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Tyneside, UK
2021 May 11
Tuesday, Day 131

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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
4.7 westElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2021 May 1035744 x 35816 km, 1435.8 min, 5°.4
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2021 May 1035780 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.0
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2021 May 1035786 x 35789 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.0
104.2 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2021 May 1035745 x 35828 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
128.0 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2021 May 1035770 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
129.1 westGOES 183661975-100A2021 May 1035782 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 9°.2
133.6 westGOES 6140501983-041A2021 May 1035771 x 35809 km, 1436.3 min, 13°.1
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2021 May 1035785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
138.4 westGOES 5124721981-049A2021 May 1035783 x 35806 km, 1436.5 min, 12°.6
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2021 May 1035786 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2021 May 1035782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
134.1 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2021 May 1035729 x 35840 km, 1436.0 min, 9°.6
112.3 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun II-07)380492012-002A2021 May 1035771 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.8
104.7 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2021 May 1035772 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
99.2 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun II-08)403672014-090A2021 May 835779 x 35786 km, 1435.9 min, 0°.9
86.8 eastInsat 1C193301988-063A2021 May 1035724 x 35830 km, 1435.6 min, 13°.8
86.5 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun II-06)334632008-066A2021 May 935772 x 35803 km, 1436.2 min, 5°.0
82.2 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2021 May 1035782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
79.2 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2021 May 1035770 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
76.0 eastElektro L №3449032019-095A2021 May 1035776 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2021 May 1035744 x 35829 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
69.0 eastInsat 1D206431990-051A2021 May 1035718 x 35852 km, 1436.0 min, 14°.8
61.6 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2021 May 1035775 x 35796 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.2
41.5 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2021 May 935784 x 35793 km, 1436.2 min, 7°.3
15.8 eastInsat 1B143181983-089B2021 May 1035751 x 35818 km, 1436.0 min, 13°.7
9.4 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2021 May 1035782 x 35793 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.2
3.3 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2021 May 1035784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.1
0.5 eastMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2021 May 1035780 x 35787 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.1

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 May 11, 01:48 UTC

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