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:

Astrocast-0201.

Astrocast | Nanosatellite Innovation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Astrocast into space at 4 kg

Designed for communications, Astrocast-0201 is a commercial satellite operated by Astrocast (Switzerland).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. Astrocast-0201 was constructed by Astrocast (Swizerland).

Astrocast-0201 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059CD and NORAD ID 48954.

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 512km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 535km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.67E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Astrocast-0201 with OneWeb-0261 from United Kingdom.

 Compare Astrocast-0201 with OneWeb-0013 from United Kingdom.


COSMIC 2-1.

FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Satellite System

  Heaviest satellite launched by Taiwan/USA into space at 280 kg

Designed for earth observation (Meteorology), COSMIC 2-1 is a government satellite operated by Taiwan's National Space Organization and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) (Taiwan/USA).

A non-polar inclined LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon Heavy as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 25 June 2019. COSMIC 2-1 was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (UK).

With a launch mass of 280kg, COSMIC 2-1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-036L and NORAD ID 44349.

Taking 99 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 709km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 721km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 8.47E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 24 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with OHS-6 from China.

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with Yaogan 30-10-1 from China.


Falconsat-7.

USAFA FalconSat Program

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

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

Falconsat-7 has a launch mass of 5 kg and orbits around the Earth 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-8 from Russia.

 Compare Falconsat-7 with Samba from ESA.


Faraday Phoenix.

Faraday-1 by In-Space Missions

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

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

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 Chefsat-2 from USA.

 Compare Faraday Phoenix with ORBCOMM FM-4 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.

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

ANASIS-II is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2020-048A and NORAD ID 45920.

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 35,781km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.30E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 116 degrees.

 

 Compare ANASIS-II with USA 99 from USA.

 Compare ANASIS-II with SGDC from Brazil.


Telstar 19 Vantage.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE deployment

  Third heaviest GEO satellite launched into space at 7,075 kg

Telstar 19 Vantage is a commercial satellite operated by Telesat Canada Ltd. (BCE, Inc.) (Canada) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space on 22 July 2018 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Telstar 19 Vantage orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2018-059A and NORAD ID 43562, Telstar 19 Vantage is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 7,075 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 35,780km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.42E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of -63 degrees.

 

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Intelsat 904 from USA.

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Sicral 2/Syracuse 3C from France/Italy.


Capella-5.

Capella Overview and Introducing Evolved Satellite Design

  Heaviest satellite launched by Capella Space into space at 107 kg

Operated by Capella Space of USA, Capella-5 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging (SAR)).

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. Capella-5 was constructed by Capella Space (USA).

Capella-5 has a launch mass of 107 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059AL and NORAD ID 48913.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.09E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 521km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Capella-5 with Starlink-2591 from USA.

 Compare Capella-5 with BlackSky Global 1 from USA.


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 on 30 May 2021 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Starlink-3003 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 260kg, Starlink-3003 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 4 years. It orbits around the Earth 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 Starlink-1738 from USA.

 Compare Starlink-3003 with RAAF M2 Pathfinder from Australia.


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.

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

PACE-1 has a launch mass of 10 kg and navigates 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 Starlink-1927 from USA.

 Compare PACE-1 with Calipso from France/USA.


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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