Starlink Launch Statistics

Starlink is an internet service provider (ISP) that relies on a constellation of thousands of satellites to provide connectivity across the globe.

Those satellites are deployed in low-earth orbit (LEO) in distances of around 550 km (340 miles). Starlink eventually aims to operate a constellation of 42,000 satellites to provide all kinds of internet services.

Moreover, its satellites have a shelf life of around 5 to 6 years after which they de-orbit and burn up in earth’s atmosphere upon re-entry. As such, continuous deployment of new satellites is of the essence.

On this page, we track all of Starlink’s launches, their success rate, and what types of satellites were transported.

All Starlink Satellite Launches

I want to preface this section by giving all the credit to the amazing Jonathan McDowell, an astronomer and astrophysicist at the Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who tracks the location of Starlink satellites on his personal blog.

With that being said, here are all the launches Starlink has undergone so far:

No.MissionSat. Gen.COSPAR IDDateDeployedOperationalOutcomeSource
Tintinv0.12018-02022-Feb-1820Successhere
1v0.9v0.92019-02924-May-19600Successhere
2L1v1.02019-07411-Nov-196044Successhere
3L2v1.02020-00107-Jan-206041Successhere
4L3v1.02020-00629-Jan-206046Successhere
5L4v1.02020-01217-Feb-206047Successhere
6L5v1.02020-01918-Mar-206052Successhere
7L6v1.02020-02522-Apr-206051Successhere
8L7v1.02020-03504-Jun-206053Successhere
9L8v1.02020-03813-Jun-205842Successhere
10L9v1.02020-05507-Aug-205754Successhere
11L10v1.02020-05718-Aug-205852Successhere
12L11v1.02020-06203-Sep-206049Successhere
13L12v1.02020-07006-Oct-206047Successhere
14L13v1.02020-07318-Oct-206047Successhere
15L14v1.02020-07424-Oct-206043Successhere
16L15v1.02020-08825-Nov-206040Successhere
17L16v1.02021-00520-Jan-216057Successhere
Tr-1v1.02021-00624-Jan-21100Successhere
18L18v1.02021-00904-Feb-216056Successhere
19L19v1.02021-01216-Feb-216057Successhere
20L17v1.02021-01704-Mar-216054Successhere
21L20v1.02021-01809-Mar-216060Successhere
22L21v1.02021-02114-Mar-216054Successhere
23L22v1.02021-02424-Mar-216044Successhere
24L23v1.02021-02707-Apr-216060Successhere
25L24v1.02021-03629-Apr-216060Successhere
26L25v1.02021-03804-May-216060Successhere
27L27v1.02021-04009-May-216058Successhere
28L26v1.02021-04115-May-215249Successhere
29L28v1.02021-04426-May-216060Successhere
Tr-2v1.52021-05930-Jun-2133Successhere
30Group 2-1v1.52021-08214-Sep-215150Successhere
31Group 4-1v1.52021-10413-Nov-215352Successhere
32Group 4-3v1.52021-11502-Dec-214848Successhere
33Group 4-4v1.52021-12518-Dec-215248Successhere
34Group 4-5v1.52022-00106-Jan-224947Successhere
35Group 4-6v1.52022-00519-Jan-224949Successhere
36Group 4-7v1.52022-01003-Feb-224910Successhere
37Group 4-8v1.52022-01621-Feb-224645Successhere
38Group 4-11v1.52022-01725-Feb-225048Successhere
39Group 4-9v1.52022-02203-Mar-224747Successhere
40Group 4-10v1.52022-02509-Mar-224844Successhere
41Group 4-12v1.52022-02919-Mar-225347Successhere
42Group 4-14v1.52022-04121-Apr-225351Successhere
43Group 4-16v1.52022-04529-Apr-225351Successhere
44Group 4-17v1.52022-04906-May-225353Successhere
45Group 4-13v1.52022-05113-May-225352Successhere
46Group 4-15v1.52022-05214-May-225353Successhere
47Group 4-18v1.52022-05318-May-225353Successhere
48Group 4-19v1.52022-06217-Jun-225353Successhere
49Group 4-21v1.52022-07607-Jul-225351Successhere
50Group 3-1v1.52022-07711-Jul-224646Successhere
51Group 4-22v1.52022-08317-Jul-225353Successhere
52Group 3-2v1.52022-08422-Jul-224645Successhere
53Group 4-25v1.52022-08624-Jul-225349Successhere
54Group 4-26v1.52022-09710-Aug-225251Successhere
55Group 3-3v1.52022-09912-Aug-224646Successhere
56Group 4-27v1.52022-10119-Aug-225353Successhere
57Group 4-23v1.52022-10428-Aug-225451Successhere
58Group 3-4v1.52022-10531-Aug-224645Successhere
59Group 4-20v1.52022-10705-Sep-225145Successhere
60Group 4-2v1.52022-11110-Sep-223431Successhere
61Group 4-34v1.52022-11418-Sep-225454Successhere
62Group 4-35v1.52022-11924-Sep-225247Successhere
63Group 4-29v1.52022-12505-Oct-225251Successhere
64Group 4-36v1.52022-13620-Oct-225450Successhere
65Group 4-31v1.52022-14128-Oct-225346Successhere
66Group 4-37v1.52022-17517-Dec-225422Successhere
67Group 5-1v1.52022-17728-Dec-225426Successhere
68Group 2-4v1.52023-01019-Jan-23510Successhere
69Group 5-2v1.52023-01326-Jan-23560Successhere
70Group 2-6v1.52023-01431-Jan-23490Successhere
71Group 5-3v1.52023-01502-Feb-23530Successhere
72Group 5-4v1.52023-02012-Feb-23550Successhere
73Group 2-5v1.52023-02117-Feb-23510Successhere
74Group 6-1v2.0 mini2023-02627-Feb-23210Successhere
75Group 2-7v1.52023-02803-Mar-23510Successhere
76Group 2-8v1.52023-03717-Mar-23520Successhere
77Group 5-5v1.52023-04224-Mar-23560Successhere
78Group 5-10v1.52023-04629-Mar-23560Successhere
79Group 6-2v2.0 mini2023-05619-Apr-23210Successhere
80Group 3-5v1.52023-05827-April-23460Successhere
81Group 5-6v1.52023-06104-May-23560Successhere
82Group 2-9v1.52023-06410-May-23510Successhere
83Group 5-9v1.52023-06514-May-23560Successhere
84Group 6-3v2.0 mini2023-06719-May-23220Successhere
85Group 2-10v1.52023-07831-May-23520Successhere
86Group 6-4v2.0 mini2023-07904-Jun-23220Successhere
87Group 5-11v1.52023-08312-Jun023520Successhere
88Group 5-7v1.52023-08822-Jun-23470Successhere
89Group 5-12v1.52023-09023-Jun-23560Sucesshere
90Group 5-13v1.52023-09407-Jul-23480Successhere
91Group 6-5v2.0 mini2023-09610-Jul-23220Successhere
92Group 5-15v1.52023-09916-Jul-23540Successhere
93Group 6-15v2.0 mini2023-10119-Jul-23150Successhere
94Group 6-6v2.0 mini2023-10524-Jul-23220Successhere
95Group 6-7v2.0 mini2023-10728-Jul-23220Successhere
96Group 6-8v2.0 mini2023-11307-Aug-23220Successhere
97Group 6-20v2.0 mini2023-11508-Aug-23150Successhere
98Group 6-9v2.0 mini2023-12011-Aug-23220Successhere
99Group 6-10v2.0 mini2023-12317-Aug-23220Successhere
100Group 7-1v2.0 mini2023-12522-Aug-23210Successhere
101Group 6-11v2.0 mini2023-12927-Aug-23220Successhere
102Group 6-13v2.0 mini2023-13101-Sep-23220Successhere
103Group 6-12v2.0 mini2023-13404-Sep-23210Successhere
104Group 6-14v2.0 mini2023-13809-Sep-23220Successhere
105Group 7-2v2.0 mini2023-14112-Sept-23210Successhere
106Group 6-16v2.0 mini2023-14416-Sep-23220Successhere
107Group 6-17v2.0 mini2023-14620-Sep-23220Successhere
108Group 6-18v2.0 mini2023-14724-Sep-23220Successhere
109Group 7-3v2.0 mini2023-14825-Sep-23210Successhere

As you can see in the table above, most launches carry around 50 or so Starlink satellites with them. In some cases, like Group 4-2 or Group 2-6, they are transported alongside other payloads – missions commonly referred to as rideshares.

Moreover, since the summer of 2021, SpaceX has solely been transporting v1.5 satellites. One of the key differentiators to older versions is the usage of lasers, which enables satellite-to-satellite communication.

Almost 1.5 years later, in February 2023, Starlink launched the first Gen2 satellites, which are substantially heavier and more potent than its v1.x predecessors. As a result, only about 20 of them, even being the so-called ‘Mini’ version, can be transported on board of SpaceX’s Falcon rocket.

Right now, SpaceX is using the mini version of those satellites but expects to deploy an even bigger version once Starship is ready for flying.

How Many Starlink Satellites Are In Orbit?

Currently, there are 4,807 Starlink satellites in orbit. However, ‘only’ 4,776 of them are still working. Those 31 satellites are set to deorbit and renter earth’s atmosphere in the next few weeks and months.

Right now, 4,097 satellites remain operational according to McDowell. Keep in mind that it normally takes Starlink satellites a few weeks until they reach their operational orbit of around 550km altitude, hence why the newer entries still show 0 under the ‘Operational’ tab.

This is also the reason why some people end up seeing so-called satellite trains, which are a group of Starlink satellites that roam earth at an altitude of around 400km (~248 miles) until they reach their designated level.

Each of the v1.5’s is able to provide 20 GBps of bandwidth. Consequently, at around 3300 operational v1.5 satellites, the total constellation can currently provide a total bandwidth of about 65 TBps.

How Many Starlink Satellites Are There In Total?

Starlink has launched a total of 5,178 satellites. Consequently, it lost around 300 satellites for a variety of reasons, ranging from space storms to hardware malfunctioning.

Amazingly, all of SpaceX’s 109 launches carrying Starlink satellites have been successful so far. Those include both dedicated missions as well as rideshares.

As you can see in the table above, SpaceX has also ramped up its launch cadence for Starlink. Over 50 percent of all satellites in orbit were launched in 2022 alone. And 2023, given the current number of launches, looks to be just as potent of a year for Starlink.