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# Spacecraft Country ranks Launch date .. Sponsor Remarks
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1 9 7 2 (1 Earth remote sensing satellite in 143 missions = %)
1) ERTS 1 / Landsat 1 (1st American) ...
1 9 7 3 (0 Earth remote sensing satellite in 146 missions = 0%)

None.
 
1 9 7 4 (0 Earth remote sensing satellite in 136 missions = 0%)

None.
 
1 9 7 5 (2 Earth remote sensing satellites in 168 missions = %)
2) Landsat 2 / ERTS 2 (2nd American) ...
3) Kosmos 741 / Gektor-Priroda (1st Soviet)
1 9 7 6 (0 Earth remote sensing satellite in 164 missions = 0%)

None.
 
1 9 7 7 (0 Earth remote sensing satellite in 147 missions = 0%)

None.
 
1 9 7 8 (2 Earth remote sensing satellites in 174 missions = %)
4) Landsat 3 (3rd American) ...
5) Seasat 1 (4th American)
1 9 7 9 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 134 missions = %)
6) Kosmos 1076 / Okean-E NKh 1 (2nd Soviet) ...
7) Kosmos 1102 / Gektor-Priroda (3rd Soviet)
8) Bhaskara (1st Indian)
9) Kosmos 1106 / Gektor-Priroda (4th Soviet)
10) Kosmos 1118 / Gektor-Priroda (5th Soviet)
11) Kosmos 1122 / Gektor-Priroda (6th Soviet)
12) Kosmos 1127 / Resurs-F1 11 (7th Soviet)
1 9 8 0 (5 Earth remote sensing satellites in 144 missions = %)
13) Kosmos 1151 / Okean-E NKh 2 (8th Soviet) ...
14) Kosmos 1185 / Resurs-F1 12 (9th Soviet)
15) Rohini 1 (2nd Indian)
16) Kosmos 1203 / Resurs-F1 13 (10th Soviet)
17) Kosmos 1209 / Resurs-F1 14 (11th Soviet)
1 9 8 1 (4 Earth remote sensing satellites in 160 missions = %)
18) Rohini 2 (3rd Indian) ...
19) Kosmos 1280 / Resurs-F1 15 (12th Soviet)
20) Bhaskara 2 (4th Indian)
21) Kosmos 1301 / Resurs-F1 16 (13th Soviet) L
1 9 8 2 (4 Earth remote sensing satellites in 160 missions = %)
22) Kosmos 1369 / Resurs-F1 17 (14th Soviet) ...
23) Kosmos 1376 / Resurs-F1 18 (15th Soviet)
24) Landsat 4 (5th American)
25) Kosmos 1401 / Resurs-F1 19 (16th Soviet)
1 9 8 3 (9 Earth remote sensing satellites in 162 missions = %)
26) Kosmos 1440 / Resurs-F1 20 (17th Soviet) ...
27) Rohini 3 (5th Indian)
28) Kosmos 1462 / Resurs-F1 21 (18th Soviet)
29) Kosmos 1468 / Resurs-F1 22 (19th Soviet)
30) Kosmos 1483 / Resurs-F1 23 (20th Soviet)
31) Kosmos 1484 / Resurs-OE 3-2 (21st Soviet)
32) Kosmos 1487 / Resurs-F1 25 (22dn Soviet)
33) Kosmos 1498 / Resurs-F1 24 (23rd Soviet)
34) Kosmos 1500 / Okean-OE 1 (24th Soviet) L
1 9 8 4 (8 Earth remote sensing satellites in 169 missions = %)
35) Kosmos 1537 / Resurs-F1 27 (25th Soviet) ...
36) Landsat 5 (6th American)
37) Kosmos 1572 / Resurs-F1 26 (26th Soviet)
38) Kosmos 1575 / Resurs-F1 48 (27th Soviet)
39) Kosmos 1582 / Resurs-F1 49 (28th Soviet)
40) Kosmos 1590 / Resurs-F1 50 (29th Soviet)
41) Kosmos 1591 / Resurs-F1 51 (30th Soviet)
42) Kosmos 1602 / Okean-OE (31st Soviet) L
1 9 8 5 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 173 missions = %)
43) Kosmos 1653 / Resurs-F1 52 (32nd Soviet) ...
44) Kosmos 1657 / Resurs-F1 54 (33rd Soviet)
45) Kosmos 1663 / Resurs-F1 55 (34th Soviet)
46) Kosmos 1672 / Resurs-F1 57 (35th Soviet)
47) Kosmos 1678 / Resurs-F1 53 (36th Soviet)
48) Kosmos 1689 / Resurs-O1 1L (37th Soviet)
49) Kosmos 1708 / Resurs-F1 56 (38th Soviet) L
1 9 8 6 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 151 missions = %)
50) SPOT 1 (1st European) ...
51) Kosmos 1746 / Resurs-F1 58 (39th Soviet)
52) Kosmos 1762 / Resurs-F1 59 (40th Soviet)
53) Kosmos 1766 / Okean-O1 3 (41st Soviet)
54) Kosmos 1768 / Resurs-F1 60 (42ndt Soviet)
55) Kosmos 1789 / Resurs-F1 61 (43rd Soviet)
1 9 8 7 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 141 missions = %)
56) MOS-1 / Momo 1 (1st Japanese ...
57) Kosmos 1846 / Resurs-F1 104 (44th Soviet)
58) Kosmos / Resurs-F1 105 (45th Soviet)
59) Kosmos 1869 / Okean-O1 2 (46th Soviet)
60) Kosmos 1882 / Resurs-F1 107 (47th Soviet)
61) Kosmos 1906 / Resurs-F2 1 (48th Soviet)
1 9 8 8 (9 Earth remote sensing satellites in 155 missions = %)
62) Kosmos 1920 / Resurs-F1 106 (49th Soviet) ...
63) IRS 1A (6th Indian)
64) Kosmos 1939 / Resurs-O1 2L (50th Soviet)
65) Kosmos 1951 / Resurs-F1 28 (51st Soviet)
66) Kosmos 1957 / Resurs-F1 29 (52nd Soviet)
67) Kosmos / Resurs-F1 30 (53th Soviet)
68) Okean 1 (54th Soviet)
69) Kosmos 1965 / Resurs-F2 2 (55th Soviet)
70) Kosmos 1968 / Resurs-F1 31 (56th Soviet)
1 9 8 9 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 139 missions = %)
71) Kosmos 1990 / Resurs-F2 3 (57th Soviet) ...
72) Resurs F-01 (58th Soviet)
73) Okean (59th Soviet)
74) Resurs F-02 (60th Soviet)
75) Resurs F-03 (61st Soviet)
76) Resurs F-04 (62nd Soviet)
77) Resurs F-05 (63rd Soviet)
1 9 9 0 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 173 missions = %)
78) SPOT 2 (2nd European) ...
79) Okean 2 (64th Soviet)
80) Resurs F-06 (65th Soviet)
81) Resurs F-07 (66th Soviet)
82) Resurs F-08 (67th Soviet)
83) Resurs F-09 (68th Soviet)
1 9 9 1 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 143 missions = %)
84) Resurs F-10 (69th Soviet) ...
85) Okean 3 (70th Soviet)
86) Resurs F-11 (71st Soviet)
87) ERS 1 (3rd European)
88) Resurs F-12 (72nd Soviet)
89) Resurs F-13 (73rd Soviet)
90) IRS 1B (7th Indian)
1 9 9 2 (5 Earth remote sensing satellites in 135 missions = %)
91) JERS 1 / Fuyo 1 (2nd Japanese) ...
92) Resurs F-14 (74th Russian)
93) Resurs F-15 (75th Russian)
94) Resurs F-16 (76th Russian)
95) Resurs-500 (77th Russian)
1 9 9 3 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 118 missions = %)
96) Resurs F-17 (78th Russian) ...
97) Resurs F-18 (79th Russian)
98) Resurs F-19 (80th Russian)
99) IRS-1E (8th Indian)
100) SPOT 3 (4th European)
101) Landsat 6 (7th American)
1 9 9 4 (3 Earth remote sensing satellites in 130 missions = %)
102) IRS P2 (9th Indian) ...
103) Okean-O1 7 (81st Russian)
104) Resurs-O1 3 (82nd Russian) L
1 9 9 5 (5 Earth remote sensing satellites in 113 missions = %)
105) ERS 2 (5th European) ...
106) OrbView-1 / Microlab 1 (8th American)
107) Resurs F-20 (83rd Russian)
108) Radarsat 1 (1st Canadian) L
109) IRS 1C (10th Indian)
1 9 9 6 (1 Earth remote sensing satellite in 112 missions = %)
110) IRS-P3 (11th Indian) ...
1 9 9 7 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 158 missions = %)
111) Minisat 01 (6th European) ...
112) OrbView 2 / Seasta (9th American)
113) Lewis / SSTI (10th American)
114) IRS 1D (12th Indian)
115) Resurs F1M (84th Russian)
116) TRMM (11th American)
117) EarlyBird (12th American)
1 9 9 8 (2 Earth remote sensing satellites in 174 missions = %)
118) SPOT 4 (7th European) ...
119) Resurs-O1 4 (85th Russian)
1 9 9 9 (12 Earth remote sensing satellites in 133 missions = %)
120) Landsat 7 (13th American) ...
121) Ikonos 1 (14th American)
122) OceanSat 1 / IRS-P4 (13th Indian)
123) KITSAT (1st South Korean)
124) DLR-TUBSAT (8th European)
125) QuikScat (15th American)
126) Okean-O 1 (86th Russian)
127) Ikonos 2 (16th American)
128) Resurs F-1M (87th Russian)
129) ZY-1 / Zi Yuan 1 / CBERS 1 (1st Chinese-Brazilian)
130) Terra / EOS AM-1 (17th American)
131) Arirang-1 / KOMPSAT (2nd South Korean) L
2 0 0 0 (5 Earth remote sensing satellites in 131 missions = %)
132) MTI (18th American) ...
133) TiungSAT-1 / Malaysian-
OSCAR 46 (MO-46)
(1st Malaysia)
134) QuickBird 1 (19th American)
135) SAC-C (1st Argentina)
136) EROS A1 (1st Israelian)
2 0 0 1 (4 Earth remote sensing satellites in 93 missions = %)
137) Orbview-4 / Warfighter-1 (20th American) ...
138) QuickBird (21st American)
139) BIRD (9th European)
140) Badr B (1st Pakistaniese)
2 0 0 2 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 101 missions = %)
141) SPOT 5 (10th European) ...
142) Aqua / EOS PM-1 (22nd American)
143) HY-1 / Hai Yang 1 (1st Chinese)
144) AlSAT-1 / DMC (1st Algerian)
145) ADEOS-2 / Midori 2 (3rd Japanese)
146) WEOS (2nd Chinese)
2 0 0 3 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 97 missions = %)
147) Orbview-3 (23rd American) ...
148) NigeriaSat-1 (1st Nigerian)
149) UK-DMC / BNSCSat (11th European)
150) BILSAT-1 (1st Turkish)
151) IRS-P6 / ResourceSat (14th Indian)
152) ZY-1 2  (CBERS 2) (2nd Chinese-Brazilian)
2 0 0 4 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 77 missions = 8 %)
153) Shiyan 1  / Tansui 1 (3rd Chinese) ...
154) ROCSAT-2 (1st Tawainese)
155) SaudiSat-2 (1st Arab)
156) Shiyan 2 / Tansuo 2 (4th Chinese)
157) Sich-1M (1st Ukrainian)
158) MK-1TS Mikron (88th Russian)
2 0 0 5 (4 Earth remote sensing satellites in 78 missions = 5 %)
159) Cartosat (15th Indian) ...
160) Monitor-E (89th Russian)
161) TopSat (12th European)
162) Sihah 1 (1st Iranian)
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2 0 0 6 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 116 missions = 5 %)
163) ALOS / Daichi (4th Japanese) 24  Jan 06 Japan (JAXA)
164) Eros-B / Eros-B1 (2nd Israelian) 25 Apr 06 ImageSat
165) Yaogan 1 / RSS 1 (5th Chinese) 26 Apr 06
166) Resurs-DK1 (90th Russian) 15 Jun 06
167) BelKA (1st Belarus) 26 Jul 06
168) KOMPSAT-2 / Arirang-2 (3re Southg Korean) 25 Jul 06
2 0 0 7 (10 Earth remote sensing satellites in 123 missions = 8 %)
169) CARTOSAT-2 (16th Indian) 10 Jan 07 India (ISRO)
170) LAPAN-TUBSat (1st Indonesian) 10 Jan 07 LAPAN & YUB
171) Haiyang 1B / HY-1B (6th Chinese) 11 Apr 07 China
172) EgyptSat 1 / Misr 1 (MirsSat 1) (1st Eguptian) 17 Apr 07 Egypt (NARSSS)
173) Saudisat 3 (2nd Arab) 17 Apr 07 Saudi Arabia (KACST)
174) COSMO-Skymed 1 / COSMO-1 (13th European) 8 Jun 07 Italy (ASI)
175) TerraSAR-X (14th European) 15 Jun 07 Germany
176) CBERS-2B (3rd China-Brazilian) 19 Sep 07 China-Brazi
177) COSMO SkyMed-2 (15th European) 9 Dec 07 Italy (ASI)
178) Radarsat 2 (2nd Canadian) 14 Dec 07 Canadian Space Agency
2 0 0 8 (6 Earth remote sensing satellites in 111 missions = 5 %)
179) CARTOSAT-2A 17th Indian 28 Apr 08 India (ISRO)
180) IMS-1 / Indian Mini Satellite 18th Indian 28 Apr 08 India (ISRO)
181) HJ-1A / Huan Jing-1A 7th Chinese 6 Sep 08
182) HJ-1B / Huan Jing-1B 8th Chinese 6 Sep 08
183) THEOS 1st Thail 1 Oct 08
184) COSMO-Skymed 3 / COSMO-3 16th European 25 Oct 08 Italy (ASI & Defense)
2 0 0 9 (7 Earth remote sensing satellites in 129 missions = 4½ %)
185) PRISM 23 Jan 09 University of Tokyo
186) Razaksat 14 Jul 09 Malaysia
187) Deimos 1 29 Jul 09 Spain (Deimos Space)
188) Dubaisat-1 29 Jul 09 Dubai
189) DMC-2 / UK-DMC 2 29 Jul 09 United Kingdom
190) Sumbandila / SumbandilaSat 17 Sep 09 South Africa
191) Oceansat-2 23 Sep 09 India (ISRO)
2 0 1 0 (5 Earth remote sensing satellites in 129 missions = 4 %)
192) Tandem-X German' 21 Jun 10
193) Cartosat 2B Indian 12 Jul 10
194) Alsat 2A Algerisn 12 Jul 10
195) Tianhui 1 Chinese 24 Aug 10
196) COSMO-SkyMed 4 Italian 6 Nov 10
2 0 1 1 (4 Earth remote sensing satellites in  missions =  %)
197) Resourcesat-2 India's ISRO 20 Apr 11
198) Haiyang 2 China 15 Aug 11
199) NigeriaSat 2 Nigeria 17 Aug 11
200) Rasat Turkey 17 Aug 11
2 0 1 2 (12 Earth remote sensing satellites in  missions =  %)
201) Navid Iran 3 Feb 12
202) RISAT-1 India 26 Apr 12
203) TH 1-02 / Tianhui 1-02 China 6 May 12
204) GCOM W1 / Shizuku Japan 17 May 12
205) Kompsat 3 / Arirang-3 South Korea 17 May 12
206) Kanopus-V 1 / Kanopus-Vulkan-1 Russia 21 Jul 12
207) BelKA-2 / BKA 2 Belorussia 21 Jul 12
208) MKA-PN 1 Russia 22 Jul 12
209) SPOT 6 France 9 Sep 12
210) VRSS 1 / Miranda Venezuela 29 Sep 12
211) HJ-1C / Huan Jing 1C  China 18 Nov 12
212) Pleiades 1B France  2 Dec 12
2 0 1 3 (11 Earth remote sensing satellites in  missions =  %)
213) Landsat 8 / LDCM NASA 11 Feb 13
214) GF-1 / Gaofen 1 China 26 Apr 13
215) Proba-V ESA 7 May 13
216) VNREDSAT-1 Vietnam 7 May 13
217) Resurs P1 Russia 25 Jun 13
218) Arirang-5 / Kompsat 5 South Korea 22 Aug 13
219) KZ-1 / Kuaizhou 1 China 25 Sep 13
-- STSat-3 South Korea 21 Nov 13
220) SkySat-1 Skybox Imaging 21 Nov 13
221) Dubaisat-2 United Arab Emirates 21 Nov 13
222) WNISAT-1 Weathernews and Axelspace (Japan) 21 Nov 13
223) ZY-1 3 / Ziyuan-1 3 / CBERS 3 China-Braxzil 9 Dec 13
2 0 1 4 ( Earth remote sensing satellites in  missions =  %)
224) Dove 5 / Flock 1-1 Planet Labs 11 Feb 14
225) Dove 6 / Flock 1-2 Planet Labs 11 Feb 14
226) Dove 7 / Flock 1-3 Planet Labs 11 Feb 14
227) Dove 8 / Flock 1-4 Planet Labs 11 Feb 14
228) Dove 9 / Flock 1-5 Planet Labs 12 Feb 14
229) Dove 10 / Flock 1-6 Planet Labs 12 Feb 14
230) Dove 15 / Flock 1-11 Planet Labs 13 Feb 14
231) Dove 16 / Flock 1-12 Planet Labs 13 Feb 14
232) Dove 17 / Flock 1-13 Planet Labs 14 Feb 14
233) Dove 18 / Flock 1-14 Planet Labs 14 Feb 14
234) Dove 19 / Flock 1-15 Planet Labs 14 Feb 14
235) Dove 20 / Flock 1-16 Planet Labs 14 Feb 14
236) Dove 11 / Flock 1-7 Planet Labs 14 Feb 14
237) Dove 12 / Flock 1-8 Planet Labs 15 Feb 14
238) Dove 13 / Flock 1-9 Planet Labs 15 Feb 14
239) Dove 14 / Flock 1-10 Planet Labs 15 Feb 14
240) Dove 21 / Flock 1-17 Planet Labs 25 Feb 14
241) Dove 22 / Flock 1-18 Planet Labs 25 Feb 14
242) Dove 23 / Flock 1-21 Planet Labs 26 Feb 14
243) Dove 26 / Flock 1-22 Planet Labs 26 Feb 14
244) Dove 23 / Flock 1-19 Planet Labs 26 Feb 14
245) Dove 24 / Flock 1-20 Planet Labs 26 Feb 14
246) Dove 27 / Flock 1-23 Planet Labs 27 Feb 14
247) Dove 28 / Flock 1-24 Planet Labs 27 Feb 14
248) Dove 29 / Flock 1-25 Planet Labs 27 Feb 14
249) Dove 30 / Flock 1-26 Planet Labs 27 Feb 14
250) Dove 31 / Flock 1-27 Planet Labs 28 Feb 14
251) Dove 32 / Flock 1-28 Planet Labs 28 Feb 14
252) Sentinel 1A ESA 3 Apr 14
253) KazEOSat-1 Kazahstan 30 Apr 14
254) ALOS 2 / Daichi 2 JAXA 24 May 14
255) Deimos 2 Elecnor Deimos (Spain) 19 Jun 14
256) KazEOSat 2 Kazakhstan 19 Jun 14
257) Hodoyoshi 3 University of Tokyo 19 Jun 14
258) Hodoyoshi 4 University of Tokyo 19 Jun 14
259) POPSAT-HIP1 Microspace Rapid 
(Singapore
19 Jun 14
260) Flock 1c-1 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
261) Flock 1c-2 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
262) Flock 1c-3 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
263) Flock 1c-4 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
264) Flock 1c-5 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
265) Flock 1c-6 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
266) Flock 1c-7 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
267) Flock 1c-8 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
268) Flock 1c-9 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
269) Flock 1c-10 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
270) Flock 1c-11 Planet Labs 19 Jun 14
271) SPOT 7 France 30 Jun 14
272) SkySat 2 Skybox Imaging 8 Jul 14
273) WorldView 3 DigitalGlobe 13 Aug 14
274) WorldView 3 DigitalGlobe 13 Aug 14
275) GF-2 / Gaofen 2 China 19 Aug 14
276) Flock 1b-24 Planet Labs 19 Aug 14
277) Flock 1b-23 Planet Labs 19 Aug 14
278) Flock 1b-26 Planet Labs 20 Aug 14
279) Flock 1b-25 Planet Labs 20 Aug 14
280) Flock 1b-15 Planet Labs 20 Aug 14
281) Flock 1b-16 Planet Labs 20 Aug 14
282) Flock 1b-1 Planet Labs 21 Aug 14
283) Flock 1b-2 Planet Labs 21 Aug 14
284) Flock 1b-7 Planet Labs 23 Aug 14
285) Flock 1b-8 Planet Labs 23 Aug 14
286) Flock 1b-17 Planet Labs 5 Sep 14
287) Flock 1b-18 Planet Labs 5 Sep 14
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Flock 1d-1 to 26 Planet Labs 28 Oct 14
-- ASNARO 1 / SASKE USEF (Japan) 6 Nov 14
314) ChubuSat 1 / Kinshachi 1 U. Nagoya and 
Daido  (Japan)
6 Nov 14
315) Hodoyoshi 1 U of Tokyo and NESTRA (Japan) 6 Nov 14
-- Tsubame TIT, Tokyo Uy of 
Science and JAXA
6 Nov 14
316) ZY-1 04 / Ziyuan-1 04
/ CBERS 4
China-Brazil 7 Dec 14
317) Resurs-P 2 Russia 26 Dec 14
2 0 1 5 ( Earth remote sensing satellites in  missions =  %)

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