Airbus Defense and Space - Constructed Satellites Dataset
This dataset contains 28 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space are launched for commercial use (64.3%) and for the purpose of communications (60.7%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 17 (60.7%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

The years are 2017 and 2015, which saw the launch of 6 satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space?

EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) and SES S.A. own/operate the most number of satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (4 - 14.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space?

ESA and Luxembourg own/operate the most number of satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (5 - 17.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space to space is Falcon 9 which has delivered 7 satellites (25.0%).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 12 satellites (42.9%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (9 satellites - 32.1%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 314km to 35,792km, with the average perigee being 21,987.8km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 317km to 36,757km, with the average apogee being 22,044.4km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,436 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 117kg to 6,350kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 2,146kg to 2,835kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites constructed by Airbus Defense and Space:

Aeolus.

ESA’s Aeolus satellite explained

  Heaviest satellite launched by European Space Agency (ESA) into space at 1,367 kg

Designed for earth observation (Earth Science), Aeolus is a government satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) (ESA).

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany/Spain), it was launched into space using Vega as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 22 August 2018. Aeolus orbits around the Earth as a LEO satellite.

Aeolus has a launch mass of 1,367 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 3 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-066A and NORAD ID 43600.

Taking 92 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 314km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 317km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.24E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Aeolus with Pleiades Neo 3 from France.

 Compare Aeolus with Starlink-2325 from USA.


SES-12.

SES-12 Mission Overview

A commercial satellite, SES-12 is operated by SES S.A. of Luxembourg for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 4 June 2018. SES-12 was constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, SES-12 has a launch mass of 5,300 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-049A and NORAD ID 43488.

Using its self-produced usable power of 15000 watts, SES-12 orbits along the longitude of 95 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.00E+00 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare SES-12 with Intelsat 904 from USA.

 Compare SES-12 with Shijian 17 from China.


Pleiades Neo 3.

Introducing the Pléiades Neo satellites constellation

Operated by Airbus Defense and Space of France, Pleiades Neo 3 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France), it was launched into space on 29 April 2021 using Vega as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Pleiades Neo 3 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 10 years, Pleiades Neo 3 has a launch mass of 920 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-034A and NORAD ID 48268.

Taking 97 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 623km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 626km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.14E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with CORVUS BC1 from USA.

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with Starlink-1070 from USA.


ANASIS-II.

S. Korea's Anasis II satellite reaches final position in geostationary orbit

ANASIS-II is a military satellite operated by Agency for Defense Development (South Korea) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany/Spain), it was launched into space on 20 July 2020 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. ANASIS-II orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2020-048A and NORAD ID 45920, ANASIS-II is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.30E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,781km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 116 degrees.

 

 Compare ANASIS-II with Eutelsat 16A from Multinational.

 Compare ANASIS-II with Amazonas-5 from Spain.


Get more insights from these satellite datasets

  Full datasets:  All satellites by launch date   |   The Heaviest Satellites That Are Launched to Space

  By Use Type:  Civil-use satellites   |   Commercial satellites   |   Government satellites   |   Military satellites

  By Country:  USA   |   UK   |   France   |   Germany   |   Japan   |   China   |   Russia   |   Australia   |   Canada

  By Orbit Class/Type:  LEO satellites   |   MEO satellites   |   GEO satellites   |   Elliptical orbit   |   Polar orbit   |   Equatorial orbit   |   Non-polar inclined orbit   |   Sun-synchronous orbit   |   Molniya orbit

  By Operators:  SpaceX   |   EUTELSAT   |   SES   |   European Space Agency (ESA)   |   Planet Labs   |   Iridium   |   Spire Global   |   OneWeb   |   Swarm Technologies   |   NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)   |   Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched

  By Launch Vehicle:  Falcon 9   |   Ariane 5   |   Ariane 5 ECA   |   Delta 2   |   Dnepr   |   Electron   |   Falcon Heavy   |   Long March 2C   |   Long March 2D   |   Long March 3B   |   Pegasus   |   Proton   |   Proton M   |   PSLV   |   Rokot   |   Soyuz   |   Soyuz-2.1b   |   Vega

  By Launch Vehicle:  Cape Canaveral   |   Baikonur Cosmodrome   |   Guiana Space Center   |   International Space Station   |   Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center   |   Plesetsk Cosmodrome   |   Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1   |   Satish Dhawan Space Centre   |   Taiyuan Launch Center   |   Vandenberg AFB   |   Xichang Satellite Launch Center   |   Boeing Satellite Systems   |   Airbus Defense and Space   |   EADS Astrium   |   Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems   |   Space Systems/Loral   |   Surrey Satellite Technology   |   Technical University Berlin   |   Thales Alenia Space


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