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

50th Anniversary of First Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Download this page in PDF format A celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the first United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE) takes place in Vienna next week. Since the first one in 1968, … 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

World Record Satellite Launch

Download this page in PDF format Next week the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) plans to launch 104 satellites in one go aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) that will take off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, … 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

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

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

How Many Satellites are Orbiting the Earth?

Download this page in PDF format As we discussed last week, the European Space Agency (ESA) Sentinel-1A satellite is due to be launched tomorrow night from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. This got me wondering, how many satellites are … Continue reading