Planet Labs’ Flock 1E-1 satellite re-entered the atmosphere on May 18, 2016 after ten months in orbit, collecting Earth imagery that Planet Labs offers on the commercial market.
NORAD ID: 40723
Object: Flock-1 CubeSat, 3U
Released from ISS: July 13, 2015 – 16:40 UTC
Re-Entry Prediction: May 18, 2016 – 09:29 UTC +/- 11 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.