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2022 Jan 25
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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
0.4 westMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2022 Jan 2435781 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
14.4 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2022 Jan 2435779 x 35794 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.6
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2022 Jan 2435782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
100.7 westGOES 1 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)83661975-100A2022 Jan 2435765 x 35783 km, 1435.5 min, 8°.6
104.4 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2022 Jan 2435728 x 35846 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
108.5 westGOES 6 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)140501983-041A2022 Jan 2435762 x 35781 km, 1435.3 min, 12°.7
118.3 westGOES 5 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)124721981-049A2022 Jan 2435764 x 35773 km, 1435.2 min, 12°.2
128.4 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2022 Jan 2435782 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
137.2 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2022 Jan 2435785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2022 Jan 2435785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.6 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2022 Jan 2435783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
123.6 eastFengyun 4B488082021-047A2022 Jan 2435761 x 35811 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
112.2 eastFengyun 2F380492012-002A2022 Jan 2535763 x 35809 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.4
104.5 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2022 Jan 2135763 x 35813 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
99.8 eastFengyun 2G403672014-090A2022 Jan 2435771 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.6
86.5 eastFengyun 2E334632008-066A2022 Jan 2435772 x 35805 km, 1436.2 min, 5°.6
82.2 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2022 Jan 2435784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
78.9 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2022 Jan 2435773 x 35798 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.8
76.0 eastElektro-L №3449032019-095A2022 Jan 2435782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
74.6 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2022 Jan 2435767 x 35797 km, 1435.8 min, 15°.0
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2022 Jan 2435732 x 35841 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
61.8 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2022 Jan 2435763 x 35808 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.4
41.4 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2022 Jan 2435783 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.8
9.5 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2022 Jan 2435784 x 35785 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.3
3.3 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2022 Jan 2435781 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.7

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: 2022 Jan 25, 02:47 UTC

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