Dataset of Equatorial Orbit Satellites in Space
This dataset contains 38 entries.

  Overview

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

Most Equatorial satellites are launched for commercial use (71.1%) and for the purpose of communications (57.9%).


  Data Table

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Insights from the Equatorial satellite dataset

  Which year saw the most Equatorial satellites launched?

That year is 2015, which saw 12 Equatorial satellites launched.

  Who operates or owns the most Equatorial satellites?

O3b Networks Ltd. owns/operates the most number of Equatorial satellites (20 - 52.6% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most Equatorial satellites?

United Kingdom owns/operates the most number of Equatorial satellites (20 - 52.6% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most Equatorial satellites to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most Equatorial satellites to space is Soyuz-ST-B which has delivered 12 satellites (31.6%).

  Which launch site has launched the most Equatorial satellites to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most Equatorial satellites to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 20 Equatorial satellites (52.6%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 309km to 8,064km, with the average perigee being 4,487.7km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 550km to 8,071km, with the average apogee being 4,521.6km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 288 minutes.


Highlights on some of the commercial satellites:

TeLEOS 1.

TeLEOS-1, made-in-Singapore earth observation satellite

  Heaviest satellite launched by Singapore into space at 400 kg

A commercial satellite, TeLEOS 1 is operated by AgilSpace of Singapore for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by ST Electronics Ltd. (Singapore), it was launched into space on 16 December 2015 using PSLV C29 as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. TeLEOS 1 orbits around the Earth as a equatorial LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 400kg, TeLEOS 1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2015-077D and NORAD ID 41169.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.08E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 535km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 550km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 15 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare TeLEOS 1 with Lemur 2 Ozarak from USA.

 Compare TeLEOS 1 with TanDEM-X from Germany.


O3b FM09.

O3b's 3rd Set of Satellites Successfully Launched

  Second heaviest equatorial satellite launched into space at 650 kg

A commercial satellite, O3b FM09 is operated by O3b Networks Ltd. of United Kingdom for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France), it was launched into space on 18 December 2014 using Soyuz-ST-B as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. O3b FM09 orbits around the Earth as a equatorial MEO satellite.

O3b FM09 has a launch mass of 650 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2014-083D and NORAD ID 40351.

Using its self-produced usable power of 1500 watts, O3b FM09 takes 288 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 8,063km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 8,068km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 1.73E-04.

 

 Compare O3b FM09 with Cosmos 2464 from Russia.

 Compare O3b FM09 with O3b FM17 from United Kingdom.


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


  Interactive Chart

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Chart 2: Satellites by Purpose
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Chart 3: Satellites by Country
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