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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 2196300694U301314459103Tracking
THOR AGENA D R/B196400733U99809759101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6573166099Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74794699100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461857697Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35744735100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883450576127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910451037106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8148644994Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155749395Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374472199Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741397379103Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522608203114Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570569699Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568363198Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7456932794Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74781757100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752450795Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108748745100Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361359097Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74767746100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361559497Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83105137599Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154850195Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9751549495Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8157153096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8156053196Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8159954596Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8156952496Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8154349995Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352650495Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9756350695Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8352550295Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8356054296Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8249847894Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363260497Tracking
ERBS198415354U5744642493Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74785757100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8250149695Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71846796101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363060497Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9741939893Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71842834102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8363160297Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8352951495Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263560497Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363460597Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014961479116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352651995Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363060597Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71872827102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71842831102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8363460697Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71867824102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8363560397Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65798778101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363260797Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356455096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9858353696Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71844812101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355954296Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74781753100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356354596Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363560397Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71850829102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832382498115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832439499115Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778467999Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3682241697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258456596Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8363961297Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364361697Tracking
Hubble199020580U2854253895Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71852835102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6369149597Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6368350197Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831210368101Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83990959105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8360257896Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8360158397Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264261997Tracking
ERS-1199121574U98789744100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U99757754100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832887435120Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121820U832986436121Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831005954105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831002959105Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71848827102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71844840102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8362159097Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71849836102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8362059197Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71848824102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99794780101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71853839102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71844843102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864563498Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71845838102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9950550295Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99770761100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71852831102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71863838102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99783778100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U98813801101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71846833102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5240840293Tracking
SL-8 R/B199925723U4841139893Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99861806102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864263998Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864662297Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766765100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98802786101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870470099Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99882809102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U98801800101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98837735101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9975268299Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9857250595Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71849841102Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98908704101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869556597Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9754152595Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3152251595Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868668598Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865553297Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9855340694Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056555596Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6552750495Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9859853696Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98871785101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862362297Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6553749895Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71860843102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71846843102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253650795Tracking
TIANGONG 1201137820U4334432191Tracking
CZ-3B R/B201238253U552137144108Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9865857897Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U811220315100Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3158156396Tracking
TIANGONG-2201641765U4339639192Tracking
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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