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).

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

Designated with COSPAR ID 2013-021A and NORAD ID 39159, Proba 5 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 3 years. It has a launch mass of 140 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.87E-04, 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. It takes 101 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Proba 5 with Tianqi-14 from China.

 Compare Proba 5 with Yaogan 9C from China.


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).

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

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

With an orbital eccentricity of 2.87E-04, 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. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Lemur 2F161 with DhabiSat-1 from United Arab Emirates.

 Compare Lemur 2F161 with NARSSCUBE-2 from Egypt.


Sky Muster 2.

Sky Muster II Launch

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Australia into space at 6,405 kg

Designed for communications, Sky Muster 2 is a commercial satellite operated by NBN Co (operated by Optus) (Australia).

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 5 October 2016. Sky Muster 2 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Sky Muster 2 has a launch mass of 6,405 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2016-060B and NORAD ID 41794.

With an orbital eccentricity of 9.49E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,798km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 16400 watts, Sky Muster 2 orbits along the longitude of 145 degrees.

 

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Amazonas-2 from Spain.

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Beidou 2-17 from China.


AsiaStar.

V128 Ariane 505 Start Asiastar

AsiaStar is a commercial satellite operated by 1Worldspace (USA) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Alcatel Space Industries (France), it was launched into space on 21 March 2000 using Ariane 5G as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. AsiaStar orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

AsiaStar has a launch mass of 2,775 kg (dry mass at 1,530 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2000-016A and NORAD ID 26107.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.32E-04, 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 35,801km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 5600 watts, AsiaStar orbits along the longitude of 105 degrees.

 

 Compare AsiaStar with Hispasat 1E from Spain.

 Compare AsiaStar with Azerspace 1/Africasat-1a from Azerbaijan.


CHEOPS.

Cheops: the science begins

A government satellite, CHEOPS is operated by European Space Agency (ESA) of ESA for the purpose of space science.

Constructed by European Space Agency (ESA/EADS CASA Espacio), it was launched into space using Soyuz as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 18 December 2019. CHEOPS orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 273kg, CHEOPS is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-092B and NORAD ID 44874.

Taking 99 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 697km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 708km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 7.78E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare CHEOPS with Lemur 2F161 from USA.

 Compare CHEOPS with Starlink-1367 from USA.


Aeolus.

ESA’s Aeolus satellite explained

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

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

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

With a launch mass of 1,367kg, Aeolus is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 3 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-066A and NORAD ID 43600.

Taking 92 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 314km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 317km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.24E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Aeolus with Beijing-3 from China.

 Compare Aeolus with ORBCOMM FM-103 from USA.


Galileo FOC FM19.

Galileo: the first ten years

  Heaviest satellite launched by Ariane 5 ES into space at 715 kg

Designed for navigation and global positioning, Galileo FOC FM19 is a commercial satellite operated by European Space Agency (ESA) (ESA).

Delivered via Ariane 5 ES (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 25 July 2018 and orbits the Earth as a non-polar inclined MEO satellite. Galileo FOC FM19 was constructed by OHB-System GmbH, SSTL (Germany/UK).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 12 years, Galileo FOC FM19 has a launch mass of 715 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-060C and NORAD ID 43566.

Taking 840 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 23,233km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 23,250km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.87E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 56 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 with USA 206 from USA.

 Compare Galileo FOC FM19 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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