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Very Brightness Satellites
The table below shows the information available in our database and located in the Brightness group of satellites, characterized by its easy observation even to the naked eye. The information include orbital parameters and data derived from the latest available orbital elements. Normally the satellites are of low altitude orbits or debris of rockets boosters that remain orbiting the Earth in the upper atmosphere.
Satellite Launch Norad Incl.
degrees
Apogee
Km
Perigee
Km
Period
min
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ATLAS CENTAUR 2196300694U301310459103Tracking
THOR AGENA D R/B196400733U99809759101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6573165999Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74794698100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461657697Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35743735100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883449576127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910441038106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8147744394Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155648995Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374372199Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741381378103Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522283200110Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570469599Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568362998Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7445030892Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74781757100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752350495Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108748744100Tracking
METEOR 1-29197911251U9846243994Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361458897Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74767745100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361659297Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83103237499Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154649895Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9851249095Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8156853096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8155952996Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8159854396Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8156852296Tracking
COSMOS 1408198213552U8349646994Tracking
SL-14 R/B198213553U8363060297Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8154149795Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352350095Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9755950795Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8352149995Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8355854196Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8249347294Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363060597Tracking
ERBS198415354U5742241693Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74784757100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8249649194Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71848794101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363160397Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9738537192Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71845831102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8362960497Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8352851095Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263660297Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363260697Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014971479116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352251795Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363060597Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71864835102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71841832102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8363560597Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71867824102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8363460497Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65798778101Tracking
COSMOS 1892198718421U8352550495Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363260697Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356454796Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9758553296Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71842814101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355953996Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74781753100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356354196Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363460397Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71848831102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832378500115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832440497115Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)198920303U3655041994Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778367999Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)198920362U3614614487Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199020443U99772758100Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3680941697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258556196Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8363861197Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364261697Tracking
Hubble199020580U2854053695Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71854833102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6361556897Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6361456796Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831190366100Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83991957105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8360257596Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8360258197Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264361797Tracking
ERS-1199121574U99790742100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U98758752100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832875440119Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831006953105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831001960105Tracking
COSMOS 2219199222219U71862832102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71846828102Tracking
COSMOS 2221199222236U8361559397Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71845839102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8361858997Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71849836102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8361759197Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71850822102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99795779101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71851842102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71846841102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864563498Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71845838102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9950049395Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99771760100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71851832102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71861841102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99781778100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U99814800101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71843836102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5242341693Tracking
SL-8 R/B199925723U4835834992Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99861805102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864163998Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864662297Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B199925876U521264493103Tracking
HELIOS 1B199925977U9862262197Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
SL-16 R/B200026070U71854827102Tracking
TITAN 4B R/B200026474U6862253796Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766764100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98804784101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870370299Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99882808102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U99801800101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98837733101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9875368199Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9856750395Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71847843102Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200428415U9858151196Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98909703101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869456497Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9754052195Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3151651095Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868668398Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865253097Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9852840194Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056455496Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6552649895Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9859953196Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98871784101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862362197Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6554848195Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71857846102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71846843102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253250695Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9865657797Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U811156313100Tracking
SL-4 R/B201439679U5266742896Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
SL-27 R/B201440354U7547142194Tracking
YAOGAN 29201541038U9862962797Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3158056296Tracking
SHENZHOU-11 MODULE201641868U4330728990Tracking
HXMT (HUIYAN)201742758U4354853295Tracking
CZ-2C R/B201843521U3559047695Tracking
AEOLUS201843600U9731530891Tracking
SAOCOM 1A201843641U9862462197Tracking
CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB201944064U5238237692Tracking
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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