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2015 - 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=2015#001


2015-001
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Jan 10, 09:47
SpaceX CRS-5
2015-001A
40370
Re-entered 2015 Feb 11
Recovered
Carrying a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. It's cargo included three Cubesats for later release from the ISS - AESP 14 and the Nanoracks CM5' cluster two Flock 1D' satellites. Launch attempt Jan 6 called off because of a tecnical issue with the Falcon first stage's thrust vector control system. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator System Jan 12 at 10:54 UTC, docked with lower port of the Harmony node at 13:56 UTC - retaining bolts were driven home 3-4 minutes later. Undocked from Harmony Feb 10 at 17:11 UTC and released into independent orbit at 19:10 UTC. Retro-fire at 23:49 UTC led to splashdown in Pacific Ocean off California Feb 11 at 00:44 UTC ±1 min.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jan 10, 09:4466570.010920635190.0951.6447
2015 Jan 10, 13:0366580.011020635390.1051.6447
2015 Jan 10, 19:2166520.010220634289.9951.6747
2015 Jan 11, 02:5666480.011419434589.9051.7854
2015 Jan 11, 08:4267280.000534635391.5351.65275
2015 Jan 11, 19:3667750.001938341092.4951.6625
2015 Jan 12, 09:0167860.000640341292.7151.65243


2015-002
Atlas V 551
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Jan 21, 01:04
MUOS 3 (Mobile User Objective System 3)
2015-002A
40374
in space
Narrowband tactical comsat for geosynchronous orbit, designed to work with highly portable receiver/transmitter equipment. Third satellite in a constellation of five. Expected location - 15º.5 west. Orbits are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Jan 21, 23:37261880.6102383035789702.9219.06179
2015 Jan 22, 16:58270690.5578559235789738.6916.66180
2015 Sep 8, 23:46421650.005935540360341436.124.9017916° west


2015-003
Delta 2 7320
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2015 Jan 31, 14:22
SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive)
2015-003A
40376
in space
NASA orbiting observatory using radar and radiometry to determine the amount of water in the top 5 cm of soil on the Earth's surface.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Feb 2, 03:2470510.001866068698.2198.1320906:01
FIREBIRD 3 (FIREBIRD IIA)
2015-003B
40377
in space
1.5U Cubesat from Montana State University - one of a simultaneously-launched pair studying space weather, in particular - electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts. FIREBIRD is an acronym for Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics. Part of NASA's ELaNa 10 cubesat package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 2, 07:1869320.016543966995.7399.13335
FIREBIRD 4 (FIREBIRD IIB)
2015-003C
40378
in space
1.5U Cubesat from Montana State University - one of a simultaneously-launched pair studying space weather, in particular - electron microbursts in the Van Allen radiation belts. FIREBIRD is an acronym for Focused Investigations of Relativistic Electron Burst, Intensity, Range, and Dynamics. Part of NASA's ELaNa 10 cubesat package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 2, 04:0669320.017043667195.7399.13334
GRIFEX (GEO-CAPE ROIC In-Flight Performance Experiment)
2015-003D
40379
in space
3U Cubesat carrying a technology evaluation experiment for JPL. Part of NASA's ELaNa 10 cubesat package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 2, 12:0569320.016843867195.7499.13335
EXOCUBE (CP10)
2015-003E
40380
in space
3U Cubesat frorm California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), sponsored by the National Science Foundation. It carries instruments to measure the hydrogen, oxygen, helium, and nitrogen in the upper ionosphere and above. Part of NASA's ELaNa 10 cubesat package.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 2, 02:3169330.016643967095.7499.13335


2015-004
H-IIA 202 (F-27)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2015 Feb 1, 01:21
IGS 9 (IGS Radar Spare)
2015-004A
40381
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - a radar imaging reconnaissance satellite, stored on-orbit against the possibility of failure of one of the earlier satellites in the series. Element sets are not released by Spacetrack so parameters are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Apr 27, 21:5068610.000647948794.2797.5013610:17


2015-005
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Feb 1, 12:31
Inmarsat 5 F-2
2015-005A
40384
in space
Communications satellite including support for the Broadband Global Area Network (B-GAN) for internet and intranet use, video on demand, video-conferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone and high-speed LAN access. Expected location: 55° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Feb 2, 03:42410040.73804366648851377.2126.79180
2015 Feb 8, 03:21537740.325129915648772068.332.01180
2015 Feb 10, 16:17546350.303831658648562118.201.48180
2015 Feb 12, 21:05430410.118531564417611481.090.24198
2015 Feb 18, 08:06421670.100531550400281436.220.1221721° west
2015 Apr 9, 07:10421650.000235779357941436.100.0420821° west
2015 Aug 1, 02:00423580.000935941360201445.990.0216728° west
2015 Aug 18, 09:58421650.000235780357931436.100.0320255° west


2015-006
Safir 1-B
Ayatollah Khomeini SC, Semnan, Iran
2015 Feb 2, 08:50
Fajr
2015-006A
40387
Re-entered 2015 Feb 26
Reportedly an electronic intelligence gathering (ELINT) satellite. Described by Iran as having an orbit adjustment thruster but there is no evidence of it being used. Project was subject to significant delays and possible launch failures - 2012 May 23 and 2012 Oct 1.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 2, 21:0667240.018122446891.4555.54163


 
JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD)
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Feb 5, 12:50
AESP 14
1998-067FM
40389
Re-entered 2015 May 11
1U CubeSat developed by undergraduate and graduate engineering students at the Technology Institute of Aeronautics (ITA) in Brazil to test a variety of satellite subsystems in the space environment. Carried to the ISS aboard the SpaceX CRS 5 (2015-001A/403700.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 6, 23:2067800.000639740692.5951.643


Sub-orbital Launch
Vega (VV-04)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Feb 11, 13:40
Vega rocket upper stage

Re-entered 2015 Feb 11
Launched ESA's IXV experimental re-entry vehicle. IXV itself was not intended to reach orbit but the final launch vehicle stage made a thruster firing to put in on an orbital trajectory. It completed one circuit of the Earth before retro-fire sent it to a destructive re-entry above the Atlantic Ocean. It was not catalogued.
Orbit details unavailable or awaited


2015-007
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Feb 11, 23:03
DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory)
2015-007A
40390
in space
Joint satellite from NASA, NOAA and the USAF to monitor the solar wind in the vicinity of Earth.
Stationed near the L1 Lagrange Point in the Earth-Sun system


2015-008
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Feb 17, 11:00
Progress M-26M (Progress 7K-TGM №425)
2015-008A
40392
Re-entered 2015 Aug 14
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 11:00:17 UTC. Docked with the Zvezda module at 16:57 UTC. Undocked Aug 14 at 10:19:30 UTC. Retro-fire at 12:28 UTC led to a destructive re-entry over the southern Pacific Ocean. Any unburnt fragments hit the Ocean surface at around 13:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Feb 17, 11:3165900.003818623788.7351.6591


2015-009
Soyuz 2-1a
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Feb 27, 11:01
Cosmos 2503 (Bars-M)
2015-009A
40420
in space
Russian government optical imaging satellite for use in cartography.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Feb 27, 15:4568130.015632854193.2797.647302:44
2015 Mar 3, 04:0368170.014833854093.3697.646002:45
2015 Mar 5, 00:0569350.000955156395.7997.6327602:46
2015 Sep 22, 04:2569330.001054856295.7597.6631702:48
2015 Sep 22, 20:1569370.001155156795.8497.6628402:48
2015 Oct 15, 16:3569370.001055256695.8497.6619202:48
2015 Oct 17, 13:3069500.000956557896.1097.6631802:48


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Feb 27, 14:30
Flock 1B-27
1998-067FN
40422
Re-entered 2015 Oct 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  
( ° )
2015 Feb 27, 23:3467780.000539740492.5751.6577
Flock 1B-28
1998-067FP
40423
Re-entered 2015 Aug 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  
( ° )
2015 Feb 28, 16:3267780.000639640492.5651.6480


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 2, 01:25
Flock 1B-21
1998-067FQ
40427
Re-entered 2015 Oct 12
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 5, 12:3667770.000439640192.5351.6452
Flock 1B-22
1998-067FR
40428
Re-entered 2015 Oct 3
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 5, 09:2967770.000539540392.5451.6455


2015-010
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Mar 2, 03:50
ABS 3A
2015-010A
40424
in space
Commercial comat covering the Atlantic Ocean Region, particularly the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Expected location 3° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Mar 4, 10:45382170.8237359633201239.2324.81171
2015 Mar 27, 03:45391260.80241352641441283.7020.66176
2015 Apr 20, 12:00410280.72604865644361378.4411.28180
2015 Aug 28, 01:48421660.000235780357961436.160.071443° west
EUTELSAT 115 West B (Satmex 7)
2015-010B
40425
in space
Geosynchronous orbit comsat for Mexico. It will serve an area ranging from the continental United States to Argentina plus the Caribbean, Latin America and the major cities of Brazil. Expected location - 114°.9 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Mar 5, 16:13381430.8232365631641235.5924.97172
2015 Apr 29, 19:59406610.72594765638011359.9811.22182
2015 Sep 29, 19:59421650.000135782357921436.110.00350115° west


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 2, 08:45
Flock 1B-10
1998-067FS
40429
Re-entered 2015 Aug 23
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 2, 16:4267780.001139340792.5651.62100
Flock 1B-9
1998-067FT
40430
Re-entered 2015 Jun 28
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 4, 23:0067780.000839440592.5551.6492


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 3, 03:00
Flock 1D'-1
1998-067FU
40451
Re-entered 2015 Oct 13
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1D'" consisting of two Earth imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-5 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM5 cubesat cluster. Twenty six of the Flock 1D satellites were lost on the failed Cygnus Orb launch 2014 Oct 28.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 4, 17:4267780.000939340692.5551.6483
Flock 1D'-2
1998-067FV
40452
Re-entered 2015 Dec 27
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1D'" consisting of two Earth imaging satellites. Twenty six of the Flock 1D satellites were lost on the failed Cygnus Orb launch 2014 Oct 28.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 5, 07:5267780.000839440692.5651.6487


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 3, 10:50
Flock 1B-5
1998-067FW
40453
Re-entered 2015 Aug 17
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 4, 01:0967790.001039440892.5851.6491
Flock 1B-6
1998-067FX
40454
Re-entered 2015 Oct 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.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 4, 18:1267790.000939540792.5851.6478


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 4, 01:20
TechEdSat 4
1998-067FY
40455
Re-entered 2015 Apr 3
3U Cubesat built by NASA Ames in partnership with San Jose State University in California and the University of Idaho. Its purpose is to demonstrate new technologies including satellite-to-satellite communications and anair braking device to demonstrate passive deorbiting. 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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 7, 01:3867740.000839040192.4751.6543
GEARRS 1 (Globalstar Risk Reduction Satellite)
1998-067FZ
40456
Re-entered 2015 Nov 7
3U Cubesat from Taylor University, investigating the feasibility of using the Globalstar satellite comms network for command and control of cubesats and other small satellite systems and cubesats. 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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 5, 18:5667780.000739540592.5651.6553


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 4, 08:30
MicroMAS
1998-067GA
40457
Re-entered 2015 Aug 1
3U Cubesat three-unit CubeSat being developed by the Space Systems Laboratory to carry the MIT Lincoln Laboratory microwave radiometer. 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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 6, 19:3967780.000939340692.5551.6498
LambdaSat
1998-067GB
40458
Re-entered 2015 May 16
1U Cubesat built by Greek students and lecturers based in Silicon Valley (San Jose), CA, USA. It carries a technology experiments to measures the radiation effects on graphene material and an experimental AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver for tracking shipping at locations around the globe. IT seems not to have activated on departing from the ISS. 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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 6, 11:4567770.000939340592.5551.6496


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Mar 5, 01:45
Flock 1B-11
1998-067GC
40459
Re-entered 2015 Sep 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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 7, 01:3967780.000639640492.5751.6592
Flock 1B-12
1998-067GD
40460
Re-entered 2015 Sep 29
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  
( ° )
2015 Mar 7, 20:2367780.000739640592.5651.6594


2015-011
Atlas V 421
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Mar 13, 02:44
MMS 1 (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 1)
2015-011A
40482
in space
Nasa satellite for magnetosphere studies. One of four spacecraft orbiting in a tetrahedral formation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 17, 02:05417200.8337560701231413.4328.8820
2015 Mar 24, 23:04419830.82241078701331426.8428.8622
2015 Apr 9, 21:09421110.81661343701221433.3328.9025
MMS 2 (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 2)
2015-011B
40483
in space
Nasa satellite for magnetosphere studies. One of four spacecraft orbiting in a tetrahedral formation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 16, 08:46417350.8339553701601414.1928.8820
2015 Apr 7, 21:24421100.81761305701581433.2828.9024
MMS 3 (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 3)
2015-011C
40484
in space
Nasa satellite for magnetosphere studies. One of four spacecraft orbiting in a tetrahedral formation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 21, 00:32417430.8340550701791414.6128.7821
2015 Mar 24, 23:12419840.82341036701771426.8928.8622
2015 Apr 6, 21:34421090.81801285701771433.2628.9024
MMS 4 (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission 4)
2015-011D
40485
in space
Nasa satellite for magnetosphere studies. One of four spacecraft orbiting in a tetrahedral formation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 16, 08:46417520.8341548701991415.0628.8320
2015 Mar 26, 22:49419850.82361030701831426.9128.8822
2015 Apr 11, 18:14421090.81841268701931433.2328.9125


2015-012
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Mar 18, 22:05
Express AM-7
2015-012A
40505
in space
Russian domestic communications satellite. Expected location - 40° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Mar 20, 14:06269560.5628540635750734.0919.910
2015 Apr 7, 18:47421660.000235781357951436.160.0210740° east


2015-013
Delta 4 Medium+ (4,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Mar 25, 18:36
USA 260 (Navstar GPS IIF-09)
2015-013A
40534
in space
Ninth Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 27, 01:38268460.00002046720468729.5955.01250
2015 Apr 18, 16:32265610.00052016820197717.9955.01353


2015-014
Dnepr
Dombarovsky (Yasny) Cosmodrome, Orenburg, Russia
2015 Mar 25, 22:08
KompSat 3A (Arirang 3A)
2015-014A
40536
in space
KOrea Multi-Purpose SATellite to be used to support Geographical Information Systems, environmental, agricultural and oceanographic monitoring. There may also be a miltary/strategic imaging role. It is similar to KompSat 3 but with the addition of an infrared detector. Precise launch time 22:08:46 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Mar 26, 02:5369090.001452154195.2597.5128301:30


2015-015
H-IIA 202 (F-28)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2015 Mar 26, 01:21
IGS 10 (IGS Optical 5)
2015-015A
40538
in space
Information Gathering Satellite - an optical imaging reconnaissance satellite. Element sets are not released by Spacetrack so parameters are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Apr 29, 21:3468910.000251251494.8997.515310:18


2015-016
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Mar 27, 19:42
Soyuz TMA-16M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 716)
2015-016A
40542
Re-entered 2015 Sep 12
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Gennady Padalka, Mikhail Kornienko, Scott Kelly. Precise launch time - 19:42:57 UTC. Docked with ISS Poisk port Mar 28 at 01:34:00 UTC, about two minutes ahead of schedule. On Aug 28 at 07:11 UTC, carrying Padalka, Kornienko and Kelly, Soyuz TMA-16M was undocked and re-docked with the Zvezda module at 10:30 UTC. Undocked Sep 11 at 21:29 UTC carrying Padalka with Andreas Mogensen and Aydyn Aimbetov (both from Soyuz TMA-18M). Following retro-fire for 281s (Δv 127 m/s) starting at 03:05 UTC, Soyuz-TMA-13M landed 146 km South-East of Dzezkazgan, Kazakhstan Sep 12 at 00:51 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 27, 19:3165840.001219821488.6151.6154


2015-017
Soyuz ST-B (VS-11)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Mar 27, 21:46
Galileo 7 (Adam/Galileo FOC FM-03)
2015-017A
40544
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 29, 10:57299650.00072356523608860.3655.07240
2015 May 7, 07:12296010.00012321923227844.7555.05239
Galileo 8 (Anastasia/Galileo FOC FM-04)
2015-017B
40545
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 29, 10:55299450.00022356223573859.5255.06133
2015 May 12, 02:38296000.00042321023234844.6955.08269


2015-018
PSLV-XL (C-27)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2015 Mar 28, 11:49
IRNSS 1D
2015-018A
40547
in space
Satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. Expected location 112° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Mar 28, 18:43168010.603927720569361.2319.21179
2015 Mar 29, 22:29243180.725031035569628.9919.22180
2015 Apr 10, 16:58421630.002035700358691435.9930.47184112° east
2015 Apr 27, 14:22421650.002035701358731436.1030.44183112° east


2015-019
CZ-3C
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Mar 30, 13:52
Beidou 17 (Beidou-2 I1-S)
2015-019A
40549
in space
First of China's Second Generation, Phase 2 Beidou satellites in inclined geosynchronous orbit. It also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Apr 2, 08:03426670.011535797367811461.8454.98172163° west
2015 Apr 28, 22:10421580.004135606359531435.7454.9617495° east
2015 Aug 10, 20:38421650.004635595359791436.1054.9117898° east
2016 Mar 29, 00:21421630.004035614359551435.9954.7618097° east
YZ-1 R/B
2015-019C
41929
in space
Orbit details unavailable or awaited


2015-020
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Mar 31, 13:48
Gonets M-11 (Gonets M №21)
2015-020A
40552
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 31, 21:1478810.000814961509116.0582.48336
2015 May 10, 09:1378770.001014911507115.9682.49211
2015 May 16, 19:5378730.001614821507115.8782.49191
Gonets M-12 (Gonets M №22)
2015-020B
40553
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 31, 23:0478800.000714961508116.0282.48323
2015 May 2, 19:0578730.001414841505115.8682.49204
Gonets M-13 (Gonets M №23)
2015-020C
40554
in space
Store and forward communications satellite for Russia's civil/commercial system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Apr 1, 20:1578790.000714951506115.9982.48308
2015 Apr 17, 23:2578720.001114851503115.8582.49218
2015 May 15, 02:0378730.001314841505115.8682.49158
Cosmos 2504
2015-020D
40555
in space
Small satellite with orbit changing capability. Possibly, but speculatively, an inspector satellite with its own Briz-KM rocket body (2015-020E/40556) as a target.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Mar 31, 22:5177160.021611711505112.4282.48270
2015 Apr 10, 05:5177190.021711731508112.4882.49248
2015 Apr 13, 18:1577220.022211731515112.5682.49240
2015 Apr 23, 09:4877150.020611791496112.4182.47217
2015 Apr 23, 20:1077190.021511751506112.4882.49216
2015 Jul 5, 20:5376640.021711201452111.2982.6844
2015 Oct 9, 18:2577170.021911691508112.4382.49180
Briz-KM
2015-020D
40556
in space
Launch a trio of GONETS satellites and Cosmos 2504 that 'hunted it down' in orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Apr 1, 14:2777170.021611721506112.4582.49267


2015-021
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Apr 14, 20:10
SpaceX CRS-6
2015-021A
40588
Re-entered 2015 May 21
Recovered
Carrying a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract. Captured by ISS Remote Manipulator System Apr 17 at 10:55 UTC, docked with lower port of the Harmony node at 13:29 UTC - retaining bolts were driven home 3-4 minutes later. Its cargo included 16 Cubesats for later launch from the ISS - Centennial 1, Arkyd 3R and the Nanoracks CM6 cluster consisting of 14 Planet Labs Flock 1E satellites. Undocked from Harmony May 21 at 09:29 UTC and released into independent orbit at 11:04 UTC. Retro-fire at about 15:47 UTC led to splashdown in Pacific Ocean off California at 16:42 UTC ±1 min.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Apr 14, 22:0766550.011220335190.0551.6545
2015 Apr 15, 12:3466600.011720435990.1451.6549
2015 Apr 16, 19:2767670.000638539392.3451.64229
2015 Apr 17, 13:2667780.000639640492.5651.65223
2015 May 21, 12:5267740.000539240092.4851.64172


2015-022
Ariane 5ECA (VA-222)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Apr 26, 20:00
Thor 7
2015-022A
40613
in space
Norwegian comsat covering Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, the North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, Persian Gulf and Mediterranean. Expected location 0°.8 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Apr 30, 05:34333200.264418132357521008.850.93181
2015 Apr 30, 16:40409960.027833480357561376.800.10224
2015 May 1, 14:23421170.000135733357451433.650.023115° west
2015 May 8, 11:53421650.000235778357971436.130.0214312° west
2015 Jun 7, 13:31420300.000135647356571429.240.043588° west
2015 Jun 16, 20:21421650.000235778357961436.100.032321° west
Sicral 2
2015-022B
40614
in space
Joint French/Italian government/military communications satellite for use by the respective countries and NATO. Expected location - 37° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 9, 22:37421650.000135783357911436.120.0316137° east


2015-023
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Apr 27, 23:03
TurkmenAlem 52E (MonacoSat)
2015-023A
40617
in space
Comsat - part of the payload is is used by the Turkmenistan Ministry of Communications, the remainder, covering the Middle East and North Africa is used by SSI of Monaco. Expected location - 52° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Apr 28, 10:55241410.727220735318622.1325.48179
2015 Apr 29, 07:01281090.4886799835465781.699.75179
2015 Apr 30, 18:00375860.117926776356411208.671.71180
2015 May 5, 00:42420990.001535656357861432.740.0326842° east
2015 May 15, 17:09421660.000235777357981436.150.0418443° east
2015 May 17, 19:47421650.000335776357991436.130.0518342° east


2015-024
Soyuz 2-1a
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Apr 28, 07:09
Progress M-27M (Progress 7K-TGM №426)
2015-024A
40619
Re-entered 2015 May 8
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 11:00:17 UTC. Intended to dock with the Pirs module at 13:07 UTC. The mission was lost when Progress was damaged by a small explosion in the launch vehicle upper stage caused it to shut down early and deliver Progress to a lower orbit than intended. Although communications were functioning, rapid tumbling of the spacecraft after separating from the launch vehicle meant it could not be controlled. According to TsUP, it re-entered May 8 at 02:04 UTC and was destroyed by frictional heating.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Apr 28, 20:4966020.005518726088.9751.6585
2015 May 7, 19:2965230.000914015187.3951.64128


2015-025
Atlas V 501 (AFSPC-5)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 May 20, 15:05
USA 261 (X-37B/OTV-2? Flight 2?)
2015-025A
40651
in space
Flight of USAF/Boeing X-37B space plane, probably the second mission for vehicle number 2. Detailed payload and mission purpose are unknown. Launch by United Launch Alliance an behalf of USAF Rapid Capabilities Office. Element sets are not released by Spacetrack so parameters are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jun 28, 02:3866940.000631232090.8438.02257
USS Langley
2015-025B
40652
in space
3U CubeSat from the US Naval Academy to demonstrate the ability to host a web server aboard a CubeSat. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Opticube 01
2015-025C
40653
in space
3U Cubesat (one of three carried in the same launch) built by students of California Polytechnic (CalPol) as callibration targets for orbital debris studies. Project sponsored by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
ParkinsonSat
2015-025D
40654
in space
1.5U Cubesat carrying a US Naval Academy rado receiver for collecting data from remote buoys on the ocean. It also carries two Amateur Radio transponders. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
BRICSat-P (Ballistically Reinforced Communication Satellite )
2015-025E
40655
in space
1.5U cubesat, from the US Naval Academy built in collaboration with George Washington University to measure the performance of miniature pulse plasma thrusters. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Opticube 02
2015-025F
40656
in space
3U Cubesat (one of three carried in the same launch) built by students of California Polytechnic (CalPol) as callibration targets for orbital debris studies. Project sponsored by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
GEARRS 2 (Globalstar Risk Reduction Satellite)
2015-025G
40657
in space
3U Cubesat from Taylor University, investigating the feasibility of using the Globalstar satellite comms network for command and control of cubesats and other small satellite systems and cubesats. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Opticube 03
2015-025H
40658
in space
3U Cubesat (one of three carried in the same launch) built by students of California Polytechnic (CalPol) as callibration targets for orbital debris studies. Project sponsored by the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Aerocube 8a
2015-025J
40659
in space
1.5U Cubesat, one of a jointly-launched pair from the Aerospace Corporation, MIT and eSpace, carring an R&D payload sponsored by the National Reconnaissance Office and relaing to development of Carbon Nanotubetechnology and a Scalable ion Electrospray Propulsion system. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Aerocube 8b
2015-025K
40660
in space
1.5U Cubesat, one of a jointly-launched pair from the Aerospace Corporation, MIT and eSpace, carring an R&D payload sponsored by the National Reconnaissance Office and relaing to development of Carbon Nanotubetechnology and a Scalable ion Electrospray Propulsion system. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X37-B) launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
Lightsail-A
2015-025L
40661
Re-entered 2015 Jun 14
3U CubeSat from The Planetary
Society designed to demonstrate the viability of using solar sailing for propulsion. Part of the Unique Lightweight Technology and Research Auxiliary Satellite ( ULTRASat) cluster of ten Cubesats carried on the USA-261 (X-37B) launch vehicle. The solar sail was opened Jun 7 at 1947 UTC. The second orbit listed is based on radio Doppler observations by amateur trackers.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit69070.025135570295.2055.00182
2015 Jun 13, 23:3767390.008530441891.7754.99258


2015-026
Ariane 5ECA (VA-223)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 May 27, 21:16
DirecTV 15
2015-026A
40663
in space
Commercial comsat covering the continental USA, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Expected location - 102.75 west

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 May 29, 14:24243950.727925935774631.984.41179
2015 Jun 1, 12:37351550.198721790357631093.280.90183
2015 Jun 4, 14:09421260.001535685358121434.140.1222571° west
2015 Jun 14, 11:44421630.000135782357891436.030.1123567° west
2015 Jul 25, 18:11422420.000235855358721440.020.0615272° west
2015 Sep 4, 12:47421650.000135781357931436.100.02134103° west
Sky Mexico 1
2015-026B
40664
in space
Commercial comsat owned by DirecTV providing Direct-to-Home broadcast services to the Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Expected location - 78°.8 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 May 29, 12:00243780.727626135738631.324.40179
2015 Jun 2, 02:48322700.30481605635728961.540.92180
2015 Jun 4, 13:30385870.091328687357311257.260.21182
2015 Jun 5, 13:05420910.000735686357401432.340.054480° west
2015 Jun 9, 05:52421510.000235763357821435.380.0524377° west
2015 Jun 12, 12:35421650.000035786357881436.110.0518077° west


2015-027
Soyuz 2-1a
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Jun 5, 15:23
Cosmos 2505 (Kobalt-M)
2015-027A
40667
Re-entered 2015 Sep 17
Recovered
Military imaging reconnaissance satellite, sometimes referred to as 'Yantar', with manoeuvring engine to maintain its orbit. It released two containers of exposed film at different times during the mission for retro-fire and recovery with landings 2015 Jul 7 at around 09:35 UTC and Aug 7 at around 04:45 UTC. The main module landed in the Orenburg region of Russia 2015 Sep 17 at around 22:15 UTC. Spacetrack's re-entry date of Sep 18 is incorrect - it may refer to an uncatalogued piece of debris (eg solar panel) discarded in orbit before retro-fire.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jun 5, 18:2766090.008217728589.1381.4287


2015-028
Vega (VV-05)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Jun 23, 01:51
Sentinel 2A
2015-028A
40697
in space
Second of a series 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: 01:51:58 UTC, separated from the launch vehicle at 02:46:41 UTC. Sentinal 1A was launched during 2014 (2014-016A/39634).

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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desc node
local time
2015 Jun 23, 20:1871670.0001788789100.6398.5715610:30


2015-029
Soyuz 2-1b
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Jun 23, 16:44
Cosmos 2506 (Persona 14F137 №3)
2015-029A
40699
in space
Third launch of new generation imaging reconnaissance satellite operated by the GRU (Russian Military Intelligence Directorate). The projected operational lifetime is seven years.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Jun 23, 20:2668230.037918770493.4998.317908:37
2015 Jun 26, 19:4868190.036719169193.4198.316808:38
2015 Jun 28, 12:2770940.001270772599.1198.3131408:39


2015-030
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2015 Jun 26, 06:02
Gaofen 8
2015-030A
40701
in space
Carries a high-resolution optical system. It will support a 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
2015 Jun 26, 10:5168550.000747148194.1397.3024313:30
2015 Jun 30, 10:3768670.000648449394.3897.292813:29


Failed to reach orbit
Falcon 9 v1.1
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Jun 28, 14:21
SpaceX CRS-7
Carrying a cargo under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) contract, the Dragon spacecraft was destroyed after 139s of flight when the Falcon 9 second stage liquid oxygen tank ruptured because it became over-pressurised. Among the cargo lost was a new International Docking Adaptor for the ISS and a Nanoracks cluster consisting of eight Flock 1F cubesats belonging to Planet Labs..


2015-031
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Jul 3, 04:55
Progress M-28M (Progress 7K-TGM №428)
2015-031A
40713
Re-entered 2015 Dec 19
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 04:55:50 UTC. Docked with the Pirs module at Jul 5 at 07:11 UTC. Undocked 2015 Dec 19 at 07:35:23 UTC. Retro-fire over central Asia at 10:42 UTC resulted in a destructive re-entry. Any surviving fragments hit the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean at about 11:28 UTC near 45° south, 150° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 3, 05:2565870.002918922888.6651.6175
2015 Jul 3, 11:0566530.001926228790.0051.64300
2015 Jul 4, 23:0167790.000339840392.5751.65121


2015-032
PSLV-XL (C-28)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2015 Jul 10, 16:28
DMC 3-FM1
2015-032A
40715
in space
One of three simultaneously-launched satellites in the the third Disaster Monitoring Constellation. By 2015 mid-September the three satellites were flying in formation, spaced at 120° intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Jul 12, 05:1770290.001963766497.7498.0523422:10
2015 Sep 16, 02:2870270.001763766197.7198.043122:11
DMC 3-FM2
2015-032B
40716
in space
One of three simultaneously-launched satellites in the the third Disaster Monitoring Constellation. By 2015 mid-September the three satellites were flying in formation, spaced at 120° intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Jul 12, 03:3970280.001963766397.7398.0523622:10
2015 Sep 16, 06:1870270.001563966097.7198.043822:12
DMC 3-FM3
2015-032C
40717
in space
One of three simultaneously-launched satellites in the the third Disaster Monitoring Constellation. By 2015 mid-September the three satellites were flying in formation, spaced at 120° intervals around the orbit.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Jul 12, 03:3970270.001863766297.7198.0523722:10
2015 Sep 16, 10:0470270.002063566397.7198.043022:11
CBNT 1
2015-032D
40718
in space
Small satellite from Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) built to test satellite construction techniques. It carries a camera for video and images of Earth. Design includes a drag device to be deployed on cmpletion of its mission in order to accelerate re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Jul 12, 02:0070260.001663765997.6898.0524122:10
De-OrbitSail
2015-032E
40719
in space
3U Cubesat to demonstrate use of a sail to increase air drag and accelerate re-entry.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 12, 00:2270250.001663665797.6598.05250


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 13, 16:40
Flock 1E-2
1998-067GE
40722
Re-entered 2016 Mar 5
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 14, 10:5167780.000539740392.5651.65253
Flock 1E-1
1998-067GF
40723
Re-entered 2016 May 18
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 14, 10:5167780.000539640392.5651.64257


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 14, 04:31
Flock 1E-4
1998-067GG
40724
Re-entered 2016 Jun 24
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 15, 07:1167780.000040040092.5651.64234
Flock 1E-3
1998-067GH
40725
Re-entered 2016 May 29
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 15, 19:2267780.000639640492.5551.64202


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 14, 15:45
Flock 1E-7
1998-067GJ
40726
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 11:3167780.000439740392.5551.64293
Flock 1E-8
1998-067GK
40727
Re-entered 2016 Jun 22
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:0567780.000439740392.5551.65297


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 14, 23:40
Flock 1E-5
1998-067GL
40728
Re-entered 2016 Jun 20
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:0567780.000539640392.5551.65266
Flock 1E-6
1998-067GM
40729
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 16:2467780.000539640392.5551.65261


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 15, 06:01
Flock 1E-9
1998-067GN
40736
Re-entered 2016 Feb 8
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:1367780.000339840292.5651.64320
Flock 1E-10
1998-067GP
40737
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:1267780.000239840292.5651.65303


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 15, 13:15
Flock 1E-11
1998-067GQ
40738
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:1267780.000539640392.5551.65253
Flock 1E-12
1998-067GR
40739
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 13:0767780.000539740392.5551.65267


2015-033
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Jul 15, 15:36
USA 262 (Navstar GPS IIF-10)
2015-033A
40730
in space
Tenth Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 16, 10:04268310.00022044720460729.0054.99327
2015 Jul 31, 00:00266680.00142025320327722.3555.08255
2015 Aug 9, 12:39265590.00162013920223717.9355.01258


2015-034
Ariane 5ECA (VA-224)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Jul 15, 21:42
Meteosat 11 (MSG 4)
2015-034A
40732
in space
Fourth and final Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite. The payload includes a SARSat Search and Rescue transponder to receive and relay distress signals from emergency radio beacons within its field of view. Released from the launch vehicle at 22:22 UTC. Expected location 3°.4 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Jul 16, 14:00244060.728225435800632.403.96178
2015 Jul 17, 20:26271390.5533574435777741.550.76179
2015 Jul 20, 05:02327890.28571704235780984.811.610
2015 Jul 21, 05:32406620.036432802357651359.992.95358
2015 Jul 29, 02:14420180.001235589356911428.623.171412° west
2015 Aug 3, 03:48421220.001335690357981433.913.162613° west
2015 Aug 5, 19:07421950.008935443361911437.653.181834° west
2015 Aug 13, 22:00421650.000035785357891436.133.14223° west
Star One C4
2015-034B
40733
in space
Commercial communications satellite covering Brazil, plus western south and central America, Mexico and the continental United States. Expected location - 70° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Jul 17, 10:31263220.6000415135737708.332.52179
2015 Jul 19, 02:57294010.43221031635730836.171.41179
2015 Jul 20, 08:52344140.223620341357311058.910.52179
2015 Jul 21, 08:23412690.020334054357291390.600.08359
2015 Jul 22, 06:41421380.000835728357921434.720.1117471° west
2015 Jul 28, 23:36421650.000135783357911436.120.0913470° west


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 15, 22:49
Flock 1E-13
1998-067GS
40740
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 19, 15:5867780.000439740292.5551.65294
Flock 1E-14
1998-067GT
40741
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 1E" imaging satellites. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 17, 16:2567770.000539640392.5551.64352


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Jul 16, 06:41
Arkyd 3R
1998-067GU
40742
Re-entered 2015 Dec 23
3U Cubesat acting a a test bed for systems to be used in the planned Arkyd-100 satellite constellation that will seek out asteroids in the vicinity of Eart. Replacement for Arkyd 3 which was lost in the Cygnus Orb 3 lauch failure 2014 Oct. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 18, 10:4067780.000539740392.5651.64302
Centennial 1
1998-067GV
40743
Re-entered 2016 Jan 6
1U Cubesat from Booz Allen Hamilton in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory, probably testing optical sensors and imaging devices. Carried to ISS by the SpaceX CRS-6 mission (2015-21A/40588) as part of the Nanoracks CM6 cubesat cluster.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 18, 10:4267770.000439740292.5551.65327


2015-035
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Jul 22, 21:02
Soyuz TMA-17M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 717)
2015-035A
40744
Re-entered 2015 Dec 11
Recovered
Crew to ISS - Oleg Kononenko, Kimiya Yui and Kjell Lindgren. Precise launch time - 21:02:44 UTC. Docked with ISS Rassvet port Jun 23 at 02:45 UTC, about one minute ahead of schedule. Undocked, carrying, Kononenko, Yui and Lindgren 2014 Dec 11 at 09:49:36 UTC. Retro-fire at 15:19:19 UTC led to landing north-east of Dzhezhkazgan, Kazakhstan at about 18:12 UTC in bad weather and in the dark. The aim point was 125 km from the city near 48°.45 north, 69°.12 east but neither the precise time nor the landing location have been confirmed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 23, 00:0267800.000140140292.5951.65290
2015 Jul 23, 14:0367800.000140140392.5951.65295


2015-036
Delta 4 Medium (5,2)
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Jul 24, 00:07
USA 263 (Wideband Global SATCOM 7)
2015-036A
40746
in space
Block II Military communications satellite, providing communications links for troops in the field. A major improvent in the Block II satellites is transmission of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance imagery at approximately three times the data rate available through the Block I satellites.
Orbit details unavailable or awaited


2015-037
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Jul 25, 12:29
Beidou 18 (Beidou-3 M1)
2015-037A
40748
in space
First of China's Second Generation, Phase 3 satellites for the Beidou system, supporting expansion to global coverage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 26, 17:03282370.01182152522194787.0454.98177
2015 Aug 13, 22:08279060.00052151521542773.2454.99253
Beidou 19 (Beidou-3 M2)
2015-037B
40749
in space
Second generation, Phase 3 satellite for the Beidou system, supporting expansion to global coverage.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 27, 11:47280830.00632152821881780.5854.99180
2015 Jul 29, 03:08278740.00122146421528771.8954.99344
2015 Aug 7, 12:42279070.00052151421543773.2754.99264
CZ-3B upper stage
2015-037C
40750
in space
Launched Beidou-3 M1 & M2

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Jul 26, 02:39156680.580818918390325.3055.00171


2015-038
H-IIB F-5
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2015 Aug 19, 11:50
HTV 5 (Kounotouri 5)
2015-038A
40873
Re-entered 2015 Sep 29
Japanese supply vehicle to the ISS. Kounotori translates to "white stork" (seen as a carrier of joyful things) in English. Cargo included 18 Cubesats for later launch from the ISS - SERPENS, S-Cube, GOMX 3, AAUSat 5
and the Nanoracks cluster of 14 Flock 2B imaging satellites for Planet Labs. Precise launch time - 11:50:49 UTC. Captured by the ISS manipulator arm Sep 28 at 10:29 UTC. Attached to the Harmony node at 14:58 UTC with all securing bolts driven home by 17:28 UTC. Undocked using the ISS remote manipulator Sep 4 at 11:12 UTC and released into independent orbit at 16:53 UTC, about 90 mins later than planned because of a problem with the manipulator. Retro-fire Sep 29 at 20:08 UTC led to destructive re-entry at 20:33 with any surviving fragments hitting the southern Pacific Ocean over the period 20:47-21:13 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Aug 19, 17:3166220.008618730189.3951.68313
2015 Aug 20, 01:2466510.004324530289.9851.69309
2015 Aug 22, 23:5767480.001536038091.9451.64191
2015 Aug 23, 21:1867650.001437739692.2851.65197
2015 Aug 24, 03:3267790.000240040292.5851.6593
2015 Aug 28, 13:3067790.000140040192.5751.6459


2015-039
Ariane 5ECA (VA-225)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Aug 20, 20:34
Intelsat 34
2015-039A
40874
in space
Comsat to provide direct communications services to homes, plus aeronautical and maritime services to Latin Americs. Separated from the launch vehicle at 21:14 UTC. Expected location - 55°.5 west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Aug 21, 19:31243930.728524635784631.914.67179
2015 Aug 22, 13:01286400.4718874835776803.941.77178
2015 Aug 23, 15:08361390.166423749357721139.510.27174
2015 Aug 25, 08:46399430.055731338357911324.100.07155
2015 Aug 28, 05:30420850.002235614358001432.030.065652° west
2015 Aug 31, 18:14421660.000435773358031436.170.0423851° west
Eutelsat 8 West B
2015-039B
40875
in space
Geosynchronous orbit comsat. It will serve Europe, the Middle East, North Afric and sub-Saharan Africa. Expected location - 8° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Aug 21, 19:19243810.728424435761631.434.67179
2015 Aug 23, 01:34341420.233919779357491046.411.25176
2015 Aug 31, 16:23421650.000535766358081436.110.082462° east


2015-040
CZ-4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2015 Aug 27, 02:31
Yaogan 27
2015-040A
40878
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
2015 Aug 27, 22:0075780.000811951206109.43100.5027309:29


2015-041
GSLV Mk2
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2015 Aug 27, 11:22
GSat 6
2015-041A
40880
in space
Indian communication satellite covering the Indian mainland. Separated from the launch vehicle at 11:39 UTC. Expected location - 83° East.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
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( ° )
ω  
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GEO    
Longitude
2015 Sep 1, 21:07420720.000535673357141431.361.1923181° east
2015 Sep 7, 20:25421630.000635758358121436.021.1831483° east


2015-042
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Aug 28, 11:44
Inmarsat 5 F-3
2015-042A
40882
in space
Communications satellite including support for the Broadband Global Area Network (B-GAN) for internet and intranet use, video on demand, video-conferencing, fax, e-mail, telephone and high-speed LAN access. Expected location: 175° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
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period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Aug 31, 14:42410010.73794369648771377.0726.64180
2015 Sep 8, 05:06546260.303131691648062117.691.26169
2015 Sep 8, 13:38451200.159031569459151589.700.37155
2015 Sep 9, 14:51426470.111331521410161460.800.1275169° west
2015 Sep 11, 18:38421640.101631500400711436.040.1337179° east


2015-043
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Sep 2, 04:37
Soyuz TMA-18M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 718)
2015-043A
40885
Re-entered 2016 Mar 2
Crew to ISS - Sergey Volkov, Andreas Mogensen and Aydyn Aimbetov. Precise launch time - 04:37:43 UTC. A debris avoidance maoeuvre by the ISS on Jun 8 raised its orbit slightly and meant that the planned six hour approach could not be achieved because the length of orbit arc between Soyuz and ISS would have been too short. Docked with ISS Poisk port Sep 4 at 07:37:43 UTC, about five minutes ahead of schedule. Undocked 2016 Mar 2 at 01:02:38 UTC (±5s) carrying Volkov, Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko. Retro-fire for 289s at 03:32 UTC led to a landing south-east of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan at 04:26 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
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ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 2, 15:1166380.003523728389.7051.64147
2015 Sep 3, 22:2367790.000240040392.5951.64178


2015-044
Atlas V 551
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Sep 2, 10:18
MUOS 4 (Mobile User Objective System 4)
2015-044A
40887
in space
Narrowband tactical comsat for geosynchronous orbit, designed to work with highly portable receiver/transmitter equipment. Fourth satellite in a constellation of five. Expected location - 75º east. Orbits are based on amateur observation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 17, 07:40421650.000335773358011436.125.02140172° west


2015-045
Soyuz ST-B (VS-12)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Sep 11, 02:08
Galileo 9 (Alba/Galileo FOC FM-05)
2015-045A
40889
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Launched simultaneously with Galileo 10. Precise launch time 11:51:56 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
2015 Sep 12, 15:31299560.00112354623611859.9857.39254
Galileo 10 (Oriana/Galileo FOC FM-06)
2015-045B
40890
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Launched simultaneously with Galileo 9. Precise launch time 11:51:56 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 20, 22:04296370.00092323223285846.2557.40292


2015-046
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Sep 12, 15:04
TJS-1
2015-046A
40892
in space
Reportedly a communications test satellite although its precise purpose has not been disclosed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Sep 13, 06:28243870.730519535823631.7027.10180
2015 Sep 23, 15:31421640.000235776357951436.050.18260155° east


2015-047
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Sep 14, 04:42
Gaofen 9
2015-047A
40894
in space
Carries a high-resolution optical system. It will support a remote sensing programme based on LEO and GEO satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 14, 20:2570200.003361966597.5698.0124510:59


2015-048
Proton-M/DM-03
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Sep 14, 19:00
Express AM-8
2015-048A
40895
in space
Russian domestic communications satellite serving Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Expected location - 14° west.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Sep 16, 22:41422310.000935813358921439.490.0520588° east
2015 Sep 25, 22:28422070.000935792358671438.280.0419481° east
2015 Sep 30, 15:09421660.000435770358061436.160.0424180° east
2015 Oct 21, 20:06423860.000236000360171447.440.025569° east
2015 Nov 4, 05:36425030.000536106361441453.410.0634413° east
2015 Nov 14, 05:53422270.000435833358641439.260.0528614° west
2015 Nov 15, 04:31421660.000335777357991436.160.0514614° west


 
JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD)
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Sep 17, 12:02
SERPENS (Sistema Espacial para Realização de Pesquisas e Experimentos com Nanossatélites)
1998-067GY
40898
Re-entered 2016 Mar 27
3U Cubesat developed by students of the University of Brasilia and collecting meteorological data from Earth-based sensors. Also carries an amateur radio transponder and a store and forward messaging system.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( ° )
2015 Sep 19, 05:0567810.000939740992.6251.64293


 
JEM-Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (JSSOD)
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Sep 17, 12:13
S³ (Shootingstar Sensing Satellite)
1998-067GX
40897
in space
3U Cubesat designed and built by Japan's Planetary Exploration Research Center of Chiba Institute of Technology in Narashino and Tohoku University in Sendai. Its purpose is to observe meteors during the 2015 Orionid shower using ultraviolet sensors.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Sep 19, 05:0567810.000939640892.6151.64314


2015-049
CZ-6
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2015 Sep 19, 23:01
Luliang 1
2015-049A
40899
in space
Small satellite from China's National University of Defence Technology sponsored by the Luliang municipality. Carries a test payload of an AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and an ADS-B (Aircraft Data Relay) for tracking aircraft. Also housed NUDT-PhoneSat (2015-049B/40899) that it released after reaching orbit. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle. Catalogue Number and Designation subject to confirmation.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 19:1669040.001551653695.1597.4626206:10
NUDT-Phonesat
2015-049B
40900
in space
Small satellite from China's National University of Defence Technology, released from Luliang 1 (2015-049A/40899) after it reached orbit. It carries an amateur radio payload as well as a communications system based on an an Android smart phone. It also carried internally four picosatellites for communication and control experiments - as yet they have not been catalogued so it is unclear whether they have been released. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 24, 02:5169050.001551653695.1697.4525806:10
ZP 2A (Zhejiang University Pi Satellite 2A)
2015-049C
40901
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched small satellites testing microchip technology and a truss structure for deploying an aerial. It carries a micro-thruster to allow station-keeping with ZP-2B. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 21, 19:2969050.001351853695.1797.4626306:10
ZP 2B (Zhejiang University Pi Satellite 2B)
2015-049D
40902
in space
One of a pair of simultaneously-launched small satellites testing microchip technology and a truss structure for deploying an aerial. It carries a micro-thruster to allow station-keeping with ZP-2B. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 07:5369050.001351853695.1897.4525806:10
XW-2A
2015-049E
40903
in space
Amateur radio satellite equipped with orbit adjustment thrusters and instruments to collect data on the Earth's upper atmosphere. Released two sub-satellites, XW-2E and XW-2F once in orbit. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 24, 07:2868940.002449953394.9597.4628906:10
Kaituo 1A
2015-049F
40904
in space
Satellite testing a thruster system. Also carried Kaituo 1B (2014-049P/40912) which it released once in orbit. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 03:1669060.001451953795.2097.4625406:10
Naxing 2
2015-049G
40905
in space
Small satellite testing components for satellite system. It also reportedly carried two picosatellites for space research - as yet they have not been catalogued so it is unclear whether they have been released. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle. 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
2015 Sep 22, 17:3669090.001552054195.2497.4524006:10
XW-2C
2015-049H
40906
in space
Amateur radio satellite equipped with instruments to study the Earth's upper atmosphere. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 07:5569080.001552054095.2397.4624306:10
XW-2D
2015-049J
40907
in space
Amateur radio satellite equipped with instruments to study the Earth's upper atmosphere. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 03:1769080.001452054095.2397.4624006:10
LilacSat 2
2015-049K
40908
in space
Small satellite built by Harbin Institute of Technology. It carries an infrared camera for Earth imaging and receivers for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea and ADS-B (Aircraft Data Relay) for tracking aircraft. Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 22, 03:1869090.001552154295.2697.4723506:10
XW-2E
2015-049L
40909
in space
Amateur radio satellite. Released from XW-2A (2015-049E/40903) after it reached orbit. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 21, 19:3069070.001451953995.2297.4624806:10
XW-2F
2015-049M
40910
in space
Amateur radio satellite. Released from XW-2A (2015-049E/40903) after it reached orbit. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 24, 15:1669090.001552054195.2497.4523106:10
XW-2B
2015-049N
40911
in space
Amateur radio satellite equipped with instruments to study the Earth's upper atmosphere. Part of a cluster of six amateur radio satellites carried on the first test flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 23, 05:5769080.001452054095.2397.4623806:10
Kaituo 1B
2015-049P
40912
in space
Satellite carrying test thrusters for space use. Carried to orbit by, and then released from, Kaituo 1B (2015-049F/40904). Launched as part of a multi-satellite payload on the first flight of the CZ-6 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 23, 23:3969030.001651453695.1397.4623306:10


2015-050
Rockot
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Sep 23, 22:00
Cosmos 2507 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2015-050A
40920
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 27, 00:5778800.000614971507116.0382.50322
Cosmos 2508 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2015-050B
40921
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 28, 13:4278790.000614961506116.0082.49305
Cosmos 2509 (Strela-3M/Rodnik)
2015-050C
40922
in space
Government/military system store-dump communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 28, 04:0478810.000614981508116.0582.49334


2015-051
CZ-11
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Sep 25, 01:41
Puijang 1
2015-051A
40925
in space
Technology demonstration satellite containing a number of unspecified space systems for potential use by future satellites. Payload on the first test flight of the CZ-11 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 26, 05:4168550.001346948694.1597.3127608:00
Tianwang 1C (NJFA 1)
2015-051B
40926
in space
3U Cubesat from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Carries Amateur Radio and communications links to the other two Tianwang 1 satellites (2105-051C/40926 and 2015-051D/40927). Also has a receiver for ADS-B (Aircraft Data Relay) for tracking aircraft. Payload on the first test flight of the CZ-11 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 26, 10:4068550.001546648794.1497.3127508:00
Tianwang 1B (NJUST 2)
2015-051C
40927
in space
2U Cubesat from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Carries Amateur Radio and communications links to the other two Tianwang 1 satellites (2105-051B/40926 and 2015-051D/40927). Also equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea. Payload on the first test flight of the CZ-11 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 27, 02:0368540.001446648594.1297.3227908:00
Tianwang 1A (Shangkeda 2)
2015-051D
40928
in space
2U Cubesat from Nanjing University of Science and Technology. Carries Amateur Radio and communications links to the other two Tianwang 1 satellites (2105-051B/40925 and 2015-051C/40926). Payload on the first test flight of the CZ-11 launch vehicle.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Sep 27, 02:0268540.001346748594.1297.3128208:00


2015-052
PSLV-XL (C-29)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2015 Sep 28, 04:30
Astrosat
2015-052A
40930
in space
Astronomical observatory for studying stars in several parts of the electromagnetic spectrum - optical, Ultraviolet, low and high energy X-rays.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 29, 15:4070200.001263365097.555.9913
LAPAN A2
2015-052B
40931
in space
Indonesian satellite from Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN) - National Institute of Aeronautics and Space for use in disaster mitigation. IT carries equipment to image the Earth's surface using video, Amateur Radio equipment for use in disaster areas and an Automatic Identification System (AIS) for tracking ships.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Sep 29, 17:1770190.001363265097.546.0017
Lemur-2 (Joel)
2015-052C
40932
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a group of four simultaneously-launched satellites equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 4, 01:0170180.001363165097.526.0083
Lemur-2 (Chris)
2015-052D
40933
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a group of four simultaneously-launched satellites equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 3, 08:4870180.001462965097.516.0072
Lemur-2 (Jeroen)
2015-052E
40934
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a group of four simultaneously-launched satellites equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 4, 01:0570200.001163465097.566.0080
Lemur-2 (Peter)
2015-052F
40935
in space
3U Cubesat - one of a group of four simultaneously-launched satellites equipped with a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) for tracking ships at sea, and a receiver that uses occultation measurements of GPS satellite signals to measure temperature, pressure and humidity profiles in the Earth's atmosphere for weather forecasting. Developed by Spire (formerly Nanosatisfi). Lemur-2 satellites are named after development and support team members.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 3, 18:3670210.001063565097.576.0072
ExactView 9
2015-052G
40936
in space
Canadian satellite for monitoring shipping movements by using AIS, built for exactEarth.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 4, 01:0670210.001063665097.586.0074


2015-053
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Sep 29, 23:13
Beidou 20 (Beidou-2 I2-S)
2015-053A
40938
in space
Second generation, Phase 2 Beidou navigation satellite in inclined geosynchronous orbit. It also provides time and messaging services for the Asia-Pacific region.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Sep 30, 13:08243890.730619235828631.7455.05180
2015 Oct 8, 12:02421580.004135606359541435.7555.0217494° east
2015 Dec 10, 00:38421610.004335601359651435.9254.9517097° east


2015-054
Ariane 5ECA (VA-225)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Sep 30, 16:30
Sky Muster (NBN-Co 1A)
2015-054A
40940
in space
Australian comsat to provide broadband services to remote parts of the country. Expected location - 140° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 1, 16:06243920.728524535784631.895.96179
2015 Oct 2, 16:22271690.5515580735775742.813.16179
2015 Oct 4, 12:09317200.32891490935775937.051.39178
2015 Oct 6, 14:37365120.154524493357751157.210.53177
2015 Oct 10, 08:20421380.000335746357731434.710.0435139° east
2015 Oct 22, 06:11421650.000335775357991436.110.02273140° east
Arsat 2
2015-054B
40941
in space
Argentinian comsat providing direct-to-home television (DTH), Internet access services for reception on VSAT antennas, along with data transmission and IP telephony. Coverage area is from Argentiana to Canada. Expected location 81° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 1, 15:46243810.728524235764631.445.97179
2015 Oct 2, 13:39266520.5810478935759721.713.52179
2015 Oct 6, 00:11312850.34731404235772917.841.55178
2015 Oct 13, 23:29421940.000735785358461437.590.0535280° west
2015 Oct 17, 07:06421640.000135781357911436.070.0127281° west


2015-055
Soyuz-U
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Oct 1, 16:49
Progress M-29M (Progress 7K-TGM №428)
2015-055A
40944
Re-entered 2016 Apr 8
Supplies to ISS. Precise launch time 16:49:40 UTC. Docked with the Zvezda module at 22:52 UTC. Undocked 2016 Mar 30 at 14:15:42 UTC and undertook a series of experiments to measure bending of its structure under different rotation regimes. Retro-fire for 180 seconds Apr 8 at 13:31 UTC provided ∆v of 96.8 m/s to precipitate a destructive re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere at 14:03 UTC. Any unburnt fragments hit the surface of the southern Pacific Ocean around 14:17 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 1, 17:1866000.003919624788.9451.59120
2015 Oct 1, 19:5567010.002230833790.9851.64285
2015 Oct 3, 10:4967830.000640040992.6651.64355
2016 Mar 29, 12:1867820.000240340692.6551.6412
2016 Mar 31, 21:0367670.002137440392.3351.64254
2016 Apr 8, 10:3467660.002137340292.3051.64283


2015-056
Atlas V 421
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Oct 2, 10:28
Morelos 3
2015-056A
40946
in space
Communications satellite for for Mexico’s Ministry of Communications and Transportation. Expected location - 116° west.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 3, 05:15266700.5808480135783722.4227.00180
2015 Oct 8, 19:01311500.35331376535779911.9115.26182
2015 Oct 10, 08:26344510.223620371357751060.6211.55182
2015 Oct 12, 03:33376610.119526781357851212.269.24182
2015 Oct 13, 10:36412970.021034052357851391.987.47184
2015 Oct 15, 15:23417600.009734978357871415.487.27184116° west
2015 Oct 18, 10:52421650.000535768358061436.107.1268113° west


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 5, 14:05
AAUSat 5 (Aalborg University Cubesat)
1998-067GZ
40948
Re-entered 2016 Mar 15
1U Cubesat from Denmark carrying an amateur radio payoad and a receiver for AIS (Automatic Information System) transmissions to locate ships at sea.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 6, 09:4667800.000939640992.6151.6421
GomX 3
1998-067HA
40949
in space
3U cubesat from GomSpace in Denmark. It carries a demonstration receiver for aircraft ADS-B broadcast, a receiver to measure GEO comsat spot beam signal quality at L-band and a miniaturised high data rate X-band transmitter developed by Syrlinks and funded by France’s CNES space agency.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 6, 12:3967800.001039640992.6151.6418


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 6, 01:15
Flock 2B-1
1998-067HB
40950
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 7, 20:3867810.000639840792.6151.6440
Flock 2B-2
1998-067HC
40951
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 01:2967810.000739840792.6151.6541


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 6, 04:30
Flock 2B-3
1998-067HD
40952
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 9, 05:2767800.000539940692.6051.6444
Flock 2B-4
1998-067HE
40953
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 9, 00:4767800.000539940692.6151.6441


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 6, 08:31
Flock 2B-5
1998-067HF
40954
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 10:5767810.001039640992.6151.6416
Flock 2B-6
1998-067HG
40955
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 10:5467810.000939640992.6151.6416


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 6, 11:45
Flock 2B-7
1998-067HH
40956
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 9, 00:3667800.001039640992.6151.6427
Flock 2B-8
1998-067HJ
40957
Re-entered 2016 May 22
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 01:4167810.000939640992.6151.6422


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 7, 00:10
Flock 2B-10
1998-067HK
40962
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 18:3367810.000939640992.6151.6435
Flock 2B-9
1998-067HL
40963
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 8, 18:3367810.001039640992.6151.6427


2015-057
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Oct 7, 04:13
Lingqiasat
2015-057A
40958
in space
Satellite testing space technology. Part of the simultaneously-launched Jilin cluster of four satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Oct 9, 02:5770310.001764066497.7898.0423810:30
Lingqiao Video A
2015-057B
40959
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing Earth surface video. Part of the simultaneously-launched Jilin cluster of four satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Oct 8, 20:2570300.001764066497.7798.0424210:30
Lingqiao Video B
2015-057C
40960
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite providing Earth surface video. Part of the simultaneously-launched Jilin cluster of four satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Oct 8, 04:0770300.001763966497.7698.0424610:30
Jilin 1
2015-057D
40961
in space
Chinese commercial imaging satellite equipped with a high resolution imaging system. Part of the simultaneously-launched Jilin cluster of four satellites, named after the city where the satellites were developed.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Oct 8, 05:4470290.001863966497.7598.0424710:30


 
Nanoracks Cubesat Deployer
International Space Station, on orbit
2015 Oct 7
Flock 2B-13
1998-067HM
40979
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 9, 08:4467810.001139541092.6151.6626
Flock 2B-14
1998-067HN
40980
in space
3U Cubesat, part of Planet Labs "Flock 2B" imaging satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Oct 10, 01:2867800.001039640992.6151.6527


2015-058
Atlas V 401
Vandenberg AFB, California, USA
2015 Oct 8, 12:49
USA 264 p/l 1 (NOSS 3-7 p/l 1)
2015-058A
40964
in space
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS) - main payload. Orbit is based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Nov 1, 17:5674840.012410131198107.3863.43179
Aerocube 5c
2015-058B
40965
in space
1.5U Cubesat used to demonstrate tracking technologies, optical communications, and laser communication with the ground and between satellites. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
Aerocube 7
2015-058C
40966
in space
1.5U Cubesat used to demonstrate tracking technologies, optical communications, and laser communication with the ground and between satellites. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
Fox 1A
2015-058D
40967
in space
1U Cubesat including an amateur radio voice and data transponder, and two educational satellite experiments. Part of NASA's ELaNa 12 cluster of cubesats included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
BisonSat
2015-058E
40968
in space
1U Cubesat from Salish Kootenai College in Montana for training undergraduate engineering and science students on design, build, test, and operation of space hardware. Payload includes a visible light camera for land cover classification, cloud cover, and cloud height measurements. Part of NASA's ELaNa 12 custer of cubesats included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
ARC (Alaska Research CubeSat)
2015-058F
40969
in space
1U Cubesat from the University of Alaska. The payload includes a camera to obtain images of Arctic snow and ice coverage, a magnetometer to measure the local magnetic filed, and a system to monitor the ride into space aboard the launch vehicle. Part of NASA's ELaNa 12 custer of cubesats included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
SNAP-3 Alice
2015-058G
40970
in space
3U Cubesat from the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command . One of a group of three simultaneously-launched satellites with radio payloads to demonstrate beyond-line-of-sight communication for disadvantaged users in remote locations. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
LMRSat (Low Mass Radio Science Transponder Satellite)
2015-058H
40971
in space
3U Cubesat from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory carrying radio equipment to be used for calibration of NASA's Deep Space Network. Part of NASA's ELaNa 12 custer of cubesats included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
SNAP-3 Eddie
2015-058J
40972
in space
3U Cubesat from the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command . One of a group of three simultaneously-launched satellites with radio payloads to demonstrate beyond-line-of-sight communication for disadvantaged users in remote locations. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
Propcube (Merryweather)
2015-058K
40973
in space
1U Cubesat from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems In and sponsored by the NRO. One of a simultaneously-launched pair, providing ionospheric measurements. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
SINOD-D 1
2015-058L
40974
in space
2U Cubesat from SRI International and Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc.with a payload to demonstrate radio communications using a Softwware Defined Radio. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
SNAP-3 Jimi
2015-058M
40975
in space
3U Cubesat from the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command . One of a group of three simultaneously-launched satellites with radio payloads to demonstrate beyond-line-of-sight communication for disadvantaged users in remote locations. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
Propcube (Flora)
2015-058N
40976
in space
1U Cubesat from Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems In and sponsored by the NRO. One of a simultaneously-launched pair, providing ionospheric measurements. Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
SINOD-D 3
2015-058P
40977
in space
2U Cubesat Included in the GRACE (Government Rideshare Advanced Concepts Experiment) cubesat payload carried on the NRO L-55 launch.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
Estimated orbit70030.020048576597.2064.00270
USA 264 p/l 2 (NOSS 3-7 p/l 2)
2015-058R
40981
in space
Navy Ocean Surveillance Satellite (NOSS), second of the satellite pair, released from its parent soon after launch. Orbit is based on amateur observations.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Nov 1, 17:5674840.012410131198107.3863.43179


2015-059
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Oct 16, 16:16
Apstar 9
2015-059A
40982
in space
Commercial comsat covering the Asia-Pacific region and providing VSAT networks, cellular telephone connections, Direct to Home services and mobile connections for ships and aircraft. Expected location - 142° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 16, 23:16273590.760018841774750.6027.15180
2015 Oct 26, 18:04421660.000035786357901436.150.1458137° east
2015 Nov 13, 11:15421060.000135723357331433.090.0968139° east
2015 Nov 18, 10:43421660.000335774358011436.140.08350142° east


2015-060
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Oct 16, 20:40
Turksat 4B
2015-060A
40984
in space
Turkish comsat offering telecommunication service, direct TV broadcasting and broadband connections for Turkey, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Expected location 50° east.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Oct 17, 16:51288420.4609916935759812.4613.070
2015 Oct 19, 15:05326210.29171672635759977.246.530
2015 Oct 22, 15:19421170.000535718357591433.640.046049° east
2015 Oct 27, 18:16421650.000435768358061436.120.032950° east


2015-061
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Oct 26, 07:10
Tianhui 1-03
2015-061A
40988
in space
Cartographic imaging satellite capable of stereoscopic Earth photography, equipped with orbit adjustment engine to maintain height against air drag.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Oct 27, 21:0868730.000849050194.5297.3530213:29


2015-062
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Oct 31, 16:13
USA 265 (Navstar GPS IIF-11)
2015-062A
41019
in space
Eleventh Block 2F, Generation 2 GPS Navsat.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Nov 3, 23:32268460.00092044320492729.5854.98207
2015 Dec 18, 18:00265610.00092015820207718.0054.95189


2015-063
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Nov 3, 16:25
Chinasat 2C (Zhongxing 2C)
2015-063A
41021
in space
Chinese miliary or government communications satellite.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Nov 3, 18:56243910.730619435833631.8527.10179
2015 Nov 13, 10:57421640.000235779357931436.060.56143103° east


Failed to reach orbit
Super Strypi
Kokole Point, Barking Sands, Hawaii, USA
2015 Nov 4, 03:45
HIAKASat (HawaiiSat)
Hyperspectral Imaging, Aeronautical Kinematic Analysis Satellite - technology demonstration satellite that carried instruments assembled by students and graduates of the University of Hawai including Earth imaging cameras. Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1A (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1A)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1B (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1B)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1C (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1C)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1D (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1D)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1E (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1E)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1F (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1F)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1G (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1G)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
EDSN 1H (Edison Demonstration of Smallsat Networks 1H)
1.5U Cubesat, one of a simultaneously-launched group of eight intended as proof of concept for future constellations of satellites performing satellite-to-satellite data transfers with eventual data transfer to the ground. EDSN is a partnership of NASA Ames Research Center, Montana State University (MSU) and Santa Clara University (SCU). Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
PrintSat
1U CubeSat to verify the viability of 3-D Printing for spacecraft structures and mechanisms. Built by Montana State University, the mission will measure the on-orbit performance of the 3D Printer material used to build the satellite. Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
Argus
2U CubeSat intended to improve modeling of the effects of space radiation on modern electronics. Built, managed and operated by a team of students from Saint Louis and Vanderbilt Universities, it was intended to monitor test circuits in orbit and provide data that will be compared to models. Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
STACEM
3U CubeSat built, tested and operated by the Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University to conduct a spaceborne optical experiment to collect imagery, both visible and near infrared and hyperspectral, of Earth scenes for environmental analysis and monitoring. Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.
ORSqRD
6U CubeSat as a proof of concept flight for several experiments including the first flight of the 6U dispenser, a very high power solar array system and a system to record launch vibration environments. The satellite was assembled by faculty and students from the University of New Mexico’s COSMIAC center. Part of the ORS-4 satellite cluster, lost on the first flight of the SPARK/Super Strypi launch vehicle when it disintegrated a few seconds after lif off.


2015-064
CZ-4B
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2015 Nov 8, 07:06
Yaogan 28
2015-064A
41026
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.

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2015 Nov 8, 11:2868490.001746048294.0297.2425514:14


2015-065
Ariane 5ECA (VA-227)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Nov 10, 21:34
GSAT 15
2015-065A
41028
in space
Indian Space Research organisation communications satellite including Direct to Home services. Also carries GAGAN (GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation) to augment IRNSS services across Asia and . Released from the launch vehicle around 22:17 UTC. Expected location 93°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
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GEO    
Longitude
2015 Nov 11, 16:20243900.727826135762631.783.97178
2015 Nov 12, 20:59308180.36711312535755897.361.13175
2015 Nov 16, 18:40420160.002935515357621428.530.1010290° east
2015 Nov 17, 12:59420830.001435644357651431.910.109491° east
2015 Nov 27, 18:43421650.000335773358001436.100.0833994° east
Arabsat 6B (BADR 7)
2015-065B
41029
in space
Comsat for the Arab Satellite Communications Organisation with coverage of the Middle East and North Africa. Released from the launch vehicle around 22:01 UTC. Expected location 26° east.

epoch (UTC)         
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Longitude
2015 Nov 11, 16:38243700.727925435731631.043.96178
2015 Nov 17, 23:20420570.001235630357281430.610.0911623° east
2015 Nov 20, 05:47420950.000535694357391432.510.08025° east
2015 Nov 21, 04:37421130.000235725357441433.450.0832626° east
2015 Nov 27, 02:13421650.000935748358271436.130.095926° east


2015-066
Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Nov 17, 06:34
Cosmos 2510 (EKS)
2015-066A
41032
in space
First launch of new-generation missile early warning satellite capable of tracking missiles and other heat sources in the Earth's atmosphere and in space. Reached operational orbit Dec 10.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Nov 18, 13:27264680.6975162938550714.2263.81270
2015 Dec 3, 19:25264810.6984160938596714.7463.80270
2015 Dec 6, 01:26265050.6990159938655715.7563.81270
2015 Dec 8, 06:54265400.6992160438719717.1563.80270
2015 Dec 10, 03:51265560.6994160538751717.8163.79270


2015-067
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Nov 20, 16:07
LaoSat 1
2015-067A
41034
in space
Comsat covering the Indochina region, particularly Laos. Released from the launch vehicle at 16:36 UTC. Expected location - 128°.5 east.

epoch (UTC)         
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Nov 20, 18:45273620.760018941779750.7318.38179
2015 Nov 30, 16:09421660.000235781357941436.140.11292129° east


2015-068
H-IIA 204 (F-29)
Tanegashima Space Centre, Japan
2015 Nov 24, 06:23
Telstar 12 VANTAGE
2015-068A
41036
in space
Comsat owned by Telesat of Canada, covering the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as high traffic maritime zones in the Mediterranean, North Sea, Caribbean and the South Atlantic. It will replace and enhance services being provided by Telstar 12 (1999-059A/25949). Launched 27 minutes into a 104 minute window, delayed by shipping in downrange zone. Separated from the launch vehicle at 11:27 UTC. Expected location - 15° west.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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GEO    
Longitude
2015 Nov 25, 05:51257690.6305314335638686.1219.20178
2015 Nov 25, 17:14282040.4896801835633785.6311.46178
2015 Nov 26, 14:21318990.31701540835633944.975.85178
2015 Nov 30, 21:36420560.001035636357201430.560.1030621° west
2015 Dec 8, 05:14421570.000235769357901435.720.0728816° west
2015 Dec 12, 03:37421560.000235770357861435.660.0729515° west
2015 Dec 18, 05:21421650.000335776357981436.130.061015° west


2015-069
CZ-4C
Taiyuan Space Centre, China
2015 Nov 26, 21:24
Yaogan 29
2015-069A
41038
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, possibly carrying a synthetic aperture radar.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( min )
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Nov 27, 03:1969950.000361561997.0497.843304:30
2015 Nov 28, 10:5170060.000262662997.2797.8415904:30
2015 Nov 29, 15:1770070.000162862997.2897.8412104:30


2015-070
Vega (VV-06)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Dec 3, 01:04
LISA Pathfinder
2015-070A
41043
in space
ESA mission to test the concept of low-frequency gravitational wave detection by putting two test masses in near-perfect gravitational free-fall and measuring their movements. It is a technology demostrator for the upcoming LISA (Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) that will make measurements over a much longer baseline. Released from launch vehicle 05:49 UTC. Will be placed in orbit round the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point. Launch delayed from Dec 2 in order to check out a potential technical problem with the Vega upper stage.

epoch (UTC)         
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 4, 17:0172440.09062101522102.265.9787
2015 Dec 7, 04:2772620.09282101558102.655.97118
2015 Dec 7, 15:3782220.18862933394123.665.97123
2015 Dec 8, 06:35101540.32824437109169.715.96126
2015 Dec 9, 23:11289700.755371044473817.865.99129


2015-071
Soyuz 2-1v
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Archangel Region, Russia
2015 Dec 5, 14:09
Cosmos 2511 (Canopus ST)
2015-071A
41098
Re-entered 2015 Dec 8
Small Russian military satellite equipped with optical and microwave sensors to monitor naval activity on and below the ocean surface. Carried on second test flight of Soyuz 2-1v. Lost when it remained attached to Volga rocket stage. Volga de-orbit manoeuvre (Dec 6 around 03:30 UTC) resulted in low perigee rather than re-entry because of extra mass during thruster firing. Separated from the Volga Dec 7, probably as a result of heating and buffetting in the upper atmosphere around perigee. Re-entered Dec 8 at 05:43 UTC southbound on the Greenwich meridian near 35° south, above the south Atlantic Ocean.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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ω  
( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Dec 6, 01:2370680.000668569498.5698.1826106:00
2015 Dec 6, 20:2067310.035511459191.5998.1729706:00
2015 Dec 8, 01:5565710.01598829888.3598.1629006:01
Cosmos 2512 (KYuA-1)
2015-071B
41099
in space
Small military satellite, possibly for callibration of ground-based radar systems. Carried on second test flight of Soyuz 2-1v.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
desc node
local time
2015 Dec 6, 07:5770670.000668569498.5498.1824506:00
Soyuz 2-1v second stage
2015-071C
41100
in space
Launched Volga stage and two satellites.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Dec 5, 17:3668230.034720868193.4898.1974
Volga rocket body
2015-071D
41102
Re-entered 2015 Dec 8
Carried Cosmos 2511 and Cosmos 2512 to orbit. made de-orbit manoeuvre Dec 6 around 03:30 UTC) with Cosmos 2511 still attached but the satellite seems to have been released on Dec 7 as a result of air resistance and buffetting in the upper atmosphere around perigee. Spacetrack reports that the Volga re-entered Dec 8 at 04:37 UTC (±31 minutes) above Antarctica.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Dec 7, 22:5765970.01969034888.8898.17293


2015-072
Atlas V 401
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Dec 6, 21:44
Deke Slayton 2 (Cygnus OA-4/CRS-4)
2015-072A
41101
Re-entered 2016 Feb 20
Fourth Cygnus resupply mission to ISS and first flight of upgraded spacecraft including a new solar array. Delayed from Dec 4 by weather. Precise lift-off time 21:44:57 UTC. Captured by ISS remote arm Dec 9 at 11;19 UTC and docked with Unity module approx 14:10 UTC. Fully bolted down at 14:26 UTC. Named after Deke Slayton of the Mercury astronaut team. Cargo included LONESTAR (Aggiesat 4 and BEVO-2) and 18 Cubesats for later launch from the ISS - Two Network & Operation Demonstration Satellite (NODeS) cubesats, NASA's ELaNa 9 Cubesat cluster consisting of STMSat-1, SIMPL, CADRE, MinXSS, and the Nanoracks cluster of 12 Flock 2E imaging satellites for Planet Labs. Undocked 2016 Feb 19 at 10:40 UTC using the ISS remote Manipulator then released into independent orbit at 12:26 UTC. Two-burn retro-fire Feb 20 led to a destructive re-entry NE of New Zealand around 16:00 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
( km )
apogee
( km )
period
( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 6, 23:1366140.000323423789.2251.65263
2015 Dec 8, 06:1767900.001040541992.8051.65291
2015 Dec 10, 07:4467810.000839840992.6351.64257
2016 Feb 18, 13:4267830.000440240792.6551.64141
2016 Feb 19, 17:4067880.000540641392.7651.64100
2016 Feb 20, 03:0167730.000439239892.4651.64119


2015-073
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Dec 9, 16:46
Chinasat 1C (Zhongxing 1C)
2015-073A
41103
in space
Communications satellite described as carrying high-quality voice, data and radio and TV transmissions. Probably for government/military services.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Dec 9, 19:41243750.731117735816631.2027.09179
2015 Dec 20, 23:22421650.000235778357961436.120.1132681° east


2015-074
Zenit-3F (Zenit-2/Fregat-SB)
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Dec 11, 16:45
Elektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)
2015-074A
41105
in space
Second generation Russian geosynchronous metsat. It provides a multispectral image of the complete visible hemisphere every 30 minutes with the interval increased to 15 minutes to cope with emergencies. Compared with the earlier Elektro-L, it has improved star sensors for orientation and the infrared scanner has an improved lifetime. It also carries a COSPAS-SARSAT search and rescue system receiver. Released from the Fregat rocket stage Dec 11 at 22:43 UTC. The first three orbits listed are estimates based on public data. Expected location - 77°.8 east but may move to 14°.5 west after testing.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Dec 11, 17:0267300.027916554091.5851.4059
2015 Dec 11, 17:4786520.23152714277133.4950.385
2015 Dec 11, 19:59244900.725634335881635.6948.60358
2015 Dec 20, 22:42421250.001635681358141434.080.46868° east
2015 Dec 22, 12:16421330.001435695358151434.480.45669° east
2016 Jan 2, 03:16421330.001435694358151434.450.43873° east
2016 Jan 16, 01:23421520.000935734358141435.460.40878° east


2015-075
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Dec 13, 00:19
Cosmos 2513 (Garpun №2)
2015-075A
41121
in space
Russian military digital communications satellite. Its purpose is to carry data between military satellites in LEO and ground receiving stations. Garpun replaces the older Potok series of satellites. The Briz-M released Cosmos 2513 into geosynchronous drift orbit about 9 hrs after launch.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
GEO    
Longitude
2015 Dec 13, 15:32243710.721940035585631.0548.580
2015 Dec 20, 16:18419680.001835513356671426.050.0623076° east
2015 Dec 20, 23:41420100.001135585356781428.190.0520977° east
2015 Dec 22, 19:43420660.002335592357831431.040.0521779° east
2015 Dec 30, 02:30421630.000635759358111436.000.0514780° east
Proton upper stage (Briz-M)
2015-075B
41122
in space
Launched Cosmos 2513. Disintegrated 2016 Jan 20 around 03:50 UTC, possibly indicating that venting of propellant after releasing Cosmos 2513 into orbit did not occur as planned.

epoch (UTC)         
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2015 Dec 26, 23:55409820.027133491357161376.080.141


2015-076
Soyuz-FG
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Dec 15, 11:03
Soyuz TMA-19M (Soyuz 11F732A47 № 719)
2015-076A
41124
Re-entered 2016 Jun 18
Recovered
Carrying Expedition 46 crew to ISS - Yuri Malenchenko (Roscosmos), Timothy Kopra (NASA) and Timothy Peake (ESA). Precise launch time - 11:03:10 UTC. Docked with the port on the Rassvet module of the ISS approx 17:33:30 UTC, about 10 min later than planned because a technical problem caused the Kurs automatic rendezvous system to call off docking. Malenchenko took over for a manual approach. Hooks and latches were engaged a few minutes later. Undocked 2016 Jun 18 at 05:52 UTC carrying it's original crew. Retro-fire for 257s at 08:22 UTC led to landing at 09:14 UTC - 147 km ESE of Dzezhkazgan in Kazakhstan. The initial orbit shown is an estimate based on data from TsUP.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
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ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 15, 10:5165900.002219722688.7351.6776
2015 Dec 15, 14:0867010.000232132490.9851.65236
2015 Dec 15, 15:4367190.002932236191.3651.65353
2015 Dec 15, 18:3567810.000839740892.6251.64281


2015-077
PSLV CA (C-29)
Satish Dharwan Space Centre, Sriharikota, India
2015 Dec 16, 12:30
VELOX C1
2015-077A
41166
in space
Small satellite from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It will observe the way radio transmissions from GPS satellites are occulted by the Earth's atmosphere when rising or setting. Results will be used to measure physical attributes of the upper atmosphere. Released from launch vehicle at 12:48:39 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2015 Dec 16, 23:1069200.001353355195.4814.98351
Kent Ridge 1
2015-077B
41167
in space
Small satellite from the National University of Singapore, built as part of a project to give students experience of satellite programmes. It will use multispectral imaging cameras for disaster monitoring. Released from launch vehicle at 12:48:39 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 16, 23:1669200.001253455095.4914.98350
Athenoxat 1
2015-077C
41168
in space
3U Cubesat from Microspace Rapid Pte Ltd, Singapore as a technology demonstrator relating to Earth observation. Released from launch vehicle at 12:50:59 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
ecc    perigee
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 17, 04:2069190.001353255095.4614.99354
TeLEOS 1
2015-077D
41169
in space
Earth observation satellite from Singapore carrying a high-resolution imaging system. Released from launch vehicle at 12:48:09 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Dec 17, 20:1269210.001153555095.5014.98359
Galassia
2015-077E
41170
in space
2U Cubesat from the National University of Singapore, built as part of a project to give students experience of satellite programmes. It carries an instrument to measure electron content of the ionosphere and a communications experiment. Released from launch vehicle at 12:50:04 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
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( ° )
2015 Dec 17, 21:4969170.001552954995.4314.9914
VELOX 2
2015-077F
41171
in space
Small satellite from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It will experiment with space-ground communications via a comsat in geosynchronous orbit. Released from launch vehicle at 12:49:09 UTC.

epoch (UTC)         
s-m axis
( km )
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( km )
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( min )
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( ° )
2015 Dec 17, 21:5369220.001053755095.5214.99354
PSLV stage 4
2015-077G
41172
in space
Carried six satellites to orbit. After they were released the stage was rotated 180° and re-ignited in a successful test for future missions requiring a multi-start launch profile.

epoch (UTC)         
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( km )
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( min )
incl 
( ° )
ω  
( ° )
2015 Dec 17, 05:1268650.012640057394.3414.69279


2015-078
CZ-2D
Jiuquan Space Centre, China
2015 Dec 17, 01:12
Wukong (DAMPE)
2015-078A
41173
in space
China's Dark Matter Particle Explorer science satellite to observe the direction, energy and electric charge of high-energy particles in space as part of the search for dark matter. Expected to operate for three years. Wukong is a Monkey God from classical chinese fiction, the name was chose through a public competition. The upper stage rocket was not catalogued as it was de-orbited on its first circuit of the Earth.

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2015 Dec 18, 01:1668740.001248850594.5497.30288


2015-079
Soyuz ST-B (VS-13)
Centre Spatiale Guyanaise, French Guiana
2015 Dec 17, 11:51
Galileo 11 (Andriana/Galileo FOC FM-08)
2015-079A
41174
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Precise launch time 11:51:56 UTC. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:39 UTC simultaneously with Galileo 12. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

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2015 Dec 18, 17:02299390.00072353923583859.2654.96146
Galileo 12 (Liene/Galileo FOC FM-09)
2015-079B
41175
in space
One of a pair of dual-launched Galileo FOC (Full Operation Capacity) satellites for the European Space Agency navigation system. Precise launch time 11:51:56 UTC. Separated from launch vehicle at 15:39 UTC simultaneously with Galileo 11. Catalogue number and designation subject to confirmation.

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2015 Dec 17, 17:55299690.00112355823623860.5154.96215


2015-080
Soyuz 2-1a
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Dec 21, 08:44
Progress MS-01 (Progress 7K-MS №431)
2015-080A
41177
Re-entered 2016 Jul 3
Supplies to ISS, first of new-generation Progress, launch delayed one month due to Progress M-27M loss on a similar launch vehicle 2015 Apr 28. Precise launch time 08:44:39 UTC, separated from launch vehicle at 08:54:14 UTC. Around 09:05 UTC, Progress performed a 180° rotation and made contact with TsUP via the Luch relay satellite at 16° west, the first Soyuz or Progress to do so. Docked with the port on the Pirs module of ISS Dec 23 at 10:27:02 UTC, about 4 min earlier than scheduled. Hooks and latches were engaged about 6 min later. Undocked 2016 Jul 1 at 05:36 UTC and manually guided to a re-docking at 07:04 UTC as a test of an updated TORU system. Undocked Jul 3 at 03:48 UTC after which retro-fire at 07:03 UTC led to destructive re-entry above the southern Pacific Ocean at 07:30 UTC with any surviving fragments hitting the ocean surface around 07:50 UTC. The first orbit listed is an estimate based on data from TsUP.

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2015 Dec 21, 09:0065880.003019022988.6951.6776
2015 Dec 21, 17:4866530.000727028090.0151.64270
2015 Dec 22, 19:2366550.000827128290.0551.64302
2015 Dec 23, 11:4967800.000839740792.6051.64316


2015-081
Falcon 9 v1.2
Cape Canaveral AFS, Florida, USA
2015 Dec 22, 01:29
Orbcomm OG2 FM-114
2015-081A
41179
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 22, 11:0870140.003161465897.4347.0023
Orbcomm OG2 FM-119
2015-081B
41180
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2270140.003161465897.4347.0025
Orbcomm OG2 FM-105
2015-081C
41181
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2270140.003161465797.4347.0025
Orbcomm OG2 FM-110
2015-081D
41182
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

epoch (UTC)         
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2015 Dec 23, 03:2270140.003161465797.4347.0024
Orbcomm OG2 FM-118
2015-081E
41183
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

epoch (UTC)         
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2015 Dec 23, 03:2270130.003161465797.4247.0024
Orbcomm OG2 FM-112
2015-081F
41184
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

epoch (UTC)         
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2015 Dec 23, 03:2270130.003061465797.4247.0023
Orbcomm OG2 FM-113
2015-081G
41185
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2170120.003061365597.4047.0021
Orbcomm OG2 FM-115
2015-081H
41186
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2170120.003061365597.4047.0021
Orbcomm OG2 FM-108
2015-081J
41187
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 22, 22:2970120.002961365497.3947.0020
Orbcomm OG2 FM-117
2015-081K
41188
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2170120.003061365497.3947.0020
Orbcomm OG2 FM-116
2015-081L
41189
in space
Second generation LEO store and forward messaging satellites that include an AIS (Automatic InformationSystem) receiver for collecting messages from shipping.

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2015 Dec 23, 03:2170120.002961365497.3947.0020


2015-082
Proton-M/Briz-M
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2015 Dec 24, 21:31
Express AMU-1
2015-082A
41191
in space
Russian communications satellite covering Europe including Russia. Part of the capacity will be leased long-term by Eutelsat and branded as Eutelsat 36C to enhance services already provided by Eutelsat 36B. Design life 15 years. Precise launch time 21:31:19 UTC. The first three orbits shown are based on information from Khrunichev. Separated from Briz-M in geosynchronous transfer orbit Dec 25 at 06:43 UTC. Reached test location 2016 Jan 7. Expected operational location - 36°east (a slot allocated to Eutelsat).


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GEO    
Longitude
2015 Dec 24, 21:4965700.001018519888.3251.5680
2015 Dec 24, 22:5990190.26272725009142.0650.31358
2015 Dec 25, 01:25244960.723140435832635.9249.10359
2015 Dec 25, 15:55264210.5950432435762712.3422.390
2016 Jan 7, 16:29421650.000035787357871436.120.0826770° east
2016 Jan 25, 22:23421650.000035786357871436.100.0532770° east
2016 Feb 3, 03:42424380.000136054360651450.060.038842° east
2016 Feb 9, 17:22421640.000135780357921436.080.0121136° east


2015-083
CZ-3B
Xichang Space Centre, China
2015 Dec 28, 16:04
Gaofen 4
2015-083A
41194
in space
Earth observation satellite equipped with continuously-operating Earth imaging visible light and infrared sensors to be used, among other things, for 'hotspot detection' in relation to tracking tropical storms. With 50m resolution at visible wavelengths, ships the size of oil tankers will be distinguishable. Expected location near 110° east.

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GEO    
Longitude
2015 Dec 28, 18:06243840.730020535807631.5722.97180
2016 Jan 7, 22:38421640.000035784357881436.080.5820106° east


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