100 (or so) Brightest

Current as of 2021 Apr 23 10:06:07 UTC (Day 113)

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 0.0585024 0.60
1964-002A 00733 THOR AGENA D R/B 100.53 98.99 808 759 0.0034677 0.74
1964-053B 00877 SL-3 R/B 98.67 65.08 754 636 0.0083295 0.88
1967-045B 02802 SL-8 R/B 99.74 74.01 793 699 0.0065909 0.55
1968-040B 03230 SL-8 R/B 96.59 74.03 617 574 0.0031222 0.55
1968-110A 03597 OAO 2 99.59 34.99 743 735 0.0005948 0.32
1969-009A 03669 ISIS 1 127.49 88.44 3,450 576 0.1712525 0.31
1970-009A 04327 SERT 2 106.00 99.15 1,045 1,037 0.0005659 0.71
1970-113B 04814 SL-3 R/B 93.73 81.14 472 442 0.0022373 0.32
1971-028B 05118 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.26 552 490 0.0045497 0.63
1971-089A 05560 ASTEX 1 99.44 92.71 743 721 0.0015161 0.91
1971-119B 05730 SL-8 R/B 102.48 73.89 1,373 379 0.0684917 0.60
1972-023E 06073 COSMOS 482 DESCENT CRAFT 108.78 52.03 2,141 200 0.1286132 0.30
1972-065A 06153 OAO 3 (COPERNICUS) 98.77 35.01 704 695 0.0006589 0.33
1972-065B 06155 ATLAS CENTAUR R/B 97.85 35.00 683 629 0.0038148 0.66
1973-107B 07004 SL-8 R/B 90.62 73.91 337 273 0.0048202 0.80
1975-112B 08459 SL-8 R/B 100.22 74.06 781 757 0.0016993 0.56
1977-057B 10114 SL-3 R/B 94.88 97.35 523 502 0.0015334 0.55
1978-064A 10967 SEASAT 1 99.73 108.00 748 744 0.0002642 0.77
1979-005A 11251 METEOR 1-29 93.52 97.68 458 435 0.0016805 0.63
1979-011B 11267 SL-14 R/B 96.71 82.53 612 590 0.0015601 0.71
1979-089B 11574 SL-8 R/B 99.94 74.07 767 745 0.0014922 0.89
1980-005B 11672 SL-14 R/B 96.77 82.52 615 593 0.0015907 0.25
1981-003B 12139 SL-8 R/B 98.74 82.95 1,021 376 0.0456064 0.27
1981-046B 12465 SL-3 R/B 95.05 81.24 544 499 0.0032716 0.63
1981-065A 12585 METEOR PRIRODA 94.60 97.57 509 489 0.0014480 0.58
1981-103B 12904 SL-3 R/B 95.62 81.17 569 528 0.0029056 0.63
1982-013B 13068 SL-3 R/B 95.51 81.21 558 529 0.0021568 0.58
1982-039B 13154 SL-3 R/B 96.07 81.18 599 542 0.0040732 0.28
1982-079B 13403 SL-3 R/B 95.53 81.17 567 521 0.0033020 0.55
1982-092A 13552 COSMOS 1408 94.20 82.57 493 467 0.0018949 0.31
1982-092B 13553 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.57 632 600 0.0022945 0.70
1983-010B 13819 SL-3 R/B 94.98 81.11 539 496 0.0031252 0.41
1983-037A 14032 COSMOS 1455 94.81 82.51 522 497 0.0018440 0.83
1983-075B 14208 SL-3 R/B 95.28 97.43 558 506 0.0037455 0.26
1983-099A 14372 COSMOS 1500 94.78 82.52 517 499 0.0013393 0.60
1984-013A 14699 COSMOS 1536 95.63 82.53 557 541 0.0011122 0.59
1984-027A 14819 COSMOS 1544 94.19 82.48 489 469 0.0014635 0.55
1984-027B 14820 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.54 632 603 0.0020316 0.38
1984-108B 15354 ERBS 92.76 57.00 413 407 0.0004188 0.30
1985-006B 15483 SL-8 R/B 100.25 74.04 785 756 0.0019660 0.53
1985-009A 15494 COSMOS 1626 94.44 82.48 493 489 0.0003032 0.55
1985-042D 15772 SL-12 R/B(2) 101.32 71.11 846 796 0.0034836 0.64
1985-069B 15945 SL-14 R/B 97.03 82.53 630 603 0.0018780 0.58
1985-090B 16111 SL-3 R/B 91.63 97.48 361 348 0.0009251 0.35
1985-097B 16182 SL-16 R/B 101.68 71.00 842 834 0.0005367 0.56
1986-006B 16496 SL-14 R/B 97.02 82.52 631 602 0.0020758 0.89
1986-034A 16719 COSMOS 1743 94.99 82.55 527 509 0.0013599 0.33
1986-046B 16792 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.48 636 602 0.0023867 0.82
1986-055B 16882 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.52 634 604 0.0021413 0.60
1986-061A 16908 AJISAI (EGS) 115.71 50.01 1,497 1,479 0.0011339 0.57
1987-003A 17295 COSMOS 1812 94.99 82.52 519 517 0.0002017 0.73
1987-024B 17567 SL-14 R/B 97.05 82.53 631 603 0.0019962 0.35
1987-027A 17589 COSMOS 1833 101.92 70.91 863 836 0.0018529 1.05
1987-027B 17590 SL-16 R/B 101.64 71.00 841 831 0.0006754 0.59
1987-038B 17912 SL-14 R/B 97.10 82.50 633 607 0.0018680 0.77
1987-041A 17973 COSMOS 1844 101.83 70.90 868 823 0.0031304 0.82
1987-055B 18153 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.50 635 603 0.0022769 0.62
1987-060A 18187 COSMOS 1867 100.62 65.01 802 774 0.0019065 0.70
1987-088A 18421 COSMOS 1892 94.89 82.50 524 502 0.0016440 0.75
1988-001B 18749 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.51 632 606 0.0018811 0.32
1988-020A 18958 COSMOS 1933 95.75 82.53 563 547 0.0011663 0.24
1988-032B 19046 SL-3 R/B 95.81 97.39 582 534 0.0035193 0.63
1988-039B 19120 SL-16 R/B 101.46 71.02 844 812 0.0022619 0.70
1988-050A 19210 COSMOS 1953 95.60 82.51 558 538 0.0014199 0.79
1988-053B 19257 SL-8 R/B 100.17 74.05 781 753 0.0019420 0.25
1988-093A 19573 COSMOS 1975 95.67 82.52 561 542 0.0013816 0.59
1988-093B 19574 SL-14 R/B 97.08 82.53 634 603 0.0022191 0.24
1988-102B 19650 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.00 851 828 0.0015415 0.57
1989-080A 20261 INTERCOSMOS 24 114.63 82.61 2,379 498 0.1203458 0.59
1989-080C 20262 SL-14 R/B 115.30 82.60 2,439 499 0.1235862 0.41
1989-085B 20303 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 94.18 35.64 541 417 0.0090833 0.68
1989-089B 20323 DELTA 1 R/B 99.42 97.12 781 680 0.0071031 0.59
1990-005H 20443 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.13 98.53 773 757 0.0011360 0.25
1990-008B 20453 DELTA 2 R/B(1) 96.88 35.62 803 415 0.0277605 0.67
1990-010A 20465 COSMOS 2058 96.12 82.49 582 563 0.0014035 0.74
1990-010B 20466 SL-14 R/B 97.20 82.50 640 610 0.0021567 0.27
1990-018B 20511 SL-14 R/B 97.29 82.52 641 617 0.0017415 0.55
1990-037B 20580 HST 95.39 28.47 539 535 0.0002727 0.85
1990-046B 20625 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 853 834 0.0012787 0.80
1990-055A 20663 COSMOS 2084 96.50 62.79 634 548 0.0061511 0.78
1990-055D 20666 SL-6 R/B(2) 96.48 62.78 654 527 0.0091099 0.25
1990-078B 20775 SL-8 R/B 100.30 82.93 1,179 367 0.0567250 0.74
1991-006B 21088 SL-8 R/B 104.56 82.94 990 958 0.0022377 0.55
1991-039A 21397 OKEAN-3 96.45 82.52 600 576 0.0017068 0.36
1991-042A 21422 COSMOS 2151 96.50 82.50 600 582 0.0012625 0.72
1991-042B 21423 SL-14 R/B 97.31 82.49 642 618 0.0016801 0.56
1991-050A 21574 ERS-1 100.15 98.64 790 741 0.0034169 0.55
1991-050F 21610 ARIANE 40 R/B 99.93 98.43 758 752 0.0004215 0.60
1991-086A 21819 INTERCOSMOS 25 119.48 82.58 2,876 439 0.1516091 0.79
1992-008B 21876 SL-8 R/B 104.68 82.93 1,006 953 0.0036199 0.80
1992-020B 21938 SL-8 R/B 104.71 82.93 1,001 960 0.0028079 0.56
1992-076A 22219 COSMOS 2219 101.86 71.06 859 835 0.0016596 0.23
1992-076B 22220 SL-16 R/B 101.66 71.00 848 827 0.0014917 0.56
1992-080A 22236 COSMOS 2221 96.77 82.51 616 592 0.0017018 0.28
1992-093B 22285 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 845 840 0.0003572 0.24
1992-094A 22286 COSMOS 2228 96.76 82.52 619 588 0.0022349 0.31
1993-016B 22566 SL-16 R/B 101.77 71.01 849 836 0.0009544 0.55
1993-024A 22626 COSMOS 2242 96.77 82.52 618 590 0.0020158 0.84
1993-059B 22803 SL-16 R/B 101.64 70.99 847 825 0.0015666 0.88
1993-061H 22830 ARIANE 40 R/B 100.60 98.72 795 778 0.0011887 0.28
1994-023A 23087 COSMOS 2278 101.85 71.05 854 839 0.0010636 0.59
1994-023B 23088 SL-16 R/B 101.79 71.00 845 842 0.0002177 0.77
1994-074B 23343 SL-16 R/B 97.50 97.95 643 635 0.0005823 0.70
1994-077B 23405 SL-16 R/B 101.75 70.98 844 839 0.0003905 0.24
1995-021A 23560 ERS-2 94.50 98.55 497 492 0.0003261 0.33
1995-021B 23561 ARIANE 40+ R/B 100.14 98.68 771 759 0.0007904 0.29
1995-058B 23705 SL-16 R/B 101.76 71.02 852 832 0.0014001 0.61
1996-051B 24298 SL-16 R/B 101.95 70.83 864 838 0.0018510 0.60
1997-037A 24883 ORBVIEW 2 (SEASTAR) 100.45 98.63 781 779 0.0001161 0.57
1998-043G 25400 SL-16 R/B 101.02 98.64 814 799 0.0010434 0.61
1998-045B 25407 SL-16 R/B 101.71 71.01 846 833 0.0009187 0.58
1998-067A 25544 ISS (ZARYA) 92.97 51.64 422 418 0.0002615 0.25
1999-022C 25723 SL-8 R/B 87.15 48.39 135 131 0.0003192 0.12
1999-025C 25732 CZ-4B R/B 101.57 98.91 861 806 0.0038112 0.35
1999-039A 25860 OKEAN-O 97.51 98.19 640 639 0.0001091 0.82
1999-039B 25861 SL-16 R/B 97.39 98.21 644 624 0.0014425 0.38
1999-041E 25876 DELTA 2 R/B 102.52 51.76 1,264 492 0.0531348 0.82
1999-064A 25977 HELIOS 1B 97.13 98.31 623 620 0.0002506 0.36
1999-068A 25994 TERRA 98.82 98.18 703 702 0.0001320 0.22
2000-006B 26070 SL-16 R/B 101.73 71.00 852 829 0.0016119 0.68
2000-014A 26102 MTI 92.30 97.47 392 383 0.0006891 0.67
2000-047B 26474 TITAN 4B R/B 96.25 67.99 620 538 0.0059240 0.58
2002-009A 27386 ENVISAT 100.14 98.15 766 764 0.0001368 0.46
2002-021B 27422 IDEFIX & ARIANE 42P R/B 100.75 98.40 803 785 0.0013100 0.57
2002-022A 27424 AQUA 98.83 98.21 704 701 0.0002439 0.26
2002-024C 27432 CZ-4B R/B 101.83 99.09 882 809 0.0050844 0.55
2002-056A 27597 MIDORI II (ADEOS-II) 100.88 98.56 801 799 0.0001646 0.59
2002-056E 27601 H-2A R/B 100.56 98.19 838 733 0.0073385 0.38
2003-049C 28059 CZ-4B R/B 99.13 98.49 752 682 0.0048867 0.64
2004-012C 28222 CZ-2C R/B 95.31 97.72 567 501 0.0048026 0.58
2004-021B 28353 SL-16 R/B 101.82 71.00 850 840 0.0007090 0.58
2004-035C 28415 CZ-4B R/B 95.55 97.57 581 509 0.0051757 0.72
2004-046B 28480 CZ-2C R/B 101.00 98.05 908 704 0.0142496 0.54
2004-049H 28499 ARIANE 5 R/B 97.29 98.06 693 565 0.0091824 0.24
2005-024B 28738 CZ-2D R/B 95.22 97.36 537 521 0.0011542 0.65
2005-025A 28773 SUZAKU (ASTRO-EII) 94.84 31.38 514 508 0.0004425 0.23
2006-002A 28931 ALOS (DAICHI) 98.44 97.88 685 683 0.0001147 0.50
2006-002B 28932 H-2A R/B 96.48 98.33 652 528 0.0089002 0.75
2006-005A 28939 AKARI (ASTRO-F) 93.71 98.25 515 397 0.0086913 0.35
2006-021A 29228 RESURS-DK 1 95.83 69.93 563 554 0.0006175 0.41
2006-029A 29252 GENESIS 1 94.82 64.52 536 484 0.0037977 0.60
2006-046C 29507 CZ-4B R/B 95.95 97.73 597 532 0.0046793 0.83
2007-010B 31114 CZ-2C R/B 101.45 98.24 871 784 0.0060946 0.88
2007-023A 31598 COSMO-SKYMED 1 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001518 0.37
2007-028A 31789 GENESIS 2 94.88 64.51 523 502 0.0015192 0.54
2007-029A 31792 COSMOS 2428 101.96 70.90 858 845 0.0009041 0.36
2007-029B 31793 SL-16 R/B 101.81 70.98 846 843 0.0002049 0.55
2009-003A 33504 KORONAS-FOTON 94.99 82.44 530 506 0.0017475 0.60
2012-025E 38341 H-2A R/B 97.02 98.53 654 578 0.0054514 0.33
2013-055G 39271 CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B 99.18 80.96 1,125 313 0.0571850 0.61
2014-021B 39679 SL-4 R/B 95.56 51.62 663 428 0.0169986 0.23
2014-029A 39766 ALOS-2 97.33 97.92 632 630 0.0001894 0.24
2014-071B 40306 CZ-2C R/B 93.03 97.37 434 412 0.0016242 0.59
2014-084B 40354 SL-27 R/B 93.45 74.74 468 419 0.0035743 0.60
2015-069A 41038 YAOGAN 29 97.26 98.04 629 627 0.0001505 0.26
2016-012A 41337 ASTRO-H (HITOMI) 96.08 31.00 579 562 0.0012381 0.76
2017-034A 42758 HXMT (HUIYAN) 95.42 43.02 545 533 0.0008437 0.26
2018-054D 43521 CZ-2C R/B 95.27 35.15 589 475 0.0082363 0.85
2018-066A 43600 AEOLUS 90.72 96.72 314 305 0.0007069 0.89
2018-076A 43641 SAOCOM 1A 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001535 0.22
2019-011B 44064 CREW DRAGON DEMO-1 DEB 90.84 51.62 318 314 0.0003107 0.96
2020-059A 46265 SAOCOM 1B 97.16 97.89 624 621 0.0001538 0.39
2020-063B 46390 CZ-2F R/B 90.17 50.20 289 276 0.0009862 0.61
2020-063G 46395 2020-063G 90.86 50.20 323 310 0.0009527 0.86
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