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2023 Jan 29
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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.

Updated: 2023 Jan 28, 06:48 UTC

Longi-
tude (°)
Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2023 Jan 2735777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.6
68.5 westGOES 5 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)124721981-049A2023 Jan 2735790 x 35794 km, 1436.4 min, 11°.6
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2023 Jan 2735784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
80.9 westGOES 6 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)140501983-041A2023 Jan 2735785 x 35806 km, 1436.5 min, 12°.2
91.9 westGOES 1 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)83661975-100A2023 Jan 2735788 x 35806 km, 1436.6 min, 7°.7
104.6 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2023 Jan 2735717 x 35858 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
128.3 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2023 Jan 2735777 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
137.0 westGOES 18 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)518502022-021A2023 Jan 2735786 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
145.3 eastElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2023 Jan 2735758 x 35813 km, 1436.0 min, 6°.8
140.7 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2023 Jan 2735782 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.6 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2023 Jan 2735783 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
132.8 eastFengyun 4B488082021-047A2023 Jan 2735771 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.1
112.1 eastFengyun 2F380492012-002A2023 Jan 2735782 x 35794 km, 1436.2 min, 4°.3
104.7 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2023 Jan 2735763 x 35810 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
99.9 eastFengyun 2G403672014-090A2023 Jan 2735783 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.5
86.3 eastFengyun 2E334632008-066A2023 Jan 2735782 x 35796 km, 1436.2 min, 6°.4
82.0 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2023 Jan 2735780 x 35794 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
79.4 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2023 Jan 2735778 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.7
76.2 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2023 Jan 2735769 x 35812 km, 1436.3 min, 14°.9
76.0 eastElektro-L №3449032019-095A2023 Jan 2735782 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2023 Jan 2735729 x 35845 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
61.3 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2023 Jan 2735768 x 35807 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.2
45.7 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2023 Jan 2735780 x 35791 km, 1436.0 min, 6°.5
11.9 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2023 Jan 2535737 x 35828 km, 1435.9 min, 8°.2
9.5 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2023 Jan 2735782 x 35796 km, 1436.2 min, 1°.9
0.7 eastMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2023 Jan 2735780 x 35788 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.5

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.

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