This is every active satellite orbiting earth

This amazing interactive visualization succeeds at the Herculean task of representing the trajectories of the 1,200 active satellites orbiting the Earth individually and in aggregate. It was built using a database from the Union of Concerned Scientists and each satellite is represented by a circular icon, color-coded by country and sized according to launch mass.


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