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2022 Aug 14
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Geosynchronous Satellites - US Government and Military

This a list of satellites mainly in the series of named 'USA xxx' or carrying the predecessor 'OPS' designations. It is in order of geographical location round the equator.

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.


Longi-
tude (°)
Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
10.0 westUSA 269 (SDS [-3 F-8?])417242016-047A2022 Feb 2835777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.5
12.0 westUSA 275 (Wideband Global SATCOM 9)420752017-016A2022 Aug 1335784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
13.4 westUSA 324 (GSSAP 5)512802022-006A2022 Aug 1135750 x 35826 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
15.5 westMUOS 3 (Mobile User Objective System 3)403742015-002A2022 Aug 1335544 x 36029 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.6
22.8 westUSA 146 (UFO F-10)259671999-063A2022 Aug 1235763 x 35811 km, 1436.1 min, 8°.8
24.0 westUSA 236 (SDS-3 F-6)384662012-033A2022 Feb 2835754 x 35820 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.0
24.2 westOPS 4258 (Aquacade 3)105081977-114A2020 Sep 2235719 x 35864 km, 1436.3 min, 15°.2
25.9 westOPS 0441 (Vortex 4)146751984-009A2021 May 731563 x 40033 km, 1436.7 min, 6°.3
26.9 westUSA 139 (Mentor 2/Advanced Orion 2)253361998-029A2022 Feb 2835610 x 35964 km, 1436.1 min, 8°.0
38.0 westUSA 241 (SBIRS GEO 2)391202013-011A2022 Aug 1335776 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.0
42.5 westUSA 170 (DSCS III F-14)278752003-040A2022 Aug 1235767 x 35804 km, 1436.0 min, 7°.5
49.1 westUSA 159 (DSP F-21)268802001-033A2022 Aug 1235782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 11°.5
49.6 westOPS 4029 (Vortex 3)129301981-107A2021 May 732111 x 39487 km, 1436.7 min, 6°.6
52.5 westUSA 243 (Wideband Global SATCOM 5)391682013-024A2022 Aug 1335786 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
67.5 westUSA 288 (AEHF 4)436512018-079A2022 Aug 1335767 x 35805 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.5
90.0 westUSA 99 (Milstar 1 DFS)229881994-009A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 15°.4
94.2 westUSA 235 (AEHF 2)382542012-019A2022 Aug 1335776 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.5
96.5 westUSA 107 (DSP F-17)234351994-084A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 14°.6
100.0 westMUOS 1 (Mobile User Objective System 1)380932012-009A2022 Aug 1335559 x 36014 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.0
105.1 westMUOS 5 (Mobile User Objective System 5)416222016-041A2022 Aug 1334936 x 36637 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.5
111.5 westOPS 9431 (DSCS II A-1)55871971-095A2022 Aug 1335771 x 35801 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.2
111.6 westSTPSat 6 (Space Test Program Satellite)498172021-118A2022 Aug 1335784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
112.3 westUSA 135 (DSCS III F-10)250191997-065A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 11°.1
120.0 westUSA 115 (Milstar 2 DFS)237121995-060A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 13°.5
124.2 westUSA 157 (Milstar 4)267152001-009A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 10°.1
130.1 westUSA 167 (DSCS III F-13)276912003-008A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 8°.2
135.2 westUSA 244 (Wideband Global SATCOM 6)392222013-041A2022 Aug 1335786 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
141.1 westUSA 227 (SDS-3 F-5)373772011-011A2020 Nov 2135771 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.6
155.0 westUSA 246 (AEHF 3)392562013-050A2022 Aug 1335567 x 36004 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.8
159.4 westUSA 273 (SBIRS GEO 3)419372017-004A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.2
165.6 westUSA 149 (DSP F-20)263562000-024A2022 Aug 1335778 x 35790 km, 1436.0 min, 12°.1
177.0 westMUOS 2 (Mobile User Objective System 2)392062013-036A2022 Aug 1335551 x 36021 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.7
178.4 westOPS 7329 (Canyon 3)45101970-069A2022 Aug 1331747 x 39824 km, 1436.0 min, 10°.5
179.9 westUSA 148 (DSCS III F-11)260522000-001A2022 Aug 1335779 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 9°.6
176.7 eastUSA 138 (UFO F-8)252581998-016A2022 Aug 1335766 x 35794 km, 1435.8 min, 9°.5
175.0 eastUSA 263 (Wideband Global SATCOM 7)407462015-036A2022 Aug 1335786 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
172.3 eastUSA 108 (UFO F-4)234671995-003A2022 Aug 1335763 x 35810 km, 1436.1 min, 9°.8
170.0 eastUSA 252 (SDS [-3 F-7?] )397512014-027A2020 Jun 1735771 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.7
152.1 eastUSA 169 (Milstar 6)277112003-012A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 10°.2
149.8 eastUSA 272 (Wideband Global SATCOM 8)418792016-075A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35787 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
139.0 eastUSA 282 (SBIRS GEO 4)431622018-009A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.4
137.8 eastUSA 298 (AEHF 6)454652020-022B2022 Aug 1335602 x 35971 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.8
134.2 eastUSA 153 (DSCS III F-12)265752000-065A2022 Aug 1235784 x 35786 km, 1436.0 min, 9°.2
134.1 eastUSA 283 (Continuous Broadcast Augmenting SATCOM)433392018-036A2022 Aug 1235785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
128.6 eastUSA 257 (CLIO)402082014-055A2020 Jun 2835721 x 35847 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.1
126.4 eastUSA 110 (Mentor 1/Advanced Orion 1)235671995-022A2021 Jan 1735652 x 35922 km, 1436.1 min, 15°.1
110.1 eastUSA 155 (SDS-3 F-1)266352000-080A2021 Jan 1335726 x 35847 km, 1436.1 min, 9°.3
105.5 eastUSA 268 (Mentor 7/Advanced Orion 7)415842016-036A2021 Sep 735580 x 35995 km, 1436.1 min, 6°.3
103.8 eastUSA 113 (DSCS III F-9)236281995-038A2022 Aug 1235782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 12°.1
100.0 eastUSA 162 (SDS-3 F-2)269482001-046A2020 Jun 2435778 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 10°.9
95.5 eastUSA 223 (Mentor 5/Advanced Orion 5)372322010-063A2021 Sep 735643 x 35931 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.1
92.1 eastUSA 279 (SDS-4 F1?)429492017-066A2021 Sep 635771 x 35804 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.8
88.4 eastUSA 233 (Wideband Global SATCOM 4)380702012-003A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
87.4 eastUSA 176 (DSP F-22)281582004-004A2022 Aug 1235785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 10°.2
83.5 eastUSA 37 (Chalet 6)199761989-035A2022 Jul 2031812 x 39763 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.8
81.9 eastUSA 250 (SIGINT?)396522014-020A2022 Jul 1935720 x 35854 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.1
78.1 eastUSA 211 (Wideband Global SATCOM 3)361082009-068A2022 Aug 1335783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
76.4 eastOPS 6063 (Rhyolite 2)63801973-013A2022 Aug 1335663 x 35912 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.9
75.0 eastMUOS 4 (Mobile User Objective System 4)408872015-044A2022 Aug 1335570 x 36004 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.6
74.5 eastUSA 174 (UFO F-11)281172003-057A2022 Aug 1335765 x 35808 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.1
71.9 eastUSA 46 (FltSatCom F-8)202531989-077A2022 Aug 1235753 x 35819 km, 1436.1 min, 12°.8
67.7 eastUSA 171 (Mentor 3/Advanced Orion 3)279372003-041A2022 Jul 1935588 x 35987 km, 1436.1 min, 12°.7
66.2 eastUSA 230 (SBIRS GEO 1)374812011-019A2022 Aug 1335778 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.0
64.8 eastOPS 5346 (Rhyolite 1)44181970-046A2021 Jun 135746 x 35832 km, 1436.2 min, 2°.5
62.6 eastUSA 271 (GSSAP 4)417452016-052B2022 Aug 1035787 x 35819 km, 1436.9 min, 0°.5
61.9 eastUSA 207 (PAN)358152009-047A2022 Jul 1935701 x 35866 km, 1435.9 min, 0°.1
60.3 eastUSA 291 (Wideband Global SATCOM 10)440712019-014A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
57.5 eastUSA 204 (Wideband Global SATCOM 2)347132009-017A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
55.6 eastUSA 237 (Mentor 6/Advanced Orion 6)385282012-034A2022 Jul 1935622 x 35952 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.0
54.6 eastUSA 292 (AEHF 5)444812019-051A2022 Aug 1335764 x 35813 km, 1436.2 min, 4°.3
50.8 eastUSA 311 (Mentor 8/Advanced Orion 8)472372019-095A2022 Jul 1935576 x 35998 km, 1436.1 min, 6°.7
49.4 eastUSA 118 (Mercury 2)238551996-026A2022 Jun 2134175 x 37400 km, 1436.1 min, 8°.6
44.0 eastUSA 202 (Mentor 4/Advanced Orion 4)334902009-001A2022 Jul 1935720 x 35854 km, 1436.1 min, 6°.8
42.0 eastUSA 105 (Mercury 1)232231994-054A2022 Jul 1935637 x 35934 km, 1436.0 min, 12°.5
28.8 eastUSA 95 (UFO F-2)227871993-056A2022 Aug 1335773 x 35797 km, 1436.0 min, 11°.5
20.9 eastUSA 315 (SBIRS GEO 5)486182021-042A2022 Aug 1235774 x 35799 km, 1436.1 min, 7°.3
19.0 eastUSA 164 (Milstar 5)271682002-001A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 9°.6
10.4 eastOPS 4966 (Canyon 6)79631975-055A2020 Jan 1930029 x 41530 km, 1435.7 min, 16°.2
8.9 eastUSA 104 (UFO F-3)231321994-035A2022 Aug 1335757 x 35793 km, 1435.5 min, 11°.8
6.0 eastUSA 195 (Wideband Global SATCOM 1)322582007-046A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
4.0 eastUSA 214 (AEHF 1)368682010-039A2022 Aug 1235755 x 35817 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.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 Aug 14, 05:48 UTC

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