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Geostationary Weather Satellites. 2007 global coverage with -- 5 satellite programs – (USA, Europe, India, China, Japan) -- 10 satellites (8 operational). USA: NOAA. GOES GOES-11 (GOES-West) operational at 135W GOES-12 (GOES-East) operational at 75W GOES-10 operational at 60W

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Geostationary weather satellites

Geostationary Weather Satellites

2007 global coverage with

-- 5 satellite programs – (USA, Europe, India, China, Japan)

-- 10 satellites (8 operational)


Usa noaa
USA: NOAA

  • GOES

    • GOES-11 (GOES-West) operational at 135W

    • GOES-12 (GOES-East) operational at 75W

    • GOES-10 operational at 60W

    • GOES-13 launched 2006, in storage, Science Test (ended 12-31-06)

      at 105W


Europe eumetsat
Europe: EUMETSAT

  • Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)

    • Meteosat-8 (MSG-1) operational at 0 deg lon

    • Meteosat-7 operational at 57E


India insat
India: INSAT

  • INSAT (Kalpana-1) operational at 74E


China fy 2c
China: FY-2C

  • FY-2C operational at 105E


Japan mtsat
Japan: MTSAT

  • MTSAT-1R operational at 140E









INSAT (Kalpana-1) 74E IR

real-time images available online at http://www.imd.ernet.in/section/satmet/dynamic/insat.htm



MTSAT-1R 140E IR window NESDIS server

MTSAT-2 was launched in 2006, and is in standby mode at 145E.


GOMS-1 76E IR image from 21 Jun 97

GOMS-1 failed and is no longer operational.

Russia’s GOMS-Electro-1 is scheduled for launch in 2007.


COMS:

Korea plans to launch its first geostationary weather satellite in 2008, to be located either at 116.2 E or 128.2E


Information on the status of current geostaionary weather satellites and plans for future satellites are available online at :http://www.wmo.ch/web/sat/GOSstatus.html


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