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Weather and Geoestationary Satellites
As its name says, are satellites whose main objective is to provide data and images of the displacement of masses of air, temperature, wind, etc.. In this category can be found the GOES and Meteosat geostationary satellites in addition to the satellites of NOAA series. The weather satellites are the most important tool to weather forecast.
Satellite Launch Norad Incl.
degrees
Apogee
Km
Perigee
Km
Period
min
Options
METEOSAT-7199724932U1136390363021465Tracking
NOAA 15199825338U99812799101Tracking
METEOSAT-8 (MSG-1)200227509U535788357831436Tracking
KALPANA-1 (METSAT 1)200227525U635839357321436Tracking
INSAT-3A200327714U135974358591443Tracking
NOAA 18200528654U99862840102Tracking
METEOSAT-9 (MSG-2)200528912U235788357811436Tracking
HIMAWARI-7 (MTSAT-2)200628937U035801357701436Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM6200629047U72833760101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM1200629048U72828766101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM5200629049U72822771101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM3200629050U7273466299Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM4200629051U72844748101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM2200629052U72824768101Tracking
GOES 13200629155U035809357651436Tracking
METOP-A200629499U99821820101Tracking
FENGYUN 2D200629640U435809357691436Tracking
FENGYUN 3A200832958U98833819101Tracking
FENGYUN 2E200833463U235802357751436Tracking
NOAA 19200933591U99862842102Tracking
GOES 14200935491U035806357671436Tracking
METEOR-M 1200935865U98820817101Tracking
GOES 15201036411U035795357711436Tracking
COMS 1201036744U035791357831436Tracking
FENGYUN 3B201037214U99851828102Tracking
ELEKTRO-L 1 (GOMS 2)201137344U235820357861437Tracking
SUOMI NPP201137849U99827826101Tracking
FENGYUN 2F201238049U235801357771436Tracking
METEOSAT-10 (MSG-3)201238552U135785357811436Tracking
METOP-B201238771U99821820101Tracking
FENGYUN 3C201339260U99828825101Tracking
METEOR-M 2201440069U99826820101Tracking
HIMAWARI-8201440267U035789357841436Tracking
FENGYUN 2G201440367U035802357721436Tracking
METEOSAT-11 (MSG-4)201540732U235788357821436Tracking
ELEKTRO-L 2201541105U035794357771436Tracking
HIMAWARI-9201641836U035790357821436Tracking
GOES 16201641866U035791357811436Tracking
FENGYUN 4A201641882U035739357141433Tracking
CYGFM05201641884U3553651495Tracking
CYGFM04201641885U3553451495Tracking
CYGFM02201641886U3553551495Tracking
CYGFM01201641887U3553751495Tracking
CYGFM08201641888U3553651495Tracking
CYGFM06201641889U3553351495Tracking
CYGFM07201641890U3553351495Tracking
CYGFM03201641891U3553251495Tracking
Satellites Orbital Parameters

The table above shows the main parameters and information available for this satellite.

Satellite: This column shows the name of the object in orbit. In some cases the official name ends with the words R/B, meaning that it is a piece or any stage from some rocket booster.

Norad: North American Aerospace Defense Command, the Air Defence Command of the United States, responsible for the catalogue of objects in orbit. The number indicates the record of the satellite in the Norad archives.

Inclination: Angle formed between the orbit of the satellite and terrestrial line of the equator. Satellites with inclination of 0 degrees follow the equator line and are called equatorial orbit satellites. When the inclination is 90 degrees its orbit crosses the terrestrial poles and are called polar orbiting satellites. When the inclination is less or equal latitude of the place of observation, the satellite be seen directly if conditions permit.

Apogee: Maximum distance that the object is far from the center of the Earth.

Perigee: Highest approchement between the object and the center of the Earth. The figures shown already discounting the radius of the Earth, 6378 Km. One Perigee value equal to the value of Apogee indicates a circular orbit satellite.

Period: Value in minutes that a satellite takes to complete one orbit of perigee to perigee. Satellites in polar orbit, positioned at 800 km in altitude will take approximately 102 minutes to complete one revolution. The International Space Station, 350 km above the surface, completes its orbit in 90 minutes.

The lower the altitude of a satellite, more speed he needs to keep in orbit and not re-enters the atmosphere.

Geostationary satellites have a period of approximately 1436 minutes with inclination of 0 degrees (equatorial orbit). Because this is the same time it takes Earth to complete one turn on its axis, geostationary satellites appear static on the same geographic point. To this happens the satellite should be positioned about 36 thousand kilometers in altitude.

Note and Frequency: Filled with additional information where possible. The frequencies shown, when provided, are those captured by enthusiasts or informed by the official organizations of disclosure.

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