PSLV - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 184 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites launched via PSLV are intended for commercial use (75.5%) and for the purpose of earth observation (66.8%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 180 (97.8%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via PSLV

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2018, which saw the launch of 49 satellites launched via PSLV.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via PSLV?

Planet Labs, Inc. owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via PSLV (55 - 29.9% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched via PSLV?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via PSLV (114 - 62.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites delivered via PSLV to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via PSLV to space is Satish Dhawan Space Centre which has launched 172 satellites (93.5%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via PSLV (155 satellites - 84.2%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 334km to 35,774km, with the average perigee being 1,297.1km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 347km to 35,880km, with the average apogee being 1,315.6km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,436 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 1kg to 1,625kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 7kg to 615kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via PSLV:

Kepler-2 CASE.

Kepler - High-bandwidth Global Satellite Connectivity

  Third heaviest satellite launched by Kepler Communications into space at 4 kg

Operated by Kepler Communications of Canada, Kepler-2 CASE is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via PSLV (launch vehicle) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it was launched into space on 29 November 2018 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Kepler-2 CASE was constructed by Clyde Space (UK).

Kepler-2 CASE has a launch mass of 4 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-096L and NORAD ID 43729.

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 476km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 500km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.75E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Kepler-2 CASE with Starlink-2081 from USA.

 Compare Kepler-2 CASE with Starlink-1420 from USA.


Centauri-1.

Fleet Space Technologies - Mission Control Centre

  Heaviest satellite launched by Fleet Space Technologies into space at 4 kg

Centauri-1 is a commercial satellite operated by Fleet Space Technologies (Australia) for the purpose of communications.

Delivered via PSLV (launch vehicle) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it was launched into space on 29 November 2018 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Centauri-1 was constructed by Pumpkin Space Systems (USA).

Centauri-1 has a launch mass of 4 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-099BD and NORAD ID 43809.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.75E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 476km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 500km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Centauri-1 with Relek from Russia.

 Compare Centauri-1 with Yaogan 15 from China.


Aalto-1.

Aalto-1 – the first Finnish satellite

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Finland into space at 5 kg

Aalto-1 is a civil satellite operated by Aalto University (Finland) for the purpose of technology development.

Constructed by Aalto University (Finland), it was launched into space using PSLV as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 23 June 2017. Aalto-1 orbits around the Earth as a LEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2017-036L and NORAD ID 42775, Aalto-1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 2 years. It has a launch mass of 5 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.45E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 497km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 517km. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 5 watts, Aalto-1 orbits at an inclination of 97 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Aalto-1 with Starlink-2617 from USA.

 Compare Aalto-1 with Palisade from USA.


BlackSky Global 1.

BlackSky building its Global-1 satellite

  Heaviest satellite launched by BlackSky Global into space at 56 kg

Operated by BlackSky Global of USA, BlackSky Global 1 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Constructed by Spaceflight Industries (USA), it was launched into space using PSLV as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 29 November 2018. BlackSky Global 1 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

BlackSky Global 1 has a launch mass of 56 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2018-096M and NORAD ID 43730.

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 484km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 500km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.17E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare BlackSky Global 1 with Tyvak 61c from USA.

 Compare BlackSky Global 1 with SOKRAT from Russia.


DMC 3-1.

SSTL DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation

  Heaviest satellite launched by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. into space at 447 kg

DMC 3-1 is a commercial satellite operated by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom) for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

Delivered via PSLV (launch vehicle) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, it was launched into space on 10 July 2015 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. DMC 3-1 was constructed by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (UK).

DMC 3-1 has a launch mass of 447 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 10 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-032A and NORAD ID 40715.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.92E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 636km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 663km. It takes 98 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare DMC 3-1 with Dove 3r-11 from USA.

 Compare DMC 3-1 with Starlink-1477 from USA.


NEOSSat.

First Canadian space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites

Designed for space observation, NEOSSat is a government satellite operated by Canadian Space Agency (Canada).

Constructed by Microsat Systems Canada Inc. (Canada), it was launched into space on 25 February 2013 using PSLV as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre. NEOSSat orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.

NEOSSat has a launch mass of 74 kg and orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2013-009D and NORAD ID 39089.

With an orbital eccentricity of 9.79E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 786km. It takes 100 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare NEOSSat with TEMPEST-D from USA.

 Compare NEOSSat with ORBCOMM FM-32 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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