Satellite statistics, Page 2


Orbital Launches

Here we show pie charts of various quantities summed over a decade at a time. Radius of the pie is proportional to the total launch rate. Totals include orbital launch failures.

Data totals
Orbital launches Orbital Launches: by country, 2010s Orbital Launch Attempts: by country and decade. Size of circle indicates total launch rate.
Data totals
Satellites by owner category: numbers and tonnage data Satellite numbers by owner category, 2010s Satellites tonnage by owner category, 2010s, with human spaceflight included Satellites tonnage by owner category, 2010s, with human spaceflight excluded Satellite numbers by owner category, by decade Satellite tonnage by owner category, by decade
Data totals
Satellites by mission category: numbers and tonnage data Satellite numbers by mission category, 2010s Satellite tonnage by mission category, 2010s, with human spaceflight included Satellite tonnage by mission category, 2010s, with human spaceflight excluded Satellite numbers by mission category, by decade Satellite tonnage by mission category, by decade, human spaceflight included Satellite tonnage by mission category, by decade, human spaceflight excluded
Data totals
Satellites by owner country/region: numbers and tonnage data Satellite numbers by owner country/region, 2010s Satellite tonnage by owner country/region, 2010s Satellite numbers by owner country/region, by decade Satellite tonnage by owner country/region, by decade
Data totals
Satellites by manufacturer country/region: numbers and tonnage data Satellite numbers by manufacturer country/region, 2010s Satellite tonnage by manufacturer country/region, 2010s, including Shuttle Satellite tonnage by manufacturer country/region, 2010s, excluding Shuttle Satellite numbers by manufacturer country/region, by decade Satellite tonnage by manufacturer country/region, by decade, including (and dominated by) Shuttle

Owner categories are

AAmateur/Academic (non-profit)
BBusiness (commercial)
CCivil (government agency, non defense)
DDefense (government agency, defense or intelligence)
SSSpaceship (government agency, human spaceflight

as well as dual-use categories (C/D, C/B etc)

Mission categories are

TECHTest, Technology and component development
SCIScientific research, including astronomy, life and space sci
PLANMissions intended to leave Earth orbit
IMGEarth imaging including weather
COMCommunications
NAVNavigation, plus search-and-rescue
SSSpaceships (human spaceflight related including cargo and station modules)
SIGSignals intelligence
CALPassive calibration satellites
MILSpace weapons

Country/region abbreviations for launch vehicles are

USSRUSSR and Russian Federation
USAUnited States
UKUnited Kingdom
FFrance (including Arianespace)
PRCPeople's Republic of China
JJapan
EUREurope (ELDO/ESA but not Arianespace)
INIndia
BRBrazil
ILIsrael
KRSouth Korea
KPNorth Korea
IRIran

Country/region abbreviations for satellite owner/manufactures are

USSRUSSR and Russian Federation
USAUnited States
EURWestern Europe (including UK, France, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and European regional IGOs)
CACanada
INTLInternational (Global IGOs including pre-privatized Inmarsat, Intelsat and Bermuda-based Intelsat Ltd)
JJapan
AUAustralia
PRCPeople's Republic of China
INIndia
ASIARest of Asia excluding MidEast, India, China, Asian Russia and Japan but including Indonesia, Hong Kong, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Phillipines, Singapore, North and South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan
M.EASTMiddle East including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, Iran
LAT.AMLatin America including Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela
E.EUREastern Europe including Czechia, Ukraine, Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Romania
AFRAfrica excluding MidEast but including South Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Mauritius