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Satellite and Debris Population: Past Decade

Active Sats vs Time

Data
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, orbit: 5955
Other active maneuverable payloads, orbit: 2138
Active non-maneuverable payloads, orbit: 1734
Total all active payloads, orbit: 9827
Dead Starlinks, orbit: 64
Other dead satellite payloads, orbit: 3104
Dead payloads, orbit, marginal cases: 21
Total all active and dead payloads, orbit: 13016
Rocket stages, orbit: 1991
Sat components, orbit: 1510
Cataloged debris, orbit: 11862
[PRC ASAT debris:] 1129
[Irid/Kos debris:] 7733
Total cataloged objects, orbit: 28379

Tracked Objects vs Time

Note: also available are separate plots for small (<100 kg) and big (>100 kg) sats.
DataData
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, orbit: 5955
Other active maneuverable payloads, orbit: 2138
Active non-maneuverable payloads, orbit: 1734
Total all active payloads, orbit: 9827
Dead Starlinks, orbit: 64
Other dead satellite payloads, orbit: 3104
Dead payloads, orbit, marginal cases: 21
Total all active and dead payloads, orbit: 13016
Rocket stages, orbit: 1991
Sat components, orbit: 1510
Cataloged debris, orbit: 11862
[PRC ASAT debris:] 1129
[Irid/Kos debris:] 7733
Total cataloged objects, orbit: 28379
Data as of 2024 May 23
Tonnage of active Starlinks in orbit: 2505.1
Tonnage of other active maneuverable payloads in orbit: 3806.0
Tonnage of active non-maneuverable payloads in orbit: 309.5
Tonnage of all active payloads in orbit: 6620.6
Tonnage of dead Starlinks in orbit: 19.2
Tonnage of other dead satellite payloads in orbit: 2203.5
Tonnage of dead payloads in orbit, marginal cases: 1.6
Tonnage of all active and dead payloads in orbit: 8844.9
Tonnage of rocket stages in orbit: 3758.3
Tonnage of sat components in orbit: 167.4
Total cataloged tonnage in orbit: 12770.7

Tracked Objects vs Time - Lower and Upper LEO - Number and Tonnage

Data Data
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Lower LEO: 5955
Other active maneuverable payloads, Lower LEO: 959
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Lower LEO: 1309
Total all active payloads, Lower LEO: 8223
Dead Starlinks, Lower LEO: 64
Other dead satellite payloads, Lower LEO: 256
Dead payloads, Lower LEO, marginal cases: 8
Total all active and dead payloads, Lower LEO: 8551
Rocket stages, Lower LEO: 129
Sat components, Lower LEO: 72
Cataloged debris, Lower LEO: 77
[PRC ASAT debris:] 4
[Irid/Kos debris:] 28
Total cataloged objects, Lower LEO: 8829
Data as of 2024 May 23
Tonnage of active Starlinks in Lower LEO: 2505.1
Tonnage of other active maneuverable payloads in Lower LEO: 608.1
Tonnage of active non-maneuverable payloads in Lower LEO: 121.3
Tonnage of all active payloads in Lower LEO: 3234.5
Tonnage of dead Starlinks in Lower LEO: 19.2
Tonnage of other dead satellite payloads in Lower LEO: 124.9
Tonnage of dead payloads in Lower LEO, marginal cases: 0.7
Tonnage of all active and dead payloads in Lower LEO: 3379.2
Tonnage of rocket stages in Lower LEO: 226.8
Tonnage of sat components in Lower LEO: 7.8
Total cataloged tonnage in Lower LEO: 3613.7
Data Data
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Upper LEO: 0
Other active maneuverable payloads, Upper LEO: 381
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Upper LEO: 368
Total all active payloads, Upper LEO: 749
Dead Starlinks, Upper LEO: 0
Other dead satellite payloads, Upper LEO: 1728
Dead payloads, Upper LEO, marginal cases: 9
Total all active and dead payloads, Upper LEO: 2486
Rocket stages, Upper LEO: 832
Sat components, Upper LEO: 882
Cataloged debris, Upper LEO: 9804
[PRC ASAT debris:] 1121
[Irid/Kos debris:] 5750
Total cataloged objects, Upper LEO: 14004
Data as of 2024 May 23
Tonnage of active Starlinks in Upper LEO: 0.0
Tonnage of other active maneuverable payloads in Upper LEO: 417.7
Tonnage of active non-maneuverable payloads in Upper LEO: 138.9
Tonnage of all active payloads in Upper LEO: 556.6
Tonnage of dead Starlinks in Upper LEO: 0.0
Tonnage of other dead satellite payloads in Upper LEO: 848.5
Tonnage of dead payloads in Upper LEO, marginal cases: 0.4
Tonnage of all active and dead payloads in Upper LEO: 1405.5
Tonnage of rocket stages in Upper LEO: 1255.7
Tonnage of sat components in Upper LEO: 6.3
Total cataloged tonnage in Upper LEO: 2667.5

Tracked Objects vs Time - Lower and Upper LEO - Number and Tonnage, big vs small

Data Data
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 0
Other active maneuverable payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 91
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 1120
Total all active payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 1211
Dead Starlinks, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 0
Other dead satellite payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 149
Dead payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO, marginal cases: 7
Total all active and dead payloads, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 1367
Rocket stages, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 19
Sat components, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 48
Cataloged debris, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 77
[PRC ASAT debris:] 4
[Irid/Kos debris:] 28
Total cataloged objects, Small Sats in Lower LEO: 1511
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 5955
Other active maneuverable payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 867
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 189
Total all active payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 7011
Dead Starlinks, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 64
Other dead satellite payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 106
Dead payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO, marginal cases: 1
Total all active and dead payloads, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 7182
Rocket stages, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 110
Sat components, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 24
Cataloged debris, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 0
[PRC ASAT debris:] 0
[Irid/Kos debris:] 0
Total cataloged objects, Big Sats in Lower LEO: 7316
Data Data
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 0
Other active maneuverable payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 10
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 205
Total all active payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 215
Dead Starlinks, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 0
Other dead satellite payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 735
Dead payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO, marginal cases: 6
Total all active and dead payloads, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 956
Rocket stages, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 67
Sat components, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 857
Cataloged debris, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 9802
[PRC ASAT debris:] 1121
[Irid/Kos debris:] 5748
Total cataloged objects, Small Sats in Upper LEO: 11682
Data as of 2024 May 23
Active Starlinks, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 0
Other active maneuverable payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 371
Active non-maneuverable payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 162
Total all active payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 533
Dead Starlinks, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 0
Other dead satellite payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 993
Dead payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO, marginal cases: 3
Total all active and dead payloads, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 1529
Rocket stages, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 765
Sat components, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 25
Cataloged debris, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 2
[PRC ASAT debris:] 0
[Irid/Kos debris:] 2
Total cataloged objects, Big Sats in Upper LEO: 2321