Planet Labs’ Flock 1E-9 satellite re-entered the atmosphere on February 8, 2016 after seven months in orbit, collecting Earth imagery that Planet Labs offers on the commercial market.
NORAD ID: 40736
Object: Flock-1 CubeSat, 3U
Released from ISS: July 15, 2015 – 6:01 UTC
Re-Entry Prediction: February 8, 2016 – 03:25 UTC +/- 27 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.