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:

SES-12.

SES-12 Mission Overview

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

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

Designated with COSPAR ID 2018-049A and NORAD ID 43488, SES-12 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 5,300 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 35,785km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 0.00E+00.

With generated usable power of 15000 watts, SES-12 orbits along the longitude of 95 degrees.

 

 Compare SES-12 with USA 230 from USA.

 Compare SES-12 with Badr 7 from Multinational.


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.

Constructed by US Air Force Academy (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon Heavy as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 25 June 2019. 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.

Taking 96 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 305km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 850km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.92E-02 and it orbits 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.


ANASIS-II.

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

A military satellite, ANASIS-II is operated by Agency for Defense Development of 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.

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 Astra 2F from Luxembourg.

 Compare ANASIS-II with ArSat 2 from Argentina.


Starlink-3003.

Watch SpaceX deploy Starlink satellites in glorious view from space

  Heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX into space at 260 kg

A commercial satellite, Starlink-3003 is operated by SpaceX of USA for the purpose of communications.

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

Starlink-3003 has a launch mass of 260 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 4 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059A and NORAD ID 48879.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.52E-03, 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. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Starlink-3003 with Yaogan 30-9-1 from China.

 Compare Starlink-3003 with Dove 3k-7 from USA.


TESS.

NASA’s New Planet Hunter: TESS

Operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA, TESS is a government satellite launched for the purpose of space science.

Constructed by NASA/MIT (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 18 April 2018. TESS orbits around the Earth as a Elliptical satellite.

TESS has a launch mass of 362 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 20 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-038A and NORAD ID 43435.

With an orbital eccentricity of 9.53E-01, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 258km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 268,488km. It takes 8,758 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 30 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare TESS with RBSP-B from USA.

 Compare TESS with Arktika-M1 from Russia.


COSMIC 2-1.

FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Satellite System

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

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

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

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

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.47E-04, 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. It takes 99 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 24 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with Centauri-1 from Australia.

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with IRIS from USA.


JCSat18/Kacific 1.

Boeing-built JCSAT-18/Kacific1 Satellite

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

A commercial satellite, JCSat18/Kacific 1 is operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation and Kacific of 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).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2019-091A and NORAD ID 44868, JCSat18/Kacific 1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 6,956 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 35,800km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.49E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 150 degrees.

 

 Compare JCSat18/Kacific 1 with TDRS-11 from USA.

 Compare JCSat18/Kacific 1 with Beidou G4 from China.


Dove-4s-1.

Planet Labs launches 44 SuperDove satellites on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket

Dove-4s-1 is a commercial satellite operated by Planet Labs, Inc. (USA) for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by Planet Labs, Inc. (USA), it was launched into space on 24 January 2021 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Dove-4s-1 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 3 years, Dove-4s-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-006ED and NORAD ID 47543.

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 519km 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 1.16E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Dove-4s-1 with Starlink-2705 from USA.

 Compare Dove-4s-1 with ELFIN-A from 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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