Guiana Space Center - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
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  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:

Sky Muster 2.

Sky Muster II Launch

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

A commercial satellite, Sky Muster 2 is operated by NBN Co (operated by Optus) of Australia for the purpose of communications.

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

With a launch mass of 6,405kg, Sky Muster 2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2016-060B and NORAD ID 41794.

Using its self-produced usable power of 16400 watts, Sky Muster 2 orbits along the longitude of 145 degrees.

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. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 9.49E-05 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with JCSat18/Kacific 1 from Japan/Singapore.

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Express-AM33 from Russia.


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.

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

JCSat 17 has a launch mass of 5,857 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2020-013A and NORAD ID 45245.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.20E-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 35,800km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

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

 

 Compare JCSat 17 with USA 202 from USA.

 Compare JCSat 17 with TIBA-1 from Egypt.


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

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

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

Meteosat 11 has a launch mass of 2,000 kg (dry mass at 1,200 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 12 years. 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 JCSat RA from Japan.

 Compare Meteosat 11 with USA 233 from USA.


EDRS-C.

EDRS-C SpaceDataHighway

  Second heaviest satellite launched by ESA into space at 3,186 kg

A commercial satellite, EDRS-C is operated by Airbus of ESA 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 6 August 2019. EDRS-C was constructed by OHB Germany (Germany).

EDRS-C has a launch mass of 3,186 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-049A and NORAD ID 44475.

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 35,782km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 31 degrees.

 

 Compare EDRS-C with Tiantong-1-02 from China.

 Compare EDRS-C with NSS-5 from Netherlands.


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.

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. Optus 10 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

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

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.56E-04, 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. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 164 degrees.

 

 Compare Optus 10 with JCSat 2A from Japan.

 Compare Optus 10 with USA 263 from USA.


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

Measat 3B is a commercial satellite operated by MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) for the purpose of communications.

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

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

Using its self-produced usable power of 16000 watts, Measat 3B orbits along the longitude of 92 degrees.

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. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 3.56E-04 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Measat 3B with ANASIS-II from South Korea.

 Compare Measat 3B with Express-103 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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