2018 – Earth Observation/Remote Sensing Satellites

Of the 465 spacecraft deployed in 2018, 38% (176) were deployed for Earth Observation/Remote Sensing (EO/RS) missions. While this is a significant share of all deployed spacecraft, it is a decrease in share and number of spacecraft deployments from the 52% (232) in 2017.

The shift to EO/RS satell...

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