PW-Sat has disappeared from the NORAD TLE data base on 28th of October 2014. From the data we obtained it seems that our first satellite deorbited after 2 years, 8 months and 15 days after the launch from Guiana Space Centre aboard Vega rocket.


More information is coming soon as we have to perform some further analysis of the historical TLE data.

Below you may observe the PW-Sat2’s perigee changes.

Wysokość Perygeum


You may also download the historical TLE data for PW-Sat here: PW-Sat TLE from launch til

We’ve also checked the TLE status for all the satellites which had been launched with PW-Sat on the Vega rocket in 2012 and most of them is still orbiting.

NORAD ID: 38077
Int'l Code: 2012-006A
Perigee: 1,446.0 km
Apogee: 1,456.1 km

NORAD ID: 38078
Int'l Code: 2012-006B
Perigee: 308.5 km
Apogee: 1,078.3 km

NORAD ID: 38079
Int'l Code: 2012-006C
Perigee: 270.7 km
Apogee: 537.4 km

NORAD ID: 38080
Int'l Code: 2012-006D
Perigee: 263.8 km
Apogee: 493.6 km

NORAD ID: 38081
Int'l Code: 2012-006E
Perigee: 268.1 km
Apogee: 521.4 km

NORAD ID: 38082
Int'l Code: 2012-006F
Launch date: February 13, 2012
Decay date: 2014-08-31

NORAD ID: 38083
Int'l Code: 2012-006G
Launch date: February 13, 2012
Source: POLAND (POL)
Decay date: 2014-10-28

NORAD ID: 38084
Int'l Code: 2012-006H
Perigee: 273.4 km
Apogee: 560.6 km

NORAD ID: 38085
Int'l Code: 2012-006J
Perigee: 278.0 km
Apogee: 603.0 km

NORAD ID: 38086
Int'l Code: 2012-006K
Perigee: 267.2 km
Apogee: 957.3 km
Inclination: 69.5 °
Period: 96.8 minutes
Note: This is a ROCKET BODY