SINGAPORE: In 1957, the first man-made satellite was launched into space by the Soviet Union. Since mankind’s first foray into space, we have not looked back. Today, there are more than 6,000 satellites in space.
Does Singapore have a space agency?
The Singapore Space and Technology Limited (SSTL) is a non-government space organisation based in Singapore, serving as an advocate and thought leader in the industry.
How many satellites are there in space 2020?
In 2020 1,283 satellites were launched, which stands as the highest number of satellite launches in a year as compared to all the previous.
Causes for the growth in the number of satellites.
|Number of satellites||Main purpose|
|104 satellites||Space science and observation|
|20 satellites||Earth science|
What is the lifespan of a satellite?
A satellite launched in the 1990s was designed to operate for an average 12 years, a life expectancy that by the 2000s increased to 15 years. Many continue to operate for 18 years or more, but 15 remains the prevailing design life.