How many Earth observation satellites are in space in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) satellites currently account for over one third of the operational satellites orbiting the Earth. As we described two weeks ago, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) satellite database there … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2018?

Download this page in PDF format This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index of Objects Launched into Outer Space maintained by the United Nations … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format Earth Observation (EO) satellites currently account for just over a third of all the operational satellites orbiting the Earth. As we described two weeks ago, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists database there … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2017?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like to see the 2018 update, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

Earth observation satellites in space in 2016

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the 2017 update, please click here. Earth Observation (EO) satellites account for just over one quarter of all the operational satellites currently orbiting the Earth. As noted last week there are … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2016?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d liked the updated details for 2017, please click here. This is our annual update on the satellites currently orbiting the Earth. How many satellites are orbiting the Earth? According to the Index … Continue reading

Shrinking Satellites

Download this page in PDF format Satellites, like Dairy Milk, Mars Bars and Snickers, are getting smaller these days. Factors contributing to this shrinkage include new technology, continued miniaturisation of computing components and increased launch costs – whereas smaller size … Continue reading

How many satellites are orbiting the Earth in 2015?

Download this page in PDF format If you’d like the updated details for 2016, please click here. A satellite can be defined as an artificial body placed in orbit around a planet in order to collect information, or for communication. … Continue reading

Why the Current Internet Satellite Space Race Matters?

Download this page in PDF format The starting gun fired some time ago on the race to create a global satellite internet network. Last week OneWeb, backed by the Virgin Group and Qualcomm, stretched its legs with the announcement of … Continue reading

How Many Earth Observation Satellites are in Space?

Download this page in PDF format Space is growing market! With Google recently announcing its purchase of Skybox Imaging, the myriad of organisations jostling to be the first to offer commercial space flights and the launch of two UK satellites … Continue reading