100 (or so) Brightest

Current as of 2021 Jun 16 22:06:05 UTC (Day 167)

Latest 100 (or so) Brightest TLEs

Element Set Age (days)
0–5 5–10 10–15 15–20 20–25 25–30 > 30
 
International Designator NORAD Catalog Number Name Period (minutes) Inclination (degrees) Apogee Height (km) Perigee Height (km) Eccentricity Latest Data TLE Age (days)
1963-047A 00694 ATLAS CENTAUR 2 102.65 30.36 1,309 459 0.0584820 0.59
1964-002A 00733 THOR AGENA D R/B 100.53 98.98 807 760 0.0032718 0.35
1964-053B 00877 SL-3 R/B 98.67 65.08 754 636 0.0083051 0.36
1967-045B 02802 SL-8 R/B 99.74 74.01 793 699 0.0066069 0.39
1968-040B 03230 SL-8 R/B 96.59 74.03 615 575 0.0028790 0.44
1968-110A 03597 OAO 2 99.59 34.99 743 735 0.0005311 0.55
1969-009A 03669 ISIS 1 127.49 88.43 3,449 577 0.1711294 0.43
1970-009A 04327 SERT 2 106.00 99.15 1,044 1,038 0.0003821 0.34
1970-113B 04814 SL-3 R/B 93.72 81.14 473 439 0.0024840 0.38
1971-028B 05118 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.26 554 488 0.0047500 0.38
1971-089A 05560 ASTEX 1 99.44 92.72 744 719 0.0017734 0.55
1971-119B 05730 SL-8 R/B 102.46 73.89 1,372 378 0.0684770 0.79
1972-023E 06073 COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT 108.53 52.04 2,118 200 0.1272065 0.44
1972-065A 06153 OAO 3 (COPERNICUS) 98.77 35.01 704 695 0.0006052 0.41
1972-065B 06155 ATLAS CENTAUR R/B 97.85 35.00 683 629 0.0038338 0.34
1973-107B 07004 SL-8 R/B 89.93 73.91 295 247 0.0036288 0.86
1975-112B 08459 SL-8 R/B 100.22 74.06 780 758 0.0015131 0.41
1977-057B 10114 SL-3 R/B 94.87 97.36 521 504 0.0012003 0.40
1978-064A 10967 SEASAT 1 99.73 108.00 747 745 0.0001516 0.40
1979-005A 11251 METEOR 1-29 93.51 97.68 455 437 0.0013265 0.36
1979-011B 11267 SL-14 R/B 96.71 82.53 614 588 0.0018137 0.51
1979-089B 11574 SL-8 R/B 99.94 74.07 768 744 0.0016745 0.54
1980-005B 11672 SL-14 R/B 96.77 82.51 616 592 0.0017554 0.55
1981-003B 12139 SL-8 R/B 98.73 82.95 1,022 374 0.0457584 0.37
1981-046B 12465 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.24 545 497 0.0035030 0.45
1981-065A 12585 METEOR PRIRODA 94.59 97.57 508 490 0.0013473 0.40
1981-103B 12904 SL-3 R/B 95.62 81.18 567 530 0.0027208 0.39
1982-013B 13068 SL-3 R/B 95.51 81.20 559 528 0.0022497 0.40
1982-039B 13154 SL-3 R/B 96.07 81.18 598 543 0.0039298 0.38
1982-079B 13403 SL-3 R/B 95.53 81.17 567 521 0.0033658 0.36
1982-092A 13552 COSMOS 1408 94.19 82.57 490 469 0.0015850 0.61
1982-092B 13553 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.57 630 602 0.0019829 0.46
1983-010B 13819 SL-3 R/B 94.98 81.12 540 495 0.0032521 0.47
1983-037A 14032 COSMOS 1455 94.81 82.52 520 499 0.0015217 0.45
1983-075B 14208 SL-3 R/B 95.27 97.44 559 504 0.0039686 0.41
1983-099A 14372 COSMOS 1500 94.78 82.51 519 497 0.0015935 0.39
1984-013A 14699 COSMOS 1536 95.63 82.53 558 539 0.0013741 0.34
1984-027A 14819 COSMOS 1544 94.18 82.48 487 471 0.0011608 0.34
1984-027B 14820 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.54 630 606 0.0017200 0.53
1984-108B 15354 ERBS 92.73 57.01 417 399 0.0012855 0.40
1985-006B 15483 SL-8 R/B 100.25 74.04 784 757 0.0018683 0.43
1985-009A 15494 COSMOS 1626 94.43 82.48 492 490 0.0002062 0.39
1985-042D 15772 SL-12 R/B(2) 101.32 71.11 848 794 0.0037513 0.59
1985-069B 15945 SL-14 R/B 97.03 82.53 631 602 0.0020731 0.40
1985-090B 16111 SL-3 R/B 91.53 97.48 355 344 0.0008156 0.63
1985-097B 16182 SL-16 R/B 101.68 71.00 844 833 0.0007609 0.46
1986-006B 16496 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.53 629 604 0.0017783 0.44
1986-034A 16719 COSMOS 1743 94.98 82.55 525 511 0.0010255 0.37
1986-046B 16792 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.48 636 602 0.0024710 0.41
1986-055B 16882 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.52 632 606 0.0018290 0.46
1986-061A 16908 AJISAI (EGS) 115.71 50.01 1,496 1,479 0.0011233 0.41
1987-003A 17295 COSMOS 1812 94.99 82.51 521 514 0.0004988 0.52
1987-024B 17567 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.53 630 604 0.0018533 0.37
1987-027A 17589 COSMOS 1833 101.92 70.92 865 834 0.0021971 0.40
1987-027B 17590 SL-16 R/B 101.64 71.00 841 831 0.0006982 0.38
1987-038B 17912 SL-14 R/B 97.10 82.50 635 604 0.0021771 0.36
1987-041A 17973 COSMOS 1844 101.83 70.90 866 824 0.0028907 0.79
1987-055B 18153 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.50 633 605 0.0020437 0.42
1987-060A 18187 COSMOS 1867 100.62 65.01 802 774 0.0020048 0.42
1987-088A 18421 COSMOS 1892 94.88 82.50 522 504 0.0013467 0.40
1988-001B 18749 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.51 632 606 0.0018854 0.38
1988-020A 18958 COSMOS 1933 95.75 82.53 563 547 0.0011470 0.46
1988-032B 19046 SL-3 R/B 95.81 97.39 585 531 0.0039010 0.41
1988-039B 19120 SL-16 R/B 101.46 71.01 842 814 0.0019876 0.37
1988-050A 19210 COSMOS 1953 95.60 82.52 556 539 0.0011874 0.56
1988-053B 19257 SL-8 R/B 100.17 74.05 782 752 0.0021245 0.52
1988-093A 19573 COSMOS 1975 95.67 82.52 561 541 0.0014534 0.39
1988-093B 19574 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.53 633 604 0.0021109 0.39
1988-102B 19650 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.00 848 831 0.0012286 0.47
1989-080A 20261 INTERCOSMOS 24 114.63 82.60 2,378 499 0.1201705 0.54
1989-080C 20262 SL-14 R/B 115.29 82.59 2,440 498 0.1237202 0.36
1989-085B 20303 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 94.17 35.64 540 416 0.0090561 0.40
1989-089B 20323 DELTA 1 R/B 99.42 97.12 782 680 0.0072182 0.45
1990-005H 20443 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.13 98.53 772 758 0.0009916 0.49
1990-008B 20453 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 96.87 35.62 802 416 0.0276397 0.37
1990-010A 20465 COSMOS 2058 96.11 82.49 584 561 0.0016650 0.35
1990-010B 20466 SL-14 R/B 97.20 82.50 638 611 0.0019472 0.48
1990-018B 20511 SL-14 R/B 97.29 82.52 641 617 0.0017667 0.36
1990-037B 20580 HST 95.39 28.47 539 535 0.0002790 0.75
1990-046B 20625 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 853 834 0.0012708 0.36
1990-055A 20663 COSMOS 2084 96.50 62.80 640 542 0.0069961 0.61
1990-055D 20666 SL-6 R/B(2) 96.48 62.79 659 522 0.0098221 0.35
1990-078B 20775 SL-8 R/B 100.29 82.93 1,178 366 0.0568172 0.32
1991-006B 21088 SL-8 R/B 104.56 82.94 990 958 0.0022312 0.35
1991-039A 21397 OKEAN-3 96.44 82.52 601 575 0.0018662 0.38
1991-042A 21422 COSMOS 2151 96.50 82.50 602 580 0.0015721 0.51
1991-042B 21423 SL-14 R/B 97.31 82.49 643 617 0.0018484 0.37
1991-050A 21574 ERS-1 100.15 98.65 789 743 0.0031819 0.36
1991-050F 21610 ARIANE 40 R/B 99.93 98.42 757 754 0.0002171 0.75
1991-086A 21819 INTERCOSMOS 25 119.48 82.59 2,875 440 0.1514681 0.43
1992-008B 21876 SL-8 R/B 104.68 82.93 1,004 955 0.0033353 0.38
1992-020B 21938 SL-8 R/B 104.71 82.93 1,003 958 0.0030601 0.36
1992-076A 22219 COSMOS 2219 101.86 71.06 861 833 0.0019789 0.60
1992-076B 22220 SL-16 R/B 101.66 71.00 847 827 0.0014088 0.40
1992-080A 22236 COSMOS 2221 96.77 82.51 615 593 0.0016218 0.59
1992-093B 22285 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 844 840 0.0002590 0.60
1992-094A 22286 COSMOS 2228 96.76 82.52 617 589 0.0020006 0.49
1993-016B 22566 SL-16 R/B 101.77 71.01 848 836 0.0008300 0.41
1993-024A 22626 COSMOS 2242 96.77 82.52 616 591 0.0017802 0.41
1993-059B 22803 SL-16 R/B 101.63 70.99 850 823 0.0018695 0.53
1993-061H 22830 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.59 98.71 794 779 0.0010377 0.55
1994-023A 23087 COSMOS 2278 101.85 71.05 852 841 0.0007739 0.47
1994-023B 23088 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 845 842 0.0002477 0.40
1994-074B 23343 SL-16 R/B 97.50 97.95 645 633 0.0008139 0.55
1994-077B 23405 SL-16 R/B 101.75 70.98 845 838 0.0004683 0.60
1995-021A 23560 ERS-2 94.49 98.55 497 491 0.0003983 0.41
1995-021B 23561 ARIANE 40+ R/B 100.14 98.67 769 761 0.0005812 0.37
1995-058B 23705 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 852 831 0.0014434 0.41
1996-051B 24298 SL-16 R/B 101.95 70.83 863 839 0.0016254 0.36
1997-037A 24883 ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR) 100.45 98.64 782 777 0.0003500 0.36
1998-043G 25400 SL-16 R/B 101.02 98.64 814 800 0.0009928 0.36
1998-045B 25407 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.01 844 835 0.0006218 0.41
1998-067A 25544 ISS (ZARYA) 92.96 51.64 422 417 0.0003441 0.17
1999-025C 25732 CZ-4B R/B 101.57 98.90 859 807 0.0036296 0.36
1999-039A 25860 OKEAN-O 97.51 98.18 641 638 0.0001761 0.37
1999-039B 25861 SL-16 R/B 97.39 98.20 645 622 0.0016908 0.33
1999-041E 25876 DELTA 2 R/B 102.52 51.77 1,263 493 0.0530713 0.40
1999-064A 25977 HELIOS 1B 97.13 98.32 622 621 0.0000471 0.40
1999-068A 25994 TERRA 98.82 98.18 703 701 0.0001396 0.40
2000-006B 26070 SL-16 R/B 101.73 71.00 854 827 0.0018822 0.63
2000-014A 26102 MTI 92.25 97.47 388 381 0.0005498 0.67
2000-047B 26474 TITAN 4B R/B 96.25 67.99 617 541 0.0054357 0.60
2002-009A 27386 ENVISAT 100.14 98.15 766 764 0.0001272 0.33
2002-021B 27422 IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B 100.75 98.40 802 786 0.0011099 0.47
2002-022A 27424 AQUA 98.83 98.21 703 702 0.0000772 0.37
2002-024C 27432 CZ-4B R/B 101.83 99.08 881 809 0.0049637 0.36
2002-056A 27597 MIDORI II (ADEOS-II) 100.88 98.56 801 799 0.0001701 0.49
2002-056E 27601 H-2A R/B 100.56 98.19 836 734 0.0070783 0.38
2003-049C 28059 CZ-4B R/B 99.13 98.50 753 681 0.0051243 0.59
2004-012C 28222 CZ-2C R/B 95.31 97.73 565 502 0.0045452 0.44
2004-021B 28353 SL-16 R/B 101.82 71.00 848 842 0.0003920 0.41
2004-035C 28415 CZ-4B R/B 95.55 97.56 580 510 0.0051043 0.38
2004-046B 28480 CZ-2C R/B 101.00 98.05 907 705 0.0140898 0.37
2004-049H 28499 ARIANE 5 R/B 97.29 98.07 693 564 0.0092137 0.66
2005-024B 28738 CZ-2D R/B 95.21 97.36 537 520 0.0012101 0.37
2005-025A 28773 SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII) 94.84 31.38 514 507 0.0004568 0.50
2006-002A 28931 ALOS (DAICHI) 98.44 97.89 685 683 0.0001970 0.42
2006-002B 28932 H-2A R/B 96.48 98.33 651 529 0.0087519 0.36
2006-005A 28939 AKARI (ASTRO-F) 93.69 98.24 515 394 0.0088419 0.36
2006-021A 29228 RESURS-DK 1 95.83 69.94 564 553 0.0007649 0.40
2006-029A 29252 GENESIS 1 94.82 64.52 540 480 0.0043986 0.52
2006-046C 29507 CZ-4B R/B 95.94 97.74 598 531 0.0048263 0.40
2007-010B 31114 CZ-2C R/B 101.45 98.23 870 785 0.0058517 0.40
2007-023A 31598 COSMO-SKYMED 1 97.16 97.89 624 622 0.0001446 0.46
2007-028A 31789 GENESIS 2 94.87 64.50 516 509 0.0004775 0.42
2007-029A 31792 COSMOS 2428 101.96 70.90 859 844 0.0010855 0.40
2007-029B 31793 SL-16 R/B 101.81 70.98 846 843 0.0001878 0.39
2009-003A 33504 KORONAS-FOTON 94.99 82.44 532 504 0.0020594 0.39
2012-025E 38341 H-2A R/B 97.02 98.53 655 577 0.0056136 0.44
2013-055G 39271 CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B 99.13 80.96 1,122 312 0.0570518 0.54
2014-021B 39679 SL-4 R/B 95.55 51.61 663 427 0.0170459 0.56
2014-029A 39766 ALOS-2 97.33 97.92 632 630 0.0001588 0.44
2014-071B 40306 CZ-2C R/B 93.00 97.37 429 413 0.0011911 0.35
2014-084B 40354 SL-27 R/B 93.44 74.74 468 418 0.0036493 0.38
2015-069A 41038 YAOGAN 29 97.26 98.04 629 626 0.0001859 0.42
2016-012A 41337 ASTRO-H (HITOMI) 96.07 31.00 579 562 0.0012262 0.45
2017-034A 42758 HXMT (HUIYAN) 95.41 43.02 544 533 0.0007917 0.43
2018-054D 43521 CZ-2C R/B 95.27 35.15 587 476 0.0080967 0.46
2018-066A 43600 AEOLUS 90.73 96.71 315 306 0.0006760 0.41
2018-076A 43641 SAOCOM 1A 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001502 0.45
2019-011B 44064 CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB 90.12 51.62 286 275 0.0008331 0.44
2020-059A 46265 SAOCOM 1B 97.16 97.89 624 622 0.0001424 0.49
2020-063B 46390 CZ-2F R/B 89.15 50.19 236 229 0.0004758 0.43
2020-063G 46395 2020-063G 90.70 50.20 313 304 0.0006537 0.37
2021-008B 47547 SL-4 R/B 94.52 67.14 764 226 0.0390963 0.58
2021-035A 48274 TIANHE 92.17 41.47 387 375 0.0008965 0.27
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