How to read the tables

COSPAR IDnametypemissionquantitystatusdate/epoch (UTC)
1959-012CBLOK-E (RO-5)Booster (3rd stage)LUNA 11discardedJanuary 2, 1959
1959-012AYe-1 No.4 + PENNANTSLunar impact probeLUNA 11missed the Moon, inactiveJanuary 5, 1959

Table 1: exemple of objects identified in the solar orbit table.

nametypequantitystatuslocation
CONTINGENCY SAMPLER HANDLEHandtool1used as soil mechanics experiment, then discardedkicked under LM Quad I
CONTINGENCY SAMPLE COLLECTION BAG RINGRing1discardedunder LM Quad I

Table 2: exemple of objects identified in the Apollo 11 table.

COSPAR ID: Stands for ‘Committee on Space Research Identifier’. It is an international number assigned to man-made objects launched in space. It consists of the launch year, a three-digit incrementing launch number of that year and a letter code representing one object of the mission. Only successful launches are given a COSPAR ID.

name: Official name of the object. In the case of small objects, their type names are used. A ‘plus’ sign is used when several objects are still fixed together. Information in brackets are either engine names, serials or reference.

type: Object type. In the case of small objects, it is identical to its name.

mission: Official name of the mission with alternate known mission names in brackets.

quantity: Number of objects identified. A question mark is used if no information is available and ‘scattered’ if the object was destroyed (crash, impact, explosion).

status: Last known condition of the object. For example, EOM stands for “End Of Mission” and LOS “Loss Of Signal”. Note that spacecraft still in systemic context (i.e. still active) are highlighted in orange.

location (Apollo tables only): Last known location of the object in respect to the Lunar Module.

date/epoch (UT): Date of the last known condition of the object, given in Universal Time.