This article provides insights into operational satellites currently in orbit around earth based upon the June 2022 version of the UCS Satellite Database. The Satellite Database is an open source resource compiled by experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) that is a detailed catalog of the more than 5,465 operational satellites currently in orbit around Earth.
Of the more than 5,465 operational satellites currently in orbit:
86% are in LEO
74% are used for commercial purposes
66% are used for communications
63% of the owner/operators are in the United States
50% were launched from Cape Canaveral in the United States
50% were launched using the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
You can access a detailed Google Sheets spreadsheet containing the UCS Satellite Database information including the following visualizations, by clicking on this link. Feel free to make a copy of the spreadsheet to create your own analysis and visualizations. The spreadsheet can also be connected to Google Data Studio to support more complex analysis.