EADS Astrium - Constructed Satellites Dataset
This dataset contains 44 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium are launched for commercial use (54.5%) and for the purpose of communications (65.9%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 29 (65.9%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites constructed by EADS Astrium

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

The years are 2010 and 2008, which saw the launch of 8 satellites constructed by EADS Astrium.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium?

SES S.A. owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by EADS Astrium (7 - 15.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium?

Multinational owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by EADS Astrium (11 - 25.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium to space is Ariane 5 ECA which has delivered 12 satellites (27.3%).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites constructed by EADS Astrium to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 22 satellites (50.0%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites constructed by EADS Astrium (10 satellites - 22.7%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 240km to 35,834km, with the average perigee being 24,814.7km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 509km to 35,883km, with the average apogee being 25,933.8km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,440 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 115kg to 6,150kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 670kg to 3,750kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites constructed by EADS Astrium:

Astra 2F.

The making of an SES satellite - ASTRA 2F

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

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

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

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 Echostar 23 from USA.

 Compare Astra 2F with ABS-3A from Multinational.


Cryosat-2.

CryoSat and climate change

A government satellite, Cryosat-2 is operated by European Space Agency (ESA) of ESA for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging).

Constructed by EADS Astrium (France/UK/Germany/Spain), it was launched into space on 8 April 2010 using Dnepr as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Cryosat-2 orbits around the Earth as a polar LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 720kg, Cryosat-2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 3 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2010-013A and NORAD ID 36508.

With an orbital eccentricity of 7.76E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 713km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 724km. It takes 99 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 92 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Cryosat-2 with ORBCOMM FM-4 from USA.

 Compare Cryosat-2 with Jilin-1 Gaofen 03B-01 from China.


MetOp-A.

Goodbye, Metop A

  Heaviest satellite launched by ESA And EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meterological Satellites) into space at 4,193 kg

MetOp-A is a government and civil satellite operated by ESA and EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meterological Satellites) (Multinational) for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science and Meterology).

Delivered via Soyuz-Fregat(Soyuz-2) (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 19 October 2006 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. MetOp-A was constructed by EADS Astrium (France/UK/Germany/Spain).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 5 years, MetOp-A has a launch mass of 4,193 kg and dry mass of 3,750 kg. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2006-044A and NORAD ID 29499.

Taking 101 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 820km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 821km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 6.95E-05 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare MetOp-A with Starlink-2153 from USA.

 Compare MetOp-A with ANGELS from ESA.


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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