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
2007 global coverage with
-- 5 satellite programs – (USA, Europe, India, China, Japan)
-- 10 satellites (8 operational)
real-time images available online at http://www.imd.ernet.in/section/satmet/dynamic/insat.htm
MTSAT-2 was launched in 2006, and is in standby mode at 145E.
GOMS-1 failed and is no longer operational.
Russia’s GOMS-Electro-1 is scheduled for launch in 2007.
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