Planet Labs’ Flock 2B-9 satellite re-entered the atmosphere on October 16, 2016 after a full year in orbit, collecting Earth imagery that Planet Labs offers on the commercial market.
NORAD ID: 40963
Object: Flock-1 CubeSat, 3U
Released from ISS: October 7, 2015 – 00:10 UTC
Re-Entry Prediction: October 16, 2016 – 13:25 UTC +/- 6 Minutes
Re-Entry Zone: Unknown
Satellite Description: Flock 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.