100 (or so) Brightest

Current as of 2021 May 12 16:57:45 UTC (Day 132)

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 0.0584769 0.26
1964-002A 00733 THOR AGENA D R/B 100.53 98.99 808 759 0.0033818 1.04
1964-053B 00877 SL-3 R/B 98.67 65.08 754 636 0.0083453 0.45
1967-045B 02802 SL-8 R/B 99.74 74.01 793 699 0.0065483 0.87
1968-040B 03230 SL-8 R/B 96.59 74.04 617 574 0.0030571 0.93
1968-110A 03597 OAO 2 99.59 35.00 743 735 0.0005128 0.91
1969-009A 03669 ISIS 1 127.49 88.43 3,450 576 0.1712361 1.10
1970-009A 04327 SERT 2 106.00 99.15 1,045 1,038 0.0004880 0.36
1970-113B 04814 SL-3 R/B 93.72 81.14 472 441 0.0022847 0.28
1971-028B 05118 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.25 553 489 0.0046525 0.24
1971-089A 05560 ASTEX 1 99.44 92.71 742 722 0.0013919 0.24
1971-119B 05730 SL-8 R/B 102.47 73.89 1,372 379 0.0684221 0.32
1972-023E 06073 COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT 108.69 52.03 2,132 200 0.1280764 0.21
1972-065A 06153 OAO 3 (COPERNICUS) 98.77 35.01 704 695 0.0006623 0.41
1972-065B 06155 ATLAS CENTAUR R/B 97.85 35.00 682 629 0.0037485 0.55
1973-107B 07004 SL-8 R/B 90.40 73.91 322 266 0.0042464 0.67
1975-112B 08459 SL-8 R/B 100.22 74.06 781 757 0.0016311 0.86
1977-057B 10114 SL-3 R/B 94.88 97.35 522 503 0.0014352 0.86
1978-064A 10967 SEASAT 1 99.73 108.00 747 744 0.0002376 1.02
1979-005A 11251 METEOR 1-29 93.52 97.68 457 436 0.0015991 0.90
1979-011B 11267 SL-14 R/B 96.71 82.52 613 589 0.0017243 0.25
1979-089B 11574 SL-8 R/B 99.94 74.07 767 745 0.0015646 1.09
1980-005B 11672 SL-14 R/B 96.77 82.52 615 593 0.0015125 1.12
1981-003B 12139 SL-8 R/B 98.73 82.95 1,020 376 0.0455449 0.57
1981-046B 12465 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.24 544 499 0.0032789 0.58
1981-065A 12585 METEOR PRIRODA 94.60 97.57 510 488 0.0015710 0.82
1981-103B 12904 SL-3 R/B 95.62 81.18 569 528 0.0029305 0.87
1982-013B 13068 SL-3 R/B 95.51 81.20 557 530 0.0019637 0.90
1982-039B 13154 SL-3 R/B 96.07 81.19 598 543 0.0039514 0.89
1982-079B 13403 SL-3 R/B 95.53 81.17 567 522 0.0032344 0.87
1982-092A 13552 COSMOS 1408 94.20 82.56 493 467 0.0018778 0.23
1982-092B 13553 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.57 631 601 0.0021867 0.64
1983-010B 13819 SL-3 R/B 94.98 81.11 539 496 0.0030681 0.84
1983-037A 14032 COSMOS 1455 94.81 82.51 521 498 0.0016973 0.30
1983-075B 14208 SL-3 R/B 95.27 97.44 557 506 0.0036849 0.83
1983-099A 14372 COSMOS 1500 94.78 82.52 518 498 0.0015197 0.59
1984-013A 14699 COSMOS 1536 95.63 82.53 557 541 0.0011287 0.29
1984-027A 14819 COSMOS 1544 94.19 82.49 489 469 0.0014682 1.00
1984-027B 14820 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.54 632 604 0.0019768 0.39
1984-108B 15354 ERBS 92.75 57.00 414 404 0.0007370 0.86
1985-006B 15483 SL-8 R/B 100.25 74.05 785 756 0.0019692 0.27
1985-009A 15494 COSMOS 1626 94.44 82.48 494 489 0.0003839 0.89
1985-042D 15772 SL-12 R/B(2) 101.32 71.11 847 795 0.0035963 1.08
1985-069B 15945 SL-14 R/B 97.03 82.53 629 604 0.0018182 1.00
1985-090B 16111 SL-3 R/B 91.60 97.48 360 346 0.0010528 0.68
1985-097B 16182 SL-16 R/B 101.68 71.00 842 834 0.0005680 0.99
1986-006B 16496 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.52 630 602 0.0020432 0.30
1986-034A 16719 COSMOS 1743 94.98 82.56 527 509 0.0012825 0.94
1986-046B 16792 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.48 635 603 0.0022690 0.55
1986-055B 16882 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.52 633 605 0.0020667 0.21
1986-061A 16908 AJISAI (EGS) 115.71 50.01 1,497 1,479 0.0011314 0.49
1987-003A 17295 COSMOS 1812 94.99 82.51 520 516 0.0002284 0.23
1987-024B 17567 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.53 630 605 0.0018339 0.84
1987-027A 17589 COSMOS 1833 101.92 70.92 864 835 0.0019757 0.60
1987-027B 17590 SL-16 R/B 101.64 71.01 841 831 0.0007256 0.83
1987-038B 17912 SL-14 R/B 97.10 82.50 633 606 0.0019338 0.23
1987-041A 17973 COSMOS 1844 101.83 70.90 867 824 0.0029996 1.24
1987-055B 18153 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.50 635 603 0.0023030 0.56
1987-060A 18187 COSMOS 1867 100.62 65.01 802 774 0.0019464 1.20
1987-088A 18421 COSMOS 1892 94.89 82.50 523 503 0.0015051 0.53
1988-001B 18749 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.52 631 607 0.0017393 0.86
1988-020A 18958 COSMOS 1933 95.75 82.53 564 546 0.0013068 1.11
1988-032B 19046 SL-3 R/B 95.81 97.39 584 532 0.0037297 0.83
1988-039B 19120 SL-16 R/B 101.46 71.01 843 813 0.0021462 1.11
1988-050A 19210 COSMOS 1953 95.60 82.52 558 538 0.0014619 0.83
1988-053B 19257 SL-8 R/B 100.17 74.05 781 752 0.0020113 0.62
1988-093A 19573 COSMOS 1975 95.67 82.52 562 540 0.0015676 0.95
1988-093B 19574 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.53 635 603 0.0023138 0.93
1988-102B 19650 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.00 850 829 0.0014294 0.23
1989-080A 20261 INTERCOSMOS 24 114.63 82.60 2,379 498 0.1203227 1.02
1989-080C 20262 SL-14 R/B 115.30 82.60 2,438 499 0.1235618 0.25
1989-085B 20303 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 94.18 35.64 542 416 0.0091703 0.65
1989-089B 20323 DELTA 1 R/B 99.42 97.12 781 681 0.0070106 0.20
1990-005H 20443 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.13 98.53 773 756 0.0011644 0.56
1990-008B 20453 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 96.87 35.62 803 415 0.0277376 1.10
1990-010A 20465 COSMOS 2058 96.12 82.49 583 562 0.0015644 0.74
1990-010B 20466 SL-14 R/B 97.20 82.50 639 611 0.0020056 1.27
1990-018B 20511 SL-14 R/B 97.29 82.52 642 616 0.0018800 0.85
1990-037B 20580 HST 95.39 28.47 539 535 0.0002777 0.91
1990-046B 20625 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 852 835 0.0011956 0.59
1990-055A 20663 COSMOS 2084 96.50 62.79 636 546 0.0064549 0.65
1990-055D 20666 SL-6 R/B(2) 96.48 62.79 655 525 0.0093643 0.85
1990-078B 20775 SL-8 R/B 100.30 82.92 1,178 368 0.0566610 0.24
1991-006B 21088 SL-8 R/B 104.56 82.95 990 958 0.0021319 0.58
1991-039A 21397 OKEAN-3 96.44 82.52 601 575 0.0018718 1.03
1991-042A 21422 COSMOS 2151 96.50 82.50 600 582 0.0013271 1.11
1991-042B 21423 SL-14 R/B 97.31 82.50 641 619 0.0016050 0.86
1991-050A 21574 ERS-1 100.15 98.65 790 742 0.0033699 0.86
1991-050F 21610 ARIANE 40 R/B 99.93 98.42 758 753 0.0003161 0.27
1991-086A 21819 INTERCOSMOS 25 119.48 82.59 2,875 440 0.1515280 0.59
1992-008B 21876 SL-8 R/B 104.68 82.92 1,005 953 0.0035307 1.19
1992-020B 21938 SL-8 R/B 104.71 82.93 1,002 959 0.0029232 0.58
1992-076A 22219 COSMOS 2219 101.86 71.06 860 834 0.0017561 0.57
1992-076B 22220 SL-16 R/B 101.66 71.00 848 826 0.0015009 0.86
1992-080A 22236 COSMOS 2221 96.77 82.51 615 593 0.0015459 1.23
1992-093B 22285 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 844 840 0.0002354 0.60
1992-094A 22286 COSMOS 2228 96.76 82.52 619 588 0.0022653 0.31
1993-016B 22566 SL-16 R/B 101.77 71.01 849 836 0.0008896 0.55
1993-024A 22626 COSMOS 2242 96.77 82.52 618 590 0.0020475 0.64
1993-059B 22803 SL-16 R/B 101.64 70.99 848 824 0.0016760 0.56
1993-061H 22830 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.60 98.72 795 778 0.0012051 0.64
1994-023A 23087 COSMOS 2278 101.85 71.05 853 839 0.0009776 0.93
1994-023B 23088 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 844 843 0.0000965 1.19
1994-074B 23343 SL-16 R/B 97.50 97.95 644 634 0.0007241 0.96
1994-077B 23405 SL-16 R/B 101.75 70.98 845 838 0.0004284 1.09
1995-021A 23560 ERS-2 94.50 98.55 497 491 0.0004427 1.18
1995-021B 23561 ARIANE 40+ R/B 100.14 98.68 770 760 0.0006943 1.00
1995-058B 23705 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 852 831 0.0014817 0.90
1996-051B 24298 SL-16 R/B 101.95 70.83 864 838 0.0018128 0.85
1997-037A 24883 ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR) 100.45 98.64 781 778 0.0002027 0.89
1998-043G 25400 SL-16 R/B 101.02 98.64 815 799 0.0011051 0.95
1998-045B 25407 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.01 845 833 0.0008337 0.88
1998-067A 25544 ISS (ZARYA) 92.96 51.64 422 418 0.0003013 0.19
1999-022C 25723 SL-8 R/B 87.15 48.39 135 131 0.0003192 DEC 19.42
1999-025C 25732 CZ-4B R/B 101.57 98.91 860 806 0.0037202 0.67
1999-039A 25860 OKEAN-O 97.51 98.19 640 639 0.0000839 0.67
1999-039B 25861 SL-16 R/B 97.39 98.21 645 623 0.0015626 0.73
1999-041E 25876 DELTA 2 R/B 102.52 51.77 1,263 493 0.0530574 0.34
1999-064A 25977 HELIOS 1B 97.13 98.31 623 620 0.0001847 0.29
1999-068A 25994 TERRA 98.82 98.18 703 701 0.0001449 0.22
2000-006B 26070 SL-16 R/B 101.73 71.00 853 828 0.0017483 0.55
2000-014A 26102 MTI 92.28 97.47 392 381 0.0008314 0.92
2000-047B 26474 TITAN 4B R/B 96.25 67.99 619 539 0.0057730 0.96
2002-009A 27386 ENVISAT 100.14 98.15 766 764 0.0001299 0.19
2002-021B 27422 IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B 100.75 98.40 803 785 0.0011996 0.90
2002-022A 27424 AQUA 98.83 98.21 704 701 0.0002322 0.26
2002-024C 27432 CZ-4B R/B 101.83 99.09 881 809 0.0049913 1.09
2002-056A 27597 MIDORI II (ADEOS-II) 100.88 98.56 802 799 0.0002105 0.89
2002-056E 27601 H-2A R/B 100.56 98.19 837 733 0.0072489 0.24
2003-049C 28059 CZ-4B R/B 99.13 98.49 752 682 0.0049323 0.93
2004-012C 28222 CZ-2C R/B 95.31 97.72 566 502 0.0046342 0.55
2004-021B 28353 SL-16 R/B 101.82 71.00 849 840 0.0006235 0.86
2004-035C 28415 CZ-4B R/B 95.55 97.57 580 510 0.0050021 0.63
2004-046B 28480 CZ-2C R/B 101.00 98.05 907 705 0.0141198 0.18
2004-049H 28499 ARIANE 5 R/B 97.29 98.07 693 565 0.0090728 0.87
2005-024B 28738 CZ-2D R/B 95.21 97.36 538 520 0.0013247 0.69
2005-025A 28773 SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII) 94.84 31.38 514 508 0.0004703 0.60
2006-002A 28931 ALOS (DAICHI) 98.44 97.88 685 683 0.0002021 0.24
2006-002B 28932 H-2A R/B 96.48 98.33 651 529 0.0087424 0.21
2006-005A 28939 AKARI (ASTRO-F) 93.70 98.25 515 397 0.0086233 0.37
2006-021A 29228 RESURS-DK 1 95.83 69.94 564 554 0.0007102 0.88
2006-029A 29252 GENESIS 1 94.82 64.52 537 483 0.0039407 0.87
2006-046C 29507 CZ-4B R/B 95.95 97.73 598 531 0.0048114 0.66
2007-010B 31114 CZ-2C R/B 101.45 98.23 871 784 0.0060359 1.22
2007-023A 31598 COSMO-SKYMED 1 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001641 0.29
2007-028A 31789 GENESIS 2 94.88 64.50 521 505 0.0011609 0.73
2007-029A 31792 COSMOS 2428 101.96 70.89 859 844 0.0010142 0.32
2007-029B 31793 SL-16 R/B 101.81 70.98 846 843 0.0002238 0.90
2009-003A 33504 KORONAS-FOTON 94.99 82.44 530 506 0.0017986 0.89
2012-025E 38341 H-2A R/B 97.02 98.53 654 578 0.0054132 0.49
2013-055G 39271 CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B 99.17 80.96 1,124 314 0.0570840 0.27
2014-021B 39679 SL-4 R/B 95.56 51.62 664 428 0.0170468 0.37
2014-029A 39766 ALOS-2 97.33 97.92 632 630 0.0001451 0.34
2014-071B 40306 CZ-2C R/B 93.02 97.37 433 412 0.0015865 0.88
2014-084B 40354 SL-27 R/B 93.44 74.74 467 419 0.0035171 0.82
2015-069A 41038 YAOGAN 29 97.26 98.04 628 627 0.0000655 0.36
2016-012A 41337 ASTRO-H (HITOMI) 96.07 31.01 579 562 0.0012215 1.48
2017-034A 42758 HXMT (HUIYAN) 95.42 43.02 546 531 0.0010515 0.29
2018-054D 43521 CZ-2C R/B 95.27 35.15 588 476 0.0081239 0.86
2018-066A 43600 AEOLUS 90.74 96.72 315 307 0.0005676 0.20
2018-076A 43641 SAOCOM 1A 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001571 0.28
2019-011B 44064 CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB 90.65 51.62 308 305 0.0002639 0.93
2020-059A 46265 SAOCOM 1B 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001622 1.06
2020-063B 46390 CZ-2F R/B 89.95 50.20 278 266 0.0009503 1.35
2020-063G 46395 2020-063G 90.80 50.20 320 308 0.0009313 1.06
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