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Register of space objects

Register of all launched space objects in Australia.

Australia is party to the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space.

As part of this convention, we publish a detailed register of launched space objects authorised under the:

Space objects under the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018

Space object registration number

Space object name

Launch countries

Launch facility

Launch date

Basic orbital parameters

General function

         

Nodal period (minutes)

Inclination (degrees)

Apogee (kilometres)

Perigee (kilometres)

 
01/2022 Centauri-5 Australia, United States Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, United States 25/05/2022 95.23 97.52 536 523 Provide communication with the Fleet network.

01/2021-B

M2-B

Australia
New Zealand

Mahia Peninsula, NZ

22/03/2021

95

45

558

545

Support testing of systems designed by ISW, including decoupling, artificial intelligence and space situational awareness capabilities.

02/2021

Centauri 3

Australia
New Zealand

Mahia Peninsula, NZ

22/03/2021

95

45

547

558

Provide communication with the Fleet network.

01/2021-A

M2 (now M2-A)

Australia
New Zealand

Mahia Peninsula, NZ

22/03/2021

95

45

559

545

Support testing of systems designed by UNSW, including decoupling, artificial intelligence and space situational awareness capabilities. Two near-identifical 6U Cubesats, initially joined, M2 separated into two satellies (M2-A and M2-B).

06/2020

Myriota 7 (Tyvak-0152)

Australia
New Zealand

Mahia Peninsula, NZ

22/03/2021

95

45

566

554

Direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for Internet of Things devices.

03/2020

EG-2 (Tyvak 0171)

Australia
France

Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana

3/09/2020

94

97.51

549

529

Telecommunications

02/2020

EG-1 (Tyvak 0172)

Australia
United States of America  

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, USA

31/08/2020

 

96

97.87

621

601

Telecommunications

01/2020

M2 Pathfinder

Australia
New Zealand

Mahia Peninsula, NZ

13/06/2020

97

97.70

604

584

Telecommunications

Space objects under the Space Activities Act 1998 (previous legislation)

Basic orbital parameters

General function

Nodal period (hours, minutes)

Inclination (degrees)

Apogee (kilometres)  

Perigee (kilometres)

 

93

45.01

450

450

Monitoring health of the satellite subsystems for learning purposes. Validation of a novel attitude control system and capability-building for future missions.

96

 

97.76

583

581

Research satellite equipped with automatic identification system (AIS) and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS–B) receivers and a software-defined radio.

(Note: the space object is no longer functional)

96

97.76

592

573

Telecommunications

96

97.769

498

473

Telecommunications

94

97.48

592

570

Telecommunications

94

85.03

515

488

Telecommunications

92

85.03

515

488

Telecommunications

97

97.7

819

 

460

Engaged in the deployment and stabilization of a large flexible antenna and the operation of various electronic subsystems in space.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) – orbital period is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.00 ± 0.05

35,780

35,780

 

Broadband telecommunications within Australia and nearby islands under Australian jurisdiction.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) – orbital period is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.00 ± 0.05

 

35,780

35,780

Broadband telecommunications within Australia and nearby islands under Australian jurisdiction.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) –orbital period is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.00 ± 0.05

35,786

35,786

Commercial telecommunications within Australia, New Zealand and nearby islands.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) –the orbital period is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.0 ± 0.05

35,780

 

35,780

Commercial telecommunications within
Australia, New Zealand and nearby islands.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) – the orbital period is approximately 23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.0 ± 0.05

35,780

35,780

 

Commercial telecommunications in
Australia, New Zealand, nearby islands
and parts of the Antarctic.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) – the orbital period is approximately
23 hours, 56 minutes.

0.0 ± 0.05

35,780

35,780

Commercial telecommunications within
Australia, New Zealand, nearby islands and parts of the Antarctic.

N/A (in geostationary orbit) – the orbital period is approximately 23 hour,s 56 minutes.

0.0 ± 0.05

35,786

35,786

The satellite is used for commercial and defence communications purposes.

101

98.66

814

801

The satellite is on a scientific and engineering research mission for peaceful space applications and carries payloads for communications, navigation, space science and for developing improved satellite computing systems.