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2021 Jul 31
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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
0.4 westMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2021 Jul 3035784 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
14.6 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2021 Jul 3035776 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.2
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2021 Jul 3035781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
104.3 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2021 Jul 3035737 x 35836 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
125.6 westGOES 183661975-100A2021 Jul 3035774 x 35786 km, 1435.8 min, 9°.0
127.8 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2021 Jul 3035769 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
133.5 westGOES 6140501983-041A2021 Jul 3035764 x 35801 km, 1435.9 min, 13°.0
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2021 Jul 3035785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
142.0 westGOES 5124721981-049A2021 Jul 3035779 x 35792 km, 1436.0 min, 12°.5
140.7 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2021 Jul 3035785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.6 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2021 Jul 3035782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
130.8 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2021 Jul 2935751 x 35839 km, 1436.5 min, 9°.5
123.6 eastFengyun 4B488082021-047A2021 Jul 3035783 x 35787 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.1
111.8 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun II-07)380492012-002A2021 Jul 3035778 x 35801 km, 1436.2 min, 3°.0
104.6 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2021 Jul 3035779 x 35798 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
99.6 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun II-08)403672014-090A2021 Jul 3035779 x 35791 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.1
93.6 eastInsat 1C193301988-063A2021 Jul 3035731 x 35836 km, 1435.9 min, 13°.7
86.6 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun II-06)334632008-066A2021 Jul 3035777 x 35799 km, 1436.2 min, 5°.2
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2021 Jul 3035780 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
79.3 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2021 Jul 3035768 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
76.1 eastElektro L №3449032019-095A2021 Jul 3035783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2021 Jul 3035745 x 35828 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
71.7 eastInsat 1D206431990-051A2021 Jul 3035707 x 35858 km, 1435.9 min, 14°.8
61.3 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2021 Jul 3035763 x 35809 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
41.4 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2021 Jul 3035785 x 35787 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.4
22.6 eastInsat 1B143181983-089B2021 Jul 3035723 x 35827 km, 1435.5 min, 13°.6
9.2 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2021 Jul 3035779 x 35792 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.2
3.6 eastElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2021 Jul 3035742 x 35810 km, 1435.6 min, 5°.6
3.3 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2021 Jul 3035782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.3

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 Jul 31, 01:48 UTC

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