SpaceX - Dataset of Satellites Launched
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Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk, SpaceX is a US aerospace firm behind the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, Cargo Dragon, Starlink satellite internet and Starship.These are the 1655 satellites operated by SpaceX, based on the interactive table representation of the UCS Satellite Database (1 Jan, 2022) compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientist (UCS).

All the satellites from SpaceX are launched for commercial use and for the purpose of communications.These satellites are LEO satellites.

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Chart 1: Satellite Launches By Year
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Insights from SpaceX's Satellite Dataset

  Which year saw the most satellites launched for SpaceX?

That year is 2020, which saw 800 satellites launched.

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites from SpaceX to space?

The rocket that has delivered the all of 1655 SpaceX's satellites to space is Falcon 9.

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites from SpaceX to space?

The launch site that has launched the all of 1655 SpaceX's satellites to space is Cape Canaveral.

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit (1642 satellites - 99.2%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 258km to 569km, with the average perigee being 511.2km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 280km to 582km, with the average apogee being 521.1km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 97 minutes.


Watch SpaceX deploy Starlink satellites in glorious view from space

  Heaviest satellite launched by SpaceX into space at 260 kg

Designed for communications, Starlink-3003 is a commercial satellite operated by SpaceX (USA).

A sun-synchronous LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Falcon 9 as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral on 30 May 2021. Starlink-3003 was constructed by SpaceX (USA).

Starlink-3003 has a launch mass of 260 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 4 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2021-059A and NORAD ID 48879.

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 515km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 536km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.52E-03 and it orbits at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.


 Compare Starlink-3003 with Yaogan 30-9-2 from China.

 Compare Starlink-3003 with Starlink-1933 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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