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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/B196400733U99809760101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6573965299Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74793700100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461857797Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35743736100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883448578127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910451038106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8148845094Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155949395Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374572099Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741401378103Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522654203114Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570569599Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568363098Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7458633094Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B197508063U8944925092Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74781758100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752650695Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108748745100Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361259197Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74768745100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361659397Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83105437699Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154950195Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9751749495Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8157253096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8156153196Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8160054596Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8156952496Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8154449995Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352750495Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9756350895Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8352650395Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8356154296Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8250047894Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363260497Tracking
ERBS198415354U5744243393Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74785757100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8250249795Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71848794101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363060497Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9742540193Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71845831102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8363160297Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8353051495Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263660397Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363460497Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014971478116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352652095Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363260497Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71868831102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71839834102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8363360797Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71869822102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8263560397Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65800776101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363260797Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356555096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9858853396Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71844812101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355954396Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74782752100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356454596Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363560397Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71850829102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832382498115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832441498115Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778467999Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3682441697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258556496Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8364061197Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364361697Tracking
Hubble199020580U2854253895Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71856831102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6369049697Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6368749897Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831215368101Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83990959105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8360257996Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8360258397Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264261997Tracking
ERS-1199121574U98790743100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U99757754100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832888434120Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121820U832987435121Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831005954105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831003959105Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71845830102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71847838102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8362059097Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71851834102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8361959197Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71850823102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99794780101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71852841102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71848839102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864663498Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71843840102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9950850295Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99770761100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71849834102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71862840102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99783778100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U98813801101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71845835102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5240839993Tracking
SL-8 R/B199925723U4841740393Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99861806102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864263998Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864662297Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
SL-14 R/B200126874U8227327090Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766765100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98802786101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870470199Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99882809102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U98801800101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98837735101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9975268399Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9857250695Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71848842102Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98908705101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869456697Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9854352495Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3152351695Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868768598Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865753197Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9855640894Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056455796Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6552251095Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9859553996Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98871785101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862362197Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6554749095Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71855848102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71846843102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253650895Tracking
TIANGONG 1201137820U4336333892Tracking
CZ-3B R/B201238253U554466149134Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9865857997Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U811232315100Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3158156496Tracking
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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