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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-7199724932U1135793357781436Tracking
NOAA 15199825338U99814798101Tracking
METEOSAT-8 (MSG-1)200227509U535787357841436Tracking
KALPANA-1 (METSAT 1)200227525U635851357201436Tracking
INSAT-3A200327714U135988358501443Tracking
NOAA 18200528654U99862841102Tracking
METEOSAT-9 (MSG-2)200528912U235789357851436Tracking
HIMAWARI-7 (MTSAT-2)200628937U035803357701436Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM6200629047U72833760101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM1200629048U72830764101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM5200629049U72822771101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM3200629050U7273466299Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM4200629051U72847746101Tracking
FORMOSAT-3 FM2200629052U72826766101Tracking
GOES 13200629155U035807357671436Tracking
METOP-A200629499U99822819101Tracking
FENGYUN 2D200629640U435807357701436Tracking
FENGYUN 3A200832958U98833820101Tracking
FENGYUN 2E200833463U235798357681436Tracking
NOAA 19200933591U99862842102Tracking
GOES 14200935491U035813357591436Tracking
METEOR-M 1200935865U98821816101Tracking
GOES 15201036411U035789357801436Tracking
COMS 1201036744U035791357821436Tracking
FENGYUN 3B201037214U99852826102Tracking
ELEKTRO-L 1 (GOMS 2)201137344U235815357781437Tracking
SUOMI NPP201137849U99828825101Tracking
FENGYUN 2F201238049U135792357751436Tracking
METEOSAT-10 (MSG-3)201238552U135790357851436Tracking
METOP-B201238771U99821819101Tracking
FENGYUN 3C201339260U99827826101Tracking
METEOR-M 2201440069U99827819101Tracking
HIMAWARI-8201440267U035790357831436Tracking
FENGYUN 2G201440367U135795357841436Tracking
METEOSAT-11 (MSG-4)201540732U235792357771436Tracking
ELEKTRO-L 2201541105U035793357791436Tracking
HIMAWARI-9201641836U035789357821436Tracking
GOES 16201641866U035794357791436Tracking
FENGYUN 4A201641882U035801357751436Tracking
CYGFM05201641884U3553751595Tracking
CYGFM04201641885U3553451595Tracking
CYGFM02201641886U3553551595Tracking
CYGFM01201641887U3553651695Tracking
CYGFM08201641888U3553651595Tracking
CYGFM06201641889U3553451595Tracking
CYGFM07201641890U3553351495Tracking
CYGFM03201641891U3553351595Tracking
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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