Every year there are around 150 space launches take place, which carries around more than 2000 satellites into orbit every year.
It is estimated that by the year 2030, there will be an additional 58,000 will be placed in orbit.
It also needs to be considered that not all satellites and objects come to the international community’s notice. Some of the satellites are launched by countries for secret purposes.
How many active satellites are orbiting around the earth?
According to the index of objects launched into outer space, maintained by the united nations office for outer space affairs (UNOOSA), as of January 2023, there are 10,100 satellites are in the orbit.
Out of which over 58% of the satellites orbiting the earth remain active, while others are inactive.
How many satellites were launched in the year 2022?
According to the index of objects launched into outer space, maintained by the united nations office for outer space affairs (UNOOSA), 2163 satellites were launched in 2022.
Which countries launch the most satellites into the earth’s orbit?
The top 10 countries which are dominating the satellite industry are the USA, China, Russia, the UK, India, Japan, France, Canada, Germany, and Luxembourg.