Dataset of GEO Satellites in Space (Geosynchronous Equatorial Orbit)
This dataset contains 564 entries.

  Overview

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

Most GEO satellites are launched for commercial use (55.1%) and for the purpose of communications (83.0%).


  Data Table

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Insights from the GEO satellite dataset

  Which year saw the most GEO satellites launched?

That year is 2015, which saw 38 GEO satellites launched.

  Who operates or owns the most GEO satellites?

SES S.A. owns/operates the most number of GEO satellites (49 - 8.7% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most GEO satellites?

USA owns/operates the most number of GEO satellites (178 - 31.6% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most GEO satellites to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most GEO satellites to space is Ariane 5 which has delivered 81 satellites (14.4%).

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

The launch site that has delivered the most GEO satellites to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 183 GEO satellites (32.4%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 483km to 37,782km, with the average perigee being 35,672.9km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 35,170km to 38,950km, with the average apogee being 35,842.2km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,462 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 800kg to 8,000kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 280kg to 5,624kg.


Highlights on some of the government satellites:

Telstar 19 Vantage.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE deployment

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

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

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

With a launch mass of 7,075kg, Telstar 19 Vantage is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-059A and NORAD ID 43562.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.42E-04, 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. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -63 degrees.

 

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with INMARSAT 5 F1 from United Kingdom.

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Intelsat 11 from USA.


INMARSAT 5 F2.

Inmarsat-5 F2 Satellite Mission Profile

  Heaviest satellite launched by United Kingdom into space at 6,105 kg

A commercial satellite, INMARSAT 5 F2 is operated by INMARSAT, Ltd. of United Kingdom for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Boeing Corp. (USA), it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 1 February 2015. INMARSAT 5 F2 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 6,105kg and a dry mass of 3,360kg, INMARSAT 5 F2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2015-005A and NORAD ID 40384.

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 35,784km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,789km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 5.93E-05.

With generated usable power of 13000 watts, INMARSAT 5 F2 orbits along the longitude of -55 degrees.

 

 Compare INMARSAT 5 F2 with QZS-4 from Japan.

 Compare INMARSAT 5 F2 with Express-AT1 from Russia.


AsiaSat-9.

AsiaSat 9 Removal from Container @ Baikonur Cosmodrome

  Third heaviest satellite launched by China into space at 6,140 kg

Operated by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. of China, AsiaSat-9 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Proton (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 28 September 2017 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. AsiaSat-9 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, AsiaSat-9 has a launch mass of 6,140 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2017-057A and NORAD ID 42942.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.30E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,783km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 122 degrees.

 

 Compare AsiaSat-9 with Yahsat-1B from United Arab Emirates.

 Compare AsiaSat-9 with Hispasat 36W-1 from Spain.


JCSat 17.

JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellites separation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Japan into space at 5,857 kg

Designed for communications, JCSat 17 is a commercial satellite operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation (Japan).

Constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (USA), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 18 February 2020. JCSat 17 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

JCSat 17 has a launch mass of 5,857 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2020-013A and NORAD ID 45245.

JCSat 17 orbits along the longitude of 136 degrees at an inclination of 7 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,800km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 3.20E-04 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare JCSat 17 with AsiaSat-9 from China.

 Compare JCSat 17 with Galaxy-16 from USA.


Measat 3B.

Launch of MEASAT-3b: 61st success in a row for Ariane 5

  Heaviest satellite launched by Malaysia into space at 5,800 kg

Operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, Measat 3B is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Airbus Defence and Space (Germany/France), it was launched into space on 11 September 2014 using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Measat 3B orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2014-054B and NORAD ID 40147, Measat 3B is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 5,800 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 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.56E-04.

With generated usable power of 16000 watts, Measat 3B orbits along the longitude of 92 degrees.

 

 Compare Measat 3B with Horizons 3e from USA/Japan.

 Compare Measat 3B with Nusantara Satu (PSN-6) from Indonesia.


Eutelsat 5 West B.

EUTELSAT 5 West B Satellite

Operated by EUTELSAT S.A. of Multinational, Eutelsat 5 West B is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Proton (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 9 October 2019 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Eutelsat 5 West B was constructed by Northrup Grumman Innovation Systems (USA).

With a launch mass of 2,864kg, Eutelsat 5 West B is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-067A and NORAD ID 44624.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,783km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,787km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -5 degrees.

 

 Compare Eutelsat 5 West B with INSAT 3DR from India.

 Compare Eutelsat 5 West B with Eutelsat 117 West A from Multinational.


Astra 2F.

The making of an SES satellite - ASTRA 2F

Astra 2F is a commercial satellite operated by SES S.A. (Luxembourg) for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 28 September 2012. Astra 2F was constructed by EADS Astrium (France/UK/Germany).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2012-051A and NORAD ID 38778, Astra 2F is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 6,000 kg and dry mass of 2,660 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.13E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,777km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 28 degrees.

 

 Compare Astra 2F with Kirameki 2 from Japan.

 Compare Astra 2F with Palapa D1 from Indonesia.


Express-103.

Proton-M rocket launches Express-80 and Express-103 telecommunications satellites

Express-103 is a commercial satellite operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company (Russia) for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 30 July 2020. Express-103 was constructed by ISS Reshetnev/Thales Alenia Space (Russia).

With a launch mass of 2,150kg, Express-103 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2020-053B and NORAD ID 45986.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, 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 35,785km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 97 degrees.

 

 Compare Express-103 with Optus 10 from Australia.

 Compare Express-103 with USA 223 from USA.


Echostar 21.

SpaceX Launches Echostar Satellite with Used Rocket

  Heaviest satellite launched by Echostar Satellite Services, LLC into space at 6,900 kg

Echostar 21 is a commercial satellite operated by Echostar Satellite Services, LLC (USA) for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Proton (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 7 June 2017 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Echostar 21 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Echostar 21 has a launch mass of 6,900 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2017-032A and NORAD ID 42749.

Echostar 21 orbits along the longitude of 10 degrees at an inclination of 7 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,799km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 3.08E-04 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Echostar 21 with Zhongxing 10 from China.

 Compare Echostar 21 with Beidou 3 IGSO-3 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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