Cape Canaveral - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
This dataset contains 2131 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched from Cape Canaveral, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched from Cape Canaveral are intended for commercial use (89.9%) and for the purpose of communications (87.5%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 1935 (90.8%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched from Cape Canaveral

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2021, which saw the launch of 997 satellites launched from Cape Canaveral.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched from Cape Canaveral?

SpaceX owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Cape Canaveral (1655 - 77.7% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched from Cape Canaveral?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Cape Canaveral (2022 - 94.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites launched from Cape Canaveral to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites launched from Cape Canaveral to space is Falcon 9 which has delivered 1916 satellites (89.9%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched from Cape Canaveral (1740 satellites - 81.7%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 216km to 49,551km, with the average perigee being 3,153.8km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 280km to 268,488km, with the average apogee being 3,783.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 8,758 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 14,500kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 77kg to 4,000kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched from Cape Canaveral:

Faraday Phoenix.

Faraday-1 by In-Space Missions

Faraday Phoenix is a commercial satellite operated by InSpace (United Kingdom) for the purpose of platform.

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 30 June 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Faraday Phoenix was constructed by GOMSpace (Denmark).

Faraday Phoenix has a launch mass of 10 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059AX and NORAD ID 48924.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.38E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 513km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 532km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Faraday Phoenix with Yaogan 30-2-3 from China.

 Compare Faraday Phoenix with Starlink-2743 from USA.


Sirius XM-8.

How SpaceX deploy a SiriusXM satellite in this view from space

  Heaviest satellite launched by Sirius XM Holdings into space at 7,000 kg

A commercial satellite, Sirius XM-8 is operated by Sirius XM Holdings of USA for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Maxar (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 6 June 2021. Sirius XM-8 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2021-049A and NORAD ID 48838, Sirius XM-8 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 7,000 kg.

Taking 1,436 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 35,779km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,794km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.78E-04.

With generated usable power of 18000 watts, Sirius XM-8 orbits along the longitude of -121 degrees.

 

 Compare Sirius XM-8 with Zhongxing 6B from China.

 Compare Sirius XM-8 with NSS-6 from Netherlands.


Falconsat-7.

USAFA FalconSat Program

Operated by US Air Force Academy of USA, Falconsat-7 is a military and civil satellite launched for the purpose of technology development.

Constructed by US Air Force Academy (USA), it was launched into space on 25 June 2019 using Falcon Heavy as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Falconsat-7 orbits around the Earth as a Elliptical satellite.

Falconsat-7 has a launch mass of 5 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-036J and NORAD ID 44347.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.92E-02, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 305km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 850km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 29 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Falconsat-7 with Meridian-4 from Russia.

 Compare Falconsat-7 with Sirius-1 (SD Radio 1) from USA.


MUOS-2.

U.S. Navy's second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2)

  Heaviest satellite launched by DoD And US Navy into space at 6,804 kg

Operated by DoD and US Navy of USA, MUOS-2 is a military satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Atlas 5 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 19 July 2013 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. MUOS-2 was constructed by Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space (USA).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2013-036A and NORAD ID 39206, MUOS-2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 12 years. It has a launch mass of 6,804 kg.

Taking 1,436 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 35,550km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 36,023km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 5.61E-03.

MUOS-2 orbits along the longitude of -100 degrees at an inclination of 4 degrees.

 

 Compare MUOS-2 with Echostar 18 from USA.

 Compare MUOS-2 with Eutelsat 33E from Multinational.


JCSat18/Kacific 1.

Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Satellite

  Third heaviest satellite launched into space in 2019 at 6,956 kg

JCSat18/Kacific 1 is a commercial satellite operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific (Japan/Singapore) for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 17 December 2019 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. JCSat18/Kacific 1 was constructed by Boeing Satellite Systems (USA).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, JCSat18/Kacific 1 has a launch mass of 6,956 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-091A and NORAD ID 44868.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.49E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,779km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,800km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 150 degrees.

 

 Compare JCSat18/Kacific 1 with Kirameki 2 from Japan.

 Compare JCSat18/Kacific 1 with Zhongxing 9 from China.


Starlink-3003.

Watch SpaceX deploy Starlink satellites in glorious view from space

  Heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX into space at 260 kg

Designed for communications, Starlink-3003 is a commercial satellite operated by SpaceX (USA).

Constructed by SpaceX (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 May 2021. Starlink-3003 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 4 years, Starlink-3003 has a launch mass of 260 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059A and NORAD ID 48879.

Taking 95 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 515km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.52E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Starlink-3003 with Xiaoxiang 1-08 from China/France.

 Compare Starlink-3003 with Starlink-1686 from USA.


PACE-1.

PACE: Persistence and Perseverance Despite Pandemic

Operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA, PACE-1 is a government satellite launched for the purpose of technology demonstration.

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 30 June 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. PACE-1 was constructed by NASA Ames Research Center (USA).

PACE-1 has a launch mass of 10 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059G and NORAD ID 48909.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.70E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 524km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. It takes 94 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare PACE-1 with Jilin-1 Gaofen 03C-01 from China.

 Compare PACE-1 with Kepler-2 CASE from Canada.


Intelsat 901.

MEV-1 and IS-901 Mission Profile | Intelsat

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Atlas 2AS into space at 4,723 kg

A commercial satellite, Intelsat 901 is operated by Intelsat S.A. of USA for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (USA), it was launched into space on 9 June 2001 using Atlas 2AS as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Intelsat 901 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2001-024A and NORAD ID 26824, Intelsat 901 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 13 years. It has a launch mass of 4,723 kg and dry mass of 1,972 kg.

Taking 1,436 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 35,775km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,798km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.73E-04.

With generated usable power of 10000 watts, Intelsat 901 orbits along the longitude of -28 degrees.

 

 Compare Intelsat 901 with Eutelsat 117 West B from Multinational.

 Compare Intelsat 901 with Zhongxing 6B from China.


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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