United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Search Form

To search for a particular space object, fill in one or more of the fields listed below. If the exact name is known, type it into the "Name of Space Object" field. If the name is uncertain enter a part of the name (i.e. "chal" for "Challenger"). The database will attempt to match the request.

If a field is not applicable to your search or is unknown, please leave the text box blank or choose "Unknown" from the drop down selection. When complete, press the "Search" button to search the database. For further information on how to conduct searches, press the "Help" button at the bottom of this page.

To search for registration information on space stations "Mir" and "ISS", please use the selections in the Manned spaceflight segment at the bottom of the form.

Please read the "Guide to Searching the Online Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space" for tips on how to search the database.

International Designator:
(e.g. 1976-001A)
Name of Space Object:
(e.g. COSMOS 787)
Date of Launch
Date of Launch:
(dd/mm/yyyy, mm/yyyy, yyyy)
Place of Launch
Launch Facility
* Operational
Launch Vehicle
* Operational
Geostationary Satellites
In Geostationary Orbit:
GSO Satellite Functional Status:
Nuclear Power Sources
Uses Nuclear Power Source:
UN Registration
UN Registered:
Registration Document Series:
Registration Document Number:
Duplicate Registration:
Status of Space Objects
Presently in Space:
Location Status:
Manned Spaceflight
Spacecraft Type:
Space Station Type:
Satellite Constellations
Global Positioning/Navigation:
Search & Rescue Constellations:
Copyright©2015 UNOOSA, All Rights Reserved, Terms of use