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:

Pleiades Neo 3.

Introducing the Pléiades Neo satellites constellation

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

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

With a launch mass of 920kg, Pleiades Neo 3 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 10 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2021-034A and NORAD ID 48268.

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 623km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 626km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.14E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with INNOSat-2 from Malaysia.

 Compare Pleiades Neo 3 with Beijing-3 from China.


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).

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

Designed with an operational lifetime of 12 years, Meteosat 11 has a launch mass of 2,000 kg and dry mass of 1,200 kg. It navigates 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 Beidou 3I-2S from China.

 Compare Meteosat 11 with USA 246 from USA.


Lemur 2F161.

What Spire Does

  Heaviest satellite launched by Spire Global Inc. into space at 4 kg

Designed for earth observation (Meteorology and Automatic Identification System (AIS)), Lemur 2F161 is a commercial satellite operated by Spire Global Inc. (USA).

Constructed by Spire Global (USA), it was launched into space on 29 April 2021 using Vega W18 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Lemur 2F161 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Lemur 2F161 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-034F and NORAD ID 48273.

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 608km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 612km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.87E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Lemur 2F161 with Kepler-2 CASE from Canada.

 Compare Lemur 2F161 with OneWeb-0283 from United Kingdom.


Astra 2F.

The making of an SES satellite - ASTRA 2F

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

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

With a launch mass of 6,000kg and a dry mass of 2,660kg, Astra 2F is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2012-051A and NORAD ID 38778.

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.13E-04, 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. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 28 degrees.

 

 Compare Astra 2F with Echostar 23 from USA.

 Compare Astra 2F with ABS-3A from Multinational.


JCSat 17.

JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B satellites separation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Japan into space at 5,857 kg

Operated by Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation of Japan, JCSat 17 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 18 February 2020. JCSat 17 was constructed by Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems (USA).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2020-013A and NORAD ID 45245, JCSat 17 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 5,857 kg.

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 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,800km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 3.20E-04.

JCSat 17 orbits along the longitude of 136 degrees at an inclination of 7 degrees.

 

 Compare JCSat 17 with QZS-1 from Japan.

 Compare JCSat 17 with TDRS-8 from USA.


Optus 10.

Australia’s largest and most experienced satellite owner and operator

  Heaviest satellite launched by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) into space at 3,270 kg

A commercial satellite, Optus 10 is operated by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) of Australia for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 11 September 2014. Optus 10 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

With a launch mass of 3,270kg, Optus 10 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-054A and NORAD ID 40146.

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 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 164 degrees.

 

 Compare Optus 10 with Telstar 12 from Multinational.

 Compare Optus 10 with JCSat 2A from Japan.


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.

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 35,728km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 5.22E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of 48 degrees.

 

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with USA 157 from USA.

 Compare Eutelsat Quantum with Ciel-2 from Canada.


O3b FM09.

O3b's 3rd Set of Satellites Successfully Launched

  Second heaviest equatorial satellite launched into space at 650 kg

O3b FM09 is a commercial satellite operated by O3b Networks Ltd. (United Kingdom) for the purpose of communications.

A equatorial MEO satellite, it was launched into space using Soyuz-ST-B as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 18 December 2014. O3b FM09 was constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France).

O3b FM09 has a launch mass of 650 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-083D and NORAD ID 40351.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.73E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 8,063km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 8,068km. O3b FM09 takes 288 minutes to orbit the Earth with its self-generated usable power of 1500 watts.

 

 Compare O3b FM09 with Beidou DW 53 from China.

 Compare O3b FM09 with Cosmos 2476 from Russia.


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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