Satellites have become integral to modern life, impacting sectors like communication, Earth observation, defense, and scientific research. This article offers an exhaustive analysis of the January 1, 2023 version of the UCS Satellite Database to unearth trends and insights into satellite operators, purposes, orbital classes, users, launch vehicles, and the age of these satellites.
A separate article will be generated that revisits the analysis and insights on the data, excluding SpaceX Starlink and OneWeb satellites, since their numbers skew the analysis to show a misleading trend.
Who Controls the Sky: Satellite Countries and Operators
Why Satellites Are Launched: Their Purposes
Where Satellites Reside: Orbital Classes
Who Utilizes Satellites: Users
Yearly Growth of Satellites
Yearly Growth of Satellites by Mass
The Launch Aspect: Vehicles Used
Satellite Longevity: Age Analysis
Expected Satellites Lifetime
This analysis of the UCS Satellite Database delves into multiple facets of the satellite industry. It provides a 360-degree view, from operators and purposes to launch vehicles and age distribution. This information is invaluable for industry stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers aiming to understand the current landscape and future trends in satellite technology.