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Iridium Satellites
Information found in the database of Iridium Satellite. Iridium are satellites for communication placed in low orbit, with three antennas extremely reflective. When the light of sun in reflect these antennas on proper angle, produce an intense flare that can be easily seen in the sky. It is compared to a flash that may last for several seconds
Satellite Launch Norad Incl.
degrees
Apogee
Km
Perigee
Km
Period
min
Options
IRIDIUM 7 [+]199724793U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 6 [+]199724794U8644316191Tracking
IRIDIUM 5 [-]199724795U8672953097Tracking
IRIDIUM 4 [-]199724796U86776773100Tracking
IRIDIUM 914 [-]199724836U86763762100Tracking
IRIDIUM 12 [+]199724837U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 10 [+]199724839U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 13 [+]199724840U86780776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 16 [-]199724841U86772766100Tracking
IRIDIUM 911 [-]199724842U86752732100Tracking
IRIDIUM 15 [+]199724869U86765761100Tracking
IRIDIUM 17 [-]199724870U86774771100Tracking
IRIDIUM 920 [-]199724871U86770750100Tracking
IRIDIUM 18 [+]199724872U86765761100Tracking
IRIDIUM 921 [-]199724873U8653852495Tracking
IRIDIUM 26 [-]199724903U86776772100Tracking
IRIDIUM 25 [+]199724904U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 46 [+]199724905U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 23 [+]199724906U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 22 [+]199724907U86779776100Tracking
DUMMY MASS 1 [-]199724925U8661960797Tracking
DUMMY MASS 2 [-]199724926U8662160797Tracking
IRIDIUM 29 [-]199724944U86778775100Tracking
IRIDIUM 32 [+]199724945U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 33 [-]199724946U86786774100Tracking
IRIDIUM 28 [-]199724948U86775771100Tracking
IRIDIUM 31 [+]199724950U86765761100Tracking
IRIDIUM 19 [+]199724965U8667722394Tracking
IRIDIUM 35 [+]199724966U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 36 [-]199724967U86774772100Tracking
IRIDIUM 37 [+]199724968U86764761100Tracking
IRIDIUM 34 [+]199724969U8663817693Tracking
IRIDIUM 43 [-]199725039U8644223491Tracking
IRIDIUM 41 [+]199725040U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 40 [-]199725041U8655527693Tracking
IRIDIUM 39 [B]199725042U86753723100Tracking
IRIDIUM 38 [-]199725043U86774769100Tracking
IRIDIUM 42 [-]199725077U86778775100Tracking
IRIDIUM 44 [-]199725078U86767762100Tracking
IRIDIUM 45 [+]199725104U86780776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 24 [-]199725105U86769749100Tracking
IRIDIUM 47 [+]199725106U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 49 [+]199725108U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 52 [+]199825169U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 56 [+]199825170U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 54 [+]199825171U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 50 [+]199825172U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 53 [+]199825173U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 51 [-]199825262U8675245897Tracking
IRIDIUM 61 [+]199825263U86764762100Tracking
IRIDIUM 55 [+]199825272U86765761100Tracking
IRIDIUM 57 [-]199825273U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 58 [+]199825274U86765762100Tracking
IRIDIUM 59 [+]199825275U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 60 [+]199825276U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 62 [+]199825285U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 63 [-]199825286U86777775100Tracking
IRIDIUM 64 [+]199825287U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 65 [+]199825288U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 66 [+]199825289U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 67 [+]199825290U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 68 [+]199825291U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 69 [-]199825319U86765760100Tracking
IRIDIUM 71 [-]199825320U86764758100Tracking
IRIDIUM 70 [+]199825342U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 72 [+]199825343U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 73 [-]199825344U8673072799Tracking
IRIDIUM 75 [+]199825346U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 3 [+]199825431U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 76 [+]199825432U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 82 [-]199825467U8672847097Tracking
IRIDIUM 81 [+]199825468U86764762100Tracking
IRIDIUM 80 [+]199825469U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 2 [-]199825527U8652250795Tracking
IRIDIUM 86 [+]199825528U86780775100Tracking
IRIDIUM 84 [+]199825530U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 83 [+]199825531U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 20 [+]199825577U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 11 [+]199825578U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 14 [+]199925777U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 21 [+]199925778U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 91 [+]200227372U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 90 [B]200227373U86750747100Tracking
IRIDIUM 94 [+]200227374U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 95 [+]200227375U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 96 [+]200227376U8676466299Tracking
IRIDIUM 97 [+]200227450U86779776100Tracking
IRIDIUM 98 [+]200227451U86779776100Tracking
Satellites Orbital Parameters

The table above shows the main parameters and information available for this satellite.

Satellite: This column shows the name of the object in orbit. In some cases the official name ends with the words R/B, meaning that it is a piece or any stage from some rocket booster.

Norad: North American Aerospace Defense Command, the Air Defence Command of the United States, responsible for the catalogue of objects in orbit. The number indicates the record of the satellite in the Norad archives.

Inclination: Angle formed between the orbit of the satellite and terrestrial line of the equator. Satellites with inclination of 0 degrees follow the equator line and are called equatorial orbit satellites. When the inclination is 90 degrees its orbit crosses the terrestrial poles and are called polar orbiting satellites. When the inclination is less or equal latitude of the place of observation, the satellite be seen directly if conditions permit.

Apogee: Maximum distance that the object is far from the center of the Earth.

Perigee: Highest approchement between the object and the center of the Earth. The figures shown already discounting the radius of the Earth, 6378 Km. One Perigee value equal to the value of Apogee indicates a circular orbit satellite.

Period: Value in minutes that a satellite takes to complete one orbit of perigee to perigee. Satellites in polar orbit, positioned at 800 km in altitude will take approximately 102 minutes to complete one revolution. The International Space Station, 350 km above the surface, completes its orbit in 90 minutes.

The lower the altitude of a satellite, more speed he needs to keep in orbit and not re-enters the atmosphere.

Geostationary satellites have a period of approximately 1436 minutes with inclination of 0 degrees (equatorial orbit). Because this is the same time it takes Earth to complete one turn on its axis, geostationary satellites appear static on the same geographic point. To this happens the satellite should be positioned about 36 thousand kilometers in altitude.

Note and Frequency: Filled with additional information where possible. The frequencies shown, when provided, are those captured by enthusiasts or informed by the official organizations of disclosure.

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