For satellites there's NSSDCA/COSPAR, but I'm unable to find something similar for the launches of those objects. I'm hoping I'm not looking for something that doesn't exist as I'm assuming launch groups cannot use just any name/id they whim to?

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    $\begingroup$ meta: trying to use proper data github.com/PixnBits/multiplanetary-data/issues/2 $\endgroup$
    – PixnBits
    May 6, 2017 at 1:31
  • $\begingroup$ So you're looking for an archive of launch mission data, as in telemetry from the launcher? There's no public archive of that. You can find telemetry for some individual missions (the Apollo launches come to mind), but mostly this data is considered proprietary and not published. $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Oct 17, 2018 at 7:39
  • $\begingroup$ While that would be even better, I'm looking just for an authoritative specification/list/group on naming launches. Maybe something like US-AP11. $\endgroup$
    – PixnBits
    Oct 18, 2018 at 0:03
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    $\begingroup$ I doubt that exists. A launch needs maybe an unique identifier by launch range (but I haven't seen anything that qualifies as that), not a worldwide unique ID. $\endgroup$
    – Hobbes
    Oct 24, 2018 at 9:55


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