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2020 Oct 24
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Geosynchronous Meteorological Satellites

This a list of meteorological satellites currently in geosynchronous orbit. Some are multi-purpose satellites (eg India's Insat 3D) where the meteorological sensors are only part of the payload.

Appearance in this list does not imply that the meteorological payload is still operating.

This page is a snapshot and is updated frequently. The more inclined or eccentric the orbit, the larger the error margin of the geosynchronous location. Even the worst case should, however, be within ±3 degrees of reality. Only satellites exhibiting less than 0.25° per day of drift are included.

Appearance in this list does not mean that the satellite is operational or under control at its location. Some older, non-working, satellites have drifted to 'wells' in the Earth's gravitational field and oscillate around that location giving the appearance of an intentionally geosynchronous orbit.


Longi-
tude (°)
Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
0.2 westMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2020 Oct 2335779 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.5
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2020 Oct 2335775 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.5
18.0 westElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2020 Oct 2335753 x 35808 km, 1435.8 min, 5°.0
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2020 Oct 2335780 x 35788 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.0
98.6 westGOES 5124721981-049A2020 Oct 2335798 x 35812 km, 1437.0 min, 12°.9
104.3 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2020 Oct 2335730 x 35843 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
104.8 westGOES 6140501983-041A2020 Oct 2335796 x 35807 km, 1436.9 min, 13°.4
110.5 westGOES 183661975-100A2020 Oct 2335786 x 35812 km, 1436.7 min, 9°.7
128.2 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2020 Oct 2335779 x 35792 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.2
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2020 Oct 2335785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2020 Oct 2335784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2020 Oct 2335784 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
112.3 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun II-07)380492012-002A2020 Oct 2335781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.4
104.5 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2020 Oct 2335769 x 35802 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.2
99.6 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun II-08)403672014-090A2020 Oct 2335773 x 35796 km, 1436.0 min, 2°.4
86.7 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun II-06)334632008-066A2020 Oct 2335772 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.6
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2020 Oct 2335781 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
80.0 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2020 Oct 2335772 x 35807 km, 1436.3 min, 15°.1
79.0 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2020 Oct 2335774 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
76.1 eastElektro L №3449032019-095A2020 Oct 2335783 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2020 Oct 2335736 x 35837 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
61.6 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2020 Oct 2335749 x 35823 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.2
41.4 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2020 Oct 2335782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.0
9.2 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2020 Oct 2335782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.3
3.6 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2020 Oct 2335782 x 35788 km, 1436.0 min, 4°.7

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