Jonathan's Space Pages

Enormous (`Mega') Satellite Constellations

Constellation List

I consider constellations with N > 50 planned satellites as 'Large' and N > 1000 as 'Enormous'.

Each enormous (expected N > 1000 ) planned constellation is listed here. The tables show:


SG1: Starlink Constellation, Modified Gen 1 (Apr 2020 Filing)

(4408 satellites planned, 3399 up, 2563 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0Group 1 A 550 53.0 72 22 0 1459 60 1519 1584
1 1 A 547.25 53.050 1454
1 2 A 549.70 53.000 5
2 0Group 2 B 570 70.0 36 20 0 50 0 50 720
2 1 B 572.00 70.000 36
2 2 B 577.00 70.000 14
3 0Group 3 C 560 97.6 6 58 0 131 53 184 348
3 1 C 558.00 97.600 5
3 2 C 563.00 97.600 126
4 0Group 4 A 540 53.2 72 22 923 923 501 1424 1584
5 0Group 5 C 560 97.6 4 43 0 0 0 0 172
TOTAL 2563 836 33994408


SG2: Starlink Constellation, Modified Gen 2 Config 1 (Aug 2021 Filing)

(29988 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 340 53.0 48 110 0 0 0 0 5280
2 0 A 345 46.0 48 110 0 0 0 0 5280
3 0 A 350 38.0 48 110 0 0 0 0 5280
4 0 A 360 96.9 30 120 0 0 0 0 3600
5 0 B 525 53.0 28 120 0 0 0 0 3360
6 0 B 530 43.0 28 120 0 0 0 0 3360
7 0 B 535 33.0 28 120 0 0 0 0 3360
8 0 C 604 148.0 12 12 0 0 0 0 144
9 0 C 614 115.7 18 18 0 0 0 0 324
TOTAL 0 0 029988


OW: OneWeb Constellation (2021 revision, Phase 1)

(716 satellites planned, 428 up, 361 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 1200 87.9 12 49 0 361 38 399 588
1 1 A 1221.70 87.887 49
1 2 A 1217.68 87.890 40
1 3 A 1213.73 87.895 50
1 4 A 1209.75 87.895 50
1 5 A 1205.80 87.895 42
1 6 A 1201.73 87.905 39
1 7 A 1197.67 87.915 26
1 8 A 1193.70 87.914 25
1 9 A 1189.70 87.910 14
1 10 A 1185.60 87.914 7
1 11 A 1181.90 87.930 19
3 0 C 1200 55.0 8 16 0 0 0 0 128
TOTAL 361 67 428716


OW2: OneWeb Constellation (2021 revision, Phase 2)

(6372 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 1200 87.9 36 49 0 0 0 0 1764
1 1 A 1221.70 87.887 0
1 2 A 1217.68 87.890 0
1 3 A 1213.73 87.895 0
1 4 A 1209.75 87.895 0
1 5 A 1205.80 87.895 0
1 6 A 1201.73 87.905 0
1 7 A 1197.67 87.915 0
1 8 A 1193.70 87.914 0
1 9 A 1189.70 87.910 0
1 10 A 1185.60 87.914 0
2 0 B 1200 40.0 32 72 0 0 0 0 2304
3 0 C 1200 55.0 32 72 0 0 0 0 2304
TOTAL 0 0 06372


KP: Kuiper Constellation (Nov 2021 filing)

(7774 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0Ka/V A A 590 33.0 28 28 0 0 0 0 784
2 0Ku/V A A 590 33.0 28 28 0 0 0 0 784
3 0Ka/V B B 610 42.0 36 36 0 0 0 0 1296
4 0Ku/V B B 610 42.0 36 36 0 0 0 0 1296
5 0Ka/V C C 630 51.9 34 34 0 0 0 0 1156
6 0Ku/V C C 630 51.9 34 34 0 0 0 0 1156
7 0Ku/V D D 640 72.0 652 1 0 0 0 0 652
8 0Ku/V E E 650 80.0 325 2 0 0 0 0 650
TOTAL 0 0 07774


GW: Chinese Guangwang Constellation (2021 revision)

(12992 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 590 85.0 16 30 0 0 0 0 480
2 0 A 600 50.0 40 50 0 0 0 0 2000
3 0 A 508 60.0 60 60 0 0 0 0 3600
4 0 B 1145 30.0 48 36 0 0 0 0 1728
5 0 B 1145 40.0 48 36 0 0 0 0 1728
6 0 B 1145 50.0 48 36 0 0 0 0 1728
7 0 B 1145 60.0 48 36 0 0 0 0 1728
TOTAL 0 0 012992


YNH: Galaxy Space (Yinhe) Constellation

(1000 satellites planned, 7 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 500 63.5 1 1000 0 0 7 7 1000
TOTAL 0 7 71000


HWH: Hanwha Systems

(2000 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 500 97.5 1 2000 0 0 0 0 2000
TOTAL 0 0 02000


LYNK: Lynk Global cellphone service constellation

(2000 satellites planned, 3 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 500 97.5 1 2000 0 0 3 3 2000
TOTAL 0 3 32000


Astra: Astra (2021 V-band proposal)

(13620 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 01.0 Eq A 700 0.0 1 40 0 0 0 0 40
2 02.0 SSO B 690 98.0 14 36 0 0 0 0 504
3 02.0 Med-I B 700 55.0 56 32 0 0 0 0 1792
4 03.0 SSO C 380 97.0 112 20 0 0 0 0 2240
5 03.0 Low-I C 390 30.0 51 96 0 0 0 0 4896
6 03.0 Med-I C 400 55.0 61 68 0 0 0 0 4148
TOTAL 0 0 013620


BOE: Boeing (2021 V-band proposal)

(5841 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 1056 54.0 11 12 0 0 0 0 132
1 0 B 670 82.9 30 20 0 0 0 0 600
2 0 B 680 54.9 40 35 0 0 0 0 1400
3 0 B 690 37.9 46 34 0 0 0 0 1564
4 0 C 1040 37.2 28 30 0 0 0 0 840
5 0 C 1070 48.8 35 28 0 0 0 0 980
6 0 C 1085 79.9 11 26 0 0 0 0 286
7 0 D 9000 0.0 1 39 0 0 0 0 39
8 0 D 10000 41.2 80 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 0 0 05841


TEL: Telesat Lightspeed (Canada) (2021 V-band proposal; reduced by 100 in 2022?)

(1969 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0Global 1 A 1015 99.0 6 13 0 0 0 0 78
2 0Global 2 A 1325 50.9 20 11 0 0 0 0 220
3 0Augmented 3 B 1015 99.0 27 13 0 0 0 0 351
4 0Augmented 4 B 1325 50.9 40 33 0 0 0 0 1320
TOTAL 0 0 01969


HVNET: Hughes Network Systems HVNET (2021 V-band proposal)

(1440 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 1150 55.0 36 40 0 0 0 0 1440
TOTAL 0 0 01440


SPIN: Spin Launch/SN Space Systems (UK)

(1190 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 830 55.0 1190 1 0 0 0 0 1190
TOTAL 0 0 01190


GLOB: Globalstar (Germany)

(3080 satellites planned, 0 up, 0 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 485 55.0 36 35 0 0 0 0 1260
2 0 B 515 70.0 10 10 0 0 0 0 100
3 0 C 600 55.0 30 30 0 0 0 0 900
4 0 D 620 98.0 10 10 0 0 0 0 100
5 0 E 700 55.0 24 30 0 0 0 0 720
TOTAL 0 0 03080


ESP: E-SPACE Cinnamon-937 (Rwanda/G. Wyler)

(337323 satellites planned, 3 up, 2 operational)


Layer SubShell LayerName SimLayer Altitude Inclination No of planes Sats per plane Sats on stn Sats on stn Sats off stnTotal Sats upTotal Sats Planned
km deg (planned) (planned) in SubShell in Layer for Layerfor Layerin Layer
1 0 A 550 0.0 1 360 0 0 0 0 360
2 0 A 552 24.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
3 0 A 556 27.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
4 0 A 559 30.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
5 0 A 563 33.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
6 0 A 556 36.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
7 0 A 570 39.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
8 0 A 574 42.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
9 0 A 577 45.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
10 0 A 581 48.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
11 0 A 584 51.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
12 0 A 588 54.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
13 0 A 592 57.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
14 0 A 595 60.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
15 0 A 599 63.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
16 0 A 602 66.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
17 0 A 606 69.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
18 0 A 610 72.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
19 0 A 613 75.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
20 0 A 617 78.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
21 0 A 617 81.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
22 0 A 620 84.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
23 0 A 624 87.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
24 0 A 628 90.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
25 0 A 631 93.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
26 0 A 635 96.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
27 0 A 638 98.0 36 360 0 0 0 0 12960
28 0 B 528 97.5 3 1 2 2 1 3 3
TOTAL 2 1 3337323

16 : Total planned constellations
431713 : Total planned satellites
5 : Total constellations with at least one launched sat
3840 : Total launched sats in all constellations
2926 : Total launched sats in constellation operational shells
Data last updated: 2022 Sep 28 03:31:58