Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
This dataset contains 175 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center are intended for government use (41.7%) and for the purpose of earth observation (64.6%).


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2018, which saw the launch of 53 satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center?

Chinese Ministry of National Defense owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (35 - 20.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center?

China owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (158 - 90.3% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center to space is Long March 2D which has delivered 79 satellites (45.1%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center (126 satellites - 72.0%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 338km to 1,092km, with the average perigee being 680.0km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 406km to 1,430km, with the average apogee being 706.6km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 110 minutes.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center:

Yunhai-1 2.

Long March-2D launches the Yunhai-1 02 satellite

A government satellite, Yunhai-1 2 is operated by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology of China for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science).

Delivered via Long March 2D (launch vehicle) from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center, it was launched into space on 25 September 2019 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Yunhai-1 2 was constructed by Shanghai Academy of Spaceflight Technology (SAST) (China).

Yunhai-1 2 orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-063A and NORAD ID 44547.

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 782km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 785km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 2.10E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Yunhai-1 2 with Hubble Space Telescope from ESA/USA.

 Compare Yunhai-1 2 with Kepler-2 CASE from Canada.


Saudisat-5A.

Long March-2D launches SaudiSat 5A, SaudiSat 5B and CubeSats

  Heaviest satellite launched by Saudi Arabia into space at 425 kg

Operated by Space Research Institute, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology of Saudi Arabia, Saudisat-5A is a government satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Saudi Arabia), it was launched into space using Long March 2D as the launch vehicle from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on 7 December 2018. Saudisat-5A orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

Saudisat-5A has a launch mass of 425 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 5 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-102A and NORAD ID 43831.

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 533km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 551km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.30E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Saudisat-5A with Starlink-1584 from USA.

 Compare Saudisat-5A with Monolith 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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