Satellite technology – how many satellites are there orbiting around the planet?

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in inspiration, visualization
Satellite technology – how many satellites are there orbiting around the planet?

On October 4th, 1957, in the midst of the Cold War, the Soviet Union launched the first manmade satellite, Sputnick 1, into Earth’s orbit and launched the space age. In the years since, approximately 6,500 satellites with purposes ranging from scientific exploration to military surveillance have been launched into Earth’s orbit by 66 various countries ...