Planet Labs - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 188 entries.


These are the 188 satellites operated by Planet Labs, Inc., based on the interactive table representation of the UCS Satellite Database (1 Jan, 2022) compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

All the satellites from Planet Labs, Inc. are launched for commercial use and for the purpose of earth observation.These satellites are LEO satellites.

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Insights from Planet Labs, Inc.'s Satellite Dataset

  Which year saw the most satellites launched for Planet Labs, Inc.?

That year is 2017, which saw 51 satellites launched.

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites from Planet Labs, Inc. to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites to space is Falcon 9 which has delivered 56 satellites (29.8%).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites from Planet Labs, Inc. to space?

The launch site that has launched the most satellites to space is Satish Dhawan Space Centre which has launched 59 satellites (31.4%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit (182 satellites - 96.8%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 387km to 626km, with the average perigee being 501.6km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 398km to 634km, with the average apogee being 515.1km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 97 minutes.


Planet Labs launches 44 SuperDove satellites on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket

Designed for earth observation (Optical Imaging), Dove-4s-1 is a commercial satellite operated by Planet Labs, Inc. (USA).

Delivered via Falcon 9 (launch vehicle) from Cape Canaveral, it was launched into space on 24 January 2021 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Dove-4s-1 was constructed by Planet Labs, Inc. (USA).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 3 years, Dove-4s-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-006ED and NORAD ID 47543.

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 519km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 535km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.16E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.


 Compare Dove-4s-1 with Lemur 2F57 from USA.

 Compare Dove-4s-1 with Starlink-1839 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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