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Earth Observing Satellites

The images below display the countries that have owned and/or operated Earth observing satellites, and the number of satellites launched each year. The data represented in these images are gathered from various sources and are updated regularly by the USGS ECCOE team.

 The numbers on this map indicate the number of commercial and/or government/civil Earth observing satellites launched by the highlighted countries.

Latest update: May 8, 2024

Map of Earth Observing Satellites


The chart below shows the number of commercial and government/civil Earth observing satellites launched each year since 1972.

​​​​​Latest Update: May 8, 2024

Chart of Commercial, Government-Civil Satellites Launched

To learn more about past, current, and future Earth observing satellites and sensors, visit the Earth Observing Satellites Online Compendium.