100 (or so) Brightest

Current as of 2021 Mar 07 18:06:06 UTC (Day 066)

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 0.0585295 0.63
1964-002A 00733 THOR AGENA D R/B 100.53 98.99 808 760 0.0033600 0.62
1964-053B 00877 SL-3 R/B 98.67 65.08 753 637 0.0081898 0.77
1967-045B 02802 SL-8 R/B 99.74 74.01 794 698 0.0067626 0.61
1968-040B 03230 SL-8 R/B 96.60 74.04 617 574 0.0030354 0.62
1968-110A 03597 OAO 2 99.59 35.00 743 735 0.0006036 0.63
1969-009A 03669 ISIS 1 127.49 88.44 3,449 576 0.1712016 0.52
1970-009A 04327 SERT 2 106.00 99.16 1,045 1,037 0.0005336 0.91
1970-113B 04814 SL-3 R/B 93.74 81.14 474 440 0.0024803 0.64
1971-028B 05118 SL-3 R/B 95.06 81.26 554 488 0.0047667 0.35
1971-089A 05560 ASTEX 1 99.44 92.72 745 719 0.0018111 0.49
1971-119B 05730 SL-8 R/B 102.50 73.89 1,376 378 0.0687822 0.88
1972-023E 06073 COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT 109.02 52.03 2,162 201 0.1297452 0.37
1972-065A 06153 OAO 3 (COPERNICUS) 98.77 35.01 705 695 0.0007001 0.87
1972-065B 06155 ATLAS CENTAUR R/B 97.85 35.00 682 629 0.0037645 1.16
1973-107B 07004 SL-8 R/B 91.07 73.91 370 285 0.0063293 1.24
1975-112B 08459 SL-8 R/B 100.22 74.06 781 757 0.0016777 0.64
1977-057B 10114 SL-3 R/B 94.88 97.34 521 504 0.0012143 0.32
1978-064A 10967 SEASAT 1 99.73 108.00 747 744 0.0002443 0.82
1979-005A 11251 METEOR 1-29 93.53 97.67 456 438 0.0013387 0.72
1979-011B 11267 SL-14 R/B 96.71 82.53 613 589 0.0017776 0.97
1979-089B 11574 SL-8 R/B 99.94 74.07 767 745 0.0015446 1.11
1980-005B 11672 SL-14 R/B 96.77 82.51 617 592 0.0017990 0.87
1981-003B 12139 SL-8 R/B 98.76 82.95 1,025 374 0.0460306 0.28
1981-046B 12465 SL-3 R/B 95.06 81.24 546 497 0.0034983 0.95
1981-065A 12585 METEOR PRIRODA 94.61 97.57 509 490 0.0013399 0.87
1981-103B 12904 SL-3 R/B 95.62 81.18 567 530 0.0026916 0.56
1982-013B 13068 SL-3 R/B 95.52 81.20 559 528 0.0021999 0.93
1982-039B 13154 SL-3 R/B 96.07 81.18 598 543 0.0040029 0.90
1982-079B 13403 SL-3 R/B 95.53 81.17 568 520 0.0034763 0.90
1982-092A 13552 COSMOS 1408 94.21 82.57 491 470 0.0015868 0.66
1982-092B 13553 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.57 630 602 0.0020079 0.97
1983-010B 13819 SL-3 R/B 94.98 81.12 540 495 0.0032805 0.96
1983-037A 14032 COSMOS 1455 94.82 82.52 521 499 0.0015703 0.76
1983-075B 14208 SL-3 R/B 95.28 97.43 560 504 0.0039996 0.36
1983-099A 14372 COSMOS 1500 94.79 82.51 519 497 0.0015997 0.79
1984-013A 14699 COSMOS 1536 95.63 82.52 559 539 0.0014501 0.73
1984-027A 14819 COSMOS 1544 94.20 82.48 488 472 0.0011499 0.38
1984-027B 14820 SL-14 R/B 97.06 82.55 630 606 0.0017224 0.61
1984-108B 15354 ERBS 92.80 57.01 418 405 0.0009506 0.67
1985-006B 15483 SL-8 R/B 100.25 74.05 784 758 0.0018121 1.16
1985-009A 15494 COSMOS 1626 94.45 82.48 493 490 0.0002176 0.37
1985-042D 15772 SL-12 R/B(2) 101.32 71.11 845 797 0.0033150 0.74
1985-069B 15945 SL-14 R/B 97.03 82.53 631 602 0.0021086 0.72
1985-090B 16111 SL-3 R/B 91.73 97.48 366 353 0.0010026 0.78
1985-097B 16182 SL-16 R/B 101.68 71.00 843 833 0.0007254 0.44
1986-006B 16496 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.53 629 604 0.0017712 1.09
1986-034A 16719 COSMOS 1743 94.99 82.55 525 511 0.0010295 0.26
1986-046B 16792 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.49 637 601 0.0025211 1.26
1986-055B 16882 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.52 632 606 0.0018390 0.58
1986-061A 16908 AJISAI (EGS) 115.71 50.01 1,496 1,479 0.0011272 0.59
1987-003A 17295 COSMOS 1812 94.99 82.51 522 515 0.0004806 0.88
1987-024B 17567 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.53 631 604 0.0019090 1.25
1987-027A 17589 COSMOS 1833 101.92 70.91 861 838 0.0016039 0.70
1987-027B 17590 SL-16 R/B 101.64 71.00 839 833 0.0004279 1.24
1987-038B 17912 SL-14 R/B 97.10 82.50 635 604 0.0021703 1.15
1987-041A 17973 COSMOS 1844 101.83 70.90 869 821 0.0032993 0.79
1987-055B 18153 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.50 633 605 0.0020134 0.99
1987-060A 18187 COSMOS 1867 100.62 65.01 801 775 0.0018100 1.22
1987-088A 18421 COSMOS 1892 94.89 82.50 523 504 0.0013536 0.52
1988-001B 18749 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.51 633 605 0.0019546 0.93
1988-020A 18958 COSMOS 1933 95.75 82.53 563 547 0.0010892 1.10
1988-032B 19046 SL-3 R/B 95.82 97.39 585 532 0.0038278 0.33
1988-039B 19120 SL-16 R/B 101.46 71.02 845 811 0.0024277 1.07
1988-050A 19210 COSMOS 1953 95.61 82.52 556 540 0.0011373 0.58
1988-053B 19257 SL-8 R/B 100.17 74.05 781 752 0.0020040 1.07
1988-093A 19573 COSMOS 1975 95.68 82.52 561 542 0.0013986 0.68
1988-093B 19574 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.53 633 604 0.0020575 0.68
1988-102B 19650 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.00 852 828 0.0016579 1.12
1989-080A 20261 INTERCOSMOS 24 114.63 82.61 2,379 498 0.1202854 0.38
1989-080C 20262 SL-14 R/B 115.30 82.59 2,440 498 0.1237286 0.79
1989-085B 20303 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 94.20 35.64 543 417 0.0091890 1.11
1989-089B 20323 DELTA 1 R/B 99.42 97.12 783 679 0.0073024 1.06
1990-005H 20443 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.13 98.54 771 758 0.0009261 0.64
1990-008B 20453 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 96.88 35.62 804 415 0.0278448 0.91
1990-010A 20465 COSMOS 2058 96.12 82.49 584 561 0.0016492 0.65
1990-010B 20466 SL-14 R/B 97.20 82.51 639 611 0.0020221 1.04
1990-018B 20511 SL-14 R/B 97.29 82.52 641 617 0.0016855 0.63
1990-037B 20580 HST 95.39 28.47 539 536 0.0002783 0.83
1990-046B 20625 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 855 832 0.0015350 0.75
1990-055A 20663 COSMOS 2084 96.50 62.80 629 553 0.0054313 0.78
1990-055D 20666 SL-6 R/B(2) 96.49 62.78 649 531 0.0084507 0.90
1990-078B 20775 SL-8 R/B 100.33 82.93 1,182 366 0.0570896 1.00
1991-006B 21088 SL-8 R/B 104.56 82.94 992 956 0.0023919 0.96
1991-039A 21397 OKEAN-3 96.45 82.52 601 576 0.0018186 0.76
1991-042A 21422 COSMOS 2151 96.50 82.50 602 580 0.0015765 0.94
1991-042B 21423 SL-14 R/B 97.31 82.49 643 617 0.0019019 0.64
1991-050A 21574 ERS-1 100.15 98.64 789 743 0.0032101 0.46
1991-050F 21610 ARIANE 40 R/B 99.94 98.43 758 753 0.0003373 0.91
1991-086A 21819 INTERCOSMOS 25 119.49 82.58 2,877 438 0.1517529 0.63
1992-008B 21876 SL-8 R/B 104.68 82.93 1,005 954 0.0034538 1.16
1992-020B 21938 SL-8 R/B 104.71 82.93 1,002 959 0.0029331 0.78
1992-076A 22219 COSMOS 2219 101.86 71.06 859 835 0.0016835 0.92
1992-076B 22220 SL-16 R/B 101.66 71.00 847 828 0.0012987 0.82
1992-080A 22236 COSMOS 2221 96.77 82.51 616 592 0.0017033 1.11
1992-093B 22285 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 846 838 0.0006033 0.89
1992-094A 22286 COSMOS 2228 96.76 82.52 617 590 0.0019601 0.79
1993-016B 22566 SL-16 R/B 101.77 71.01 851 834 0.0012182 0.42
1993-024A 22626 COSMOS 2242 96.77 82.52 616 592 0.0017456 1.06
1993-059B 22803 SL-16 R/B 101.64 70.99 847 825 0.0015291 0.27
1993-061H 22830 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.60 98.73 794 780 0.0009809 0.68
1994-023A 23087 COSMOS 2278 101.85 71.06 854 839 0.0010757 0.64
1994-023B 23088 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 847 840 0.0004604 0.72
1994-074B 23343 SL-16 R/B 97.50 97.96 645 634 0.0007542 0.68
1994-077B 23405 SL-16 R/B 101.75 70.98 842 841 0.0001270 0.31
1995-021A 23560 ERS-2 94.51 98.56 497 492 0.0003599 0.90
1995-021B 23561 ARIANE 40+ R/B 100.14 98.69 770 760 0.0006884 0.93
1995-058B 23705 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 850 833 0.0011647 0.40
1996-051B 24298 SL-16 R/B 101.95 70.83 863 838 0.0017251 0.76
1997-037A 24883 ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR) 100.45 98.63 782 777 0.0003220 1.25
1998-043G 25400 SL-16 R/B 101.02 98.63 813 801 0.0008885 0.71
1998-045B 25407 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.01 846 832 0.0009710 0.78
1998-067A 25544 ISS (ZARYA) 92.96 51.64 422 417 0.0003365 0.17
1999-022C 25723 SL-8 R/B 90.14 48.41 285 278 0.0004969 1.64
1999-025C 25732 CZ-4B R/B 101.57 98.92 860 806 0.0037423 0.27
1999-039A 25860 OKEAN-O 97.51 98.20 641 638 0.0001863 0.31
1999-039B 25861 SL-16 R/B 97.39 98.21 645 622 0.0016414 0.84
1999-041E 25876 DELTA 2 R/B 102.53 51.77 1,264 492 0.0531808 0.64
1999-064A 25977 HELIOS 1B 97.13 98.31 622 621 0.0001175 0.89
1999-068A 25994 TERRA 98.82 98.18 703 702 0.0001266 0.27
2000-006B 26070 SL-16 R/B 101.73 71.01 851 830 0.0014149 1.31
2000-014A 26102 MTI 92.36 97.47 394 386 0.0006224 0.61
2000-047B 26474 TITAN 4B R/B 96.25 67.99 622 536 0.0061164 0.40
2002-009A 27386 ENVISAT 100.14 98.15 766 764 0.0001300 0.34
2002-021B 27422 IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B 100.75 98.39 803 785 0.0012262 0.69
2002-022A 27424 AQUA 98.83 98.21 703 702 0.0000212 0.87
2002-024C 27432 CZ-4B R/B 101.83 99.09 882 809 0.0050900 0.38
2002-056A 27597 MIDORI II (ADEOS-II) 100.88 98.55 801 800 0.0000681 0.69
2002-056E 27601 H-2A R/B 100.56 98.20 836 734 0.0071558 0.25
2003-049C 28059 CZ-4B R/B 99.13 98.49 753 681 0.0051103 0.76
2004-012C 28222 CZ-2C R/B 95.32 97.72 566 502 0.0045953 0.64
2004-021B 28353 SL-16 R/B 101.82 71.00 850 839 0.0007613 0.97
2004-035C 28415 CZ-4B R/B 95.55 97.58 581 510 0.0051583 0.75
2004-046B 28480 CZ-2C R/B 101.00 98.06 908 704 0.0142200 0.96
2004-049H 28499 ARIANE 5 R/B 97.29 98.06 694 564 0.0092912 1.03
2005-024B 28738 CZ-2D R/B 95.22 97.37 537 521 0.0011817 0.71
2005-025A 28773 SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII) 94.85 31.38 515 508 0.0004519 0.59
2006-002A 28931 ALOS (DAICHI) 98.44 97.88 685 683 0.0001700 0.44
2006-002B 28932 H-2A R/B 96.48 98.33 652 529 0.0088346 1.03
2006-005A 28939 AKARI (ASTRO-F) 93.74 98.25 519 396 0.0090493 0.33
2006-021A 29228 RESURS-DK 1 95.83 69.93 560 557 0.0002487 0.43
2006-029A 29252 GENESIS 1 94.83 64.52 533 488 0.0032180 0.58
2006-046C 29507 CZ-4B R/B 95.96 97.72 599 531 0.0048812 0.99
2007-010B 31114 CZ-2C R/B 101.46 98.24 870 785 0.0058951 0.90
2007-023A 31598 COSMO-SKYMED 1 97.16 97.89 624 622 0.0001448 0.37
2007-028A 31789 GENESIS 2 94.88 64.51 529 497 0.0023154 0.67
2007-029A 31792 COSMOS 2428 101.97 70.89 856 848 0.0005271 0.32
2007-029B 31793 SL-16 R/B 101.81 70.98 846 842 0.0002706 1.06
2009-003A 33504 KORONAS-FOTON 94.99 82.44 532 504 0.0020582 0.69
2012-025E 38341 H-2A R/B 97.02 98.52 656 577 0.0056590 0.34
2013-055G 39271 CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B 99.23 80.97 1,131 312 0.0576370 0.62
2014-021B 39679 SL-4 R/B 95.57 51.62 665 428 0.0171107 0.67
2014-029A 39766 ALOS-2 97.33 97.92 632 630 0.0001673 0.27
2014-071B 40306 CZ-2C R/B 93.07 97.36 433 416 0.0012541 0.50
2014-084B 40354 SL-27 R/B 93.46 74.74 470 418 0.0038143 0.64
2015-069A 41038 YAOGAN 29 97.27 98.03 629 626 0.0002276 0.45
2016-012A 41337 ASTRO-H (HITOMI) 96.08 31.01 579 562 0.0012266 0.33
2017-034A 42758 HXMT (HUIYAN) 95.42 43.02 546 532 0.0010278 0.47
2018-054D 43521 CZ-2C R/B 95.28 35.16 589 475 0.0082998 0.64
2018-066A 43600 AEOLUS 90.74 96.72 316 306 0.0007471 0.34
2018-076A 43641 SAOCOM 1A 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001491 0.36
2019-011B 44064 CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB 91.22 51.63 336 333 0.0002855 0.44
2020-063B 46390 CZ-2F R/B 90.58 50.20 310 296 0.0010429 0.26
2020-063G 46395 2020-063G 90.99 50.20 329 317 0.0009614 0.96
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