World's largest database of nanosatellites,
currently almost 1300 nanosats.

Facts as of 15 May 2016:

  • Nanosatellites launched in total: 522
  • CubeSats launched in total: 461
  • Nanosatellites in orbit: 243
  • Operational nanosatellites: 166
  • Nanosatellites failed during launch: 70


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Last major update: 2016-05-15


More coming.

Last update: 2016-05-15


List of nanosatellite and CubeSat companies and startups offering hardware, software and services or using nanosatellites.

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Database includes:

  • Nanosatellites from 1 kg to 10 kg.
  • All CubeSats (0.25U to 27U).
  • Picosatellites from 100 g to 1 kg.
  • PocketQubes and TubeSats.

Database does not include (usually):

  • Femtosatellites (10 g to 100 g) and chipsats.
  • Suborbitally launched satellites.
  • Satellites still in the idea or concept phase. This is subjective in many cases and often difficult to determine.


  • Data is since 1998. There were at least 21 additional nanosatellites launched in the 1960s (Vanguard, OSCAR, ERS), but they are not included in database and facts anymore.
  • Dash "-" is used when no information has been found.
  • TBD is To Be Determined and is also used when no information has not been found.
  • It is possible to Edit the data without creating an account. Move cursor to the left of the satellite name, a menu should appear and then select Edit from the drop-down list.
  • Information has been collected from various public sources and in some cases an educational guess has been made. Most of the sources are listed in the "Additional sources" column. Apologies for possible mistakes, please use Edit to fix them.
  • "Mission type" and "Mission type description" are part of Space Taxonomy shared by Hector Guerrero-Padron from European Commission Space Policy and Research Unit.


This database began and most of the information has been collected during the European Commission FP7 NANOSAT project from 2013 to 2014. NANOSAT is short from project full title "Utilizing the potential of NANOSATellites for the implementation of European Space Policy and space innovation".

Project consortium consisted of the following organisations

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