Dataset of Non-Polar Inclined Orbit Satellites in Space
This dataset contains 2151 entries.

  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:

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

Operated by Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co. Ltd. of China, Ningxia-1 01 is a commercial satellite launched 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 OneWeb-0191 from United Kingdom.

 Compare Ningxia-1 01 with PACE-1 from USA.


Monolith.

tron launches Monolith

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

Monolith is a military satellite operated by Air Force Research Laboratory (USA) for the purpose of technology development.

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

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

With an orbital eccentricity of 7.89E-04, 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. It orbits the Earth at an inclination of 37 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Monolith with Cosmos 2428 from Russia.

 Compare Monolith with Starlink-1393 from USA.


Galileo FOC FM19.

Galileo: the first ten years

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

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

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

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

Taking 840 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 23,233km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 23,250km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.87E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 56 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 with USA 309 from USA.

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 with O3b FM08 from United Kingdom.


SpooQy-1.

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

Designed for space science, SpooQy-1 is a civil satellite operated by National University of Singapore (Singapore).

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

SpooQy-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates 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 Lemur 2F71 from USA.

 Compare SpooQy-1 with Starlink-1890 from USA.


Tianqi-14.

China launches new remote-sensing satellite group

  Heaviest satellite launched by Guodian Gaoke into space at 50 kg

A commercial satellite, Tianqi-14 is operated by Guodian Gaoke of China for the purpose of technology development.

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

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

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.62E-04, 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. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Tianqi-14 with Starlink-2475 from USA.

 Compare Tianqi-14 with Aerocube 14A from USA.


Aerocube 14A.

AeroCubes - The Aerospace Corporation

Operated by Aerospace Corporation of USA, Aerocube 14A is a military satellite launched for the purpose of technology development.

Constructed by Aerospace Corporation (USA), it was launched into space using Nanorack Deployer as the launch vehicle from Cygnus on 31 January 2020. Aerocube 14A orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Aerocube 14A navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-071D and NORAD ID 45114.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.10E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 459km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 474km. It takes 94 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Aerocube 14A with Cassiope from Canada.

 Compare Aerocube 14A with Tyvak 0173 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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