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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
Options
ATLAS CENTAUR 2196300694U301313459103Tracking
THOR AGENA D R/B196400733U99808760101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6573665599Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74794699100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461857697Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35744735100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883450576127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910441038106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8148344894Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155849195Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374571999Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741393379103Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522539202113Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570469699Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568363098Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7454432493Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74781757100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752650595Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108748744100Tracking
METEOR 1-29197911251U9846744394Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361359097Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74767746100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361759297Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83104437799Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154849995Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9751549395Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8157053096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8156153096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8160054396Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8157052396Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8154449795Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352650195Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9756150895Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8352350295Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8356054196Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8249747694Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363160597Tracking
ERBS198415354U5744242093Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74785757100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8250049595Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71845797101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363160297Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9741439193Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71843833102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8363060397Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8353051295Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263760197Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363460597Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014961479116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352452095Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363260397Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71870829102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71840833102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8363460697Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71869822102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8363460497Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65798778101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363360597Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356554896Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9858853196Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71846810101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355954196Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74781753100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356454396Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363360597Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71852827102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832381498115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832440499115Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778268199Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3681941697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258656396Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8364161097Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364161897Tracking
Hubble199020580U2854153895Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71854833102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6368749897Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6367351097Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831206367101Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83991958105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8360257796Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8360358197Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264361897Tracking
ERS-1199121574U98790742100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U99759753100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832883437120Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121820U832985436121Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831004955105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831003958105Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71847828102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71846838102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8361859097Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71851834102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8361759397Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71847825102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99795778101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71855838102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71846840102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864463598Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71843840102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9950549995Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99771760100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71850833102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71864837102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99781779100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U99815799101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71847832102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5240640393Tracking
SL-8 R/B199925723U4840238992Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99860807102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864164098Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864562497Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766764100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98804785101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870370299Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99881810102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U98802799101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98838733101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9975468199Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9857050595Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71850840102Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98909704101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869456597Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9754152295Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3152051495Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868768398Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865653097Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9854640694Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056255896Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6553849195Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9860352996Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98871784101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862462197Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6552351095Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71857845102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71846842102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253450895Tracking
TIANGONG 1201137820U4330127490Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9865657997Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U811205315100Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
SL-27 R/B201440354U7547642494Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3158056396Tracking
TIANGONG-2201641765U4339038692Tracking
SHENZHOU-11 MODULE201641868U4336435992Tracking
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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