PLANET LABS PUBLIC ORBITAL EPHEMERIDES

Planet Labs performs orbit determination on its own satellites from GPS and 2-way
UHF ranging and provides this data publicly in various formats.
Technical reference: https://arxiv.org/abs/1509.03270


=== 18 SPCS matching ===
Provides best-guess matching between 18 SPCS CATID and Planet Labs HWID.
Not always consistant due to 18 SPCS cross-tagging.
https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/18SPCS_matches.txt


=== Operational Status ===
Provides operational status of Planet Labs satellites.
https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/operational_status.txt


=== TLEs ===
Latest:     https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/planet_mc.tle
Historical: https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/planet_mc_YYYYMMDD.tle


=== State Vectors ===
Latest:     https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/planet.states
Historical: https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/planet_YYYYMMDD.states

State vector file format:
  Col1: Satellite Hardware ID (HWID, a 4-digit hex number)
  Col2: Epoch in [s] since J2000 epoch Terrestrial Time
  Col3,4,5: Position in J2000 frame [m]
  Col6,7,8: Velocity in J2000 frame [m/s]
  Col9: Drag Ballistic coefficient in [kg/m2]
  Col10: SRP ballistic coefficient in [kg/m2] (not currently fit)


=== Ephemeris predictions ===
Per-satellite 8-day ephemeris prediction:
https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/HWID_oem.txt

SkySat 95-day ephemeris prediction:
https://ephemerides.planet-labs.com/HWID_long_term_oem.txt

where HWID is the satellite ID (see 18 SPCS matching for HWID-CATID conversions)


=== Contact ===
For technical or operational questions, or to request permission to redistribute
these data or use in a publication, email orbital-neighbors at planet dot com