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2018 – EO/RS Satellites Breakdown by Payload Type

March 29, 2019
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Optical payloads constituted the largest share of the payloads of the 176 EO/RS satellites deployed during 2018, 82% (144); they were deployed primarily to collect images of Earth’s surface and...

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2018 – EO/RS Satellites Breakdown by Mission Segment

March 29, 2019
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Of the ### EO/RS satellites deployed in 2018, a majority, ##% (##), were deployed for commercial purposes. Of the 176 EO/RS satellites deployed in 2018, a majority, 56% (98), were...

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2018 Communications Satellites Breakdown by Mission Segment

March 29, 2019
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The majority of communications satellites deployed in 2018, ##% (##), were for… The majority of communications satellites deployed in 2018, 66% (85), were for commercial purposes (or “missions”). Civil government...

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2017 – Communications Satellites Overview

March 29, 2019
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Aggregate revenues in the satellite communications industry have been relatively static over recent years, even as specific markets grew or declined. The 92 communications satellites deployed in 2017 constituted a...

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2017 – Earth Observation and Remote Sensing Overview

March 29, 2019
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Earth observation (EO) and remote sensing (RS) continued to be the dominant mission type among spacecraft deployed in 2017. Of 443 spacecraft deployed during the year, 232 (52%) were for...

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2017 – Satellite Overview

March 29, 2019
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The year 2017 was a significant one for spacecraft, with a record-setting 443 satellites deployed. This was a 96% increase from 2016 and easily broke the previous satellite deployment record...

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Indian Orbital Space Launch Vehicle: PSLV DL

February 26, 2019
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Related Resources Indian Orbital Space Launch Vehicle: GSLV Mk II Indian Orbital Space Launch Vehicle: GSLV Mk II Indian Orbital Space Launch Vehicle: PSLV XL Indian Orbital Space Launch Vehicle:...

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2018 – U.S. Launch, Payload *

February 20, 2019
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Interested in U.S. space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. [exhibit:launch-vehicles]end=2018?country()=United States?title_prefix=U.S. Orbital Launches[/exhibit] Related Resources 2018 – GPS Ground Networks 2018 – Global...

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2018 – Other Countries, Launch, Payload

February 20, 2019
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There were no launches from other nations around the world in 2018, aside from China, European nations, Japan, India, Russia, and the United States. Related Resources 2018 – U.S. Civil...

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2018 – Japan Launch, Payload *

February 20, 2019
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Interested in Japanese space launch vehicle activity? Please select the associated link to read about it. [exhibit:launch-vehicles]end=2018?country()=Japan?title_prefix=Japanese Orbital Launches[/exhibit] Related Resources Japanese Payload Launches * 2018 – Quasi-Zenith Satellite System...

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