Dataset of German Satellites Launched (Germany)
This dataset contains 44 entries.

  Overview

These are the 44 satellites operated or owned by organizations in Germany, based on the interactive table representation of the UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most of these satellites from Germany are launched for civil use (36.4%) and for the purpose of technology development (38.6%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 42 (95.5%) launched so far.


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Chart 1: Satellite Launches By Year
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Chart 2: Major Operators
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Chart 3: Satellites by Purpose
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Insights from Germany's Satellite Dataset

  Which year saw the most satellites launched for Germany?

That year is 2021, which saw 10 satellites launched.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites in Germany?

Technical University Berlin owns/operates the most number of satellites (12 - 27.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites from Germany to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites to space is Soyuz-2.1a which has delivered 12 satellites (27.3%).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites from Germany to space?

The launch site that has launched the most satellites to space is Plesetsk Cosmodrome which has launched 10 satellites (22.7%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit (32 satellites - 72.7%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 448km to 35,780km, with the average perigee being 2,191.3km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 486km to 35,799km, with the average apogee being 2,219.3km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,436 minutes.


S-Net-1.

SNET mission: S-Band network of distributed nano satellites

Designed for technology development, S-Net-1 is a civil satellite operated by Technical University Berlin (Germany).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Soyuz-2.1a as the launch vehicle from Vostochny Cosmodrome on 31 January 2018. S-Net-1 was constructed by Technical University Berlin (Germany).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 1 years, S-Net-1 has a launch mass of 9 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-014G and NORAD ID 43186.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.15E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 572km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 588km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare S-Net-1 with ORBCOMM FM-6 from USA.

 Compare S-Net-1 with Astrocast-0102 from Switzerland.


SALSAT.

Spectrum Analysis from the Low Earth Orbit – The SALSAT (Spectrum AnaLysis SATellite) Missio

  Third heaviest satellite launched by Technical University Berlin into space at 12 kg

A civil satellite, SALSAT is operated by Technical University Berlin of Germany for the purpose of space science.

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Soyuz-2.1b as the launch vehicle from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 28 September 2020. SALSAT was constructed by Technical University Berlin (Germany).

SALSAT has a launch mass of 12 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2020-068K and NORAD ID 46495.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.59E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 546km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 568km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare SALSAT with SpaceBEE-65 from USA.

 Compare SALSAT with Shijian 11-02 from China.


KL-Beta-A.

Long March-6 launches two KL-Beta satellites

  Heaviest satellite launched by KLEO Connect into space at 100 kg

Designed for technology development, KL-Beta-A is a commercial satellite operated by KLEO Connect (Germany).

Constructed by Shanghai Institute of Microsatellite Innovation, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China), it was launched into space using Long March 6 as the launch vehicle from Taiyuan Launch Center on 4 August 2021. KL-Beta-A orbits around the Earth as a polar LEO satellite.

KL-Beta-A has a launch mass of 100 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-070A and NORAD ID 49059.

With an orbital eccentricity of 5.50E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 899km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 907km. It takes 110 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 89 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare KL-Beta-A with Starlink-2620 from USA.

 Compare KL-Beta-A with Faraday Phoenix from United Kingdom.


Netsat-1.

NetSat Formation Flying Mission - Transfer from Tetrahedron to Cartwheel 3:1 Formation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Würzburg Center For Telematics into space at 4 kg

A commercial satellite, Netsat-1 is operated by Würzburg Center for Telematics of Germany for the purpose of technology demonstration.

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Soyuz-2.1b as the launch vehicle from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 28 September 2020. Netsat-1 was constructed by Würzburg Center for Telematics (Germany).

Netsat-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2020-068W and NORAD ID 46506.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.66E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 544km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 567km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Netsat-1 with Starlink-1730 from USA.

 Compare Netsat-1 with HySIS from India.


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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