Marimekko showing global list of satellites

The Mekko or Marimekko chart below explains the purpose and operating country for all the man-made satellites orbiting earth. Columns are organized by operating country and the width is proportional to the number of satellites. Rows are organized by purpose and the height is proportional to the share of the purpose. As such, the segment areas represent the number of satellites operated by a specific country for a specific purpose.

The US operates the majority of satellites (largest width) and globally the most common purpose is communications (largest heights).

Marimekko chart of global satellites

Mekko chart showing number satellites by operating country and purpose

This Marimekko chart was built using a Mac and Office 2016 with the Aploris add-in.

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