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2024 Feb 28
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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: 2024 Feb 27, 03:48 UTC

Longi-
tude (°)
Satellite Cat
no
Desig- nation Orbit
Epoch
Orbit
0.4 westMTG - I1 (Meteosat Third Generation - Imager 1)547432022-170C2024 Feb 2635785 x 35787 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
14.5 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2024 Feb 2635775 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 4°.6
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2024 Feb 2635782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
104.7 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
108.4 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2024 Feb 2635778 x 35794 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
125.8 westGOES 1 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)83661975-100A2024 Feb 2635769 x 35791 km, 1435.8 min, 6°.7
134.4 westGOES 6 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)140501983-041A2024 Feb 2635776 x 35794 km, 1436.0 min, 11°.5
137.0 westGOES 18 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)518502022-021A2024 Feb 2635785 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.2 westGOES 5 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)124721981-049A2024 Feb 2635787 x 35797 km, 1436.4 min, 10°.9
170.1 eastFengyun 2B (Fengyun 2-02)263822000-032A2024 Feb 2635827 x 35838 km, 1438.4 min, 12°.4
165.8 eastElektro-L №4555062023-016A2024 Feb 2635777 x 35797 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2024 Feb 2635782 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2024 Feb 2635783 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
121.8 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2024 Feb 2635725 x 35816 km, 1435.3 min, 7°.2
112.2 eastFengyun 2F (Fengyun 2-05)380492012-002A2024 Feb 2635773 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 5°.3
104.7 eastFengyun 4-02 (Fengyun 4B)488082021-047A2024 Feb 2635764 x 35812 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.2
104.6 eastFengyun 4A (Fengyun 4-01)418822016-077A2024 Feb 2635768 x 35808 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.2
99.8 eastFengyun 2G (Fengyun 2-05)403672014-090A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35793 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.5
86.5 eastFengyun 2E (Fengyun 2-05)334632008-066A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35795 km, 1436.2 min, 7°.3
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2024 Feb 2635776 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
79.2 eastFengyun 2H (Fengyun 2-05)434912018-050A2024 Feb 2635783 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.9
76.0 eastElektro-L №3449032019-095A2024 Feb 2635781 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
75.0 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2024 Feb 2635754 x 35809 km, 1435.8 min, 14°.8
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2024 Feb 2635732 x 35842 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
61.3 eastGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2024 Feb 2635771 x 35803 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
51.2 eastElektro-L №1 (GOMS № 2)373442011-001A2024 Feb 2635793 x 35842 km, 1437.7 min, 7°.8
45.8 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2024 Feb 2635782 x 35788 km, 1436.0 min, 7°.4
9.4 eastMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2024 Feb 2635775 x 35794 km, 1436.0 min, 1°.1
0.0 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2024 Feb 2635779 x 35795 km, 1436.1 min, 2°.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.

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