Planet Labs’ Flock 1D-2 satellite re-entered the atmosphere on December 27, 2015 after eight months in orbit, collecting Earth imagery that Planet Labs offers on the commercial market.
NORAD ID: 40452
Object: Flock-1 CubeSat, 3U
Released from ISS: March 3, 2015 – 03:00 UTC
Re-Entry Prediction:December 27, 2015 – 11:54 UTC +/- 6 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.