Dataset of Non-Polar Inclined Orbit Satellites in Space
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  Overview

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

Most Non-Polar Inclined satellites are launched for commercial use (85.4%) and for the purpose of communications (79.8%).


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Insights from the Non-Polar Inclined satellite dataset

  Which year saw the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites launched?

That year is 2020, which saw 868 Non-Polar Inclined satellites launched.

  Who operates or owns the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites?

SpaceX owns/operates the most number of Non-Polar Inclined satellites (1642 - 76.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites?

USA owns/operates the most number of Non-Polar Inclined satellites (1911 - 88.8% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites to space is Falcon 9 which has delivered 1674 satellites (77.8%).

  Which launch site has launched the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most Non-Polar Inclined satellites to space is Cape Canaveral which has launched 1740 Non-Polar Inclined satellites (80.9%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 150km to 23,551km, with the average perigee being 1,427.0km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 150km to 25,971km, with the average apogee being 1,455.2km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 928 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 22,500kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 12kg to 1,100kg.


Highlights on some of the military satellites:

SpooQy-1.

600 days of the SpooQy-1 mission presented by Alexander Ling, National University of Singapore

Operated by National University of Singapore of Singapore, SpooQy-1 is a civil satellite launched for the purpose of space science.

Delivered via Japanese Experiment Module (launch vehicle) from International Space Station, it was launched into space on 17 June 2019 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. SpooQy-1 was constructed by National University of Singapore, Center for Quantum Technologies (Singapore).

SpooQy-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 1998-067QH and NORAD ID 44332.

Taking 93 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 405km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 415km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 7.37E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare SpooQy-1 with SpaceBEE-4 from USA.

 Compare SpooQy-1 with Lemur FM123 from USA.


Ningxia-1 01.

Long March-6 launches five Ningxia-1 satellites

  Heaviest satellite launched by Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co. Ltd. into space at 100 kg

A commercial satellite, Ningxia-1 01 is operated by Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co. Ltd. of China for the purpose of earth observation.

Delivered via Long March 6 (launch vehicle) from Taiyuan Launch Center, it was launched into space on 13 November 2019 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. Ningxia-1 01 was constructed by DFH Satellite Co. Ltd. (China).

Ningxia-1 01 has a launch mass of 100 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-076A and NORAD ID 44779.

Taking 103 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 887km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 898km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 7.57E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 45 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Ningxia-1 01 with Starlink-1109 from USA.

 Compare Ningxia-1 01 with KL-Beta-A from Germany.


STPSat-4.

Time Lapse of Deployment of STPsat-4 From the ISS

  Third heaviest satellite launched by USAF Space Test Program into space at 10 kg

Designed for technology development, STPSat-4 is a military satellite operated by USAF Space Test Program (USA).

Constructed by USAFSpace Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC)NASA (USA), it was launched into space on 28 January 2020 using Manual deployment as the launch vehicle from International Space Station. STPSat-4 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 1 years, STPSat-4 has a launch mass of 10 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 1998-067QY and NORAD ID 45043.

With an orbital eccentricity of 5.16E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 415km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 422km. It takes 93 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare STPSat-4 with Tianhe from China.

 Compare STPSat-4 with Starlink-2381 from USA.


Tianqi-14.

China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

  Heaviest satellite launched by Guodian Gaoke into space at 50 kg

Designed for technology development, Tianqi-14 is a commercial satellite operated by Guodian Gaoke (China).

A non-polar inclined LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Long March 2C as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 18 June 2021. Tianqi-14 was constructed by Guodian Gaoke (China).

Tianqi-14 has a launch mass of 50 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-055E and NORAD ID 48864.

Taking 97 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 587km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 599km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 8.62E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Tianqi-14 with SpaceBEE-100 from USA.

 Compare Tianqi-14 with Starlink-2540 from USA.


Monolith.

tron launches Monolith

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Air Force Research Laboratory into space at 20 kg

A military satellite, Monolith is operated by Air Force Research Laboratory of USA for the purpose of technology development.

Delivered via Electron (launch vehicle) from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, it was launched into space on 29 July 2021 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. Monolith was constructed by Space Dynamics Laboratory, Utah State University (USA).

Monolith has a launch mass of 20 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-068A and NORAD ID 49052.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 598km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 609km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 7.89E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 37 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Monolith with OVS-1B from China.

 Compare Monolith with SpaceBEE-109 from USA.


CYGNSS-A.

CYGNSS Overview

  Heaviest satellite launched by University Of Michigan And NASA Earth Science Technology Office into space at 29 kg

CYGNSS-A is a government satellite operated by University of Michigan and NASA Earth Science Technology Office (USA) for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging and Earth Science).

Delivered via Pegasus (launch vehicle) from Orbital ATK L-1011, it was launched into space on 15 December 2016 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. CYGNSS-A was constructed by Southwest Research Institute (USA).

CYGNSS-A has a launch mass of 29 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2016-078D and NORAD ID 41887.

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 537km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.60E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare CYGNSS-A with STPSat-4 from USA.

 Compare CYGNSS-A with S-Net-1 from Germany.


Hubble Space Telescope.

The Extraordinary Hubble Space Telescope

  Third heaviest non-polar inclined satellite launched into space at 11,110 kg

Hubble Space Telescope is a government satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA (ESA/USA) for the purpose of space science.

Delivered via Space Shuttle (STS 31) (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 25 April 1990 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. Hubble Space Telescope was constructed by European Space Agency/NASA (International).

Designated with COSPAR ID 1990-037B and NORAD ID 20580, Hubble Space Telescope is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 10 years. It has a launch mass of 11,110 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.89E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 555km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 559km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 2400 watts, Hubble Space Telescope orbits at an inclination of 29 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Hubble Space Telescope with Starlink-1798 from USA.

 Compare Hubble Space Telescope with OneWeb-0069 from United Kingdom.


Globalstar M074.

Globalstar Next Generation Satellites - Integration and Rollout

  Heaviest satellite launched by Globalstar into space at 700 kg

Operated by Globalstar of USA, Globalstar M074 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (Italy), it was launched into space using Soyuz-Fregat as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 19 October 2010. Globalstar M074 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Globalstar M074 has a launch mass of 700 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2010-054B and NORAD ID 37189.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.28E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 1,413km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 1,415km. It takes 114 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 1700 watts, Globalstar M074 orbits at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Globalstar M074 with Cosmos 2540 from Russia.

 Compare Globalstar M074 with Starlink-1008 from USA.


Galileo FOC FM19.

Galileo: the first ten years

  Heaviest satellite launched by Ariane 5 ES into space at 715 kg

Galileo FOC FM19 is a commercial satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) (ESA) for the purpose of navigation and global positioning.

A non-polar inclined MEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ES as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 25 July 2018. Galileo FOC FM19 was constructed by OHB-System GmbH, SSTL (Germany/UK).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2018-060C and NORAD ID 43566, Galileo FOC FM19 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 12 years. It has a launch mass of 715 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.87E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 23,233km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 23,250km. It takes 840 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 56 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 with USA 262 from USA.

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 with USA 150 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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