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2022 Aug 14
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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
0.2 westMeteosat 11 (MSG 4)407322015-034A2022 Aug 1335782 x 35793 km, 1436.2 min, 0°.4
14.4 westElektro-L №2 (GOMS № 3)411052015-074A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35796 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.1
74.7 westGOES 5 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)124721981-049A2022 Aug 1335765 x 35786 km, 1435.5 min, 11°.9
75.2 westGOES 16 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)418662016-071A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
77.1 westGOES 6 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)140501983-041A2022 Aug 1335758 x 35803 km, 1435.8 min, 12°.4
80.6 westGOES 1 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)83661975-100A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35796 km, 1436.0 min, 8°.1
104.6 westGOES 14 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)354912009-033A2022 Aug 1335725 x 35848 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
128.1 westGOES 15 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)364112010-008A2022 Aug 1335767 x 35807 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.4
137.0 westGOES 18 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)518502022-021A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35798 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
137.3 westGOES 17 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)432262018-022A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35789 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
140.8 eastHimawari 9418362016-064A2022 Aug 1335784 x 35790 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
140.7 eastHimawari 8402672014-060A2022 Aug 1335782 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
133.1 eastFengyun 4B488082021-047A2022 Aug 1335777 x 35794 km, 1436.0 min, 0°.1
112.2 eastFengyun 2F380492012-002A2022 Aug 1235784 x 35788 km, 1436.1 min, 3°.9
104.6 eastFengyun 4A418822016-077A2022 Aug 1335774 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
99.7 eastFengyun 2G403672014-090A2022 Aug 1335785 x 35790 km, 1436.2 min, 2°.1
86.7 eastFengyun 2E334632008-066A2022 Aug 1335775 x 35800 km, 1436.1 min, 6°.0
82.3 eastElektro (GOMS № 1)233271994-069A2022 Aug 1235762 x 35810 km, 1436.1 min, 14°.9
82.1 eastInsat 3D392162013-038B2022 Aug 1335781 x 35792 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
79.2 eastFengyun 2H434912018-050A2022 Aug 1335769 x 35806 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.3
76.0 eastElektro-L №3449032019-095A2022 Aug 1335780 x 35794 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.1
74.0 eastInSat 3DR417522016-054A2022 Aug 1335741 x 35832 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.0
61.3 eastGOES 13 (Geostationary Orbit Environment Satellite)291552006-018A2022 Aug 1335763 x 35809 km, 1436.1 min, 0°.7
45.7 eastMeteosat 9 (MSG 2)289122005-049B2022 Aug 1335784 x 35787 km, 1436.0 min, 6°.1
41.6 eastMeteosat 8 (MSG 1)275092002-040B2022 Aug 1335782 x 35796 km, 1436.2 min, 8°.1
19.7 eastMeteosat 1104891977-108A2022 Aug 1235760 x 35837 km, 1436.7 min, 8°.6
9.2 eastMeteosat 10 (MSG 3)385522012-035B2022 Aug 1335784 x 35791 km, 1436.1 min, 1°.6

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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