3766280.003322727289.5051.6493
2009 Aug 31, 16:1967260.000934235491.4951.6439


2009-046
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2009 Aug 31, 09:28
Palapa D
2009-046A
35812
in space
Indonesian comsat to replace Palapa C2. Expected location - 113° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Aug 31, 19:13170560.613321721139369.4722.35178
2009 Sep 2, 19:25243590.727426235700630.6022.11179
2009 Sep 2, 22:19243300.729021635687629.4622.15179
2009 Sep 4, 00:35290240.4488962035673820.177.82180
2009 Sep 16, 11:16421650.000135783357911436.110.05348151° east


2009-047
Atlas V 401, AV-018
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Sep 8, 21:35
USA 207 (PAN)
2009-047A
35815
in space
US Government communications satellite built under contract by Lockheed Martin. The mission is unknown but it may be related to US military activity in the Middle East.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Sep 30, 15:50421650.000035787357881436.120.0330634° east


2009-048
H-IIB (F-1 Test)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2009 Sep 10, 17:01
Kounotori 1 (HTV 1)
2009-048A
35817
Re-entered 2009 Nov 1
Supplies to ISS. Captured by Remote Manipulator Arm Sep 17 at 19:51 UTC and berthed with the Harmony module Sep 18 at 01:59 UTC. Unberthed Oct 31 at 15:02 UTC and released into free flight at 17:31 UTC after a 90 minute delay due to close approach by an item of space debris. Retro-fire for seven minutes starting Nov 20:53 UTC led to re-entry at 21:26 over the southern Pacific Ocean with any unburnt fragments hitting the oean surface about 12 minutes later.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 10, 21:2366210.008818530289.3751.66315
2009 Sep 11, 17:5366320.007620430589.5951.66324
2009 Sep 16, 05:5866920.001330632390.8051.64194
2009 Sep 17, 18:0867250.000834135291.4751.65103
2009 Sep 17, 19:4767250.000934135391.4851.64101


2009-049
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Sep 17, 15:55
Meteor M-1
2009-049A
35865
in space
New generation of imaging meteorological satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Sep 18, 20:2571970.0004817822101.2898.808108:56
2014 Jan 13, 03:1471970.0002817821101.2798.5716908:50
Sterkh 2 (Sterkh № 12L)
2009-049B
35866
in space
Carried the COSPAS 12 package of search and rescue receivers similar to those aboard the Nadezhda satellites. The gravity gradient stabilisation boom failed to deploy so, although operating, it was unusable.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 18, 11:5871960.0004815821101.2498.8075
Ugatusat (RS-28)
2009-049D
35868
in space
35 kg remote sensing satellite for the Ufa State Aviation Technical University in Bashkortostan

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 20, 04:3071960.0005815822101.2698.8061
2011 Dec 14, 16:3771960.0004815821101.2598.68208
Tatyana 2 (RS-38)
2009-049E
35869
in space
Student-built space physics research from MGU (Moscow State University).

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 19, 15:0071970.0005815822101.2798.8077
Sumbandila
2009-049F
35870
in space
Small remote sensing satellite for South Aftrics.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 19, 02:3568760.001049150494.5697.37292
BLITS (Ball Lens In [The] Space)
2009-049G
35871
in space
Inert, 53.5 mm diameter glass ball to act as a laser retro-reflector. One hemisphere is coated in a metal surface to act as a radar reflector.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 24, 18:1871980.0004817823101.3098.8059


2009-050
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Sep 17, 19:19
Nimiq 5
2009-050A
35873
in space
Canadian communications satellite operated by Telesat Canada. Expected location - 72°.7 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Sep 18, 11:04290190.4546944835834819.9613.010
2009 Sep 22, 06:00346780.216820784358171071.144.440
2009 Sep 23, 05:49416180.013534680358001408.270.29593° west
2009 Oct 2, 04:38421640.000335773357991436.070.0410782° west
2009 Oct 6, 02:40420020.000235615356321427.780.037977° west
2009 Oct 12, 15:27421620.000235776357931435.980.054173° west


2009-051
PSLV-CA
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2009 Sep 23, 06:21
Oceansat P2 (IRS P4)
2009-051A
35931
in space
Ocean Studies including surface winds and ocean surface strata, observation of chlorophyll concentrations, monitoring of phytoplankton blooms, and study of atmospheric aerosols and suspended sediments in the water.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Sep 27, 00:4071020.000172372599.2898.3423511:55
SwissCube
2009-051B
35932
in space
Swiss satellite with an educational purpose. Designed and constructed as part of a teaching programme at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The payload is to study airglow.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 27, 08:5570970.000771372499.1798.33276
BEESat (Berlin Experimental and Educational Satellite)
2009-051C
35933
in space
Technology satellite to verify newly developed, coin-sized micro-reaction wheels for attitude control of pico-satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 25, 07:1770950.000571472099.1398.33302
UWE-2 (University of Würzburg Experimental Satellite 2)
2009-051D
35934
in space
Technology satellite to study attitude control theory and the use of IP addresses in orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 26, 16:2070950.000671372199.1298.33296
ITUpSat
2009-051E
35935
in space
CubeSat built by Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics of the Istanbul Technical University for student use. Studying passive stabilisation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 24, 11:2770970.000771472499.1798.34283


2009-052
Delta 7920-10C
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Sep 25, 12:20
USA 208 (STSS Demo SV1)
2009-052A
35937
in space
Ballistic missile detection - demonstration of technology, dual satellite launch pairing with USA 209

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 28, 18:5277210.001313331353112.5357.99323
USA 209 (STSS Demo SV2)
2009-052B
35938
in space
Ballistic missile detection - demonstration of technology, dual satellite launch pairing with USA 208

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 28, 18:5477230.000913391352112.5857.99307


2009-053
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Sep 30, 07:14
Soyuz TMA-16 (Soyuz 11F732A17 № 226)
2009-053A
35940
Re-entered 2010 Mar 18
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Maxim Suraev, Jeffrey Williams and Guy Laliberte. Precise launch time - Precise time 07:14:42 UTC. Docked at the aft-facing port of the Zvezda module Oct 2 at 08:35 UTC. Undocked 2010 Mar 18 at 08:03 UTC. Landed 11:24 UTC 60 kilometres north-north-east of Arkalyk carrying Maxim Suraev and Jeffrey Williams

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Sep 30, 11:4966230.000624124989.4051.64132
2009 Sep 30, 17:4966220.000524024789.3851.64149
2009 Oct 1, 16:0766230.000224424789.4151.64149
2009 Oct 2, 16:1967240.000834035291.4551.64154


2009-054
Ariane 5ECA (V-191)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Oct 1, 21:59
Amazonas 2
2009-054A
35942
in space
Comsat covering Brazil, the rest of South America and North America. Expected location 61° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Oct 4, 04:48350390.203521529357921087.900.365
2009 Oct 5, 16:04419980.004335438358021427.600.075875° west
2009 Oct 14, 13:11421650.000335773358011436.110.065567° west
2009 Nov 25, 03:41421630.000535763358081436.030.0927868° west
COMSATBw 1
2009-054B
35943
in space
German military communications satellite. Expected location - 63° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Oct 3, 19:41243960.727626835767632.022.94180
2009 Oct 6, 12:40316330.33261473435776933.191.80181
2009 Oct 8, 11:17394120.069730286357821297.800.76181
2009 Oct 13, 00:00421640.000035786357861436.070.01063° east


2009-055
Delta 7920-10C
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 Oct 8, 18:51
WorldView 2
2009-055A
35946
in space
Commercial imaging satellite. Successful launch 13 minutes into 14 minute window after a short delay due to a battery issues in the Delta second stage. Previously delayed from October 6 due to scheduling pressures on the ground.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Oct 9, 04:2171460.0002766769100.1998.5714310:28


2009-056
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Oct 15, 01:14
Progress M-03M (Progress 7K-TGM №403)
2009-056A
35948
Re-entered 2010 Apr 27
Supplies to ISS. Docked with the Pirs module Oct 18 at 01:41 UTC, in the middle of the projected six minute window.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Oct 15, 03:1565830.002718722388.5951.6561
2009 Oct 15, 12:5466150.001422824789.2551.64341
2009 Oct 18, 00:1667230.000734034991.4351.64213


2009-057
Atlas V 401, AV-017
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 Oct 18, 16:12
USA 210 (DMSP 5D-3 F-18)
2009-057A
35951
in space
Vehicle in the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for collecting strategic weather and climate data.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Oct 28, 17:0172290.0010844858101.9498.9325807:54


2009-058
Ariane 5ECA (V-192)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Oct 29, 20:00
NSS 12
2009-058A
36032
in space
Comsat owned by SES World Skies, expected location 57° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Oct 30, 12:20244170.728824435833632.835.98178
2009 Nov 2, 08:22345850.220120596358181066.830.78176
2009 Nov 20, 14:15421650.000235779357941436.090.0322059° east
Thor 6
2009-058B
36033
in space
Norwegian comsat, expected location 0°.8 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Nov 2, 03:14243970.728524535792632.065.98181
2009 Nov 5, 21:36421180.001535677358031433.720.032661° east
2009 Nov 7, 18:14421640.000535767358061436.080.052432° east
2009 Nov 17, 03:42422290.002035766359361439.390.073481° west
2009 Nov 18, 12:00421650.000335774357991436.090.06461° west


2009-059
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Nov 2, 01:50
SMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity)
2009-059A
36036
in space
Earth studies satellite measuring moisture and salt content at the Earth's surface. Part of ESA's Living Planet Programme.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Nov 3, 15:5371380.0001759761100.0398.4531418:00
Proba-2
2009-059B
36037
in space
Proba-2 (Project for On-Board Autonomy) technology demonstrator for spacecraft systems. Sensors are also carried for solar studies and space weather studies.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Nov 3, 08:5870970.001271172899.1898.3124818:00


2009-060
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Nov 10, 14:22
Progress M-MIM2 (Progress 7K-M-SO2 №302)
2009-060A
36086
Re-entered 2009 Dec 8
Delivered Poisk Module to ISS, docked witht he downward-facing port of Zvezda Nov 12 at 15:41 UTC. Undocked 2009 Dec 8 at 00:16 UTC. Retrofire Dec 8 at 04:48 UTC led to a destructive re-entry above the Pacific Ocean at 05:27 UTC with any remaining fragments hitting the ocean surface at 05:32 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Nov 10, 21:4466250.000324424989.4451.64151
2009 Nov 11, 20:2166270.000024824989.4751.65341
2009 Nov 12, 18:3867190.000633734591.3651.64326


2009-061
CZ-2C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2009 Nov 12, 02:45
Shijian 11-01
2009-061A
36088
in space
Reported as an "experimental satellite". The orbit, and images of one of its predecessors, indicate that it has an Earth observation rôle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Nov 12, 18:3970750.001069070398.7098.2827409:01


2009-062
Space Shuttle Atlantis, OV-104
Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA
2009 Nov 16, 19:28
STS-129
2009-062A
36094
Re-entered 2009 Nov 27
Recovered
ISS Support - carried Hobaugh, Wilmore. Melvin, Foreman, Satcher and Bresnik. Precise launch time - 19:28:10 UTC. Docked with the port on Harmony Nov 18 at 16:51 UTC. Undocked Nov 25 at 09:53 UTC, carrying Hobaugh, Wilmore. Melvin, Foreman, Satcher, Bresnik and Stott . Retro-fire for 167s Nov 27 at 13:37 UTC led to a landing on the Kennedy SC runway with wheel-stop at 14:45:05 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Nov 16, 22:4365720.005415922988.3751.65345
2009 Nov 17, 01:4765930.010614528588.7951.697
2009 Nov 17, 17:5865960.004119024488.8551.64318
2009 Nov 18, 08:4167190.000633634591.3451.65347
2009 Nov 19, 21:0867190.000633734491.3451.65355


2009-063
Soyuz-U
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2009 Nov 20, 10:44
Cosmos 2455 (Lotos-S № 1)
2009-063A
36095
in space
Electronic intelligence gathering. New design based on Yantar reconnaissance satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Nov 20, 20:3569300.050919990595.6967.1792
2009 Nov 26, 04:4272820.0002902906103.0767.17304


2009-064
Atlas V 431, AV-024
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Nov 23, 06:55
Intelsat 14
2009-064A
36097
in space
Comsat covering North and South America, Africa and Europe. Expected location - 45° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Nov 24, 03:34290040.5678615839095819.3222.45181
2009 Nov 25, 13:02305590.4880926939093886.0815.95181
2009 Nov 25, 15:50305590.4880926939093886.0815.94181
2009 Nov 27, 00:36351670.293018484390941093.886.90181
2009 Dec 6, 19:46421650.000335773358011436.110.0428847° west


2009-065
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Nov 24, 14:19
Eutelsat 36B (Eutelsat W7)
2009-065A
36101
in space
Comsat covering Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, relacing Sesat 1 (2000-019A/26243). Expected location 36° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Nov 25, 16:46265920.5776485535572719.2420.800
2009 Nov 26, 12:16295470.42111072735610842.4012.16359
2010 Jan 12, 16:03421650.000435771358021436.090.0730336° east
2010 Jan 16, 15:07421650.000335774358001436.120.0326636° east
2011 Oct 21, 00:48421640.000435769358031436.080.0721536° east


2009-066
H-IIA 202 (F-16)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2009 Nov 28, 01:21
IGS 5 (IGS Optical 3)
2009-066A
36104
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - an optical imaging reconnaissance satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2011 Sep 20, 21:1869650.000358558996.4297.7726610:30


2009-067
Zenit-3SLB
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Nov 30, 21:00
Intelsat 15
2009-067A
36106
in space
Comsat covering the Middle East, Indian Ocean Region and Russia. Expected location - 85° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Dec 2, 13:59292450.4411996635769829.5511.930
2009 Dec 3, 06:06344350.224120338357751059.894.690
2009 Dec 4, 08:46403040.046032071357811342.100.770
2009 Dec 10, 05:24421640.000235779357931436.070.033363° east
2010 Jan 1, 00:00420540.000335664356881430.460.0226373° east
2010 Jan 21, 15:12421650.000135784357901436.110.0213485° east


2009-068
Delta 4 Medium+ (5,4), Delta 346
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2009 Dec 6, 01:47
USA 211 (WGS F-3)
2009-068A
36108
in space
Wideband Global SATCOM - communications satellite for US and Australia government and military use. Provides services in a number of radio frequency bands. Its original location provides coverage of the Atlantic region.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
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incl 
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ω  
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GEO    
Longitude
2010 Mar 18, 15:26421650.000035787357881436.120.04111122° west


2009-069
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2009 Dec 9, 08:42
Yaogan 7
2009-069A
36110
in space
Imaging satellite for natural resources surveys and, possibly, intelligence gathering. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Dec 10, 02:0270190.002562365997.5497.8430415:00
2010 Oct 22, 02:2470200.002762366197.5697.88514:44
2012 May 9, 22:1770250.002662966597.6697.9633114:26
2013 Jul 15, 12:5270260.002663066697.6898.022114:27
2013 Oct 29, 13:2070260.002662966697.6898.034114:29


2009-070
Proton-M/DM-2
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Dec 14, 10:38
Cosmos 2456 (Uragan-M № 730)
2009-070A
36111
in space
Navigation satellite working as part of the GLONASS positioning system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 17, 20:32255090.00011912919132675.7664.81161
Cosmos 2457 (Uragan-M № 733)
2009-070B
36112
in space
Navigation satellite working as part of the GLONASS positioning system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 17, 14:32255080.00011912719133675.7464.79239
Cosmos 2458 (Uragan-M № 734)
2009-070C
36113
in space
Navigation satellite working as part of the GLONASS positioning system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 17, 14:38255100.00021912719136675.8064.80108
2009 Dec 21, 01:16253830.00491888119129670.7964.83234


2009-071
Delta 7320-10C
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2009 Dec 14, 14:09
WISE (Wide Field IR Explorer)
2009-071A
36119
in space
Infrared imaging satellite to study minor planets, dim stars and luminous galaxies.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 14, 16:4469070.000652553395.2297.51169


2009-072
CZ-4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2009 Dec 15, 02:31
Yaogan 8
2009-072A
36121
in space
Remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2009 Dec 16, 03:2775770.000811931204109.39100.502809:29
2012 May 9, 21:4075770.000811921204109.39100.3718209:32
2013 Jul 16, 06:2075760.000711931204109.39100.3127909:19
2013 Oct 29, 08:5475760.000811921204109.39100.294309:14
Xi Wang 1 (Hope 1)
2009-072B
36122
in space
Student-built satellite for communications experiments

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 15, 14:2674650.01589691205106.99100.4426
2009 Dec 16, 03:2875770.000811931205109.40100.5040


2009-073
Ariane 5GS (V-193)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2009 Dec 18, 16:26
Helios IIB
2009-073A
36124
in space
French military optical reconnaissance satellite in sun-synchronous orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2010 Sep 8, 00:4970590.000367968398.3798.132101:14


2009-074
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Dec 20, 21:52
Soyuz TMA-17 (Soyuz 11F732A17 № 227)
2009-074A
36129
Re-entered 2010 Jun 2
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Kotov (Russia), Creamer (NASA) and Noguchi (Japan). Docked with the downward-facing port of Zarya Dec 22 at 22:48 UTC. Undocked 2010 May 12 at 13:26 UTC, carrying Kotov, Creamer and Noguchi, and re-docked with the aft port of Zvezda at 13:53 UTC. Undocked 2010 Jun 2 at 00:04 UTC, again carrying Kotov, Creamer and Noguchi. Retro-fire for 264s at 02:34:40 led to re-entry at 03:01:43 and a landing in Khazakhstan, 145 kilometers south-east of Dzhezkazkagan at 03:24 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2009 Dec 20, 23:5265960.003719324388.8651.6287
2009 Dec 21, 05:3166350.001025026489.6451.6495
2009 Dec 22, 06:4066370.000825426489.6951.64125
2009 Dec 22, 21:2267170.000833434591.3251.64105


2009-075
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2009 Dec 29, 00:22
DirecTV 12
2009-075A
36131
in space
Television broadcast satellite. Expected location - 102°.8 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2009 Dec 30, 15:33267930.5720508935740727.4320.580
2009 Dec 31, 17:16281080.5918509738363781.6420.520
2010 Jan 5, 06:48327330.44781169841011982.279.701
2010 Jan 6, 09:38371850.276220536410781189.363.452
2010 Jan 8, 20:14405870.168227381410361356.230.752
2010 Feb 9, 06:24421650.002635676358981436.130.1219076° west
2010 Apr 4, 16:24421640.000135780357931436.080.056776° west
2010 May 4, 04:32424010.000536002360441448.190.0918388° west
2010 May 11, 12:00421640.000035785357861436.040.09141103° west


2009-078
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Dec 17, 00:12


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