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Tyneside, UK
2021 Feb 26
Friday, Day 57

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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
0.3 westMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2021 Feb 2535785 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
9.8 westElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2021 Feb 2435749 x 35815 km, 1435.8 min, 5°.3
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2021 Feb 2535782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.8
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2021 Feb 2535779 x 35794 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
104.3 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2021 Feb 2535741 x 35833 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
126.2 westGOES 183661975-100A2021 Feb 2535781 x 35804 km, 1436.4 min, 9°.4
126.7 westGOES 6140501983-041A2021 Feb 2435783 x 35810 km, 1436.6 min, 13°.2
127.2 westGOES 5124721981-049A2021 Feb 2435789 x 35814 km, 1436.9 min, 12°.7
128.2 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2021 Feb 2435773 x 35804 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2021 Feb 2535783 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2021 Feb 2535783 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.6 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2021 Feb 2435782 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
127.7 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2021 Feb 2435716 x 35834 km, 1435.5 min, 9°.8
111.9 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun II-07)380492012-002A2021 Feb 2435770 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 2°.6
104.7 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2021 Feb 2435769 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
99.7 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun II-08)403672014-090A2021 Feb 2435776 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.8
86.7 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun II-06)334632008-066A2021 Feb 2435770 x 35807 km, 1436.2 min, 4°.9
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2021 Feb 2535780 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
79.1 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2021 Feb 2435777 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
76.0 eastElektro L №3449032019-095A2021 Feb 2435784 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
75.9 eastInsat 1C193301988-063A2021 Feb 2435736 x 35812 km, 1435.5 min, 13°.8
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2021 Feb 2335735 x 35839 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
68.9 eastInsat 1D206431990-051A2021 Feb 2435733 x 35842 km, 1436.1 min, 14°.8
61.7 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2021 Feb 2435768 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
41.6 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2021 Feb 2535782 x 35796 km, 1436.2 min, 7°.2
17.9 eastInsat 1B143181983-089B2021 Feb 2435773 x 35813 km, 1436.4 min, 13°.7
9.4 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2021 Feb 2535779 x 35790 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.2
3.6 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2021 Feb 2435782 x 35794 km, 1436.2 min, 5°.0

For the satellites that do not have formal published elements, thanks go to the radio and visual amateur satellite trackers for their observing, and particularly to Mike McCants for archiving the derived orbits.

Updated: 2021 Feb 25

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