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Geosynchronous Satellites - Meteorology by Longitude

This a list of meteorological satellites currently in geosynchronous orbit and shown in order round the equator. 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
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2021 Oct 1635775 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.4
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2021 Oct 1635784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
104.2 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2021 Oct 1635720 x 35853 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.3
116.5 westGOES 1 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)83661975-100A2021 Oct 1635765 x 35786 km, 1435.5 min, 8°.9
125.9 westGOES 6 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)140501983-041A2021 Oct 1635762 x 35789 km, 1435.5 min, 12°.9
128.1 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2021 Oct 1635785 x 35792 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.3
136.5 westGOES 5 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)124721981-049A2021 Oct 1635773 x 35780 km, 1435.6 min, 12°.4
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2021 Oct 1635785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2021 Oct 1635782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2021 Oct 1635783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
123.6 eastFengyun 4B488082021-047A2021 Oct 1635773 x 35797 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.2
116.8 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2021 Oct 1535766 x 35847 km, 1437.1 min, 9°.3
112.3 eastFengyun 2F380492012-002A2021 Oct 1635776 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.2
104.5 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2021 Oct 1635771 x 35807 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
99.7 eastFengyun 2G403672014-090A2021 Oct 1635778 x 35797 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.3
86.3 eastFengyun 2E334632008-066A2021 Oct 1535777 x 35799 km, 1436.2 min, 5°.4
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2021 Oct 1635781 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
79.1 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2021 Oct 1635769 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.5
76.0 eastElektro-L №3449032019-095A2021 Oct 1635779 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2021 Oct 1635736 x 35837 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
69.5 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2021 Oct 1635763 x 35804 km, 1435.9 min, 15°.0
61.7 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2021 Oct 1635757 x 35817 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
41.4 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2021 Oct 1635780 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.6
16.7 eastElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2021 Oct 1635740 x 35800 km, 1435.2 min, 5°.8
9.5 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2021 Oct 1635779 x 35799 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.3
3.5 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2021 Oct 1635782 x 35789 km, 1436.0 min, 5°.5
0.1 eastMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2021 Oct 1635784 x 35793 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.4

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 Oct 17, 01:48 UTC

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