Satish Dhawan Space Centre - Dataset of Satellites From Launch Site
This dataset contains 241 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre are intended for commercial use (61.8%) and for the purpose of earth observation (66.4%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 224 (92.9%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2017, which saw the launch of 63 satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre?

Planet Labs, Inc. owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (59 - 24.5% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (118 - 49.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre to space is PSLV which has delivered 172 satellites (71.4%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (185 satellites - 76.8%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 334km to 37,782km, with the average perigee being 3,033.5km 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 37,807km, with the average apogee being 3,055.5km 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 3,400kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 6kg to 1,450kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre:

TeLEOS 1.

TeLEOS-1, made-in-Singapore earth observation satellite

  Heaviest satellite launched by Singapore into space at 400 kg

Operated by AgilSpace of Singapore, TeLEOS 1 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Optical Imaging).

A equatorial LEO satellite, it was launched into space using PSLV C29 as the launch vehicle from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on 16 December 2015. TeLEOS 1 was constructed by ST Electronics Ltd. (Singapore).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 5 years, TeLEOS 1 has a launch mass of 400 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-077D and NORAD ID 41169.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.08E-03, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 535km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 550km. It takes 96 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 15 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare TeLEOS 1 with Ningxia-1 01 from China.

 Compare TeLEOS 1 with Starlink-2432 from USA.


Aalto-1.

Aalto-1 – the first Finnish satellite

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Finland into space at 5 kg

A civil satellite, Aalto-1 is operated by Aalto University of Finland for the purpose of technology development.

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

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

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 SpaceBEE-89 from USA.

 Compare Aalto-1 with Aeolus from ESA.


NEOSSat.

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

Operated by Canadian Space Agency of Canada, NEOSSat is a government satellite launched for the purpose of space observation.

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

NEOSSat has a launch mass of 74 kg and navigates 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 Tianqi-12 from China.

 Compare NEOSSat with OneWeb-0013 from United Kingdom.


DMC 3-1.

SSTL DMC3 / TripleSat Constellation

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

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

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

Designated with COSPAR ID 2015-032A and NORAD ID 40715, DMC 3-1 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 10 years. It has a launch mass of 447 kg.

Taking 98 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 636km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 663km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.92E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare DMC 3-1 with Lemur 2F44 from USA.

 Compare DMC 3-1 with SALSAT from Germany.


Centauri-1.

Fleet Space Technologies - Mission Control Centre

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

Operated by Fleet Space Technologies of Australia, Centauri-1 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

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

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

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 Centauri-1 with SpaceBEE-100 from USA.

 Compare Centauri-1 with Starlink-1770 from USA.


BlackSky Global 1.

BlackSky building its Global-1 satellite

  Heaviest satellite launched by BlackSky Global into space at 56 kg

Designed for earth observation (Optical Imaging), BlackSky Global 1 is a commercial satellite operated by BlackSky Global (USA).

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 orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2018-096M and NORAD ID 43730.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.17E-03, 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. It takes 95 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare BlackSky Global 1 with Lemur 2F83 from USA.

 Compare BlackSky Global 1 with Starlink-1852 from USA.


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.

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

Kepler-2 CASE has a launch mass of 4 kg and navigates 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 Gaofen 9-04 from China.

 Compare Kepler-2 CASE with Starlink-2501 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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