Ambit updating satellite orbit data
The table below shows the number of objects launched into space in every year since the first launch in 1957.For the first eight years there is steady growth and then from 1965 to the start of 1990 generally around one hundred fifty (± twenty) objects being launched each year.
These two images show a forest fire next to a lake. See how the orange fires become visible through the smoke?
Watch the Far Earth Observer to see what Landsat sees live!
The satellite takes images of the Earth below and streams it down to the station in real-time.
The most used sites in history are: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) keeps a record of the operational satellites and their latest update provides details to the end of November 2018.
Using this database together with the UNOOSA Index shows that there are currently 1 957 active satellites in orbit, which represents just under 40% of the satellites orbiting the planet.
We combined Landsat's red, green and blue bands to make the image.