Satellites

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FamilySatelliteOrganisationLaunchEnd 
ADEOS (Advanced Earth Observing Satellite)ADEOS 1 17/08/199630/06/1997»
ADEOS (Advanced Earth Observing Satellite)ADEOS 2 14/12/200225/10/2003»
Airborne platformsAirborn platform 01/12/200601/12/2006»
ALMAZCOSMOS-1870 25/07/198730/07/1989»
ALMAZALMAZ 1 31/03/199117/10/1992»
ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite)ALOS 1 24/01/200612/05/2011»
AquariusAquarius 09/06/2011 »
BIRD (Bi-Spectral Infrared Detection)BIRD 1 22/10/2001 »
CBERS (China/Brazil - Earth Resources Satellite)CBERS-2b 19/09/200712/05/2010»
CBERS (China/Brazil - Earth Resources Satellite)CBERS-3 20/10/2010 »
CBERS (China/Brazil - Earth Resources Satellite)CBERS-1 (ZY-1) 14/10/199913/08/2003»
CBERS (China/Brazil - Earth Resources Satellite)CBERS-2 (ZY-1B) 21/10/2003 »
CBERS (China/Brazil - Earth Resources Satellite)CBERS-4 20/10/2013 »
CloudSatCLOUDSAT 1 28/04/2006 »
CORONAKeyHole 1 to 4B 01/08/196025/05/1972»
COSMOS (Kometa Space Mapping System)COSMOS-2373 29/09/200014/11/2000»
COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation)COSMO-SKYMED 1 07/06/2007 »
COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation)COSMO-SKYMED 2 09/12/2007 »
COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation)COSMO-SKYMED 3 25/10/2008 »
COSMO-SkyMed (Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation)COSMO-SKYMED 4 01/11/2010 »
Digital Globe ConstellationWorldView 2 08/10/2009 »
Digital Globe ConstellationWorldView 3 13/08/2014 »
Digital Globe ConstellationQuickBird 2 18/10/2001 »
Digital Globe ConstellationWorldView 1 18/09/2007 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)Alsat 2A 12/07/2012 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)Nigeriasat-2 17/08/2011 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)DEIMOS-1 29/07/2009 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)Beijing-1 27/10/2005 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)UK-DMCSat-1 27/11/2003 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)NigeriaSat-1 27/11/2003 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)BILSAT-1 27/09/200315/08/2006»
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)Nigeriasat-X 17/08/2011 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)UK-DMCSat-2 29/07/2009 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)RASAT 17/08/2011 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)DEIMOS-2 19/06/2014 »
DMC (Disaster Monitoring Constellation)AlSAT-1 28/11/2002 »
Earth ExplorersSMOS (Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity) 02/11/2009 »
Earth ExplorersSwarm Alpha 22/11/2013 »
Earth ExplorersCryoSat 08/04/2010 »
Earth ExplorersADM-Aeolus (Earth Explorer Atmospheric Dynamics) 01/12/2017 »
Earth ExplorersEarthCARE 01/09/2018 »
Earth ExplorersFLEX (Fluorescence Explorer) 01/01/2022 »
Earth ExplorersBiomass 01/01/2020 »
Earth ExplorersGOCE (Gravity Field & Ocean Circulation Explorer) 17/03/200911/11/2013»
Earth ExplorersSwarm Bravo 22/11/2013 »
Earth ExplorersSwarm Charlie 22/11/2013 »
EnMAPEnMAP 01/01/2012 »
ENVISAT (Environmental Satellite)ENVISAT 01/03/200208/04/2012»
EO-1 (Earth Observing-1)EO-1 21/11/2000 »
EOS (Earth Observing System)GRACE 17/03/2002 »
EOS (Earth Observing System)TERRA 18/12/1999 »
EOS (Earth Observing System)AURA 15/07/2004 »
EOS (Earth Observing System)AQUA 04/05/2002 »
EROS (Earth Remote Observation System)EROS-A 05/12/2000 »
EROS (Earth Remote Observation System)EROS-B 25/04/2006 »
ERS (European Remote-Sensing Satellite)ERS-2 21/04/199504/07/2011»
ERS (European Remote-Sensing Satellite)ERS-1 17/07/199110/03/2000»
FORMOSATFORMOSAT 1 27/01/199917/06/2004»
FORMOSATFORMOSAT 2 21/05/200115/08/2016»
FORMOSATFORMOSAT 3 16/04/2006 »
GeoEyeGeoEye-1 06/09/2008 »
GLORYGLORY 22/10/2010 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 6 28/04/1983 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 7 26/02/198712/04/2012»
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 5 22/05/198118/07/1990»
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 13 24/05/2006 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 1 16/10/197507/03/1985»
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 15 04/03/2010 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 14 27/06/2009 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 11 03/05/2000 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 12 23/07/2001 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 8 13/04/199405/05/2004»
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 2 16/06/1977 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 3 16/06/1978 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 9 23/05/1995 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 4 09/09/1980 »
GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)GOES 10 25/04/1997 »
GöktürkGöktürk-2 18/12/2012 »
GöktürkGöktürk-1 01/01/2015 »
GOSAT (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite)GOSAT/Ibuki 23/01/2009 »
IkonosIKONOS-2 24/09/199931/03/2015»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 2B 22/07/199307/11/2000»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 2C 06/12/1995 »
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 2D 03/06/199704/10/1997»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 2E 02/04/1999 »
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 3A 09/04/2003 »
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)KALPANA 1 12/09/2002 »
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 1A 10/04/198204/11/1982»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 1C 21/07/198822/11/1989»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 1D 12/06/199014/05/2002»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 1B 31/08/198301/08/1993»
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 3D 26/07/2013 »
INSAT (Indian National Satellite)INSAT 2A 09/07/199201/04/2002»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P7 (ResourceSat-2) 15/09/2010 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS 1B 29/08/199129/08/2001»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P2 15/10/199401/09/1997»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS 1C 28/12/199521/09/2007»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS 1D 29/09/199715/01/2010»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P6 (ResourceSat-1) 17/10/2003 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P3 21/03/199601/04/2004»
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P4 (OceanSat-1) 26/05/1999 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P7 (CartoSat-2) 10/01/2007 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P8 (CartoSat-2A) 28/04/2008 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IMS-1 28/04/2008 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS 2B (OceanSat-2) 23/09/2009 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS P5 (CartoSat-1) 05/05/2005 »
IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites)IRS 1A 17/03/198801/01/1992»
Jason (Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network)JASON 3 17/01/2016 »
Jason (Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network)JASON 2 20/06/2008 »
Jason (Joint Altimetry Satellite Oceanography Network)JASON 1 07/12/200121/06/2013»
JERS (Japan Earth Resources Satellite)JERS 1 11/02/199211/10/1998»
KOMPSAT (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite)KOMPSAT 2 28/07/2006 »
KOMPSAT (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite)KOMPSAT 1 20/12/1999 »
LANDSATLANDSAT 4 16/07/198215/06/2001»
LANDSATLANDSAT 5 01/04/198405/06/2013»
LANDSATLANDSAT 7 15/04/1999 »
LANDSATLANDSAT 8 11/02/2013 »
LANDSATLANDSAT 3 05/03/197831/03/1983»
LANDSATLANDSAT 1 23/07/197206/01/1978»
LANDSATLANDSAT 2 22/01/197505/02/1982»
MACSat (Medium-sized Aperture Camera Satellite)RAZAKSAT 1 14/07/2009 »
METEOR-3METEOR-3 24/10/1985 »
METEOR-3MMETEOR-3M 1 10/12/200105/04/2006»
METEOR-3MMETEOR-3M 2 01/07/2007 »
MetOp (Operational Meteorological Satellites)MetOp B 17/09/2012 »
MetOp (Operational Meteorological Satellites)MetOp A 19/10/2006 »
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 3 15/06/198815/11/1995»
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 7 03/09/1997 »
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 6 20/11/1993 »
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 4 06/03/198901/11/1995»
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 2 19/06/198106/12/1991»
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 1 23/11/197701/11/1979»
MFG (Meteosat First Generation)Meteosat 5 02/03/1991 »
Monitor-E (Monitor Experimental)MONITOR-E 1 26/08/2005 »
MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)MSG 3 05/07/2012 »
MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)MSG 4 01/08/2015 »
MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)MSG 1 28/08/2002 »
MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)MSG 2 22/12/2005 »
MTI (Multispectral Thermal Imager)MTI 12/03/2000 »
OCO (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)OCO-2 01/02/2013 »
OCO (Orbiting Carbon Observatory)OCO-1 24/02/2009 »
OdinOdin 20/02/2001 »
OrbViewOrbView 4 21/09/200121/09/2001»
OrbViewOrbView 3 26/06/200323/04/2007»
OrbViewOrbView 2 01/08/199710/12/2010»
OrbViewOrbView 1 01/04/1995 »
PLEIADESPLEIADES 1A 17/12/2011 »
PLEIADESPLEIADES 1B 01/12/2012 »
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 15 13/05/1998 »
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 19 09/02/2009 »
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 13 09/08/199309/08/1993»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 18 20/05/2005 »
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 16 21/09/2000 »
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 14 30/12/199423/05/2007»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 12 14/05/199105/04/2001»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 11 24/09/198813/09/1994»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 10 17/09/198630/08/2001»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 9 12/12/198407/11/1988»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 8 28/03/198331/10/1985»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 7 23/06/198106/07/1986»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 6 27/06/197931/03/1987»
POES (Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites)NOAA 17 24/06/2002 »
PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy)Proba-V 07/05/2013 »
PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy)PROBA 1 22/10/2001 »
PROBA (Project for On-Board Autonomy)PROBA-2 02/11/2009 »
RadarSat constellationRadarSat 1 04/11/1995 »
RadarSat constellationRadarSat 2 14/12/2007 »
RapidEye ConstellationRapidEye A - E 29/08/2008 »
RESURS 01RESURS-01 1 03/10/198503/10/1988»
RESURS 01RESURS-01 2 20/04/198820/04/1995»
RESURS 01RESURS-01 3 04/11/199431/12/2000»
RESURS 01RESURS-01 4 10/07/199807/02/2002»
Resurs-DK1 (Resurs - High Resolution 1)RESURS DK1 15/06/2006 »
Resurs-DK1 (Resurs - High Resolution 1)RESURS P1 25/06/2013 »
RESURS-FRESURS-F 3 01/07/199301/07/1994»
RESURS-FRESURS-F 1 01/07/198801/07/1993»
RESURS-FRESURS-F 2 01/07/198701/07/1994»
RISAT (Radar Imaging Satellite)RISAT 1 01/07/2011 »
SAOCOM (SAtélite Argentino de Observación COn MicroondasSAOCOM-1B 01/07/2017 »
SAOCOM (SAtélite Argentino de Observación COn MicroondasSAOCOM-1A 01/07/2017 »
SciSat (Science Satellite)SCISAT 1 13/08/2003 »
SEASATSEASAT 27/06/197810/10/1978»
Sentinel missionsSentinel-3A 16/02/2016 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-5 P 01/11/2017 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-1B 25/04/2016 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-4 01/06/2019 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-2A 23/06/2015 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-1A 03/04/2014 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-2B 07/03/2017 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-3B 15/06/2017 »
Sentinel missionsSentinel-5 01/01/2020 »
SichSich-2 17/08/2011 »
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 4 24/03/1998 »
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 7 30/06/2014 »
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 1 22/02/198601/11/2003»
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 6 08/09/2012 »
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)TOPEX/Poseidon 10/08/199218/01/2006»
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 2 22/01/199030/06/2009»
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 3 26/09/199314/11/1996»
SPOT (Système Pour l'Observation de la Terre)SPOT 5 04/05/2002 »
TerraSARTerraSAR X 15/06/2007 »
TerraSARTanDEM-X 21/06/2010 »
THEOS (Thailand Earth Observation System)THEOS 01/07/2011 »
TIMED (Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics)TIMED 07/12/2001 »
TOPSATTOPSAT 1 27/10/2005 »
TSINGHUATSINGHUA 1 28/06/2000 »
TUBSATLapan-TUBsat 10/01/2007 »
UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite)UARS 15/09/199115/12/2005»
VENµS (Vegetation and Environment monitoring on a New Micro-Satellite)VENµS 01/03/2012 »
X-SATX-SAT 01/03/2008 »