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I was wondering if anyone knew about a database of orbits for debris from previous interplanetary space missions. I am referring to debris or expired missions by NASA, ESA, JAXA, etc. I know there are obviously databases for Earth satellites, but I couldn't find any equivalent for interplanetary manmade debris.

For example, is there any info about where boosters from the Apollo program went?

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  • $\begingroup$ There will likely be a Wikipedia page with a list of these, and I think there have been "deep space junk" questions here in the past that address aspects of this also. Certainly each Apollo mission's Wikipedia page will have some information about trajectories, but you're asking for a nice database. The situation is complicated because some items haven't been tracked and lost and are thought to have passed again later but the identification is uncertain. $\endgroup$ – uhoh May 27 '20 at 4:00
  • $\begingroup$ Don't forget to include red Roadsters! BTW, boosters and the like all fell back onto Earth. I don't think they count as "interplanetary" material. $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft May 27 '20 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ Atlas upper stages didn't all fall back to Earth @CarlWitthoft. $\endgroup$ – GdD May 27 '20 at 12:58
  • $\begingroup$ @GdD Interesting -- what's their generally predicted orbital lifetime? $\endgroup$ – Carl Witthoft May 27 '20 at 13:14
  • $\begingroup$ If only there was a database @CarlWitthoft! $\endgroup$ – GdD May 27 '20 at 13:16

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