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Scientific Satellites
Below follows the information found in the database of scientific satellites. They are satellites placed in orbit in order to study the high-atmosphere, effects of cosmic radiation or specific natural resources. In this category also are the telescopes and space observatories.
Satellite Launch Norad Incl.
degrees
Apogee
Km
Perigee
Km
Period
min
Options
Hubble199020580U2851651295Tracking
POLAR199623802U794991783071109Tracking
SWAS199825560U7057256196Tracking
CXO199925867U4114642823683808Tracking
XMM-NEWTON199925989U6895199259052872Tracking
TERRA199925994U9869669199Tracking
CLUSTER II-FM7 (SAMBA)200026410U139120333124453256Tracking
CLUSTER II-FM6 (SALSA)200026411U14813152512113254Tracking
CLUSTER II-FM5 (RUMBA)200026463U15012812446563256Tracking
CLUSTER II-FM8 (TANGO)200026464U139120286125033256Tracking
ODIN200126702U9750649595Tracking
TIMED200126998U7459559397Tracking
INTEGRAL200227540U8914494545323832Tracking
CORIOLIS200327640U99837818101Tracking
SORCE200327651U4059756896Tracking
MOST200327843U99828816101Tracking
SCISAT 1200327858U7463662897Tracking
SWIFT200428485U2151650595Tracking
CALIPSO200629108U9867667498Tracking
HINODE (SOLAR-B)200629479U9868666098Tracking
SHIJIAN-6 02A (SJ-6 02A)200629505U9856055596Tracking
SHIJIAN-6 02B (SJ-6 02B)200629506U9857857396Tracking
FGRST (GLAST)200833053U2652450995Tracking
WISE200936119U9738538292Tracking
SDO201036395U3335790357821436Tracking
CRYOSAT 2201036508U9272371699Tracking
X-SAT201137389U98820799101Tracking
GCOM-W1 (SHIZUKU)201238337U9870470199Tracking
NUSTAR201238358U658657396Tracking
NEOSSAT201339089U98782767100Tracking
BRITE-AUSTRIA201339091U98780765100Tracking
IRIS201339197U9864160697Tracking
HISAKI (SPRINT-A)201339253U301154951106Tracking
CASSIOPE201339265U81101631198Tracking
STSAT-3201339422U9859956796Tracking
SWARM B201339451U8850750395Tracking
SWARM A201339452U8747246894Tracking
SWARM C201339453U8747246894Tracking
BRITE-CA1 (TORONTO)201440020U9872260598Tracking
OCO 2201440059U9870470199Tracking
BRITE-PL2 (HEWELIUSZ)201440119U9861459097Tracking
RESURS-P 2201440360U9739939092Tracking
MMS 1201540482U4618060423005075Tracking
MMS 2201540483U4618056622975074Tracking
MMS 3201540484U4618061022945075Tracking
MMS 4201540485U4618056023035074Tracking
ASTROSAT201540930U663962797Tracking
DAMPE201541173U9749247794Tracking
PISAT201641784U9869765298Tracking
HXMT (HUIYAN)201742758U4353551395Tracking
FLYING LAPTOP201742831U9759257396Tracking
ZHANGHENG 1 (CSES)201843194U9850749795Tracking
SALSAT202046495U9853951795Tracking
IXPE202149954U058056796Tracking
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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