Planet Labs’ Flock 2B-8 satellite re-entered the atmosphere on May 22, 2016 after half a year in orbit, collecting Earth imagery that Planet Labs offers on the commercial market.
NORAD ID: 40957
Object: Flock-1 CubeSat, 3U
Released from ISS: October 6, 2015 – 11:45 UTC
Re-Entry Prediction: May 22, 2016 – 07:51 UTC +/- 17 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown
Satellite Description: Flock-1 represents a constellation of three-unit CubeSats operated by Planet Labs to build an Earth-observation constellation based on CubeSats. The satellites were first released from ISS in February 2014 to start orbiting Earth for several months, acquiring images of chosen ground targets.