Falcon 9 - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 2045 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Falcon 9, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Falcon 9 are intended for commercial use (93.0%) and for the purpose of communications (91.3%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 2006 (98.1%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Falcon 9

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2021, which saw the launch of 981 satellites launched via Falcon 9.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Falcon 9?

SpaceX owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Falcon 9 (1655 - 80.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Falcon 9?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Falcon 9 (1942 - 95.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites delivered via Falcon 9 to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via Falcon 9 to space is Cape Canaveral which has launched 1916 satellites (93.7%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via Falcon 9 (1674 satellites - 81.9%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 258km to 35,861km, with the average perigee being 1,142.5km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 280km to 268,488km, with the average apogee being 1,286.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 8,758 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 7,075kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 510kg to 2,835kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Falcon 9:

Faraday Phoenix.

Faraday-1 by In-Space Missions

Faraday Phoenix is a commercial satellite operated by InSpace (United Kingdom) for the purpose of platform.

Constructed by GOMSpace (Denmark), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. Faraday Phoenix orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Faraday Phoenix has a launch mass of 10 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059AX and NORAD ID 48924.

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 513km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 532km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.38E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Faraday Phoenix with Saudisat-5A from Saudi Arabia.

 Compare Faraday Phoenix with Starlink-1636 from USA.


Telstar 19 Vantage.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE deployment

  Third heaviest GEO satellite launched into space at 7,075 kg

Designed for communications, Telstar 19 Vantage is a commercial satellite operated by Telesat Canada Ltd. (BCE, Inc.) (Canada).

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 22 July 2018. Telstar 19 Vantage was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

With a launch mass of 7,075kg, Telstar 19 Vantage is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-059A and NORAD ID 43562.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.42E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,780km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -63 degrees.

 

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with TianLian 2.01 from China.

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Yahsat-1A from United Arab Emirates.


SES-12.

SES-12 Mission Overview

A commercial satellite, SES-12 is operated by SES S.A. of Luxembourg for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 4 June 2018. SES-12 was constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, SES-12 has a launch mass of 5,300 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-049A and NORAD ID 43488.

Using its self-produced usable power of 15000 watts, SES-12 orbits along the longitude of 95 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.00E+00 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare SES-12 with Intelsat 904 from USA.

 Compare SES-12 with Shijian 17 from China.


Starlink-3003.

Watch SpaceX deploy Starlink satellites in glorious view from space

  Heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX into space at 260 kg

Operated by SpaceX of USA, Starlink-3003 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 May 2021. Starlink-3003 was constructed by SpaceX (USA).

Starlink-3003 has a launch mass of 260 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 4 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059A and NORAD ID 48879.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.52E-03, 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 536km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Starlink-3003 with SpaceBEE-3 from USA.

 Compare Starlink-3003 with NEOSSat from Canada.


Capella-5.

Capella Overview and Introducing Evolved Satellite Design

  Heaviest satellite launched by Capella Space into space at 107 kg

Operated by Capella Space of USA, Capella-5 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging (SAR)).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. Capella-5 was constructed by Capella Space (USA).

Capella-5 has a launch mass of 107 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059AL and NORAD ID 48913.

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 521km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.09E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Capella-5 with Iridium Next 175 from USA.

 Compare Capella-5 with Starlink-3005 from USA.


PACE-1.

PACE: Persistence and Perseverance Despite Pandemic

Designed for technology demonstration, PACE-1 is a government satellite operated by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (USA).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. PACE-1 was constructed by NASA Ames Research Center (USA).

PACE-1 has a launch mass of 10 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059G and NORAD ID 48909.

Taking 94 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 524km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 8.70E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare PACE-1 with Dove 3m-2 from USA.

 Compare PACE-1 with ICEYE-X2 from Finland.


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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