Infographic: The Earth's Satellites, Sorted by Nation



This infographic by Michael Paukner shows which nations have how many satellites in orbit around the earth. Information is sorted by functionality. You can view a larger image at the link.

Link via Gizmodo

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I don't disagree with any of the criticisms of the infographic here, but who is really going to remember the details of this thing in a week? I basically take away what I already assumed. There are a lot of satellites, and most of them American or Russian.
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*Big brother* is often used as a metonymy for government, so cool yer jets, cadets! Anyway, I thought it was interesting to see the ratios of junk to functional equipment.
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Maximum Crap and total incomplete...f.e Hellas Sat 2 is missing (Greece's Satellite) and possibly others(?) ...and yes what's with the "Big Brother"thing...maybe gizmodo should check more carefully info posted and not only judging by a -somewhat- pretty pic.
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