Falcon Heavy - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 18 entries.

  Overview

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

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.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Falcon Heavy

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

Taiwan's National Space Organization and National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Admistration (NOAA) owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Falcon Heavy (6 - 33.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

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

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Falcon Heavy (11 - 61.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  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 Heavy (7 satellites - 38.9%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 300km to 35,774km, with the average perigee being 2,815.1km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 715km to 35,811km, with the average apogee being 3,342.4km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,436 minutes.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Falcon Heavy:

Falconsat-7.

USAFA FalconSat Program

Operated by US Air Force Academy of USA, Falconsat-7 is a military and civil satellite launched for the purpose of technology development.

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.

 

 Compare Falconsat-7 with MMS-1 from USA.

 Compare Falconsat-7 with Oculus ASR from USA.


COSMIC 2-1.

FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 Satellite System

  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).

Constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (UK), it was launched into space using Falcon Heavy as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 25 June 2019. COSMIC 2-1 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2019-036L and NORAD ID 44349, COSMIC 2-1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It has a launch mass of 280 kg.

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.

 

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with Proba 5 from ESA.

 Compare COSMIC 2-1 with STPSat-4 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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