Space Junk Box Score

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Due to the interest in my space junk entry below, I thought I’d provide an up to date list of all the objects in low earth orbit and who the countries are that launched them or discarded them. The US and USSR are the two biggest, no surprise there, but the USSR leads the way in space debris, 2-1. Mr. Putin, take out your garbage!

The big table of space junk follows….

Satellite Box Score: 2007-02-08 17:52:26 GMT

  Objects in Orbit Decayed Objects  
Country Payload Rocket Body Debris Total Payload Rocket Body Debris Total Grand Total

AB
8 0 0 8 1 0 0 1 9
AC 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
ALG 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
ARGN 10 0 0 10 2 0 0 2 12
AUS 10 2 0 12 2 0 0 2 14
BRAZ 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
CA 23 0 1 24 1 0 2 3 27

CHBZ
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
CHLE 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

CIS
(USSR)
1408 911 1987 4306 2424 2660 7902 12986 17292
CZCH 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 6
DEN 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3
EGYP 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2

ESA
42 6 29 77 6 6 8 20 97

ESRO
0 0 0 0 7 0 3 10 10


EUME
2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 3


EUTE
28 0 0 28 0 0 0 0 28
FGER 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
FR 44 104 211 359 8 57 595 660 1019
GER 24 0 1 25 13 0 1 14 39
GLOB 52 0 0 52 0 0 1 1 53
GREC 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2

IM
11 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 11
IND 32 9 96 137 9 8 257 274 411
INDO 10 0 0 10 1 0 0 1 11
IRID 0 0 0 0 1 0 12 13 13
ISRA 6 0 0 6 3 4 0 7 13

ISS
4 0 2 6 0 0 33 33 39
IT 11 2 0 13 9 0 1 10 23


ITSO
62 0 0 62 1 0 0 1 63
JPN 106 39 30 175 17 51 96 164 339
LUXE 14 0 0 14 1 0 0 1 15
MALA 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 4
MEX 7 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 7

NATO
8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8
NETH 5 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 6
NICO 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
NIG 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
NOR 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3

ORB
35 0 0 35 0 0 0 0 35
PAKI 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2
POR 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

PRC
59 33 944 1036 51 67 277 395 1431

ROC
8 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 8

RP
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
SAFR 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
SAUD 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6

SEAL
1 19 0 20 0 3 0 3 23
SKOR 10 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 11
SPN 9 0 0 9 1 0 0 1 10

STCT
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
SWED 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 10
THAI 6 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 6
TURK 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 5

UAE
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
UK 23 1 0 24 9 0 4 13 37

US
1015 618 2558 4191 744 571 3658 4973 9164

USBZ
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total 3164 1745 5860 10769 3314 3427 12850 19591 30360

Notes

  • The distinction between on-orbit and decayed objects is
    made based on the presence of a decay date in the current SatCat data.
  • Rocket Bodies are considered to be any object which
    contains the strings ‘R/B’ or ‘AKM’ (Apogee Kick Motor) or ‘PKM’ (Perigee Kick
    Motor) but not ‘DEB’ in the SatCat object common name.
  • Debris objects are considered to be any object with the
    string ‘DEB’, or ‘COOLANT’ or ‘SHROUD’ or ‘WESTFORD NEEDLES’ in the SatCat
    object common name.
  • Any object not classified as a rocket body or debris by the
    previous tests is considered to be a payload.
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