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Mike Puchol's page at has interesting information about the service performance; I only look at the satellites' orbits.

MissionTotal Sats LaunchedFailed to orbitEarly DeorbitDisposal CompleteReentry after FailTotal DownTotal In OrbitScreenedFailed, decayingGraveyardTotal WorkingDisposal underwayOut of constellationAnom.Reserve, RelocatingSpecialDriftAscentOperational OrbitOrbit HeightsPhase vs PlanePlane vs Time fFRM FMG RLUTSDAO Starlink Gen1 Starlink Prototype Launch 0 (Tintin)2002020000000000000 Starlink Prototype Launch 1 (V0.9)60005010600000000000000 Starlink Group 1 Early Launches 2-8 (V1.0 L1-7)42009562590330024030638000000268 Starlink Group 1 Visorsat Launches 9-17 (V1.0 L8-16)533013837103430021040926000000383 Starlink Group 1 Visorsat Launches 19+ (V1.0 L17+)7120203846265004064630100000615 Starlink Group 2 V1.5 Launches408030034050304023014000394 Starlink Group 3 Launch 18/31 (TSP-1/2)1300100103000300000003 Starlink Group 3 V1.5 Launches230000002300002300000000230 Starlink Group 4 V1.5 Launches16370641748515520801544117130001522 Subtotal Starlink Gen1 Starlink Gen140150109256504153600060035401088270003415 Starlink Gen2A Starlink Group 5 V2.0F9-1 Launches (V1.5, Gen2 G5 shell)6990541106890106883002000683 Starlink Group 6 V2.0F9-2 Launches (V2 Mini, Gen2 G6 shell)138702232271360560134988750339155827 Starlink Group 7 V2.0F9-2 Launches (V2 Mini, Gen2 G7 shell)3890200238711038540160671306 Starlink Group 8 V2.0F9-2 Launches (V2 Mini, Gen2 G8 shell)810000081000810000056196 Starlink Group 10 V2.0F9-2 Launches (V2 Mini, Gen2 G10 shell)22000002200022000002200 Subtotal Starlink Gen2A Starlink Gen2A257802973392539680252515881304841751822 Total Star Total659301382635345461396680606512316102004841755237

Sats: Total number of satellites launched. Failed to orbit (f): Launch vehicle failed to reach orbit. Down (F) Early deorbit: satellites which have reentered; determined to be malfunctioning before reaching operational orbit, and abandoned or actively lowered prior to reentry. Down (R) Disposal, later semicontrolled reentry: satellites which reached the operational orbit but whose orbits were later lowered to cause early reentry. These satellites retained propulsive capability but either failed in some other respect or were deliberately retired. Down (M) Reentry after fail; Later uncontrolled reentry: Reentered after an extended period of uncontrolled orbital decay; presumed failed. Total down: Total of satellites which were launched but are not currently in orbit. Total in orbit: Total of satellites which reached orbit and have not yet reentered, whether working or not. Screened (F): Satellites not working correctly and left in low orbit prior to completing orbit raising; expected to reenter soon. Includes satellites that failed at launch. Dead (M): Failed, uncontrolled decay. Satellites stopped stationkeeping after reaching operational orbit; no manuevers occurring, presumed failed. Graveyard (G): Graveyard orbit, retired. Not used for Starlink. Total working: Total of satellites still in orbit minus those thought failed (screened or uncontrolled decay). Retiring (R): Disposal. Orbit lowering to semicontrolled reentry underway Lowered (L): Out of con(stellation). Satellites which were operational but have been removed from the operational shell; still actively maneuvering. Anomalous (U): Satellites lowered to an intermediate orbit height but stationkeeping. I suspect these satellites are not fully operational, but not yet abandoned - perhaps SpaceX hopes to debug their problems. Reserve (T): Satellites maintained in an orbit close to the operational one, relocating in phase or temporarily out of the constellation. As of mid 2023 I am not bothering to mark T status most of the time for Starlink as a lot of satellites are popping in and out of this status on a daily basis. Special (S): Satellites making unusual manuevers, suspected to be being used for special tests. Drift (D): Satellites maintained at an intermediate altitude undergoing targeted orbital plane drift. Ascent (A): Satellites currently orbit raising towards operational altitude Op Shell (O): Satellites in one of the operational shells. Note that I am only talking about the orbital status here - satellites that are not in the `operational orbit' may nevertheless be providing operational service. The actual altitude of shells is not always the same as the licensed altitude. Therefore, for newly occupied shells, it may be a while before I can distinguish between 'satellite is at final altitude' and 'satellite was just plane drifting and final altitude is somewhere different'. Thus, satellites which were tentatively marked 'O' can later be downgraded to 'D' or 'A' once the shell altitude is better known. List of all Starlink satellites and their orbital history

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