Soyuz - Dataset of Satellites Launched
This dataset contains 16 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites launched via Soyuz are intended for government use (56.3%) and for the purposes of earth observation and space science (37.5%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 10 (62.5%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites launched via Soyuz

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2019, which saw the launch of 6 satellites launched via Soyuz.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites launched via Soyuz?

European Space Agency (ESA) (and 250 international scientific investigators) owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Soyuz (4 - 25.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

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

ESA owns/operates the most number of satellites launched via Soyuz (8 - 50.0% of the satellites in this dataset).

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

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites launched via Soyuz to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 9 satellites (56.3%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites launched via Soyuz (10 satellites - 62.5%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 480km to 35,783km, with the average perigee being 9,774.4km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 480km to 120,961km, with the average apogee being 33,789.9km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 3,442 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 5kg to 3,565kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 478kg to 2,146kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Soyuz:

CHEOPS.

Cheops: the science begins

A government satellite, CHEOPS is operated by European Space Agency (ESA) of ESA for the purpose of space science.

Delivered via Soyuz (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 18 December 2019 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. CHEOPS was constructed by European Space Agency (ESA/EADS CASA Espacio).

Designed with an operational lifetime of 5 years, CHEOPS has a launch mass of 273 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-092B and NORAD ID 44874.

With an orbital eccentricity of 7.78E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 697km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 708km. It takes 99 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare CHEOPS with Starlink-2160 from USA.

 Compare CHEOPS with Gonets M-26 from Russia.


Radarsat-2.

The Making of a Satellite – The RADARSAT Constellation

  Third heaviest satellite launched by Soyuz into space at 2,924 kg

Operated by MDA Corporation of Canada, Radarsat-2 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging).

Delivered via Soyuz (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 14 December 2007 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Radarsat-2 was constructed by MacDonald, Dettwiler/Thales Alenia Spazio (Canada/Italy).

With a launch mass of 2,924kg, Radarsat-2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 7 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2007-061A and NORAD ID 32382.

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 791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 793km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.40E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Radarsat-2 with Aerocube 14A from USA.

 Compare Radarsat-2 with Yaogan 30-9-1 from China.


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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