Thales Alenia Space - Constructed Satellites Dataset
This dataset contains 92 entries.

  Overview

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

Most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space are launched for commercial use (72.8%) and for the purpose of communications (85.9%).Majority of these satellites are GEO satellites, with around 37 (40.2%) launched so far.


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Insights from the dataset of satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space

  Which year saw the most satellites launched?

That year is 2011, which saw the launch of 13 satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space.

  Who operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space?

Globalstar owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space (24 - 26.1% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which country operates or owns the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space?

USA owns/operates the most number of satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space (25 - 27.2% of the satellites in this dataset).

  Which rocket has delivered the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space to space?

The rockets that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space to space are Ariane 5 and Soyuz-ST-B which have delivered 12 satellites (13.0%) respectively.

  Which launch site has launched the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space to space?

The launch site that has delivered the most satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space to space is Guiana Space Center which has launched 44 satellites (47.8%).

  What is the most common type of satellite orbit?

Non-Polar Inclined orbit is the most common type of orbit for satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space (25 satellites - 27.2%).

  Apogee, Perigee & Period

The perigees (point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 621km to 35,864km, with the average perigee being 16,576.3km from the Earth, while the apogees (point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass) of the satellites range from 622km to 35,874km, with the average apogee being 16,589.3km from the Earth. The longest period a satellite takes to orbit around the Earth is 1,440 minutes.

  Satellite Mass

The launch masses (include fuel) of the satellites range from 553kg to 5,900kg, while the dry masses (excluding fuel) of the satellites range from 510kg to 2,146kg.


Highlights on some of the satellites constructed by Thales Alenia Space:

Meteosat 11.

Meteosat: The Operational Capability of a Two Satellite System

  Second heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,000 kg

Designed for earth observation (Earth Science and Meterology), Meteosat 11 is a government and civil satellite operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) (Multinational).

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France/Italy), it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 15 July 2015. Meteosat 11 orbits around the Earth as a GEO satellite.

Meteosat 11 has a launch mass of 2,000 kg (dry mass at 1,200 kg) and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 12 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2015-034A and NORAD ID 40732.

With an orbital eccentricity of 4.74E-05, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. It takes 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 3 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Meteosat 11 with BSAT-3A from Japan.

 Compare Meteosat 11 with Arabsat 7F from Multinational.


Sentinel 3A.

Meet the Satellite: Sentinel-3

  Heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,300 kg

A government satellite, Sentinel 3A is operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) of ESA for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science).

Delivered via Rokot (launch vehicle) from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 16 February 2016 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Sentinel 3A was constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France).

Designated with COSPAR ID 2016-011A and NORAD ID 41335, Sentinel 3A is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 7 years. It has a launch mass of 2,300 kg and dry mass of 2,146 kg.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.39E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 802km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 804km. It takes 101 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Sentinel 3A with Dove 3p-4 from USA.

 Compare Sentinel 3A with Hodoyoshi-3 from Japan.


O3b FM09.

O3b's 3rd Set of Satellites Successfully Launched

  Second heaviest equatorial satellite launched into space at 650 kg

A commercial satellite, O3b FM09 is operated by O3b Networks Ltd. of United Kingdom for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France), it was launched into space on 18 December 2014 using Soyuz-ST-B as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. O3b FM09 orbits around the Earth as a equatorial MEO satellite.

O3b FM09 has a launch mass of 650 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2014-083D and NORAD ID 40351.

Using its self-produced usable power of 1500 watts, O3b FM09 takes 288 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 8,063km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 8,068km. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 1.73E-04.

 

 Compare O3b FM09 with Cosmos 2464 from Russia.

 Compare O3b FM09 with O3b FM17 from United Kingdom.


Globalstar M074.

Globalstar Next Generation Satellites - Integration and Rollout

  Heaviest satellite launched by Globalstar into space at 700 kg

A commercial satellite, Globalstar M074 is operated by Globalstar of USA for the purpose of communications.

Constructed by Thales Alenia Space (Italy), it was launched into space on 19 October 2010 using Soyuz-Fregat as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Globalstar M074 orbits around the Earth as a non-polar inclined LEO satellite.

Designed with an operational lifetime of 15 years, Globalstar M074 has a launch mass of 700 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2010-054B and NORAD ID 37189.

With an orbital eccentricity of 1.28E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 1,413km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 1,415km. It takes 114 minutes to orbit the Earth.

With generated usable power of 1700 watts, Globalstar M074 orbits at an inclination of 52 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.

 

 Compare Globalstar M074 with Starlink-2438 from USA.

 Compare Globalstar M074 with Yaogan 14 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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