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Satellites have an operating lifespan between five and twenty years. Currently, the former Soviet states launch about 1,300 satellites into orbit per year, the USA about 1,000, Japan 100, China 50, France 40, India 30, the UK 25, and a few from Australia and Israel. The company Sea Launch — a consortium of four companies from the United States, Russia, Ukraine and Norway — launches a few satellites into orbit from international waters every year.