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Land Remote Sensing Satellites

The images below display the countries that have owned and/or operated land remote sensing (LRS) satellites, and the number of LRS 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 land remote sensing satellites launched by the highlighted countries.

Latest update: December 5, 2022 

Map of Land Remote Sensing Satellites

 

The chart below shows the number of commercial and government/civil land remote sensing satellites launched each year since 1972.

​​​​​Latest Update: December 5, 2022

Chart of Commercial, Government-Civil Satellites Launched

To learn more about past, current, and future land remote sensing satellites and sensors, visit the Land Remote Sensing Satellites Online Compendium.

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