Space Systems/Loral - Constructed Satellites Dataset
This dataset contains 105 entries.

  Overview

This is a dataset of satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral, based on UCS Satellite Database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

Most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral are launched for commercial use (96.2%) and for the purpose of communications (84.8%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 85 (81.0%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2016, which saw the launch of 16 satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral?

Intelsat S.A. owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral (17 - 16.2% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral (60 - 57.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral to space?

The rocket that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral to space is Ariane 5 ECA which has delivered 18 satellites (17.1%).

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 41 satellites (39.0%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Sun-Synchronous orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral (13 satellites - 12.4%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 387km to 35,930km, with the average perigee being 29,453.5km 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 47,100km, with the average apogee being 30,414.0km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,444 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 100kg to 7,075kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 350kg to 5,624kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites constructed by Space Systems/Loral:

DirecTV-5.

DirectTV Satellite Search Launch

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Proton K into space at 4,300 kg

Operated by DirecTV, Inc. of USA, DirecTV-5 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Proton K as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 7 May 2002. DirecTV-5 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 4,300kg and a dry mass of 3,640kg, DirecTV-5 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2002-023A and NORAD ID 27426.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.08E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,799km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of -110 degrees.

 

 Compare DirecTV-5 with COMSATBw-1 from Germany.

 Compare DirecTV-5 with Fengyun 4H from China.


Optus 10.

Australia’s largest and most experienced satellite owner and operator

  Heaviest satellite launched by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) into space at 3,270 kg

Optus 10 is a commercial satellite operated by Optus Communications (Parent: Singapore Telecom) (Australia) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space on 11 September 2014 using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. Optus 10 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

With a launch mass of 3,270kg, Optus 10 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2014-054A and NORAD ID 40146.

With an orbital eccentricity of 3.56E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,772km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,802km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 164 degrees.

 

 Compare Optus 10 with Sirius XM-4 from USA.

 Compare Optus 10 with EDRS-C from ESA.


Telstar 19 Vantage.

Telstar 19 VANTAGE deployment

  Third heaviest GEO satellite launched into space at 7,075 kg

Telstar 19 Vantage is a commercial satellite operated by Telesat Canada Ltd. (BCE, Inc.) (Canada) for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space on 22 July 2018 using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral. Telstar 19 Vantage orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designated with COSPAR ID 2018-059A and NORAD ID 43562, Telstar 19 Vantage is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 7,075 kg.

Taking 1,436 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 35,780km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,792km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.42E-04 and it orbits along the Earth longitude of -63 degrees.

 

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Intelsat 904 from USA.

 Compare Telstar 19 Vantage with Sicral 2/Syracuse 3C from France/Italy.


Echostar 21.

SpaceX Launches Echostar Satellite with Used Rocket

  Heaviest satellite launched by Echostar Satellite Services, LLC into space at 6,900 kg

Designed for communications, Echostar 21 is a commercial satellite operated by Echostar Satellite Services, LLC (USA).

A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Proton as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 7 June 2017. Echostar 21 was constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2017-032A and NORAD ID 42749, Echostar 21 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 15 years. It has a launch mass of 6,900 kg.

Echostar 21 orbits along the longitude of 10 degrees at an inclination of 7 degrees.

The satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,773km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,799km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 3.08E-04 and it takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

 

 Compare Echostar 21 with Beidou 3 IGSO-3 from China.

 Compare Echostar 21 with TDRS-13 from USA.


AsiaSat-9.

AsiaSat 9 Removal from Container @ Baikonur Cosmodrome

  Third heaviest satellite launched by China into space at 6,140 kg

Designed for communications, AsiaSat-9 is a commercial satellite operated by Asia Satellite Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (China).

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Proton as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 28 September 2017. AsiaSat-9 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, AsiaSat-9 has a launch mass of 6,140 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2017-057A and NORAD ID 42942.

With an orbital eccentricity of 8.30E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,783km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth along the longitude of 122 degrees.

 

 Compare AsiaSat-9 with Thor-6 from Norway.

 Compare AsiaSat-9 with USA 135 from USA.


Sky Muster 2.

Sky Muster II Launch

  Second heaviest satellite launched by Australia into space at 6,405 kg

Designed for communications, Sky Muster 2 is a commercial satellite operated by NBN Co (operated by Optus) (Australia).

Constructed by Space Systems/Loral (USA), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 5 October 2016. Sky Muster 2 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Sky Muster 2 has a launch mass of 6,405 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 15 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2016-060B and NORAD ID 41794.

With an orbital eccentricity of 9.49E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,790km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,798km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 16400 watts, Sky Muster 2 orbits along the longitude of 145 degrees.

 

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Amazonas-2 from Spain.

 Compare Sky Muster 2 with Beidou 2-17 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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