Guiana Space Center - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
This dataset contains 349 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched from Guiana Space Center, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched from Guiana Space Center are intended for commercial use (71.3%) and for the purpose of communications (61.6%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 183 (52.4%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched from Guiana Space Center

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2020, which saw the launch of 71 satellites launched from Guiana Space Center.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched from Guiana Space Center?

European Space Agency (ESA) owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Guiana Space Center (31 - 8.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched from Guiana Space Center?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Guiana Space Center (94 - 26.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites launched from Guiana Space Center to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites launched from Guiana Space Center to space is Ariane 5 which has delivered 91 satellites (26.1%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched from Guiana Space Center (110 satellites - 31.5%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 240km to 35,930km, with the average perigee being 21,112.0km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 317km to 114,027km, with the average apogee being 21,647.4km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 2,872 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 6,910kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 15kg to 5,624kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched from Guiana Space Center:

Proba 5.

ESA's Proba-V satellite becomes first to pickup aircraft tracking signals

Proba 5 is a government satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) (ESA) for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science).

Delivered via Vega (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 7 May 2013 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Proba 5 was constructed by QinetiQ Space Belgium (Belgium).

Proba 5 has a launch mass of 140 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 3 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2013-021A and NORAD ID 39159.

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 813km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 820km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 4.87E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Proba 5 with Tianxiang-1 from China.

 Compare Proba 5 with Starlink-1760 from USA.


Astra 2F.

The making of an SES satellite - ASTRA 2F

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

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

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Astra 2F has a launch mass of 6,000 kg and dry mass of 2,660 kg. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2012-051A and NORAD ID 38778.

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 35,777km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.13E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 28 degrees.

 

 Compare Astra 2F with JCSat 13 from Japan.

 Compare Astra 2F with COMSATBw-1 from Germany.


Aeolus.

ESA’s Aeolus satellite explained

  Heaviest satellite launched by European Space Agency (ESA) into space at 1,367 kg

Designed for earth observation (Earth Science), Aeolus is a government satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) (ESA).

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France/UK/Germany/Spain), it was launched into space using Vega as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 22 August 2018. Aeolus orbits around the Earth as a LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 3 years, Aeolus has a launch mass of 1,367 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-066A and NORAD ID 43600.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.24E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 314km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 317km. It takes 92 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Aeolus with Starlink-1708 from USA.

 Compare Aeolus with Aalto-1 from Finland.


Eutelsat Quantum.

Eutelsat Quantum: Europe’s reprogrammable satellite

Designed for communications, Eutelsat Quantum is a commercial satellite operated by EUTELSAT S.A. (Multinational).

Delivered via Ariane 5 (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 30 July 2021 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Eutelsat Quantum was constructed by Airbus (France/UK/Germany/Spain).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Eutelsat Quantum has a launch mass of 3,461 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-069B and NORAD ID 49056.

With an orbital eccentricity of 5.22E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,728km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 48 degrees.

 

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with SES-12 from Luxembourg.

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with GSAT-12 from India.


Pleiades Neo 3.

Introducing the Pléiades Neo satellites constellation

Designed for earth observation (Optical Imaging), Pleiades Neo 3 is a commercial satellite operated by Airbus Defense and Space (France).

Constructed by Airbus Defense and Space (France), it was launched into space on 29 April 2021 using Vega as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Pleiades Neo 3 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 10 years, Pleiades Neo 3 has a launch mass of 920 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-034A and NORAD ID 48268.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.14E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 623km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 626km. It takes 97 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with NEOSSat from Canada.

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with Buccaneer RMM from Australia.


Measat 3B.

Launch of MEASAT-3b: 61st success in a row for Ariane 5

  Heaviest satellite launched by Malaysia into space at 5,800 kg

Operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. of Malaysia, Measat 3B is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via Ariane 5 ECA (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 11 September 2014 and orbits the Earth as a GEO satellite. Measat 3B was constructed by Airbus Defence and Space (Germany/France).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Measat 3B has a launch mass of 5,800 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2014-054B and NORAD ID 40147.

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 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.56E-04.

With generated usable power of 16000 watts, Measat 3B orbits along the longitude of 92 degrees.

 

 Compare Measat 3B with Es'hail-2 from Qatar.

 Compare Measat 3B with Echostar 14 from USA.


Meteosat 11.

Meteosat: The Operational Capability of a Two Satellite System

  Second heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,000 kg

A government and civil satellite, Meteosat 11 is operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) of Multinational for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science and Meterology).

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 15 July 2015. Meteosat 11 was constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France/Italy).

With a launch mass of 2,000kg and a dry mass of 1,200kg, Meteosat 11 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 12 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2015-034A and NORAD ID 40732.

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 35,791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 4.74E-05 and it orbits at an inclination of 3 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Meteosat 11 with Thuraya 3 from United Arab Emirates.

 Compare Meteosat 11 with Intelsat 20 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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