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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 2196300694U301312459103Tracking
THOR AGENA D R/B196400733U99808760101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6574664599Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74794698100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461957597Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35743735100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883450576127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910451038106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8148344694Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155649295Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374571999Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741391380103Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522502202113Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570569599Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568363098Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7453432293Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74781758100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752450695Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108747745100Tracking
METEOR 1-29197911251U9846644294Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361259197Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74768744100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361759297Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83104237799Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154849995Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9751449295Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8157053096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8156053096Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8160054396Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8156952296Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8154349795Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352450295Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9756250795Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8352450095Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8356154196Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8249647594Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363260497Tracking
ERBS198415354U5743642393Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74784758100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8249949495Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71848794101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363060397Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9740838993Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71845831102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8363160297Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8352851395Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263660297Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363460497Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014971479116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352451895Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363260397Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71872827102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71841832102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8263360797Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71867824102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8363560397Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65800776101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363360697Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356454996Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9758553496Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71842814101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355854196Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74782752100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356354396Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363460497Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71848831102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832381498115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832439499115Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778268199Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3681741697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258556396Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8364061097Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364161797Tracking
Hubble199020580U2854153795Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71854833102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6368150397Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6366451997Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831204366101Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83991958105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8360157896Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8260258297Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264261897Tracking
ERS-1199121574U98791742100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U99759752100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832880438120Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121820U832986435121Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831004955105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831003958105Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71847828102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71845839102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8361959097Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71849835102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8361859297Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71850822102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99796778101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71851842102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71846841102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864563498Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71845838102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9950349895Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99771760100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71851832102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71861841102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99781779100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U99815799101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71844836102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5240640393Tracking
SL-8 R/B199925723U4839638692Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99860807102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864164098Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864562397Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766764100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98804785101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870370299Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99881810102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U98802799101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98838733101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9975368199Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9857050595Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71847843102Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98909704101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869356697Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9754152395Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3152051395Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868768398Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865653097Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9854440594Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056555596Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6554548495Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9859853496Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98871784101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862462197Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6552350995Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71858844102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71846843102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253550695Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9865657997Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U811197314100Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
SL-27 R/B201440354U7547542394Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3158056396Tracking
TIANGONG-2201641765U4338838292Tracking
SHENZHOU-11 MODULE201641868U4335635592Tracking
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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