New Update to UCS Satellite Database

September 12, 2015
Laura Grego
Former contributor

An updated version of the UCS Satellite Database has just been posted. This update includes satellites launched through August 31, 2015. Currently, we tally 1305 actively operating satellites. (Reminder: a detailed discussion of what we mean by “active” can be found here.)

The changes to this version of the database include:

  • The addition of  85 satellites
  • The return to active status of 8 satellites
  • The deletion of 47 satellites
  • The addition of and corrections to some satellite data.

Here is the basic breakdown:

quick facts table 9-1-15