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:

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).

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

Tianqi-14 has a launch mass of 50 kg and navigates 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 ScatSat-1 from India.

 Compare Tianqi-14 with OneWeb-0013 from United Kingdom.


Globalstar M074.

Globalstar Next Generation Satellites - Integration and Rollout

  Heaviest satellite launched by Globalstar into space at 700 kg

A commercial satellite, Globalstar M074 is operated by Globalstar of USA for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (Italy), it was launched into space on 19 October 2010 using Soyuz-Fregat as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. 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 Starlink-2438 from USA.

 Compare Globalstar M074 with Yaogan 14 from China.


Yaogan 30-9-1.

Long March-2C launches Yaogan-30-09 and Tianqi-14

Yaogan 30-9-1 is a military satellite operated by Chinese Ministry of National Defense (China) for the purpose of earth observation (Electronic Intelligence).

Constructed by China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) (China), it was launched into space on 18 June 2021 using Long March 2C as the launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Yaogan 30-9-1 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Yaogan 30-9-1 navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-055A and NORAD ID 48860.

With an orbital eccentricity of 6.46E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 592km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 601km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 35 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with CYGNSS-A from USA.

 Compare Yaogan 30-9-1 with ICEYE-X2 from Finland.


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

Designed for earth observation, Ningxia-1 01 is a commercial satellite operated by Ningxia Jingui Information Technology Co. Ltd. (China).

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

Ningxia-1 01 has a launch mass of 100 kg and navigates 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 SNaP-3 Alice from USA.

 Compare Ningxia-1 01 with Starlink-1760 from USA.


ICON.

The Making of NASA’s ICON Mission

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Pegasus into space at 288 kg

Operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of USA, ICON is a government satellite launched for the purpose of space science.

A non-polar inclined LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Pegasus as the launch vehicle from Stargazer L-1011 on 11 October 2019. ICON was constructed by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA).

ICON has a launch mass of 288 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-068A and NORAD ID 44628.

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 579km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 601km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.58E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 27 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare ICON with Faraday Phoenix from United Kingdom.

 Compare ICON with Starlink-2316 from USA.


CYGNSS-A.

CYGNSS Overview

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

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

A non-polar inclined LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Pegasus as the launch vehicle from Orbital ATK L-1011 on 15 December 2016. 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 Starlink-2578 from USA.

 Compare CYGNSS-A with Iridium Next 167 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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