Proton M - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 72 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched via Proton M, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched via Proton M are intended for commercial use (72.2%) and for the purpose of communications (84.7%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 61 (84.7%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Proton M

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2010, which saw the launch of 10 satellites launched via Proton M.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Proton M?

Ministry of Defense owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Proton M (15 - 20.8% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via Proton M?

Russia owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Proton M (31 - 43.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 18,864km to 35,987km, with the average perigee being 33,201.8km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 19,123km to 37,636km, with the average apogee being 33,295.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,447 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 950kg to 6,740kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 950kg to 3,750kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Proton M:

INMARSAT 5 F2.

Inmarsat-5 F2 Satellite Mission Profile

  Heaviest satellite launched by United Kingdom into space at 6,105 kg

Operated by INMARSAT, Ltd. of United Kingdom, INMARSAT 5 F2 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Boeing Corp. (USA), it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 1 February 2015. INMARSAT 5 F2 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, INMARSAT 5 F2 has a launch mass of 6,105 kg and dry mass of 3,360 kg. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-005A and NORAD ID 40384.

Using its self-produced usable power of 13000 watts, INMARSAT 5 F2 orbits along the longitude of -55 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,784km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,789km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 5.93E-05 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare INMARSAT 5 F2 with INMARSAT 4 F1 from United Kingdom.

 Compare INMARSAT 5 F2 with Horizons 3e from USA/Japan.


Yamal-401.

Russian Proton-M carrier rocket bearing Gazprom System’s Yamal-401 telecommunications

  Third heaviest satellite launched by Gazprom Space Systems into space at 2,976 kg

Operated by Gazprom Space Systems of Russia, Yamal-401 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 15 December 2014. Yamal-401 was constructed by ISS Reshetnev (Russia).

With a launch mass of 2,976kg, Yamal-401 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-082A and NORAD ID 40345.

With an orbital eccentricity of 7.23E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,761km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,822km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 90 degrees.

 

 Compare Yamal-401 with Beidou DW 41 from China.

 Compare Yamal-401 with Astra 3A from Luxembourg.


Express-103.

Proton-M rocket launches Express-80 and Express-103 telecommunications satellites

A commercial satellite, Express-103 is operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company of Russia for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by ISS Reshetnev/Thales Alenia Space (Russia), it was launched into space using Proton M as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 30 July 2020. Express-103 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 2,150kg, Express-103 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2020-053B and NORAD ID 45986.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,781km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,785km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 97 degrees.

 

 Compare Express-103 with Amos 4 from Israel.

 Compare Express-103 with Galaxy-16 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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