Most satellites launched via Falcon Heavy are intended for government use (33.3%) and for the purpose of technology development (61.1%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 11 (61.1%) launched so far.
Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Falcon Heavy
Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Falcon Heavy?
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What is the most common type of satellite orbit?
Apogee, Perigee & Period
Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Falcon Heavy:
Heaviest satellite launched by Taiwan/USA into space at 280 kg
Operated by Taiwan's National Space Organization and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) of Taiwan/USA, COSMIC 2-1 is a government satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Meteorology).
Delivered via Falcon Heavy (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 25 June 2019 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite. COSMIC 2-1 was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (UK).
With a launch mass of 280kg, COSMIC 2-1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-036L and NORAD ID 44349.
With an orbital eccentricity of 8.47E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 709km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 721km. It takes 99 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 24 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Designed for technology development, Falconsat-7 is a military and civil satellite operated by US Air Force Academy (USA).
Constructed by US Air Force Academy (USA), it was launched into space using Falcon Heavy as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 25 June 2019. Falconsat-7 orbits around the Earth as a Elliptical satellite.
Falconsat-7 has a launch mass of 5 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-036J and NORAD ID 44347.
With an orbital eccentricity of 3.92E-02, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 305km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 850km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 29 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
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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