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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
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ATLAS CENTAUR 2196300694U301309459103Tracking
THOR AGENA D R/B196400733U99808759101Tracking
SL-3 R/B196400877U6575363799Tracking
SL-8 R/B196702802U74794698100Tracking
SL-8 R/B196803230U7461657597Tracking
OAO 2196803597U35743735100Tracking
ISIS 1196903669U883448578127Tracking
SERT 2197004327U9910451037106Tracking
SL-3 R/B197004814U8147244094Tracking
SL-3 R/B197105118U8155248995Tracking
ASTEX 1197105560U9374472099Tracking
SL-8 R/B197105730U741372378102Tracking
COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT197206073U522107200108Tracking
OAO 3 (COPERNICUS)197206153U3570469599Tracking
ATLAS CENTAUR R/B197206155U3568362898Tracking
SL-8 R/B197307004U7414512787Tracking
SL-8 R/B197508459U74780758100Tracking
SL-3 R/B197710114U9752350295Tracking
SEASAT 1197810967U108746745100Tracking
METEOR 1-29197911251U9845743593Tracking
SL-14 R/B197911267U8361259097Tracking
SL-8 R/B197911574U74768744100Tracking
SL-14 R/B198011672U8361659297Tracking
SL-8 R/B198112139U83102037499Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112465U8154449895Tracking
METEOR PRIRODA198112585U9850849095Tracking
SL-3 R/B198112904U8156852996Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213068U8155852896Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213154U8159954296Tracking
SL-3 R/B198213403U8156752196Tracking
COSMOS 1408198213552U8349246794Tracking
SL-14 R/B198213553U8363260097Tracking
SL-3 R/B198313819U8153949595Tracking
COSMOS 1455198314032U8352249695Tracking
SL-3 R/B198314208U9755850595Tracking
COSMOS 1500198314372U8351749995Tracking
COSMOS 1536198414699U8355754196Tracking
COSMOS 1544198414819U8248846994Tracking
SL-14 R/B198414820U8363160497Tracking
ERBS198415354U5741739793Tracking
SL-8 R/B198515483U74783758100Tracking
COSMOS 1626198515494U8249248994Tracking
SL-12 R/B(2)198515772U71848794101Tracking
SL-14 R/B198515945U8363160297Tracking
SL-3 R/B198516111U9735234191Tracking
SL-16 R/B198516182U71845831102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616496U8363060297Tracking
COSMOS 1743198616719U8352750895Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616792U8263760197Tracking
SL-14 R/B198616882U8363360497Tracking
AJISAI (EGS)198616908U5014961479116Tracking
COSMOS 1812198717295U8352051595Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717567U8363260397Tracking
COSMOS 1833198717589U71866833102Tracking
SL-16 R/B198717590U71840832102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198717912U8363360697Tracking
COSMOS 1844198717973U71867824102Tracking
SL-14 R/B198718153U8363460497Tracking
COSMOS 1867198718187U65803773101Tracking
COSMOS 1892198718421U8252450195Tracking
SL-14 R/B198818749U8363360597Tracking
COSMOS 1933198818958U8356254896Tracking
SL-3 R/B198819046U9758253396Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819120U71843813101Tracking
COSMOS 1953198819210U8355753896Tracking
SL-8 R/B198819257U74782752100Tracking
COSMOS 1975198819573U8356054296Tracking
SL-14 R/B198819574U8363360497Tracking
SL-16 R/B198819650U71848831102Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 24198920261U832378499115Tracking
SL-14 R/B198920262U832440497115Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)198920303U3653941694Tracking
DELTA 1 R/B198920323U9778367999Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199020443U99771758100Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B(1)199020453U3680141697Tracking
COSMOS 2058199020465U8258256396Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020466U8364060997Tracking
SL-14 R/B199020511U8364061897Tracking
Hubble199020580U2853953595Tracking
SL-16 R/B199020625U71854833102Tracking
COSMOS 2084199020663U6364353896Tracking
SL-6 R/B(2)199020666U6366251896Tracking
SL-8 R/B199020775U831177366100Tracking
SL-8 R/B199121088U83991956105Tracking
OKEAN-3199121397U8359957796Tracking
COSMOS 2151199121422U8260058196Tracking
SL-14 R/B199121423U8264361797Tracking
ERS-1199121574U99789742100Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199121610U98758752100Tracking
INTERCOSMOS 25199121819U832876438119Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221876U831005954105Tracking
SL-8 R/B199221938U831002960105Tracking
COSMOS 2219199222219U71862832102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222220U71846829102Tracking
COSMOS 2221199222236U8361759197Tracking
SL-16 R/B199222285U71845839102Tracking
COSMOS 2228199222286U8361858997Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322566U71850835102Tracking
COSMOS 2242199322626U8361759197Tracking
SL-16 R/B199322803U71850822102Tracking
ARIANE 40 R/B199322830U99794779101Tracking
COSMOS 2278199423087U71851841102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423088U71846840102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423343U9864363598Tracking
SL-16 R/B199423405U71844838102Tracking
ERS-2199523560U9949549294Tracking
ARIANE 40+ R/B199523561U99770759100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199523705U71851833102Tracking
SL-16 R/B199624298U71861841102Tracking
ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR)199724883U99781778100Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825400U99813800101Tracking
SL-16 R/B199825407U71843835102Tracking
ISS (ZARYA)199825544U5242141993Tracking
CZ-4B R/B199925732U99860806102Tracking
OKEAN-O199925860U9864163898Tracking
SL-16 R/B199925861U9864462397Tracking
DELTA 2 R/B199925876U521264492103Tracking
HELIOS 1B199925977U9862361997Tracking
TERRA199925994U9870370299Tracking
SL-16 R/B200026070U71854827102Tracking
MTI200026102U9738637892Tracking
TITAN 4B R/B200026474U6861554396Tracking
ENVISAT200227386U98766764100Tracking
IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B200227422U98803784101Tracking
AQUA200227424U9870470199Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200227432U99882808102Tracking
MIDORI II (ADEOS-II)200227597U99800800101Tracking
H-2A R/B200227601U98837733101Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200328059U9875268199Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428222U9856750095Tracking
SL-16 R/B200428353U71847843102Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200428415U9858150896Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200428480U98909703101Tracking
ARIANE 5 R/B200428499U9869456497Tracking
CZ-2D R/B200528738U9753652195Tracking
SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII)200528773U3151350795Tracking
ALOS (DAICHI)200628931U9868468398Tracking
H-2A R/B200628932U9865252796Tracking
AKARI (ASTRO-F)200628939U9851339594Tracking
RESURS-DK 1200629228U7056355496Tracking
GENESIS 1200629252U6554347795Tracking
CZ-4B R/B200629507U9859653296Tracking
CZ-2C R/B200731114U98870784101Tracking
COSMO-SKYMED 1200731598U9862462197Tracking
GENESIS 2200731789U6451451095Tracking
COSMOS 2428200731792U71858845102Tracking
SL-16 R/B200731793U71845843102Tracking
KORONAS-FOTON200933504U8253050595Tracking
H-2A R/B201238341U9965557797Tracking
CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B201339271U81111831299Tracking
CZ-2C R/B201339364U9751444994Tracking
SL-4 R/B201439679U5266242896Tracking
ALOS-2201439766U9863263097Tracking
CZ-2C R/B201440306U9743141093Tracking
SL-27 R/B201440354U7546841793Tracking
YAOGAN 29201541038U9862962697Tracking
ASTRO-H (HITOMI)201641337U3157956296Tracking
HXMT (HUIYAN)201742758U4354453295Tracking
CZ-2C R/B201843521U3558747595Tracking
AEOLUS201843600U9731730691Tracking
SAOCOM 1A201843641U9862362197Tracking
CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB201944064U5217716188Tracking
SAOCOM 1B202046265U9862462197Tracking
CZ-2F R/B202046390U5013312387Tracking
2020-063G202046395U5030729991Tracking
SL-4 R/B202147547U6774422494Tracking
TIANHE202148274U4138537492Tracking
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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