Infrastructure

Earth Observation/Remote Sensing Satellites


2018 – EO/RS Meteorology Focus

In 1900, a hurricane defied U.S. Weather Service predictions and destroyed Galveston, Texas. The highest part of the island on which the city rests is about ### meters (# feet)…

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2018 – EO/RS Satellite Manufacturers

Three manufacturers accounted for ##% (##) of all EO/RS satellites deployed in 2018: Planet, Spire Global, and... Three manufacturers accounted for 47% (83) of all EO/RS satellites deployed in 2018:…

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2018 – EO/RS Satellite Operators

The countries with spacecraft operators operating the most EO/RS satellites deployed in 2018 were in the U.S. and China. Combined, operators from these two countries accounted for ##% (##)... The…

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2017 – Military Satellites

National security drives national efforts to acquire and operate military satellites. While there some exceptions, most military satellites have very similar capabilities as their commercial... National security drives national efforts…

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2017 – Surface Imaging

Surface imaging satellites observe, monitor, and track changes and developments on the Earth’s surface using a variety of optical or electronic imaging capabilities. EO satellites... Surface imaging satellites observe, monitor,…

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2017 – Meteorology

Only ## satellites with a dedicated meteorological focus were deployed during 2017—less than ##% of ## spacecraft deployed during that year. It was also a drop from the number of…

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