The World Above Us – Interactive Visualization of every Satellite Orbiting earth

This is every active satellite orbiting earth

 There are more than 1,300 active satellites orbiting earth right now, taking pictures, broadcasting communication and navigation data, spying on you, even housing humans. Thanks to a database compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientists, we can show you each one as of Sept. 1, 2015, when it added 87 sats and removed 47.

The satellites are sized according to their launch mass and are colored by their
primary user
launch vehicle

Check out the link to view the interactive graphic!


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