Interactive map of every satellite in orbit

David Yanofsky and Tim Fernholz created an interactive chart showing the weight, national origin and position of more than 1,300 active satellites orbiting the planet Earth. The data was sourced from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

It goes out in bands: there's a cloud in low-earth orbit bulked up with the Iternational Sapce Station and surveillance satellites. Satellite phone networks such as Iridium and Globalstar form conspicuous rings 800 and 1500km up. 20km up are the navigation...

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