Earth Orbiting Satellites

According to an inventory maintained by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), there are over 8000 individual satellites orbiting Earth. This animation depicts approximately 7300 of the active satellites in April 2023.

The blue dots depict Low Earth Orbiting satellites, traveling from pole-to-pole.

The red dots depict Geostationary Earth Orbiting satellites, seemingly stationary above Earth’s equator but orbiting at the same rate of Earth’s rotation.

The yellow dots depict Medium Earth Orbiting satellites, commonly used by navigation systems.

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