This map layer shows the current number of active and registered satellites per country in space.

Example of how to read the map:

Brazil currently has 11 regisitered and active satellites in space, of that 9 are of commercial, one of governmental and another of military-commercial usage.


  • UCS - Union of Concerned Scientists

    The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) was founded in 1969 by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States. The motivation for establishing this non-profit association of scientists arose from discontent among students and academics in response to the perceived misuse of research programmes by the US government for the development of military technologies. The UCS has, ever since, been advocating the civil alternative: Research dedicated to solving the problems of humanity and the environment. Among its core concerns are nuclear disarmament and the outlawing of space weapons. Its publications include the “UCS Satellite Database”, which provides an annual update on satellites, presenting key data such as names, users and operators, expected operating life, mission launch dates, activities and purposes.


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Data tables

For some select map layers, the information portal ‘War and Peace’ provides the user with all used data sets as tables.

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Country portraits

In the country reports, data and information are collected by country and put into tables that are used in the modules as a basis for maps and illustrations.

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Navigation and operation

The information and data of each module are primarily made available as selectable map layers and are complemented by texts and graphs. The map layers can be found on the right hand side and are listed according to themes and sub-themes.

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