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:

ANASIS-II.

S. Korea's Anasis II satellite reaches final position in geostationary orbit

Operated by Agency for Defense Development of South Korea, ANASIS-II is a military satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany/Spain), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 20 July 2020. ANASIS-II orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

ANASIS-II is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2020-048A and NORAD ID 45920.

Taking 1,436 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 35,781km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.30E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 116 degrees.

 

 Compare ANASIS-II with BSAT-4B from Japan.

 Compare ANASIS-II with Gaofen 13 from China.


Tyvak 0173.

Tyvak 3U CubeSat Time-lapse

  Heaviest satellite launched by Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems, Inc. into space at 12 kg

Tyvak 0173 is a commercial satellite operated by Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems, Inc. (USA) for the purpose of technology demonstration.

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 30 June 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Tyvak 0173 was constructed by Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems (USA).

Tyvak 0173 has a launch mass of 12 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059P and NORAD ID 48892.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.01E-03, 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 535km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Tyvak 0173 with Proba 5 from ESA.

 Compare Tyvak 0173 with Tianqi-14 from China.


Iridium Next 167.

Iridium NEXT: the most sophisticated communications system ever

  Heaviest satellite launched by Iridium Communications, Inc. into space at 860 kg

Designed for communications, Iridium Next 167 is a government and commercial satellite operated by Iridium Communications, Inc. (USA).

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Vandenberg AFB, it was launched into space on 11 January 2019 and orbits the Earth as a polar LEO satellite. Iridium Next 167 was constructed by Thales Alenia Space/Orbital ATK (France/Italy/USA).

With a launch mass of 860kg and a dry mass of 678kg, Iridium Next 167 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-002K and NORAD ID 43931.

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 612km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 625km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 9.30E-04.

With generated usable power of 50 watts, Iridium Next 167 orbits at an inclination of 87 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Iridium Next 167 with Prometheus 2.9 from USA.

 Compare Iridium Next 167 with SpaceBEE-10 from USA.


Capella-5.

Capella Overview and Introducing Evolved Satellite Design

  Heaviest satellite launched by Capella Space into space at 107 kg

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

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 30 June 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. 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 Tyvak 0152 from USA.

 Compare Capella-5 with Starlink-1405 from USA.


Astrocast-0201.

Astrocast | Nanosatellite Innovation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Astrocast into space at 4 kg

Operated by Astrocast of Switzerland, Astrocast-0201 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Astrocast (Swizerland), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. Astrocast-0201 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Astrocast-0201 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059CD and NORAD ID 48954.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.67E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 512km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 535km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Astrocast-0201 with Kepler-2 CASE from Canada.

 Compare Astrocast-0201 with RAAF M2 Pathfinder from Australia.


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).

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 22 July 2018 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. 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 INMARSAT 5 F1 from United Kingdom.

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Intelsat 11 from USA.


ÑuSat-19.

Satellogic is creating a searchable Earth

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Satellogic S.A. into space at 37 kg

Designed for earth observation (Optical and Hyperspectral Imaging), ÑuSat-19 is a commercial satellite operated by Satellogic S.A. (Argentina).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. ÑuSat-19 was constructed by Satellogic (Argentina).

ÑuSat-19 has a launch mass of 37 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-059AC and NORAD ID 48905.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.70E-04, 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. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare ÑuSat-19 with SkySat-4 from USA.

 Compare ÑuSat-19 with Saudisat-5B from Saudi Arabia.


SpaceBEE-100.

SWARM: A New Paradigm for Communication Satellites

  Heaviest satellite launched by Swarm Technologies into space at 2 kg

A commercial satellite, SpaceBEE-100 is operated by Swarm Technologies of USA for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Swarm Technologies (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 June 2021. SpaceBEE-100 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2021-059E and NORAD ID 48883, SpaceBEE-100 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 2 years. It has a launch mass of 2 kg.

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 512km 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 1.74E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare SpaceBEE-100 with SpaceBEE-98 from USA.

 Compare SpaceBEE-100 with WNISat-1R from Japan.


Cassiope.

Observing Space Weather With a Canadian Hybrid Satellite

  Second heaviest elliptical satellite launched into space at 490 kg

Operated by Canadian Space Agency of Canada, Cassiope is a government satellite launched for the purpose of earth science.

Constructed by Canadian Space Agency (Canada), it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Vandenberg AFB on 29 September 2013. Cassiope orbits around the Earth as a elliptical LEO satellite.

Cassiope has a launch mass of 490 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 2 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2013-055A and NORAD ID 39265.

Using its self-produced usable power of 600 watts, Cassiope orbits at an inclination of 81 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 325km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 1,486km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 7.98E-02 and it takes 103 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Cassiope with CHEOPS from ESA.

 Compare Cassiope with OneWeb-0149 from United Kingdom.


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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