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2014 - 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=2014#001


2014-001
GSLV MK2 D-5
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2014 Jan 5, 10:48
GSat 14
2014-001A
39498
in space
Indian comsat, replacement for GSat 3. Expected location - 74° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Jan 5, 16:30243470.731416035777630.1319.41178
2014 Jan 6, 14:01287330.4668894335767807.847.60178
2014 Jan 7, 06:09405210.039532544357411352.920.67162
2014 Jan 13, 03:08419840.003235471357421426.890.2612968° east
2014 Jan 17, 00:25420810.001835627357791431.840.2512473° east
2014 Jan 26, 18:41421650.000635763358101436.100.232674° east


2014-002
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Jan 6, 22:06
Thaicom 6
2014-002A
39500
in space
Comsat to serve the mainland of south east Asia, particularly Thailand. Some services will be provided to east Africa, including Madagascar. Time was the opening of a 26-27 minute window. Launch postponed from Dec 19 and Jan 3. Will be co-located with Thaicom 5. Expected location - 78º.5 east.


epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Jan 6, 23:43531910.8705510931172034.8022.46181
2014 Jan 9, 19:45583650.656413674902992338.756.88180
2014 Jan 15, 13:23460300.081435904434001638.030.35186
2014 Jan 17, 20:13432940.023635895379361494.150.13201
2014 Jan 21, 21:13422010.000735795358521437.970.0512779° east
2014 Jan 22, 10:50421650.000135783357911436.110.0510578° east


2014-003
Antares
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2014 Jan 9, 18:07
Orb 1 (SS C Gordon Fullerton)
2014-003A
39502
Re-entered 2014 Feb 19
Cargo delivery mission under the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) agreement. The Cygnus pressurized cargo vessel is based the on the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM) carried as Shuttle cargo, and the avionics have been developed for other satellites. Carried the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster, for launch from the ISS, consisting of 28 satellites of the Planet Labs Flock 1A, SkyCube ArduSat-2), LithuanicaSat, LitSat, and UAPSat. Cygnus was captured by the ISS Remote Manipulator 2014 Jan 12 at 11:08 UTC and docked with the downward-facing port of Unity at 13:05 UTC. Undocked Feb 18 at 10:04 UTC and released from the Remote Manipulator at 11:31 UTC. Retro-fire Oct 23 at 17:41 UTC led to a destructive re-entry at 18:16 UTC with any surviving fragments hitting the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean 20-30 minutes later.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jan 9, 22:2966200.002822326189.3451.62142
2014 Jan 10, 20:2167900.000540841592.8051.6423
2014 Jan 12, 09:1267940.000641242092.8851.6520


2014-004
Atlas V 401, AV-043
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Jan 24, 02:33
TDRS 12 (TDRS-L)
2014-004A
39504
in space
Part of the next-generation series in the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System, providing tracking, telemetry, command and high-bandwidth data relay from satellites and spacecraft in orbit. Launch was within a 45 minute window that opened at 02:05 UTC. Renamed from TDRS-L 2014 October.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Jan 24, 20:55266940.5797484235790723.4125.45180
2014 Jan 27, 18:00294050.43411026235791836.3417.86181
2014 Feb 17, 06:37421650.000135782357911436.096.99327150° west


2014-005
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Feb 5, 16:23
Progress M-22M (Progress 7K-TGM №422)
2014-005A
39506
Re-entered 2014 Apr 18
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time - 16:23:32 UTC. Docked automatically with the port on Pirs at 22:22 UTC, about three minutes earlier than anticipated. Undocked 2014 Apr 7 at 13:58:22 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 5, 16:1265870.003118822988.6751.6283
2014 Feb 5, 18:2867130.002431935191.2451.6378
2014 Feb 6, 14:1267950.000441441992.9051.65110


2014-006
Ariane 5ECA (VA-217)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Feb 6, 21:30
ABS 2 (Asia Broadcast Satellite 2)
2014-006A
39508
in space
Comsat including broadcasting for direct-to-home and cable television distribution, VSAT (very-small-aperture terminal) services, data networks and telecommunications. Coverage - Middle East, Africa, Russia and the Asia-Pacific region. Design life 15 years minimum. Expected location - 75° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Feb 7, 19:16243930.728125535775631.936.02179
2014 Feb 8, 05:51264860.5909445735759714.973.76179
2014 Feb 10, 18:40347660.211921021357541075.200.79182
2014 Feb 19, 16:48421630.000235778357931436.030.085175° east
Athena-Fidus
2014-006B
39509
in space
'Access on THeatres for European Nations Allied forces' - French Italian Dual Use Satellite - funded jointly by CNES, French defense procurement agency DGA, Italian space agency ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defense to provide services to both armed forces and civil security agencies in France and Italy. Expected location - 25° east. No orbit data has been made available to show the move between GTO and the initial GEO location.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Feb 7, 15:15243730.728125035739631.136.03179
2014 Feb 26, 15:40421640.000035784357881436.060.055838° east
2015 Oct 27, 19:05421640.000135782357911436.080.0331938° east


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 11, 08:33
Flock 1A-1
1998-067DH
39513
Re-entered 2014 Jun 9
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1a", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Release delayed from Feb 6. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 12, 07:5867920.000441241792.8551.64148
Flock 1A-2
1998-067DJ
39514
Re-entered 2014 May 25
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Release delayed from Feb 6. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around February 25.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 12, 08:0067920.000541141792.8551.65165


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 11, 12:41
Flock 1A-3
1998-067DG
39512
Re-entered 2014 May 15
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Release delayed from Feb 6. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around February 21.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 12, 07:5767920.000641041992.8551.65119
Flock 1A-4
1998-067DK
39515
Re-entered 2014 Jun 18
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Release delayed from Feb 6. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 12, 08:0067920.000641041892.8551.65117


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 12, 08:30
Flock 1A-5
1998-067DL
39518
Re-entered 2014 Jun 2
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 13, 08:4867920.000940842092.8551.6362
Flock 1A-6
1998-067DM
39519
Re-entered 2014 Jun 15
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 13, 08:4867920.000840842092.8551.6462


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 13, 08:20
Flock 1A-7
1998-067DN
39520
Re-entered 2014 Jun 5
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 14, 01:4067920.000741041992.8551.65160
Flock 1A-8
1998-067DP
39521
Re-entered 2014 May 25
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 14, 01:4267920.000740941992.8551.65163


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 14, 04:10
Flock 1A-9
1998-067DQ
39525
Re-entered 2014 Jul 6
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 15, 04:0667920.000740941892.8551.65143
Flock 1A-10
1998-067DR
39526
Re-entered 2014 Jun 14
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 15, 04:0667920.000641041892.8551.65143


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 14, 04:15
Flock 1A-11
1998-067DS
39527
Re-entered 2014 Jun 13
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 13.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 15, 20:5967920.000640941892.8451.65117
Flock 1A-12
1998-067DT
39528
Re-entered 2014 Oct 26
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A", consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Failed both to stabilise itself and deploy solar panels.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 15, 21:0367920.000641041892.8551.65121


2014-007
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Feb 14, 21:09
Turksat 4A
2014-007A
39522
in space
Comsat to provide direct TV broadcasting communications channels to Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. First three orbits listed are estimates based on data from Khrunichev. Separated from Briz-M Feb 15 at 06:21 UTC. Expected location - 50° east where it will operate until Turksat 4B arrives late-2014. It will then move to 42° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Feb 14, 21:2565500.000117117287.9251.57100
2014 Feb 14, 22:3490130.26242705000141.9350.33358
2014 Feb 15, 00:56244150.722240435670632.7749.10359
2014 Feb 15, 12:56291070.4485967635783823.6912.690
2014 Feb 18, 08:02409930.028533448357811376.650.472
2014 Feb 20, 21:37420840.001735633357801431.990.0135749° east
2014 Feb 24, 02:35421650.000235776357971436.080.0124150° east
2014 Jun 5, 16:31422430.000235855358751440.120.0716348° east
2014 Jun 16, 22:49421680.000035789357901436.250.072142° east
2015 Oct 26, 18:52421650.000535768358071436.120.0332542° east


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 15, 07:00
Flock 1A-13
1998-067DU
39529
Re-entered 2014 Jul 2
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Release delayed from Feb 13 when NanoRacks deployer failed to operate. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 16, 04:5267920.000241241692.8551.65180
Flock 1A-14
1998-067DV
39530
Re-entered 2014 Jun 20
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Release delayed from Feb 13 when NanoRacks deployer failed to operate. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 16, 03:1767920.000341241692.8551.65187


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 15, 10:55
Flock 1A-15
1998-067DW
39531
Re-entered 2014 May 21
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Release delayed from Feb 13 when NanoRacks deployer failed to operate. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 16, 04:4367920.000641041892.8451.65113
Flock 1A-16
1998-067DX
39532
Re-entered 2014 Jun 20
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Release delayed from Feb 13 when NanoRacks deployer failed to operate. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack - Planet Labs has issued at least two alternative versions. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 16, 04:5267920.000641041892.8551.65126


2014-008
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Feb 21, 01:59
USA 248 (Navstar GPS IIF-05)
2014-008A
39533
in space
Fifth Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat. Postponement from Oct 23 announced on Oct 16 - resulted from ongoing investigation into Delta 4 engine anomaly during the GPS IIF-03 launch 2012 October. Launch delayed 19 mins to end of window in order to move trajectory away from an area of high solar radiation. Separated from launch vehicle at 05:32:05 UTC. The first two listed orbits are estimates based on data provided by ULA Launch and were while USA 248 was still attached to the launch vehicle upper stage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 21, 02:1166780.017218541490.5141.60120
2014 Feb 22, 16:25268410.00022045720469729.3954.98223


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 25, 17:20
Flock 1A-17
1998-067DY
39555
Re-entered 2014 May 19
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 02:1667910.000640841792.8251.65119
Flock 1A-18
1998-067DZ
39556
Re-entered 2014 Oct 29
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Failed both to stabilise itself and deploy solar panels.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 03:4967910.000540941692.8251.64119


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 26, 04:20
Flock 1A-19
1998-067EC
39559
Re-entered 2014 Jun 3
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 6.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 11:5867900.000540941692.8151.65231
Flock 1A-20
1998-067ED
39560
Re-entered 2014 Oct 9
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Failed both to stabilise itself and deploy solar panels.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 10:2367910.000540941692.8251.64224


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 26, 07:35
Flock 1A-21
1998-067EA
39557
Re-entered 2014 May 25
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 10:2367910.000740741792.8151.64195
Flock 1A-22
1998-067EB
39558
Re-entered 2014 Jun 4
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 03:5067910.000740841792.8251.65202


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 27, 01:50
Flock 1A-23
1998-067EE
39561
Re-entered 2014 Jul 10
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 23:4067910.000740841892.8351.66167
Flock 1A-24
1998-067EF
39562
Re-entered 2014 Jun 16
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 22:0867910.002040042692.8351.64172


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 27, 07:40
Flock 1A-25
1998-067EG
39563
Re-entered 2014 Jun 24
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 18.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 19:0567910.000440941592.8151.65153
Flock 1A-26
1998-067EH
39564
Re-entered 2014 Jun 10
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. Solar panel deployed around March 23.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 27, 20:4267910.000540941692.8251.65156


2014-009
H-IIA (F-23)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2014 Feb 27, 18:37
ShindaiSat
2014-009A
39572
Re-entered 2014 Nov 24
Demonstrator satellite equipped with an LED to drive an optical communications ground station link at distances up to 400 kilometres.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:1367700.001238440192.4065.01284
ITF 1 (Image The Future 1)
2014-009B
39573
Re-entered 2014 Jun 29
1U CubeSat for the University of Tsukuba, Japan that will transmit data to simple receivers by the use of Morse Code.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:0467650.000838139292.2865.02347
GPM Core (Global Precipitation Measurement mission - Core satellite)
2014-009C
39574
in space
Joint between NASA and JAXA. The GPM Core observatory is equipped with radar and microwave imagers to collect data to measure precipitation in the Earth's atmosphere.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 11:0667750.001238840592.4965.02257
OPUSat (Osaka Prefecture University Satellite)
2014-009D
39575
Re-entered 2014 Jul 24
1U CubeSat to test Lithium-Ion Capacitors for use as a power source in space.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 09:3067560.001037138592.1165.00178
TeikyoSat 3
2014-009E
39576
Re-entered 2014 Oct 25
Biological research satellite for Teikyo University, Japan. An onboard camera will observe and transmit images of growth in the slime mould Dictyostelium Discoideum.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:1267670.000738439492.3465.02302
INVADER (Interactive satellite for Art and Design Experimental Research)
2014-009F
39577
Re-entered 2014 Sep 2
1U Cubesat from Tama Art University, Japan, to be used as a tool in creating art from orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:0567650.000738239192.2965.01347
KSat 2 (Kagoshima University Satellite)
2014-009G
39578
Re-entered 2014 May 18
1U CubeSat, will study water vapour in the Earth's atmosphere and obtain Earth images. It will also test a pantograph design extending boom and will be used for a number of other space-related experiments.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:0467650.000738239292.2965.01348
STARS 2 (Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite)
2014-009H
39579
Re-entered 2014 Apr 26
Space technology payload for Kagawa University, Japan - a pair of satellites joined by a tether to be used in gravity gradient stabilisation experiments, and for experiments in producing an electric current as the tether passes through the Earth's magnetic field.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 13:0567690.000938439792.3665.01287
H-IIA upper stage
2014-009J
39580
in space
Launched GPM Core and small satellites, perigee was lowered after satellite release as a collision avoidance manoeuvre and to hasten re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Feb 28, 11:0067460.001235937691.8965.03357


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 28, 04:20
Flock 1A-27
1998-067EJ
39565
Re-entered 2014 May 3
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Time shown is as planned, actual release time to be confirmed. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. May have been damaged in collision with Flock 1-28, orbit decayed rapidly as a result.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 12:4767890.001140341892.7851.66192
Flock 1A-28
1998-067EK
39566
Re-entered 2014 Jun 3
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1A" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster. Time shown is as planned, actual release time to be confirmed. Name/designation are as listed by SpaceTrack. May have been damaged in collision with Flock 1-27, orbit decayed quickly as a result.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 12:4767890.001140341892.7951.66192


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Feb 28, 06:30
SkyCube 1
1998-067EL
39567
Re-entered 2014 Nov 8
1U Cubesat - built using crowdsourcing for funds. Aimed to 'Tweet' from space and provide Earth images on demand from users with a smartphone App. Near the end of life, it was intended to inflate a balloon to make it more visible and to accelerate orbit decay. In the event, the solar panels and aerials did not deploy on reaching orbit and, as a result, the balloon did not inflate. The mission was declared a loss on July 28. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 14:2167900.000740741792.8051.65213
UAPSat
1998-067EM
39568
Re-entered 2014 May 22
1U Cubesat from Universidad Alas Peruanas (University of Peru. Carries amateur radio receivers and transmitters and will be controlled by students and staff of the university. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 12:4667900.000540841592.7951.64262
LituanicaSAT
1998-067EN
39569
Re-entered 2014 Jul 28
1U Cubesat - transmits a message to identify itself and its nationality. Also carries a radio-repeater, an Earth imaging camera and technology test equipment including a range of microcontrollers and attitude sensors. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 12:4867900.000540841592.8051.65230
LitSat
1998-067EP
39570
Re-entered 2014 May 23
1U Cubesat from the Lithuanian Space Association. Technology experiments include a computer, Earth imaging cameras and a packet radio repeater. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 12:4667900.000940641892.8151.68178
Ardusat 2 (Arduino Satellite 2)
1998-067EQ
39571
Re-entered 2014 Jul 1
2U Cubesat built around an Arduino processor and a set of sensors that can be programmed by students to conduct experiments. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 1 (2014-003A/39502) as part of the Nanoracks CM3 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 1, 14:2167910.000441041692.8251.65225


2014-010
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Mar 15, 23:08
Express AT-1
2014-010A
39612
in space
Russian domestic comsat providing fixed and mobile satellite communications, data services, broadband, software distribution and TV to Russia and neighboring countries. Test location 69°.5 east, operational location - 56° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Mar 23, 00:25420720.004035523358641431.340.1614970° east
2014 Mar 31, 15:32421680.000335777358021436.250.079369° east
2014 Apr 5, 20:22422750.000235888359051441.730.0518568° east
2014 Apr 11, 16:21422070.000935789358681438.230.064056° east
Express AT-2
2014-010B
39613
in space
Russian domestic comsat providing fixed and mobile satellite communications, data services, broadband, software distribution and TV to Russia and neighboring countries. Operational location (targeted for 2014 late-May) - 140° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Mar 23, 02:02419700.004535405357801426.180.1515672° east
2014 Mar 26, 19:56420860.002935585358311432.070.0913578° east
2014 Apr 9, 12:06421640.000135779357921436.040.0525570° east
2014 Apr 19, 13:56419880.000935570356491427.070.065477° east
2014 May 16, 16:00420640.001335631357411430.960.1065136° east
2014 May 24, 19:42421650.000135784357891436.100.05218140° east


2014-011
Ariane 5ECA (VA-216)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Mar 22, 22:04
Amazonas 4A
2014-011A
39616
in space
Communications services for South America. Expected location - 61° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Mar 25, 04:00264510.5894448135664713.531.87179
2014 Mar 27, 14:47318970.31811537335665944.920.78181
2014 Mar 31, 11:42420830.000235699357121431.940.04353° west
2014 Apr 5, 05:32421640.000135780357921436.080.04451° west
2014 Sep 14, 03:58422430.000235855358741440.080.0928153° west
2014 Sep 25, 11:06421650.000335775358001436.130.0311461° west
Astra 5B
2014-011B
39617
in space
Comsat to cover Eastern Europe with Direct to Home and cable feeds to digital television networks. It also carries a hosted L-band payload for the European Commission’s European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS). Expected location 31°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Mar 23, 12:04243670.727725735721630.913.02178
2014 Mar 26, 03:20297330.41561099935711850.381.10178
2014 Mar 27, 01:42379620.108927450357171226.810.29177
2014 Apr 5, 01:38421640.000035785357871436.060.1328843° east
2014 May 15, 02:14422150.000035836358371438.640.0713742° east
2014 Jun 3, 15:50421650.000235779357941436.090.086032° east


2014-012
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Mar 23, 22:54
Cosmos 2492 (Uragan-M № 748)
2014-012A
39620
in space
GLONASS-M navigation satellite. Separated from the launch vehicle Mar 24 at 02:26 UTC. NOTE - the Cosmos number is out of sequence.. An error by the Russian Ministry of Defence led to it being called Cosmos 2491 in press releases and on the official GLONASS status website. It was previously listed here as Cosmos 2494.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 24, 15:26255190.00051912819153676.1764.81274
2014 Apr 21, 22:52255080.00181908319176675.7364.82329


2014-013
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Mar 25, 21:17
Soyuz TMA-12M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 712)
2014-013A
39622
Re-entered 2014 Sep 11
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Alexander Skvortsov, Oleg Artemyev and Steve Swanson. Precise launch time - 23:33:53 UTC. Intended to follow the 6hr 'fast track' trajectory to the ISS but changed to a two-day approach after a problem with the Soyuz orientation system occurred around three hours into the mission. Docked with the port on Poisk Mar 27 at 23:33:53 UTC. Undocked September 10 at 23:02 UTC carrying Skortsov, Artemyev and Swanson. Retro-fire September 11 at 01:31 UTC led to a landing 148 km south-east of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 02:23 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Mar 25, 21:0665970.003819424488.8851.6590
2014 Mar 26, 01:5866940.002929733590.8551.65113
2014 Mar 26, 07:5368220.006540048893.4651.64345
2014 Mar 26, 12:4867980.000841442592.9751.6522
2014 Mar 27, 08:5868010.000442042693.0451.64351
2014 Mar 27, 18:1567920.000441141692.8451.651


2014-014
CZ-2C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Mar 31, 02:46
Shijian 11-06
2014-014A
39624
in space
Reported as an "experimental satellite". The orbit, and images of one of its predecessors, indicate that it has an Earth observation rôle. Launch time is an estimate based on the local time at the Descending Node and is ±1 minute. China announced a time of 02:58 UTC but it probably represents when the satellite separated from the launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Apr 1, 02:5370740.001268870498.6998.2621209:02


2014-015
Atlas V 401, AV-044
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2014 Apr 3, 14:46
USA 249 (DMSP 5D-3 F-19)
2014-015A
39630
in space
Vehicle in the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for collecting strategic weather and climate data. Precise launch time 14:46:30 UTC, separated from the launch vehicle at 15:04 UTC. Centaur stage of Atlas launch vehicle was 'disposed of' by sending it to Heliocentric orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Apr 8, 14:4772250.0010839853101.8598.8528206:29


2014-016
Soyuz-ST-A (VS-07)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Apr 3, 21:02
Sentinel 1A
2014-016A
39634
in space
First of a pair of satellites equipped with an imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to provide an all-weather day-and-night supply of imagery. The satellite is part of ESA's Copernicus constellation, the EU contribution to GEOSS (Global Earth Observation System of Systems). Precise launch time: 21:02:26 UTC, separated from the launch vehicle at 21:25:50 UTC. The Fregat stage of the Soyuz re-entered above the southern Atlantic Ocean around 22:45 UTC and was not catalogued.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Apr 4, 05:2070660.000368669098.5298.176706:00
2014 May 26, 19:1570680.000268869198.5598.169406:00
2014 Jul 31, 02:2270730.000269469698.6798.188806:00


2014-017
PSLV-XL (C-24)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2014 Apr 4, 11:44
IRNSS 1B
2014-017A
39635
in space
Satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System aimed at inclined geosynchronous orbit, separated from the launch vehicle at 12:03 UTC. Expected location 55° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Apr 4, 15:03167920.604127020558360.9319.26178
2014 Apr 7, 15:44302220.40001175435934871.4526.93179
2014 Apr 10, 14:31420510.006135417359301430.3130.9917945° east
2014 Apr 15, 18:56421000.003735566358781432.7930.9918050° east
2014 Apr 24, 13:54421660.002235695358801436.1430.9718255° east


2014-018
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Apr 9, 15:26
Progress M-23M (Progress 7K-TGM №427)
2014-018A
39648
Re-entered 2014 Jul 31
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 15:26:27 UTC. Docked with the Pirs module at 21:14 UTC, six minutes earlier than anticipated. Undocking 2014 July 24 at 21:44 UTC was followed by a period of Radar-Progress experiments. Retrofire July 31 at 21:51 UTC led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at 22:30 UTC, any surviving fragments hit the water near 51° south, 131° west about 13 minutes later.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Apr 9, 15:1565800.002418621888.5451.6459
2014 Apr 9, 20:1067720.002937441492.4451.6466
2014 Apr 10, 11:3867930.000241341692.8651.6512


2014-019
Shavit (2?)
Palmachim AFB, Israel
2014 Apr 9, 19:06
Ofeq 10 (Horizon 10)
2014-019A
39650
in space
Israeli reconnaissance satellite monitoring the Middle East from highly retrograde orbit. Equipped with an imaging radar. The first two listed orbits are estimates based on limited data provided by SpaceTrack, all others are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Apr 9, 20:3068490.020233260994.01140.9490
2014 Apr 12, 19:0068770.015739160794.60140.9490
2014 Apr 30, 02:2868710.015738560194.47140.94231
2015 Nov 2, 16:3868590.003145950294.22141.00340


2014-020
Atlas V 541, AV-045
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Apr 10, 17:45
USA 250 (SIGINT?)
2014-020A
39652
in space
Probably a Signals Intelligence gathering (SIGINT) satellite. Will manoeuvre itself to geosynchronous orbit but no orbital parameters are yet available.
Orbit details unavailable or awaited


2014-021
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Apr 16, 16:20
Egyptsat 2 (Misrsat 2)
2014-021A
39678
in space
Egyptian remote sensing satellite built under contract by Russia's Energiya company. Separated from launch vehicle at 16:28 UTC. Launch was put on hold 2011 following all contact being lost with EgyptSat 1. Orbit requirement was subsequently changed from sun-synchronous. From April 30 to July 11, Egyptsat 2 fired a thruster at successive passages through orbital apogee in order to produce the 714 km, circular, operational orbit. A major system failure around 2015 Apr 12 means that the satellite is no longer operating.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Apr 17, 04:5569480.019243670396.0551.6182
2014 Apr 29, 04:5369470.019343570396.0551.61123
2014 May 5, 11:1869490.018944070396.0951.62144
2014 May 6, 11:1869500.018744270396.1151.62148
2014 May 13, 18:0069630.017246570496.3751.62173
2014 May 20, 22:0469800.014450170296.7251.62198
2014 May 27, 10:3569930.012752670497.0051.62219
2014 Jun 3, 17:1970060.010855270497.2751.61245
2014 Jun 10, 03:2970210.008958070697.5851.61269
2014 Jun 16, 12:3670410.006561770897.9951.62288
2014 Jun 23, 11:3070640.003666071198.4751.62313
2014 Jun 30, 09:2870790.001768971398.8051.62338
2014 Jul 11, 04:1670920.000371171699.0651.62127
2014 Jul 18, 04:3470920.000171371499.0651.6296


2014-022
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Apr 18, 19:25
SpaceX CRS-3
2014-022A
39680
Re-entered 2014 May 18
Recovered
Carrying a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Precise launch time 19:25:22 UTC. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator at exactly the planned time - Apr 20, 11:14 UTC. Attached to the downward-facing port of Harmony at 14:00 UTC, 15 minutes later than planned. Securing bolts were driven home six minutes later. Undocked using the SSRMS May 18 at 12:00 UTC. Retrofire the same day at 18:12 UTC led to spashdown in the Pacific Ocean at 19:05 near 29°.5 north, 121°.2 west. The launching rocket was not catalogued because it was caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean about 2.5 hrs after launch.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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2014 Apr 18, 19:4067010.001431333290.9851.64268
2014 Apr 19, 04:2767030.001231733391.0451.65247
2014 Apr 19, 09:0066990.001830933390.9551.65275
2014 Apr 20, 07:0467840.000340440892.6851.651
2014 Apr 20, 08:2667950.000341441992.9051.65307
SporeSat
2014-022B
39681
Re-entered 2014 Jun 4
3U Cubesat to study how plant cells sense gravity, joint mission between NASA’s Ames Research Center and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University. Part of NASA ELaNa 5 Cubesat initiative.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Apr 19, 15:0266940.002230133190.8551.64273
TSat (TESTSat-Lite)
2014-022C
39682
Re-entered 2014 May 28
2U cubesat from Taylor University, Indiana, will use a GlobalStar satellite communication modem to demonstrate a reliable and global nanosat network, and will observe space weather with a plasma probe, 3-axis magnetometer, and three ultraviolet photodiodes. Part of NASA ELaNa 5 Cubesat initiative.

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2014 Apr 19, 05:5766950.002330133290.8551.65268
ALLSTAR/THEIA
2014-022D
39683
Re-entered 2014 May 26
3U Cubesat, sponsored by the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (CoSGC) and Lockheed Martin, for full-colour imaging of the Earth's surface to demonstrate the capabilities of a new Cubesat design. Part of NASA ELaNa 5 Cubesat initiative. NOTE - prior to 2014 May, ALLSTAR/THEIA was catalogued as 2014-022E/39684.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Apr 19, 05:5766950.002330133290.8651.67274
Phonesat 2.5
2014-022E
39684
Re-entered 2014 May 15
1U Cubesat from NASA Ames laboratory, fourth in a series of missions designed to use commercially available smartphone technology as part of low-cost satellite development, technology demonstrator as a pathfinder for the Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Network. Part of NASA ELaNa 5 Cubesat initiative. NOTE - prior to 2014 May, Phonesat 2.5 was catalogued as 2014-022D/39683.

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2014 Apr 19, 21:0566950.001930433090.8651.65274
KickSat
2014-022F
39685
Re-entered 2014 May 14
3U Cubesat holding 104 postage stamp shape/size (35mm x 35mm) individual satellites for organisations that sponsored them - each satellite was designed to transmit a unique code to identify mission sponsors plus data from a small sensor. They were intended to be released May 4 at 19:40 UTC as a result of a timer set for 16 days after Kicksat activation. On Apr 30, an unexpected hardware 'reset' caused the timer to re-start and set release for May 16 - Kicksat, unfortunately, re-entered on May 14. KickSat itself carried carries logos and signatures of individuals and organisations that sponsored the launch with donations. Part of NASA's ELaNa 5 Cubesat initiative.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
2014 Apr 19, 08:5966940.002429933190.8351.65273


2014-023
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Apr 28, 04:25
Luch 5V
2014-023A
39727
in space
Designed to relay commands and data to and from satellites in LEO up to 2000 kilometres when outside the the areas covered by Russian ground stations. Other functions include secure Presidential communication links, command relay to rockets and spacecraft, and communication with the International Space Station. It will also provide time correction for GLONASS users. Separated from the Briz-M at 13:17 UTC in near-geosynchronous orbit. Expected location - 95° east.

epoch (UTC)         
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incl 
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GEO    
Longitude
2014 May 1, 18:33419560.004635387357691425.454.8435065° east
2014 May 13, 12:13420940.000435697357341432.474.7733292° east
2014 May 22, 11:48421630.000435769358001436.004.7512395° east
Kazsat 3
2014-023B
39728
in space
Communications satellite for Kazakhstan to provide point-to-point links, TV and high-speed Internet. Separated from the Briz-M at 13:57 UTC into geosynchronous drift orbit. Expected location - 58°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 May 8, 19:51421560.003335639359161435.630.2224381° east
2014 May 10, 20:21422680.002535787359941441.400.2226779° east
2014 May 27, 15:06421640.000135784357891436.080.1215558° east


2014-024
Vega (VV-03)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Apr 30, 01:35
KazEOSat 1 (DZZ-HR)
2014-024A
39731
in space
High-resolution observation satellite owned by Kazakhstan, tasks including monitoring of natural and agricultural resources, provision of mapping data, and support for rescue operations in the event of a natural disaster. KazEOSat stands for "Kazcosmos Earth Observation Satellite". Precise launch time 01:35:15 UTC. Separated from the launch vehicle at 02:30:44 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
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desc node
local time
2014 May 1, 02:2971180.000173974199.6098.5610410:14


2014-025
Soyuz 2-1a
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 May 6, 13:49
Cosmos 2495 (Kobalt-M)
2014-025A
39732
Re-entered 2014 Sep 2
Recovered
Military imaging reconnaissance satellite, sometimes referred to as 'Yantar', with manoeuvring engine to maintain its orbit. Dropped off two containers of exposed film at different times during the mission for retro-fire and recovery - the first one landed, probably near Orenburg, June 6 at about 08:08 UTC and the second one in, the same area, July 3 at around 04:01 UTC. The main camera/film module was recovered near Orenburg on Sep 2 at 18:27 UTC following retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 May 6, 21:1666090.008317628589.1281.4188
2014 May 13, 21:1566020.004719325688.9881.4172


Failed to reach orbit
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 May 15, 21:42
Express AM-4R
Russian domestic communications satellite, replacement for Express AM-4. Destroyed at L+545s, approaching the end of third stage engine firing, when the turbopump bearing of the steering engine disintegrated. Debris fell on China.


2014-026
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 May 17, 00:03
USA 251 (Navstar GPS IIF-06)
2014-026A
39741
in space
Sixth Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat. Launched at the the opening of an 18 minute window. May 16 launch attempt postponed about 1 hr before planned lift-off because of weather.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
2014 May 17, 05:03268370.00062044420474729.2255.04138


2014-027
Atlas V 401, AV-046
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 May 22, 13:09
USA 252 (SDS [-3 F-7?] )
2014-027A
39751
in space
Probably a third generation Satellite Data System government/military communications satellite aimed at geosynchronous orbit. Launch delayed 4 min from originally announced time, reportedly to avoid a possible collision with an object already in orbit. The Centaur stage of the Atlas V was not catalogued - it was intentionally sent toward a destructive re-entry at the end of its first circuit. Any surviving fragments hit the Surface of the Pacific Ocean shortly after 22:00 UTC near 14° north, 175° west.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
Estimated orbit214170.689726829809519.8621.20183
2015 Mar 15, 15:06421650.000435769358051436.124.33213144° west
2016 Jul 22, 12:56421660.000335776358001436.163.40225170° east


2014-028
Rockot/Briz-KM
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 May 23, 05:27
Cosmos 2496 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2014-028A
39761
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite. Precise launch time: 05:27:54 UTC, released from the Briz-KM at 07:12.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 May 24, 13:4978730.002014801511115.8882.44318
Cosmos 2497 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2014-028B
39762
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite. Precise launch time: 05:27:54 UTC, released from the Briz-KM at 07:12.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 May 23, 22:2278720.002014781510115.8582.45316
Cosmos 2498 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2014-028C
39763
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite. Precise launch time: 05:27:54 UTC, released from the Briz-KM at 07:12.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 May 24, 13:4878710.002014771509115.8282.44310
Briz-KM
2014-028D
39764
in space
Launched Strela/Rodnik Cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2014 May 25, 13:1077060.022911511504112.1982.44268
2014 Nov 8, 03:1077060.022811521503112.1982.44236
Cosmos 2499 (RS-47)
2014-028E
39765
in space
Small satellite with orbit changing capability. Possibly, but speculatively, an inspector satellite with its own Briz-KM rocket body (2014-028D/39764) as a target. Detected by US tracking sensors and originally catalogued as debris, it was not included in early announcements of the launch. Early 2014 July - started a series of manoeuvres to reduce the separation in orbit planes between itself and the Briz-KM. 2014 November 8/9 it matched planes with the rocket and manoeuvred alongside it, co-orbiting within a few tens of metres. The experiment may then have been complete because, as of 2014 Dec 1, the satellite began identifying itself as amateur radio satellite Radio Spuntik-47 (RS-47). The amateur radio equipment was probably fitted as a secondary payload.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2014 May 23, 20:2678720.001814801509115.8682.45317
2014 May 29, 21:1978730.001814811508115.8682.45304
2014 Jul 2, 22:3278720.001714801508115.8582.45228
2014 Jul 3, 19:4778710.002014771508115.8282.45218
2014 Jul 9, 09:0278680.002414721509115.7782.46200
2014 Jul 11, 17:0078660.002114711504115.7182.45189
2014 Jul 17, 15:4678550.002214601494115.4782.46166
2014 Aug 8, 16:1176840.024111211491111.7282.4699
2014 Aug 12, 10:1976210.03239971489110.3682.4694
2014 Aug 20, 09:3275880.03379541465109.6382.4278
2014 Aug 20, 14:2575850.03719251488109.5782.4573
2014 Oct 28, 23:2276520.028710551494111.0382.46254
2014 Nov 9, 00:0276810.025411081499111.6782.45231
2014 Nov 9, 13:1977050.022811521503112.1982.46230


2014-029
H-IIA (F-24)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2014 May 24, 03:05
Daichi 2 (ALOS 2)
2014-029A
39766
in space
Advanced Land Observing Satellite for remote sensing using radar. Precise launch time 03:05:14 UTC at the opening of a launch window that closed at 03:19:07. Separated from the launch vehicle at 03:21:01 UTC. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 May 24, 12:1870110.000463063597.3697.8818912:00
UNIFORM 1 (UNiversity International FORmation Mission 1)
2014-029B
39767
in space
Small satellite resulting from co-operation between several Japanese universities led by Wakayama University. It carries a payload designed to demonstrate how a constellation of satellites can be used to monitor wildfires on the Earth. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 May 25, 01:1570040.000562262997.2297.871112:00
SOCRATES (Space Optical Communications Research Advanced TEchnology Satellite)
2014-029C
39768
in space
Demonstrator vehicle for a satellite bus from the Japanese company AES (Advanced Engineering Services) Co Ltd. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 May 25, 09:2170010.000861862997.1797.873712:00
Rising 2
2014-029D
39769
in space
Small satellite for remote sensing from Tohoku University, Japan. The optical system is equipped with a liquid crystal tunable filter to allow multispectral observations including stereo imaging of cumulo-nimbus clouds and detection of luminous events in the upper atmosphere. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 May 25, 04:3170060.000362563097.2797.8834012:00
SPROUT (SPace Research On Unique Technology)
2014-029E
39770
in space
Carries amateur radio relay equipment and will demonstrate deployment of a sheet of flexible material held between inflatable 'poles' , built by students from Nihon University, Japan. Catalogue number, designation and orbit subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 May 25, 02:5369990.001161462997.1397.875012:00


2014-030
Zenit 3SL
Sea Launch Platform 'Odyssey', Kiritimati, Pacific Ocean
2014 May 26, 21:09
Eutelsat 3B
2014-030A
39773
in space
Commercial comsat to cover Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and West Asia. Precise time of lift-off - 21:09:59, separated from the launch vehicle at 22:10:28 UTC. Expected location - 3° east.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 May 28, 09:04269780.5567558035620734.980.03172
2014 May 29, 15:52321790.30511598235620957.450.08161
2014 Jun 2, 06:28364370.152724495356231153.660.04109
2014 Jun 5, 13:35420170.000335625356531428.570.042131° east
2014 Jun 6, 14:24421280.001235700358001434.240.042362° east
2014 Jun 11, 01:37421650.000535764358101436.100.06562° east
2014 Jul 3, 05:12421650.000235777357961436.090.072853° east


2014-031
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 May 28, 19:57
Soyuz TMA-13M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 713)
2014-031A
39775
Re-entered 2014 Nov 10
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Reid Wiseman, Maxim Suraev and Alexander Gerst. Precise launch time - 19:57:41 UTC. Docked with ISS Rassvet port May 29 at 01:44:02 UTC, about four minutes ahead of schedule. Undocked Nov 10 at 00:31:30 UTC. Following retro-fire for 281s (Δv 127 m/s) starting at 03:05 UTC, Soyuz-TMA-13M landed 85 km North of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan at 03:58 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2014 May 28, 20:2665900.002219822788.7451.6374


2014-032
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Jun 14, 17:16
Cosmos 2500 (Uragan-M № 755)
2014-032A
40001
in space
GLONASS-M navigation satellite to fill a space in the constellation. Released from the Fregat stage at 20:48 UTC and responded to ground control, as expected, at 20:53 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2014 Jun 16, 11:15255190.00051912919153676.1864.77300
2014 Jun 20, 03:21255820.00231914519263678.6764.7747
2014 Jun 29, 03:14255080.00061911419146675.7364.77211


2014-033
Dnepr
Dombarovsky (Yasny) Cosmodrome, Orenburg, Russia
2014 Jun 19, 19:11
KazEOSat 2 (Kazcosmos Earth Observation Satellite)
2014-033A
40010
in space
Medium-resolution observation satellite owned by Kazakhstan. Known as DZZ-MR before launch.

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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:4170020.001761263697.1997.9922522:30
Hodoyoshi 4
2014-033B
40011
in space
Small, three axis stabilised satellite for Earth imaging from the University of Tokyo, also carries a store and forward comms payload.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:4470100.002761365097.3597.9920922:30
Unisat 6
2014-033C
40012
in space
Small satellite with an amateur radio communications system but its principal task is as a Cubesat dispenser for four satellites carried in 3 x 3U launch dispensers. The Cubesats (ANTELSat, Lemur 1, TIgrisat and Aerocube 6) were released June 20 at 21:07 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 01:3970340.006261369997.8697.9819622:29
Deimos 2
2014-033D
40013
in space
Spanish satellite for optical Earth imaging - member of the Disaster Monitoring Constellation, follow-on to Deimos 1 (2009-041A/35681).

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:3469860.001659761996.8597.9931322:30
BugSat 1 (Tita)
2014-033E
40014
in space
Technology demonstration mission for a new design earth observation satellite, testing aerials, camera, GPS receiver and a radio system.

epoch (UTC)         
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local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:2869720.003457061796.5597.9934222:30
Hodoyoshi 3
2014-033F
40015
in space
Small, three axis stabilised satellite for Earth imaging from the University of Tokyo, also carries a store and forward comms payload.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:4870180.003861366697.5197.9820222:30
SaudiSat 4
2014-033G
40016
in space
Satellite from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia carrying an experiment jointlydesigned with NASA Ames Reearch Centre to investigate electrostatic build-up.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:5170260.004961368297.6897.9819822:30
Aurora (Tabletsat-2U-EO)
2014-033H
40017
in space
Russian technology demonstration satellite with an Earth observation still and video camera system.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:3169790.002558361896.7097.9933322:30
Aprizesat 9
2014-033J
40018
in space
Small satellite for data collection from small fixed and mobile ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 21, 04:5870420.007261371598.0397.9819322:29
Aprizesat 10
2014-033K
40019
in space
Small satellite for data collection from small fixed and mobile ground stations.

epoch (UTC)         
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local time
2014 Jun 21, 05:0270520.008561373398.2297.9819222:29
BRITE-Toronto (BRIght Target Explorer)
2014-033L
40020
in space
One of six satellites in a Canadian constellation to make astronomical observations, particularly long-duration observations of bright stars with extremely long periods of oscillation. Expected orbit - approx 613 x 763 km.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
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local time
2014 Jun 22, 12:1270540.008961373998.2797.9718722:29
DUCHIFAT
2014-033M
40021
in space
1U Cubesat buily by secondary school students at the Space Laboratory of the Herzliya Science Centre, Israel with support from the Israeli Amateur Radio Organization, it will transmit real-time information using the Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) protocol. Initial identification by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

epoch (UTC)         
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desc node
local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1369910.001260462196.9597.9827622:30
Flock 1C-10
2014-033N
40022
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites. Catalogue number, ID and precise orbit to be confirmed.

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2014 Jun 24, 20:1969910.001360462296.9597.9927422:30
PACE (Platform for Attitude Control Experiments)
2014-033P
40023
in space
2U Cubesat developed by students at the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Tainan, Taiwan to verify and evaluate varying attitude determination and control strategies. Catalogue number, ID and precise orbit to be confirmed.

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2014 Jun 24, 16:4169910.001260462196.9597.9927522:30
NanosatC-Br1
2014-033Q
40024
in space
1U Cubesat from Brazil's Southern Regional Space Research Cente, built in collaboration with the Space Science Laboratory of the Federal University of Santa Maria and the Brazilian Space Agency - INPE. Initial association with ID and catalogue number by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

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2014 Jun 24, 03:4569910.001160562196.9697.9827922:30
QB50p1
2014-033R
40025
in space
2U Cubesat, one of a pair of precursor satellites for the QB50 project. Carries an Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer to study the Earth's lower thermosphere. Initial association with ID and catalogue number by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1369910.001160562196.9697.9827822:30
Flock 1C-7
2014-033S
40026
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1369910.001160662096.9697.9927722:30
Flock 1C-1
2014-033T
40027
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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local time
2014 Jun 23, 13:1269910.001260562196.9697.9927922:30
POPSAT-HIP
2014-033U
40028
in space
3U Cubesat from Microspace Rapid of Singapore equipped with an imaging system and a cold gas thruster system for attitude control. Initial association with ID and catalogue number by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

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local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1469920.001360462396.9797.9927222:30
Flock 1C-2
2014-033V
40029
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1569920.001360562396.9897.9927022:30
DTUSat 2
2014-033W
40030
in space
1U Cubesat from the National Space Institute at the Technical University of Denmark to provide a spaceborne radio-tracking system capable of locating birds fitted with transmitters on their migration routes.

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2014 Jun 25, 04:0269920.001260662296.9897.9826422:30
Flock 1C-4
2014-033X
40031
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 03:4769920.001260662296.9897.9927122:30
QB50p2
2014-033Y
40032
in space
2U Cubesat, one of a pair of precursor satellites for the QB50 project. Carries FIPEX (Φ Probe Experiment) to study the presence of atomic Oxygen. Initial association with ID and catalogue number by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1569920.001160762296.9897.9826822:30
Flock 1C-11
2014-033Z
40033
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1569920.001260662296.9897.9926522:30
ANTELSat
2014-033AA
40034
in space
2U Cubesat from Uruguay's Universidad de la República and the government owned ANTEL (Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones). It carries developmental communications systems operating at VHF,UHF and S-band, and an Earth-imaging system with detectors in the near infrared and visible bands. Released from Unisat 6 June 20 at 21:07:00 from the same deployer as Aerocube 6.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1569920.001260662396.9997.9926722:30
Flock 1C-9
2014-033AB
40035
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1669930.001260762396.9997.9926122:30
Flock 1C-6
2014-033AC
40036
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1669930.001160762296.9997.9926322:30
Perseus-M 2
2014-033AD
40037
in space
6U (3U x 2U) Cubesat from Dauria Aerospace equipped with a remote sensing imaging system and a receiver for AIS transmissions from ships.

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local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1669930.001360662496.9997.9926422:30
Flock 1C-5
2014-033AE
40038
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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local time
2014 Jun 24, 10:1769940.001360662597.0197.9926322:30
Perseus-M 1
2014-033AF
40039
in space
6U (3U x 2U) Cubesat from Dauria Aerospace equipped with a remote sensing imaging system and a receiver for AIS transmissions from ships.

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2014 Jun 24, 10:1769940.001360762597.0197.9925722:30
Flock 1C-8
2014-033AG
40040
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 11:5569940.001260762597.0297.9925722:30
Flock 1C-3
2014-033AH
40041
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1C" consisting of 11 Earth imaging satellites.

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2014 Jun 24, 11:5569940.001260862497.0297.9925622:30
PolyITAN
2014-033AJ
40042
in space
1U Cubesat from the National Technical University of Ukraine, equipped with a Sun sensor, orientation system and a GLONASS/GPS navigation system.

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2014 Jun 24, 11:5569940.001460662697.0397.9925722:30
TIGRISat
2014-033AK
40043
in space
3U Cubesat for detection of desert dust storms over Iraq - built by Iraqi students at La Sapienza University, Rome. Released from Unisat 6 on June 20 at 21:08:38.

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2014 Jun 24, 19:2270320.006261169897.8297.9818622:29
Lemur 1
2014-033AL
40044
in space
3U Cubesat from Nanosatisfi with a technology demonstration payload of visible and IR imagers. Released from Unisat 6 June 20 at 21:07:05 UTC.

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2014 Jun 25, 01:5470330.006161269797.8297.9818522:29
Aerocube 6a
2014-033AM
40045
in space
0.5U Cubesat from Aerospace Corporation in the US. Released from Unisat 6 June 20 at 21:07:05 simultaneously with ANTELSat, and separated from Aerocube 6 (B) very shortly after. Their joint mission is carrying out inter-satellite communication tests, radiation studies, and testing new attitude sensors. Also acting as a Risk Reduction mission for the forthcoming Aerocube OCSD.

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2014 Jun 25, 11:4570350.006161470097.8897.9817922:29
Aerocube 6b
2014-033AN
40046
in space
0.5U Cubesat from Aerospace Corporation in the US. Released from Unisat 6 June 20 at 21:07:05 simultaneously with ANTELSat, and separated from Aerocube 6 (A) very shortly after. Their joint mission is carrying out inter-satellite communication tests, radiation studies, and testing new attitude sensors. Also acting as a Risk Reduction mission for the forthcoming Aerocube OCSD.

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2014 Jun 25, 00:2070350.006161470097.8897.9818122:29
Dnepr upper stage
2014-033AP
40047
in space
Launched cluster of 37 satellites. Another satellite - BRITE-Montreal is still attached after it failed to respond to the separation command. Performed a collision avoidance manoeuvre after satellite releases.

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2014 Jun 21, 04:0574090.05706091454105.7997.90187


2014-034
PSLV-CA (C-23)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2014 Jun 30, 04:22
BRITE-Montreal (BRIght Target Explorer)

in space
One of six satellites in a Canadian constellation to make astronomical observations, particularly long-duration observations of bright stars with extremely long periods of oscillation. Probably did not separated from the Dnepr upper stage, expected orbit - approx 613 x 797 km.
Orbit details unavailable or awaited
SPOT 7 (Satellite Pour Observation de la Terre)
2014-034A
40053
in space
Imaging satellite to be operated commercially for the French government. Separated from the launch vehicle at 04:39 UTC.

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2014 Jun 30, 20:0170300.001264366097.7798.2626210:00
AISat
2014-034B
40054
in space
Small satellite, based on Cubesat components as an inexpensive construction method. Built by Germany's DLR to monitor AIS (Automatic Information System) transmissions from shipping, also equipped with a directional aerial to receive AIS-SART (AIS Search and Rescue Transmitter) transmissions from distress beacons. Separated from the launch vehicle at 04:40 UTC.

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2014 Jun 30, 20:0170300.001264366097.7698.2526310:00
CanX-4 (NLS 7.1)
2014-034C
40055
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched, identical small satellites in a project co-ordinated by University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory. Their purpose is to demonstrate formation flying by a pair of nanosatellites - each is equipped with a cold gas thrusterand a GPS receiver. Separated from the launch vehicle at 04:41 UTC.

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local time
2014 Jun 30, 18:2370290.001264265997.7498.2628010:00
CanX-5 (NLS 7.2)
2014-034D
40056
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched, identical small satellites in a project co-ordinated by University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) Space Flight Laboratory. Their purpose is to demonstrate formation flying by a pair of nanosatellites - each is equipped with a cold gas thrusterand a GPS receiver. Separated from the launch vehicle at 04:41 UTC.

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local time
2014 Jun 30, 16:4570280.000964365697.7298.2629510:00
Velox 1
2014-034E
40057
in space
Small satellite from Singapore's Nanyang Technological University. Part of its purpose was to give students experience in mounting a satellite building and launch campaign. It carries a high resolution camera for Earth imaging. It will later split into two smaller satellites - N-sat and P-sat to conduct communications experiments. Separated from the launch vehicle at 04:41 UTC.

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2014 Jun 30, 16:4570270.000964265597.7098.2528110:00


2014-035
Delta 2 3720
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2014 Jul 2, 09:56
OCO 2 (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)
2014-035A
40059
in space
NASA mission to study carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and make space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. OCO will travel about 15 minutes ahead of the existing 'A Train' of Earth observation satellites (GCOM-W1, Aqua, CALIPSO, CloudSat, and Aura) to allow data to be correlated.

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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Jul 4, 20:2770670.000368769198.5598.1912201:35
2014 Jul 11, 13:2970640.000568368998.4898.205601:35
2014 Jul 30, 14:0370720.000069369498.6498.2035801:36
2014 Aug 4, 14:1970810.000270170498.8398.208801:36


2014-036
Rockot/Briz-KM
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Jul 3, 13:43
Gonets M-8 (Gonets M №18)
2014-036A
40061
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system. Launched as part of a triple payload. Released from the launch vehicle at 14:28 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 4, 17:1378730.002014791510115.8782.52313
2014 Aug 21, 01:1478680.002514701510115.7682.51197
2014 Sep 30, 16:0578730.003014711518115.8682.51119
Gonets M-9 (Gonets M №19)
2014-036B
40062
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system. Launched as part of a triple payload. Released from the launch vehicle at 14:28 UTC.

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2014 Jul 5, 00:5778740.002014801512115.8982.51316
2014 Sep 23, 23:0678730.002314761512115.8682.50135
Gonets M-10 (Gonets M №20)
2014-036C
40063
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system. Launched as part of a triple payload. Released from the launch vehicle at 14:28 UTC.

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2014 Jul 5, 00:5778720.002014781509115.8482.51308
2014 Aug 22, 13:4678730.002114781511115.8682.51191


2014-037
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Jul 8, 15:58
Meteor M-2
2014-037A
40069
in space
Imaging meteorological satellite carrying a range of weather and climate sensors. Precise launch time 15:58:28 UTC. Separated from the Fregat stage at 16:57 UTC.

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2014 Jul 10, 03:1672020.0007819828101.3798.817309:00
Relek (ICA-FC1)
2014-037B
40070
in space
Russian built satellite to study charged particles in the Earth's radiation belts. The name derives from the Russian phrase "Релятивистские электроны" (Relativistic Electrons). Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:39 UTC.

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2014 Jul 10, 19:0670990.013862381999.2298.38216
DX-1 (Dauria Experimental 1)
2014-037C
40071
in space
First privately-funded Russian satellite, constructed by Dauria Aerospace carrying an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver to monitor ships at sea. Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:41 UTC. Initial association with ID and catalogue number by Nico Janssen using radio Doppler measurement.

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2014 Jul 10, 03:3470090.000762663697.3398.40251
SkySat 2
2014-037D
40072
in space
Commercial remote sensing satellite for Skybox Imaging of the USA. It will collect high resolution panchromatic and multispectral images of the Earth. Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:41 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 10, 16:3370080.000562663497.3198.40245
UKube 1
2014-037F
40074
in space
3U Cubesat form the UK Space Agency, built as a space technology demonstrator to show how impacts from cosmic particles can be used to increase the security of satellite communications. Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:41 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 10, 05:1070060.000462663197.2798.40254
AISSat 2
2014-037G
40075
in space
Norwegian satellite carrying an AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver to monitor maritime traffic in Norwegian and international waters. Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:41 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 11, 03:5370060.000462563197.2798.40271
TechDemoSat 1
2014-037H
40076
in space
UK satellite carrying eight technology tests/experiments including measurement of sea state using radio waves reflected off the ocean surface, monitoring the space environment in the vicinity of the satellte for research into space weather, and activaion of a deOrbitSail, a kapton sail designed to reduce the orbit rapidly and cause re-entry. Separated from the Fregat stage at 17:41 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 10, 05:1070060.000462563197.2798.40274


2014-038
Soyuz-ST-B (VS-08)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Jul 10, 18:55
O3b FM03
2014-038A
40079
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 11, 00:36142190.000278387844281.240.04322
2014 Jul 27, 08:08144440.000280628069287.930.05194
O3b FM07
2014-038B
40080
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Jul 16, 00:00142160.000578317845281.150.12103
2014 Aug 21, 18:00144440.000280638069287.930.03170
O3b FM06
2014-038C
40081
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
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ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 16, 00:00142140.000678277844281.080.12122
2014 Aug 21, 18:00144440.000280638069287.930.03165
O3b FM08
2014-038D
40082
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2014 Jul 16, 00:00142070.000978157842280.870.12153
2014 Aug 21, 18:00144440.000480618071287.930.03165


2014-039
Antares
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2014 Jul 13, 16:52
Orb 2 (SS Janet Voss)
2014-039A
40084
Re-entered 2014 Aug 17
Cargo delivery mission to the ISS under the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) agreement. Precise launch time - 16:52:14 UTC. Carried the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster for launch from the ISS, consisting of 28 satellites of the Planet Labs Flock 1B, TechEdSat 4, GEARRS, MicroMAS and LambdaSat. Captured by ISS manipulator Jul 16 at 10:37 UTC, docked with Harmony node at 12:53 UTC. Undocked Aug 12 at 09:14 UTC and released into independent orbit at 10:42 UTC. Retro-fire led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean 2014 Aug 17 around 05:11 UTC, any surviving fragments hit the ocean surface about 22 min later.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 13, 20:5266040.003920125289.0351.65122
2014 Jul 14, 13:4166870.009124836990.6951.62135
2014 Jul 14, 19:2367410.004833139691.8151.64142
2014 Jul 15, 04:3367780.001938741392.5651.64181
2014 Jul 15, 10:4667860.000940241492.7251.64359
2014 Jul 16, 07:0367910.000540941692.8151.65215
2014 Jul 16, 08:5267920.000641041892.8551.64295
2014 Aug 16, 04:3468150.000343543993.3151.6426
2014 Aug 17, 06:5767740.001538640792.4851.65349


2014-040
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Jul 14, 15:15
Orbcomm OG2 FM-109
2014-040A
40086
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 15, 14:3870570.008462073998.3447.0052
Orbcomm OG2 FM-107
2014-040B
40087
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 15, 14:3870580.008562073998.3447.0052
Orbcomm OG2 FM-106
2014-040C
40088
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 15, 14:3870580.008562074098.3547.0052
Orbcomm OG2 FM-111
2014-040D
40089
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 15, 14:3770580.008661974098.3547.0052
Orbcomm OG2 FM-104
2014-040E
40090
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 16, 01:3470580.008661974198.3547.0154
Orbcomm OG2 FM-103
2014-040F
40091
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping. Delayed from May 10 because of an unspecified problem with the Falcon 9 rocket while propellant was being loaded for a test firing of the first stage engines the day before intended launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 15, 14:3870580.008662074198.3647.0052


2014-041
Soyuz 2-1a
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Jul 18, 20:50
Photon M-4 (Foton M-4)
2014-041A
40095
Re-entered 2014 Sep 1
Recovered
Russian microgravity research satellite, based on the Zenit reconsat re-entry module and the instrument unit from Yantar, making it similar to Bion M. Previous Photon missions used the Zenit instrument unit. Payload includes a number of material processing experiments and biological samples. Mission intended to last 60 days but as of Jul 23, Photon was not accepting radio commands. Communication was re-established seven days later but, as a result of the problem, the satellite was not manoeuvred to the intended 550 km circular orbit. September 27 - the State Commission for the flight announced that landing would be September 1, and the Photon cabin landed near Orenburg, Russia at 09:18 UTC on that day.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 19, 04:4867800.022225255392.6164.8865
2014 Sep 1, 03:2067640.020424852492.2864.8846


2014-042
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Jul 23, 21:44
Progress M-24M (Progress 7K-TGM №423)
2014-042A
40097
Re-entered 2014 Nov 19
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 21:44:44 UTC. Docked with the Pirs module Jul 24 at 03:31 UTC. Undocked Oct 27 at 05:38 UTC. Retro-fire for 86 seconds, commencing November 19 at 23:00 UTC, provided Δv 106.88 m/s and led to a destructive re-entry over the southern Pacific Ocean. Any unburnt fragments hit the Ocean surface at 23:46:04 UTC near 42°.7 South, 141°.4 West.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 23, 22:1365750.001119020588.4451.6357
2014 Jul 24, 00:4867940.000641142092.8851.64285
2014 Oct 24, 12:3967920.000241341692.8551.65300
2014 Oct 27, 13:2467730.003037541592.4551.65251
2014 Nov 2, 20:2067850.004637643892.7151.65262


2014-043
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Jul 28, 23:28
USA 253 (GSSAP 1)
2014-043A
40099
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites to act as a sensor in the US Space Surveillance Network (SSN). It carries an experimental sensor look at objects in geosynchronous orbit with a view to identifying satellites and differentiating between payloads, rocket bodies and debris. Released into near-geosynchronous orbit July 29 around 06:15 UTC. Orbit information is based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Mar 16, 03:46422020.000535805358431437.990.10328130° west
2015 Oct 9, 15:38421250.000135742357511434.050.021217° west
USA 254 (GSSAP 2)
2014-043B
40100
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program satellites to act as a sensor in the US Space Surveillance Network (SSN). It will look at objects in geosynchronous orbit with a view to identifying satellites and differentiating between payloads, rocket bodies and debris. Released into near-geosynchronous orbit July 29 around 06:15 UTC.
Orbit details unavailable or awaited
USA 255 (ANGELS)
2014-043C
40101
in space
Automated Navigation and Guidance Experiment for Local Space, a small satellite designed to fly alongside a major payload (the upper stage of the Delta 4 used to launch it) to monitor the local space environment. It also carries an experimental detector similar to those aboard the GSSAP satellites to look at other satellites and rocket bodies. Released into near-geosynchronous orbit July 29 around 06:15 UTC. Orbit information is based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 24, 17:06425500.001236122362231455.850.28284
2015 Oct 10, 07:31425500.001036128362161455.830.55237
Delta 4 upper stage
2014-043D
40102
in space
Launched the GSSAP/ANGELS satellites and acted as a target for ANGELS.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 14, 08:33425520.000836142362061455.930.56241


2014-044
Ariane 5ECA (VA-219)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Jul 29, 23:47
ATV 5 (Georges Lemaître)
2014-044A
40103
Re-entered 2015 Feb 15
European Space Agency cargo carrier to the ISS, final ATV mission. Precise launch time - 23:47:38 UTC. Separated from the launch vehicle July 30 at 00:50 UTC. Passed 6 km from ISS Aug 8 at 22:45 as test of an updated rendezvous system. Docked with ISS Zarya module Aug 12 at 13:29 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Jul 30, 05:4966380.001225226789.7051.63258
2014 Jul 30, 13:2067110.000532933691.1851.65331
2014 Aug 2, 12:4367150.000333433991.2751.64240
2014 Aug 6, 03:2267210.000234134491.3951.65358
2014 Aug 8, 07:1267590.002736339992.1751.5536
2014 Aug 8, 13:2167770.000139840092.5351.64290
2014 Aug 11, 03:0868040.000642242993.0851.6513


2014-045
Atlas V
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Aug 2, 03:23
USA 256 (Navstar GPS IIF-07)
2014-045A
40105
in space
Seventh Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat. Launched at the the opening of an 18 minute window, separated from the launch vehicle at 06:47 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 4, 22:59268510.00012047120476729.8154.92191


2014-046
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Aug 5, 08:00
Asiasat 8
2014-046A
40107
in space
Comsat for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company. To cover the Middle East, southern Asia and the Far East. Released from launch vehicle into geosynchronous transfer orbit at 08:32 UTC. Expected location - 105°.5 east, together with Asiasat 7 and Asiasat 3S.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Aug 5, 21:07243540.730418735765630.3924.35180
2014 Aug 6, 12:49278230.5142713835752769.7810.67181
2014 Aug 8, 12:23356290.182222759357421115.472.65181
2014 Aug 11, 12:53421070.000135726357321433.160.09195104° east
2014 Aug 13, 07:02421650.000135781357931436.100.07249105° east


2014-047
CZ-4C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Aug 9, 05:45
Yaogan 20
2014-047A
40109
in space
Remote sensing satellite described as undertaking land resources surveys and crop yield estimation. However, its purpose may be ocean surveillance similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination. Placed in the same orbit plane as the Yaogan 9 cluster launched 2010 March.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 10, 02:3674730.001210861104107.1663.4039
2014 Aug 15, 05:4074380.000810551066106.4163.39354
2014 Sep 4, 04:1874440.000610621070106.5363.4154
2014 Sep 5, 03:2474500.000710661077106.6663.40320
2014 Sep 10, 11:4374680.000710851095107.0563.408
Yaogan 20 subsatellite
2014-047B
40110
in space
One of two further payloads forming the Yaogan 20 mission, and flying in formation with it. May be similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 10, 02:3674730.001110871103107.1663.4038
2014 Aug 18, 10:3674680.000410871093107.0563.4019
Yaogan 20 subsatellite
2014-047C
40111
in space
One of two further payloads forming the Yaogan 20 mission, and flying in formation with it. May be similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 10, 02:3674730.001210861104107.1563.4041
2014 Aug 20, 21:2974680.000510871094107.0563.4014


2014-048
Atlas V 401
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2014 Aug 13, 18:30
Worldview 3
2014-048A
40115
in space
US commercial Earth imaging satellite owned by Digital Globe.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Aug 14, 02:0369910.000261261496.9697.998510:14


 
Hand Launch
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 18, 14:24
Chasqui 1
1998-067ET
40117
Re-entered 2015 Jan 15
Cubesat (1U) from a group of academic centres in Peru, led by Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería. It was developed to demonstrate co-operative satellite development and building between Peruvian Universities and learning institutions. It carries an Earth imaging camera. The launch time is ± 1 min.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 19, 06:3167910.000341141592.8251.64160


2014-049
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Aug 19, 03:15
Gaofen 2
2014-049A
40118
in space
Carries a high-resolution optical system. Gaofen 2 will support a civilian remote sensing programme based on LEO and GEO satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Aug 19, 20:3069980.001760863297.1098.0321310:20
2014 Aug 24, 04:1270060.001162063697.2698.0221210:20
BRITE PL 2 (Hevelius)
2014-049B
40119
in space
Small astronomical satellite launched as part of the Polish contribution to the Bright Target Explorer programme. It was built by the Copernicus Astronomical Centre.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Aug 19, 20:3170000.001761063397.1398.0220710:20


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 19, 18:25
Flock 1B-24
1998-067EU
40122
Re-entered 2015 Mar 15
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 21, 03:2867920.000641041892.8551.6568
Flock 1B-23
1998-067EV
40123
Re-entered 2015 Mar 4
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 20, 19:4767920.000541141892.8551.6570


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 20, 02:06
Flock 1B-26
1998-067EW
40124
Re-entered 2014 Dec 14
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 20, 18:1267930.000241341692.8651.6563
Flock 1B-25
1998-067EX
40125
Re-entered 2015 Feb 1
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM43 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 20, 19:4867930.000241341692.8651.6449


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 20, 09:50
Flock 1B-15
1998-067EY
40126
Re-entered 2015 Jan 7
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 21, 03:2867930.000641141892.8651.6467
Flock 1B-16
1998-067EZ
40127
Re-entered 2014 Dec 13
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 21, 03:2967930.000641141992.8651.6566


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 21, 13:37
Flock 1B-1
1998-067FA
40131
Re-entered 2015 Jan 1
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Launch delayed by two Earth circuits by need to check for potential problem with Nanoracks deployer. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 23, 06:2567920.000740941892.8451.6476
Flock 1B-2
1998-067FB
40132
Re-entered 2015 Mar 14
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Launch delayed by two Earth circuits by need to check for potential problem with Nanoracks deployer. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 22, 01:1467920.000740941992.8551.6458


2014-050
Soyuz-ST (VS-09)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Aug 22, 12:27
Galileo 5 (Doresa/Galileo FOC FM-01)
2014-050A
40128
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Aimed at 22300 km circular orbit with 55° inclination, it was delivered to an incorrect orbit when the Fregat stage of the Soyuz rocket failed to complete its second firing properly. The Fregat was wrongly oriented. An independent enquiry board reported 2014 October that it was due to a design flaw that resulted in freezing of propellant in steering thruster feed lines. Subsequently manoeuvred into an orbit where it could provide a useful service. Navigation signal switched on 2014 Nov 29.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 23, 07:10261980.23281372125919703.3449.6925
2014 Nov 5, 13:10262030.23281372425925703.5249.7328
2014 Nov 7, 12:04262510.23051382125924705.4549.7228
2014 Nov 24, 22:00279790.15621723125971776.2549.7829
Galileo 6 (Milena/Galileo FOC FM-02)
2014-050B
40129
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Aimed at 22300 km circular orbit with 55° inclination, it was delivered to an incorrect orbit when the Fregat stage of the Soyuz rocket failed to complete its second firing properly. The Fregat was wrongly oriented. An independent enquiry board reported 2014 October that it was due to a design flaw that resulted in freezing of propellant in steering thruster feed lines. Subsequently manoeuvred into an orbit where it could provide a useful service. Navigation signal switched on 2015 March.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 22, 23:07261820.23311370225906702.6949.6925
2015 Jan 19, 16:15261920.23301371125918703.1149.7732
2015 Jan 22, 14:33262420.23071381025918705.1149.7732
2015 Mar 3, 10:00279770.15611723125967776.1949.8134


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Aug 23, 19:43
Flock 1B-8
1998-067FC
40133
Re-entered 2015 Mar 5
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster. NASA reported that, along with Flock 1B-8, it "deployed spontaneously" having failed to leave the Nanoracks container when commanded on August 22.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Aug 24, 10:4367920.000840942092.8551.6473
Flock 1B-7
1998-067FD
40134
Re-entered 2015 Jan 20
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster. NASA reported that, along with Flock 1B-7, it "deployed spontaneously" having failed to leave the Nanoracks container when commanded on August 22.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Aug 24, 10:4367920.000840942092.8551.6572


2014-051
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Sep 4, 00:15
Ling Qiao
2014-051A
40136
in space
Test satellite for multimedia communications, developed by Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Co and Tsinghua University.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Sep 4, 15:1171710.0020779808100.7398.4722506:31
Chuangxin 1-04 (Innovation 1C)
2014-051B
40137
in space
Small store-dump communications satellite developed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, it will be used to collect and relay water conservancy, hydrological and meteorological data and data for power supply and disaster relief from remote monitoring stations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Sep 4, 04:4371720.0022778809100.7498.4622806:31


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Sep 5, 09:29
Flock 1B-18
1998-067FE
40139
Re-entered 2015 Jan 16
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster. Launched spontaneously, along with Flock 1B-17, after several hours of failed commands.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Sep 6, 03:1167920.000740941892.8451.6597
Flock 1B-17
1998-067FF
40140
Re-entered 2015 Mar 4
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1B" consisting of 28 Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by Cygnus Orb 2 (2014-039A/40084) as part of the Nanoracks CM4 cubesat cluster. Launched spontaneously, along with Flock 1B-18, after several hours of failed commands.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Sep 5, 19:2167920.000740941892.8451.6598


2014-052
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Sep 7, 05:00
Asiasat 6
2014-052A
40141
in space
Comsat for Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company to cover Asia, Australia, India and the Pacific islands. Released from the launch vehicle into geosynchronous transfer orbit at 05:32 UTC. Expected location - 120° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Sep 7, 09:27243430.731815135779629.9625.33180
2014 Nov 3, 12:19421660.000135783357931436.170.07180120° east


2014-053
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Sep 8, 03:22
Yaogan 21
2014-053A
40143
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing but mission is probably military or government photo-reconnaissance. Replacement for Yaogan 12.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Sep 8, 12:5068650.001048049494.3597.4226010:30
Tiantuo-2
2014-053B
40144
in space
Small satellite from China's National University of Defense Technology including experimental/test equipment, a real-time video based Earth imaging system, and an AIS receiver for relaying ship location information from the worlds' oceans. Catalogue Number and Designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Sep 8, 14:2768630.001247749394.3197.4227410:30


2014-054
Ariane 5ECA (VA-218)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Sep 11, 22:05
Optus 10
2014-054A
40146
in space
Comsat to provide high quality broadcast services to households, and twoway voice and data communication services to remote areas around Australasia. Launched 44 minutes into a 62 minute launch window. Expected location - 164° east, test location 176° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Sep 12, 04:04243790.727726035740631.355.94178
2014 Sep 14, 13:36275470.5298657535763758.362.87178
2014 Sep 14, 19:46329020.28071728735760989.890.97177
2014 Sep 16, 13:59408210.032433118357671367.980.07152
2014 Sep 18, 07:32421340.000535734357781434.520.0642175° east
2014 Sep 22, 11:29421640.000435767358041436.050.06172176° east
2014 Oct 16, 17:14422380.000335850358711439.860.04209175° east
2014 Oct 30, 20:20421650.000435772358021436.110.05160164° east
MEASAT 3b
2014-054B
40147
in space
Comsat covering Malaysia, Indonesia, South Asia and Australia. Launched 44 minutes into a 62 minute launch window. Expected location: 91°.5 east, alongside Measat 3 and Measat 3a.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Sep 12, 04:42243860.727327335742631.635.94178
2014 Sep 14, 23:32338220.244919159357291031.721.05175
2014 Sep 30, 00:50421650.000135783357901436.090.0734285° east
2014 Oct 9, 17:36420670.000235680356971431.110.05187° east
2014 Oct 16, 23:46421640.000235779357931436.070.04492° east


2014-055
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Sep 17, 00:10
USA 257 (CLIO)
2014-055A
40208
in space
US Government satellite aimed at geosynchronous orbit. The mission is unknown but it may be related to US military activity in the Middle East. Launched during a 146 minute window that opened Sep 16 at 21:44 UTC. Reportedly released from launch vehicle at 03:01 UTC into low inclination transfer orbit probably about 20000 x 36000 km. Orbits listed are based on amateur visual observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Jun 25, 16:43421740.001435737358541436.550.04318106° east


2014-056
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Sep 21, 05:52
SpaceX CRS-4
2014-056A
40210
Re-entered 2014 Oct 25
Recovered
Carrying a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, including the ISS-RapidScat instrument as a replacement for NASA's QuikScat satellite (1999-034A/25789) to monitor ocean winds for climate research, weather predictions, and hurricanes. Launch attempt September 20 was called off due to bad weather in the final stages of countdown. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator System Sep 23 at 10:52 UTC, docked with lower port of the Harmony node at 13:27 UTC - retaining bolts were driven home 3-4 minutes later. Undocked from Harmony Oct 25 and released into independent orbit at 13:57 UTC. Retro-fire at 18:43 UTC led to splashdown in Pacific Ocean near 33°.25 N 122°.79 W at 19:38 UTC ±1 min.The launching rocket was not catalogued because it was caused to re-enter above the Indian Ocean about 2.5 hrs after launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Sep 21, 10:4766550.011120335190.0551.6548
2014 Sep 22, 11:4766360.008620131589.6651.6456
2014 Sep 23, 06:3867780.006635544492.5551.57152
2014 Sep 23, 08:1867910.000141241492.8251.65129
2014 Oct 25, 16:4267850.000740341292.7151.6418


2014-057
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Sep 25, 20:25
Soyuz TMA-14M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 714)
2014-057A
40246
Re-entered 2015 Mar 12
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Alexander Samokutyaev, Yelena Serova and Barry Wilmore. The port-side solar panel failed to open at launch but was subsequently released shortly after docking with the ISS, possibly as a result of jarring from the docking impact or thermal stresses resulting from the changing sun angle around the ISS orbit. Docked with the port on the Poisk module September 26 at 02:11 UTC. The initial orbit shown is an estimate based on data released by TsUP. Undocked 2015 Mar 11 and 22:44 UTC carrying Samokutayev, Serova and Wilmore. Touched down at at 02:15 UTC 147 km from the town Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Sep 25, 20:1365980.003319824188.8951.6576
2014 Sep 26, 05:4067930.000241341692.8651.65124


2014-058
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Sep 27, 20:23
Luch/Olympus
2014-058A
40258
in space
Mission obscure but may be be a combined communications payload (Luch) for use by satellites in LEO, and an electronic intelligence gathering ELINT payload (Olympus) - possibly for the Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB). It ALSO carries a payload that provides a reference signal to increase navigational accuracy for GLONASS users. The Briz-M stack separated from the Proton third stage at 20:32 UTC. Luch separated from the Briz-M Sep 28 at 05:26 UTC. Before launch there were indications that it was heading for 95° east but it has occupied several different locations for brief periods of time, interspersed with period of drift, maybe as a test of effectiveness.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Sep 29, 22:10420550.002135589357651430.500.019257° east
2014 Oct 6, 13:27421030.002035640358101432.940.0213866° east
2014 Oct 8, 00:27422130.002535730359401438.550.0214066° east
2014 Oct 10, 14:54423090.001735858360031443.470.0317162° east
2014 Oct 19, 20:47421650.000135781357931436.120.05954° east
2015 Jan 2, 02:37421650.000035785357891436.110.046753° east
2015 Feb 3, 22:52419050.000135523355301422.840.0234460° east
2015 Feb 22, 12:38421670.000035788357891436.190.0627296° east
2015 Apr 7, 20:02422720.001335838359501441.590.0418394° east
2015 May 19, 20:17423160.002435836360401443.840.0323218° east
2015 Jun 25, 07:06421650.000135782357921436.100.0313118° west
2015 Sep 28, 05:24422450.000535844358891440.180.0534420° west
2015 Oct 5, 09:00421680.000235780357981436.240.0528224° west


2014-059
CZ-2C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Sep 28, 05:13
Shijian 11-07
2014-059A
40261
in space
Reported as an "experimental satellite". The orbit, and images of one of its predecessors, indicate that it has an Earth observation rôle. Launch was brought forward from Sep 29 because of forecast high winds in the launch area.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Sep 28, 12:5370740.001368770598.6998.1219811:30


2014-060
H-IIA
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2014 Oct 7, 05:16
Himawari 8
2014-060A
40267
in space
Japanese meteorological imaging and data collection satellite in geosynchronous orbit. Separated from the launch vehicle at 05:43 UTC. Expected location - 140° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Oct 7, 00:34244430.728924835882633.8622.33179
2014 Oct 7, 22:28283490.4907806035881791.708.18180
2014 Oct 9, 18:48401710.051031745358401335.440.40179
2014 Oct 17, 19:26421640.000335774357971436.060.0837141° east


2014-061
PSLV-XL (C-26)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2014 Oct 15, 20:02
IRNSS 1C
2014-061A
40269
in space
Satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, located in equatorial geosynchronous orbit - previous launches were to inclined GEO. Separated from the launch vehicle at 20:22 UTC. Expected location 83° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Oct 16, 13:36168130.604527220597361.5817.86179
2014 Oct 16, 22:22243920.725232435704631.8817.97180
2014 Oct 20, 23:55420800.001735629357741431.764.9934174° east
2014 Oct 28, 14:19421110.001635665358001433.334.972082° east
2014 Oct 31, 22:05421590.002135690358711435.804.9635583° east


2014-062
Ariane 5ECA (VA-220)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Oct 16, 21:43
Intelsat 30 (Intelsat DLA-1)
2014-062A
40271
in space
DLA 1 (Direct Latin America 1) will provide direct communications services to homes on the SW coast of the US, across some of South America and part of the Caribbean Sea. Separated from the launch vehicle at 22:01 UTC. Expected location - 95° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Oct 17, 14:38244010.727826535781632.235.97178
2014 Oct 19, 10:15271850.5507583735776743.443.09178
2014 Oct 20, 17:29319630.31901538835782947.841.60180
2014 Oct 20, 21:39384400.097028332357921250.060.31162
2014 Oct 21, 07:42408820.032533173358341371.040.17150
2014 Oct 23, 18:11420220.004535454358331428.800.0764135° west
2014 Oct 27, 00:57421690.002135703358781436.320.04109132° west
2014 Nov 9, 15:52420180.000235632356481428.610.0447130° west
2014 Nov 11, 09:39418680.000235479355001420.940.03311124° west
2014 Nov 17, 23:33420060.000235621356361428.010.04799° west
2014 Nov 21, 16:22421620.000235776357931435.970.0323495° west
ArSat 1
2014-062B
40272
in space
Argentinian comsat to provide television, telephony and Internet access across Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay. Separated from launch vehicle at 22:17 UTC. Expected location - 72° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Oct 17, 14:38243840.727526635746631.575.99178
2014 Oct 29, 12:16421660.000335777357991436.160.0123179° west
2014 Oct 31, 12:37421980.001035777358621437.790.0121880° west
2014 Nov 4, 17:42421640.000035785357871436.070.0215381° west
2014 Nov 24, 18:35421200.000135737357461433.810.0227779° west
2014 Dec 11, 12:42421640.000235778357951436.070.0123672° west


2014-063
CZ-4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Oct 20, 06:31
Yaogan 22
2014-063A
40275
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans. Mission is probably military or government photo-reconnaissance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Oct 20, 07:4475810.000811961209109.48100.3212713:29


2014-064
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Oct 21, 15:09
Express AM-6
2014-064A
40277
in space
Russian domestic communications satellite to carry mobile presidential and governmental communications, digital television, radio broadcasting and multimedia services and VSAT networks. Precise launch time, 15:09:32 UTC. Separated from the launch vehicle Oct 22 at 00:31:26 UTC but into an orbit that may have been slightly lower than intended. Data published in respect of the Briz-M firings suggested that it may have under-performed, something later confirmed by Roscosmos. Used its own electric thrusters over a period of weeks to move towards its planned orbit. Entered geosynchronous drift orbit 2014 Dec 1. Expected location - 53° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Oct 25, 04:44409260.079231306377901373.280.70359
2014 Nov 10, 00:16409940.078031417378151376.710.68359
2014 Nov 19, 23:42415950.078731944384901407.090.641
2014 Dec 1, 15:21422430.077632588391421440.120.631140° east
2015 Jan 15, 00:25422430.041934094376361440.090.53396° east
2015 Mar 5, 23:22421750.002435695358991436.630.421451° east
2015 Mar 10, 19:21421640.000335774357981436.060.4229551° east


2014-065
CZ-3C/2
Xichang Space Centre, China
2014 Oct 23, 18:00
Chang'e 5 Test Vehicle
2014-065A
40283
in space
Engineering test mission for components of a Lunar sample return mission. At about 18:20 UTC, the CZ-3C upper-stage re-ignited for a 3-4 minute firing to push itself from LEO into a trajectory aimed at the Moon. The test vehicle separated from the launch vehicle at a distance of 5000 km from Earth shortly after engine shut-down. The journey to the Moon and subsequent return to Earth was a full command and control ‘dress rehearsal’ for Chang'e 5 in 2017 including setting up the Earthbound trajectory, conducting mid-course corrections, tracking, atmosphere re-entry and vehicle recovery. The descent vehicle separated from the main spacecraft Oct 31 at 21:52 UTC, entered the Earth's atmosphere and landed on the Siziwang Banner of Inner Mongolia at 22:42 UTC. The main spacecraft then made a thruster firing to ensure that it remained in orbit heading for the Earth-Moon L2 Lagrange Point where it arrived 2014 Nov 27 before returning to the Moon. Entered orbit the Moon 2015 Jan 13. For about three months it conducted engineering tests relating to spacecraft operation in lunar orbit . The initial orbit shown describes the outbound trajectory. The second listed orbit is for the Earth return leg of the mission, it was computed by Cees Bassa.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Oct 23, 14:492081020.9755-128240472915746.1230.47146
2014 Oct 31, 18:182079480.967832740281215728.5946.1223
4M (Manfred Memorial Moon Mission)
2014-065B
40284
in space
Payload provided by the company Luxspace, named to commemorate the late Professor Manfred Fuchs. 4M included a radio transmitter, permanently attached to the launch vehicle upper stage, operating in the 2m amateur band designed to operate continuously throughout a complete circuit of the Earth-Moon system and, hopefully, longer. In the event, it fell Silent on November 11 when the sun angle on its solar panel was insufficient to provide enough charging current. The orbit shown describes the outbound trajectory towards the Moon.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Oct 23, 14:492081020.9755-128240472915746.1230.47146


2014-066
CZ-2C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Oct 27, 06:59
Shijian 11-08
2014-066A
40286
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
2014 Oct 27, 09:4370740.001368770598.6998.2220113:15


Failed to reach orbit
Antares
Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia, USA
2014 Oct 28, 22:22
SS Deke Slayton (Cygnus Orb 3)
Cargo delivery mission under the NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) agreement. Precise launch time - 22:22:38 UTC. Carried the Nanoracks CM5 cubesat cluster for launch from the ISS, consisting of 26 satellites of the Planet Labs Flock 1D, GOMX 2, RACE and Arkyd 3. Orb 3 was lost when the Antares rocket suffered a failure within a few seconds of liftoff and crashed on the launch site. Some of the Cubesats were recovered intact from the resulting debris.


2014-067
Soyuz 2-1a
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Oct 29, 07:09
Progress M-25M (Progress 7K-TGM №424)
2014-067A
40292
Re-entered 2015 Apr 26
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 07:09:42 UTC. Docked with the Pirs module at 13:08:15 UTC. Undocked 2015 Apr 25 at 06:41:14 UTC. Retro-fire at Apr 28 at 12:08 UTC led to a destructive re-entry over the southern Pacific Ocean. Any unburnt fragments hit the Ocean surface at around 12:57 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Oct 29, 09:1166560.003025829890.0751.65314
2014 Oct 29, 11:4866910.007326436190.7751.65264
2014 Oct 30, 01:4967930.000441241792.8651.64341


2014-068
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Oct 29, 17:21
USA 258 (Navstar GPS IIF-08)
2014-068A
40294
in space
Eighth Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat. Launched at the the opening of an 18 minute window. Separated from the launch vehicle at 17:45 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Nov 3, 13:03268450.00032046020474729.5654.97273
2014 Dec 8, 11:41265620.00112015520211718.0254.97200


2014-069
Soyuz 2-1a/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Oct 30, 01:43
Meridian 7 (Meridian № 17L)
2014-069A
40296
in space
Military/government communications satellite. Meridian combines the military and civilian tasks of the former Molniya-1 and Molniya-3 satellites, together with the clandestine communications function of the outgoing LEO Parus satellites. The launch appears to have been delayed by 15 minutes late in the countdown.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Oct 30, 14:13267360.725396739749725.1262.81270
2014 Nov 14, 15:17265580.723696239398717.8862.82270


2014-070
Dnepr
Dombarovsky (Yasny) Cosmodrome, Orenburg, Russia
2014 Nov 6, 07:35
ASNARO 1 (Advanced Satellite with New system ARchitecture for Observation)
2014-070A
40298
in space
Japanese Earth observation satellite created in collaboration between the NEC Corporation and Japan Space Systems uder contract for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Precise launch time 07:35:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Nov 6, 21:4568850.000150650794.7597.489510:57
Hodoyoshi 1
2014-070B
40299
in space
Small satellite from the University of Tokyo and NESTRA (Next Generation Space System Technology Association) to produce medium-high resolution Earth images. Precise launch time 07:35:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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2014 Nov 6, 21:5268940.001450652594.9397.4818110:57
ChubuSat 1 (Kinshachi)
2014-070C
40300
in space
Technology demonstration satellite from Nagoya University and Daido University. It carries an Earth imager, sensors to detect space debris and an amateur radio communications system. Precise launch time 07:35:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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desc node
local time
2014 Nov 6, 21:5369000.002450653895.0797.4818210:57
Qsat-EOS (KYUshu SATellite - Earth Observation System)
2014-070D
40301
in space
Small satellite from Kyushu University with a range of sensors for disaster monitoring in the Kyushu region, observing the Earth's magnetic field, detection of space micro-debris, and observing water vapour in the upper atmosphere. Precise launch time 07:35:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
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incl 
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desc node
local time
2014 Nov 6, 18:4369080.003450655395.2397.4718210:57
TSUBAME
2014-070E
40302
in space
Small satellite for Earth observation and observation of gamma ray bursts from the sky. Precise launch time 07:35:49 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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desc node
local time
2014 Nov 6, 21:4769150.004650556995.3897.4718210:57


2014-071
CZ-2C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Nov 14, 18:53
Yaogan 23
2014-071A
40305
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans. Mission is probably military or government photo-reconnaissance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Nov 15, 02:4768810.001549251394.6797.3324102:00
2014 Nov 16, 08:5768820.001149651294.7097.3324002:00
2014 Nov 17, 13:1768910.000151351494.8997.3312201:59


2014-072
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Nov 20, 07:12
Yaogan 24
2014-072A
40310
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans. Mission is probably military or government photo-reconnaissance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Nov 20, 09:5470200.001763065397.5597.9120813:30


2014-073
Kuaizhou
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Nov 21, 06:37
Kuaizhou 2
2014-073A
40311
in space
Small remote sensing satellite intended to assist in disaster monitoring. There is no separately-catalogued upper stage because it is integrated with the satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Nov 21, 18:0966710.001228530190.3796.5628113:00
2014 Nov 23, 05:1066680.001228229890.3196.5627412:59
2014 Nov 23, 08:1066730.000928930190.4296.5621712:59
2014 Dec 1, 03:0466600.000927628790.1596.5621712:59
2014 Dec 1, 07:2566840.003128532690.6496.5532712:59
2014 Dec 18, 04:5266580.002826029890.1096.5625912:58
2014 Dec 18, 13:4166820.001629331490.5996.551312:58
2014 Dec 31, 05:0566650.001827529990.2696.5532712:57
2014 Dec 31, 08:0666900.002529532890.7696.5420612:57


2014-074
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Nov 23, 21:01
Soyuz TMA-15M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 715)
2014-074A
40312
Re-entered 2015 Jun 11
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos), Terry Virts (NASA), Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA). Docked with ISS Rassvet module Nov 24 at 02:48:21 UTC. The initial orbit shown is an estimate based on data from TsUP.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Nov 23, 20:4965900.002219722688.7351.6476
2014 Nov 23, 23:0566910.000231131490.7851.62120
2014 Nov 24, 03:1867910.000740841792.8251.6563


 
SSIKLOPS small satellite deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2014 Nov 28, 14:30
SpinSat (Special Purpose Inexpensive Satellite)
1998-067FL
40314
in space
Small spherical satellite from the US Naval Research Laboratory to test movement and positioning of a small satellite in space using new technology micro-thrusters. It is equipped with an array of electrically-controlled solid propellant thrusters on its surface, and a single axis momentum wheel. It was carried to the ISS by Dragon on the CRS-4 mission (2014-056A/40210), 2014 September.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Nov 29, 00:2267900.000940641992.8151.6573


2014-075
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Nov 30, 21:52
Cosmos 2501 (Uragan-K1 № 12L)
2014-075A
40315
in space
Second launch of new-design GLONASS-K. It also carries radio receiving equipment for the COSPAS-SARSAT international search and rescue system. Released from the launch vehicle Dec 1 at 01:25 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 2, 11:57255190.00151910319178676.1564.83247


2014-076
H-IIA 202 (F-26)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2014 Dec 3, 04:22
Hayabusa 2
2014-076A
40319
in space
Japanese Minor Planet sample return mission. Precise launch time - 04:22:04 UTC, released from the launch vehicle at 05:59:25 UTC. An Earth swing-by 2015 December 3 set the vehicle on course for rendezvous 2018 June with Minor Planet (162173) 1999 JU3 where it will go into orbit and release four smaller probes to help investigate the surface. Experiments include creation of an artificial crater and collection of a surface sample from the resulting debris cloud.
In heliocentric orbit
Shin’en 2
2014-076B
40320
in space
Small space vehicle carrying an amateur radio payload as a test of long distance communications.
In heliocentric orbit
ARTSAT 2: DESPATCH
2014-076C
40321
in space
Encased in a sculptured artwork, the vehicle carries an experiment in receiving very weak signals sent from space to a worldwide array of receiving stations It is also testing the use of 3D-printed parts (the sculpture) for spacecraft.
In heliocentric orbit
PROCYON (Proximate Object Close flyby with Optical Navigation)
2014-076D
40322
in space
Technology demonstrator for a deep space mission built by the University of Tokyo and accompanying Hayabusa 2 to Minor Planet (162173) 1999 JU3. Payload includes an optical navigation system for use in vicinity of the Minor Planet.
In heliocentric orbit


2014-077
Delta 4 Heavy
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2014 Dec 5, 12:05
Orion Exploration Flight Test 1
2014-077A
40329
Re-entered 2015 Dec 5
Test flight of the Orion spacecraft in the development programme for a new NASA crew carrier. Landed in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 km SW of San Diego, California at 16:29 UTC. Orbit shown is after the second firing of of the Delta 4 upper stage - it produced the high apogee and ensured re-entry without the need for further retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 5, 16:0992590.3147-335795147.7828.76137


2014-078
Ariane 5ECA (VA-221)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Dec 6, 20:40
GSat 16
2014-078A
40332
in space
Indian communication satellite to provide public and private television and radio services, and large-scale Internet and telephone operations. Coverage includes the Indian mainland, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and the Andaman-Nicobar Islands. Separated from the launch vehicle at 21:12 UTC. It will initially work alongside, and then replace, GSat 3E at 55° East.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 7, 02:05243410.728423335692629.886.10179
2014 Dec 8, 18:18322650.30651599835775961.281.06172
2014 Dec 11, 17:55421020.004535534359141432.910.1912446° east
2014 Dec 16, 15:28420670.002435589357891431.110.1812753° east
2014 Dec 19, 21:17421650.000335776357981436.100.1820155° east
DirecTV 14
2014-078B
40333
in space
Broadcast satellite to provide digital TV services to users across the Continental US, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Separated from the launch vehicle at 21:07 UTC. Expected location - 99° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 7, 02:11243800.728524135762631.396.01178
2014 Dec 8, 17:33274960.5337644335792756.243.09179
2014 Dec 9, 12:20333070.264618115357421008.221.63174
2014 Dec 10, 12:13337600.249318967357971028.881.08178
2014 Dec 11, 16:26412260.022933905357901388.380.10160
2014 Dec 13, 04:15421500.000435756357871435.330.0816676° west
2014 Dec 17, 07:43421650.000135783357911436.120.0716276° west
2015 Jan 13, 15:40423100.000035930359331443.510.024677° west
2015 Jan 29, 14:28421650.000035786357871436.110.0130299° west


2014-079
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Dec 7, 03:26
CBERS 4
2014-079A
40336
in space
China-Brazil Earth Resouces Satellite carrying a range of Earth observation sensors. Separated from the launch vehicle at 03:38 UTC. Launch brought forward by 12 months after CBERS 3 failed to reach orbit 2013 December.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Dec 7, 12:5171210.000773874899.6798.5526310:30


2014-080
CZ-4C
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2014 Dec 10, 19:33
Yaogan 25
2014-080A
40338
in space
Remote sensing satellite described as undertaking land resources surveys and crop yield estimation. However, its purpose may be ocean surveillance similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination. Placed in the same orbit plane as the Yaogan 16 cluster launched 2014 Dec.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 11, 03:5474710.000510891097107.1263.412
Yaogan 25 subsatellite 1
2014-080B
40339
in space
One of two further payloads forming the Yaogan 25 mission, and flying in formation with it. May be similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 11, 03:5474720.000410911097107.1463.41358
2014 Dec 15, 13:1074620.001010771092106.9363.41232
Yaogan 25 subsatellite 2
2014-080C
40340
in space
One of two further payloads forming the Yaogan 25 mission, and flying in formation with it. May be similar to the US NOSS triplet formations that orbited at a similar altitude and inclination.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 11, 03:5474720.000510911098107.1463.41349
2014 Dec 12, 15:5374800.001410921113107.3163.4036
2014 Dec 14, 11:1674910.000411101116107.5463.4239
2015 Jan 1, 01:3474910.000711081118107.5463.4133
2015 Jan 11, 01:2774680.001310811100107.0563.41231


2014-081
Atlas V 541
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2014 Dec 13, 03:19
USA 259 (SIGINT/SBIRS)
2014-081A
40344
in space
Multi-tasking satellite for US National Reconnaissance Office, probably including electronic intelligence gathering and missile launch detection using SBIRS (Space-Based Infra Red System). The orbits are derived from amateur visual observation. The Centaur stage of the rocket was caused to re-enter above the Southern Ocean a little over 10 hours after lift-off.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 16, 06:15263030.6776210337746707.5562.85267
2015 Jan 30, 17:46265560.6788215238204717.8262.83267


2014-082
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Dec 15, 00:16
Yamal 401
2014-082A
40345
in space
Russian domestic communications satellite. Separated from the launch vehicle at 09:17 UTC. Expected location: 90° east. The first four sets of orbit parameters are based on data published by Khrunichev.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 15, 00:3165600.001117418988.1251.5580
2014 Dec 15, 01:4190080.26272644996141.8149.65359
2014 Dec 15, 04:03243890.722239735625631.7647.67359
2014 Dec 15, 09:16418770.003235364356351421.440.0617955° east
2014 Dec 16, 07:58418700.003535344356401421.070.0420159° east
2015 Jan 5, 17:36421690.000735761358221436.330.0324290° east


2014-083
Soyuz-ST-B (VS-10)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2014 Dec 18, 18:37
O3b FM10
2014-083A
40348
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 18, 22:25142180.000378367844281.210.04318
2015 Jan 7, 07:09144440.000280638068287.930.04300
O3b FM11
2014-083B
40349
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 19, 02:57142130.000278327837281.040.04122
2015 Jan 7, 07:09144440.000280638069287.930.04288
O3b FM12
2014-083C
40350
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 19, 02:57142080.000978187842280.910.04156
2015 Jan 7, 07:09144440.000280638069287.930.04288
O3b FM09
2014-083D
40351
in space
Communications satellite, owned by O3b Networks, to provide links between ground stations lying in the range ±45° latitude. Orbiting at one quarter the altitude of geosynchronous satellites, O3b satellies reduce the delays (latency) in transmission introduced by the lengths of radio links.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 18, 22:33142100.000378277836280.950.03149
2015 Jan 7, 07:09144440.000280638069287.930.04297


2014-084
Strela
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Dec 19, 04:43
Condor-E № 2
2014-084A
40353
in space
Small satellite for military reconnaissance - the radar imaging version of Condor-E. Separated from the launch vehicle at 05:05 UTC. Launch was timed to put the satellite into the same orbit plane as its predecessor, Cosmos 2487 (2013-32A/39194). Reportedly built and launched for an overseas customer - South Africa. The upper stage of the launch vehicle was not catalogued because it made a destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean about 55 minutes after lift off.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 19, 08:3268780.000249950194.6274.75235
Strela Platform
2014-084B
40354
in space
Modified warhead carrier that provided Condor's final impetus to orbit and then released the satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 20, 04:3668470.004643750093.9774.74321


2014-085
Angara A5/Briz-M
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Dec 23, 05:57
Angara Test Payload
2014-085A
40355
in space
Dummy satellite carried as a test payload on inaugural Angara 5 rocket launch. It remained intentionally attached to the Briz-M stage after reaching geosynchronous drift and acknowledging a simulated satellite separation command at 14:58 UTC. Shortly after, it moved to a disposal orbit above geosynchronous altitude. The first four orbits listed are estimates based on publicly available data.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 23, 06:1165610.001117519088.1464.6080
2014 Dec 23, 07:3090110.26272664999141.8762.60359
2014 Dec 23, 09:59244990.721544535796636.0260.600
2014 Dec 23, 15:00421780.000135795358051436.780.0518010° east
2015 Jan 12, 06:16440010.033336155390901530.910.3020310° east


2014-086
Soyuz 2-1b
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2014 Dec 25, 03:01
Cosmos 2502 (Lotos-S № 2)
2014-086A
40358
in space
Electronic intelligence gathering. Second launch of new design of vehicle based on Yantar reconnaissance satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2014 Dec 25, 16:1169480.047524090096.0667.1592
2014 Dec 27, 19:1972820.0006900909103.0867.15237
2014 Dec 31, 13:3772840.0007901910103.1167.15263


2014-087
Soyuz 2-1b
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Dec 26, 18:55
Resurs-P 2 (Resurs-P №2 )
2014-087A
40360
in space
Remote sensing, also carries 'Nucleon' - a package of istruments is intended to study antimatter, dark matter and strange matter through detection and analysis of galactic cosmic rays. An AIS (Automatic Information System) receiver will be used to capture positional and movement information from ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Dec 27, 04:0766860.017918842890.6997.296011:48
2014 Dec 29, 12:2567790.010533047292.5997.299011:49
2014 Dec 31, 14:1668450.000846147293.9397.297811:49


2014-088
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2014 Dec 27, 03:22
Yaogan 26
2014-088A
40362
in space
Described as being used for remote sensing for natural resources surveys. Specific tasks include land survey, crop yield assessment, and input to disaster monitoring and prevention plans. Mission is probably military or government photo-reconnaissance.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2014 Dec 27, 12:4768650.000748249194.3497.4424110:29
2015 Jan 3, 03:2668670.000348749194.3997.4421110:29


2014-089
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2014 Dec 27, 21:37
Astra 2G
2014-089A
40364
in space
Satellite to provide broadcast, VSat and broadband services to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Launch originally planned for Nov 27 but announced Nov 26 that a gyro aboard the Briz-M had failed on-pad testing so the Proton was rolled back to the assembly area for repairs. Precise launch time - 21:37:49 UTC. Separated from the Briz-M Dec 28 at 06:49:49 UTC. The first four listed orbits are based on data provided by Khrunichev. Expected location - 28°.2 east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 27, 21:5365620.001017719188.1851.5680
2014 Dec 28, 01:2590120.26272665000141.8950.31358
2014 Dec 28, 04:03244730.723139835793635.0449.10359
2014 Dec 28, 06:37263040.6004413335718707.5922.980
2014 Dec 29, 16:02283840.4835828135730793.1614.241
2014 Dec 31, 14:39318610.32151523935726943.287.501
2015 Jan 1, 03:54378090.113727131357311219.412.052
2015 Jan 4, 02:53420820.000735675357321431.870.0915320° east
2015 Jan 8, 16:41421650.000135785357891436.110.0918421° east
2015 Apr 23, 22:59420600.000035680356841430.750.072331° east
2015 May 5, 18:00421660.000135782357931436.140.054344° east
2015 May 24, 19:08422160.000135831358441438.700.039342° east
2015 Jun 19, 00:00421660.000535768358071436.140.05028° east


2014-090
CZ-3A
Xichang Space Centre, China
2014 Dec 31, 01:02
Fengyun 2G (Fengyun II-08)
2014-090A
40367
in space
Meteorological imaging and climate monitoring satellite, replacement for Fengyun 2D (2006-053A/29640). Tested at 100° east then moved to its operational location at 105° east where it arrived 2015 Jun 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
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period
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incl 
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ω  
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GEO    
Longitude
2014 Dec 31, 06:46251400.733532137203661.1624.55181
2015 Jan 8, 13:27421630.000335770358001436.022.27236100° east
2015 May 24, 00:03421150.000535717357571433.561.99261100° east
2015 Jun 1, 20:18421650.000635763358111436.101.97258105° east


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