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Space-based WMO Integrated Global Observing System

Satellite Status

Maintained by WMO on behalf of CGMS.

This page lists the status of current and future satellites contributing to the WMO Integrated Global Observing System (WIGOS). This information is extracted from OSCAR/Space(Observing Systems Capability Analysis and Review Tool). For further information, please go directly to the tool, which offers search, filter and export facilities and addresses a larger number of Earth observation satellites.

The links in the tables also lead directly to OSCAR/Space. For more details on the satellites, e.g. payload characteristics, data access or telecommunication frequencies please click on the respective name.

 

Core Meteorological Satellite Programmes
Contributing to WIGOS 
  Sustained or R&D Satellite Programmes 
Contributing to WIGOS
Geostationary orbit Current GEO Satellites Future GEO Satellites   Highly elliptical or geosynchronous
orbit
Current HEO Satellites Future HEO Satellites
Sun-synchronous Current Sun-sync. Satellites Future Sun-sync. Satellites   Low Earth orbit Current LEO Satellites Future LEO Satellites
        Specific orbits (for space weather) Current other Satellites Future other Satellites

 

Current Geostationary Meteorological Satellites

Sector Long Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
East Pacific 137.2 ° W GOES-17

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
2018-03-01 ABI
DCIS
EXIS
GEOS&R 
GLM
SEISS/EHIS
SEISS/MPS
SEISS/SGPS
SEM/MAG
SUVI
  • Initially at 89.5°W, is at 137.2°W since 12 February 2019.
128 ° W GOES-15

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
2010-03-04 DCIS
GEOS&R 
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)
SEM/EPS
SEM/HEPAD
SEM/MAG
SEM/XRS-EUV
SOUNDER
SXI
  • Initially stored in stand-by position at 89.5°W.
  • Moved to 135°W in December 2011 to replace GOES-11 as GOES-W.
  • SXI and XRS are backup instruments of GOES-14 for Space weather service 
West Atlantic 105 ° W GOES-14

(Stand-by)
NOAA
NASA
2009-06-27 DCIS
GEOS&R 
IMAGER (GOES 12-15)
SEM/EPS
SEM/HEPAD
SEM/MAG
SEM/XRS-EUV
SOUNDER
SXI
  • Initially stored in back-up position at 105°W
  • From 23 Sept to 19 Oct 2012, moved at towards 75°W to back-up GOES-13, stopped at 89.5°W after GOES-13 service recovery
  • From 19 Dec 2012 to 6 Feb 2013, moved back towards 105°W at 0.34 degrees/day.
  • Activated as back-up for GOES-13 for a couple of weeks starting from 23 May 2013, keeping the 105°W position.
  • Currently in nominal configuration as "hot" stand-by.  SXI and XRS are primary instruments for Space weather service.
75.2 ° W GOES-16

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
2016-11-19 ABI
DCIS
EXIS
GEOS&R 
GLM
SEISS/EHIS
SEISS/MPS
SEISS/SGPS
SEM/MAG
SUVI
  • After a long-lasting commissioning phase at 89.5°W, the satellite has been moved to 75.2°W, reached in mid-December 2017.  It has been declared operational on 18 December 2017.
East Atlantic 0 ° Meteosat-11

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2015-07-15 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
GERB
SEVIRI
  • Commissioning completed on 16 December 2015.
  • In storage until end 2017, then moved to the operational position.
3.5 ° E Meteosat-9

(Stand-by)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2005-12-21 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
GERB
SEVIRI
  • Primary operational satellite at 0° as of 11 April 2007.  Replaced by Meteosat-10 as of 21 January 2013.  RSS service taken over from Meteosat-8 on 9 April 2013.
  • Prime GERB service.
  • HRIT not activated. High Rate Information is disseminated in near-real-time by EUMETCast.
9.5 ° E Meteosat-10

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2012-07-05 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
GERB
SEVIRI
  • Initially placed at 3.4°, it has replaced Meteosat-9 at 0° as of 21 January 2013, then moved to 9.5°E for rapid scanning.
Indian Ocean 41.5 ° E Meteosat-8 (IODC)

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2016-09-15 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
GERB
SEVIRI
  • Re-location of Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean.
  • The launch date should be understood as the date of the satellite reaching the position of 41.5°E.
  • Since then, parallel operations with Meteosat-7 IODC have taken place, until a final transition to Meteosat-8 IODC on 1st February 2017.
74 ° E INSAT-3DR

(Operational)
ISRO
 
2016-09-08 DCS (INSAT)
IMAGER (INSAT)
SAS&R
SOUNDER (INSAT)
 
76 ° E Electro-L N2

(Operational)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
2015-12-11 DCS (Electro)
GEOS&R (Electro)
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS
 
79 ° E FY-2H

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2018-06-05 DCS (FY)
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)
SEM (FY-2)
SXM
 
82 ° E INSAT-3D

(Operational)
ISRO
 
2013-07-25 DCS (INSAT)
IMAGER (INSAT)
SAS&R
SOUNDER (INSAT)
 
99.5 ° E FY-2G

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2014-12-31 DCS (FY)
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)
SEM (FY-2)
SXM
  • Replacing FY-2E at 105°E as of 3 June 2015.
  • Re-located at 99.5°E on 16 April 2018.
105 ° E FY-4A

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2016-12-10 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LMI
SEP-fields
  • Re-located from the initial position (99.5°E) to the current operational position (105°E nominal) on 16 April 2018
West Pacific 112 ° E FY-2F

(Stand-by)
CMA
NRSCC
2012-01-13 DCS (FY)
S-VISSR (FY-2F/G/H)
SEM (FY-2)
SXM
  • Used for regional scanning.
128.2 ° E COMS

(Operational)
KMA
KARI
ME
MLTM
2010-06-26 GOCI
MI
 
128.2 ° E GEO-KOMPSAT-2A

(Operational)
KMA
KARI
ME
MLTM
2018-12-04 AMI
KSEM/CM
KSEM/MG
KSEM/PD
 
140.7 ° E Himawari-8

(Operational)
JMA
 
2014-10-07 AHI
DCS (Himawari)
SEDA
  • Replaced MTSAT-2 as operational satellite on 7 July 2015.
140.7 ° E Himawari-9

(Stand-by)
JMA
 
2016-11-02 AHI
DCS (Himawari)
SEDA
  • Himawari-9 will replace Himawari-8 as primary in 2022.

 

Future Geostationary Meteorological Satellites

Sector Long Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
East Pacific 137 ° W GOES-T

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
≥2020 ABI
DCIS
EXIS
GEOS&R 
GLM
SEISS/EHIS
SEISS/MPS
SEISS/SGPS
SEM/MAG
SUVI
  • Longitude (137°W or 75°W) to be confirmed in due time.
West Atlantic 75 ° W GOES-U

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
≥2025 ABI
CCOR
DCIS
EXIS
GEOS&R 
GLM
SEISS/EHIS
SEISS/MPS
SEISS/SGPS
SEM/MAG
SUVI
  • Longitude (137°W or 75°W) to be confirmed in due time.
East Atlantic 14.5 ° W Electro-L N3

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
≥2019-12 DCS (Electro)
GEOS&R (Electro)
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS
  • GEO position TBD between 14.5°W and 166°E.
  • Launch scheduled for December 2019.
0 ° MTG-I1

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2021 DCS (Meteosat)
FCI
GEOS&R 
LI
 
0 ° MTG-I2

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2025 DCS (Meteosat)
FCI
GEOS&R 
LI
 
0 ° MTG-I3

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2029 DCS (Meteosat)
FCI
GEOS&R 
LI
 
0 ° MTG-I4

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2033 DCS (Meteosat)
FCI
GEOS&R 
LI
 
0 ° MTG-S1

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2023 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
IRS
Sentinel-4
 
0 ° MTG-S2

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
EC
ESA
≥2031 DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
IRS
Sentinel-4
 
Indian Ocean 74 ° E INSAT-3DS

(Planned)
ISRO
 
≥2022 DCS (INSAT)
IMAGER (INSAT)
SAS&R
SOUNDER (INSAT)
  • Actual position and launch date TBD.
76 ° E Electro-L N5

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
≥2022 DCS (Electro)
GEOS&R (Electro)
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS
  • GEO position TBD between 76°E, 14.5°W and 166°E
86.5 ° E FY-4C

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2021 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
LMI
MEPS
MUSI
SEP-fields
SUVI (FY-4)
SXEUV
SXUS
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
86.5 ° E FY-4E

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2027 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
LMI
MEPS
MUSI
SEP-fields
SUVI (FY-4)
SXEUV
SXUS
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
  • The quoted launch date is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
86.5 ° E FY-4G

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2033 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
LMI
MEPS
MUSI
SEP-fields
SUVI (FY-4)
SXEUV
SXUS
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
  • The quoted launch date is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
105 ° E FY-4B

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2019 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GHI
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
MEPS
SEP-fields
SXEUV
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
105 ° E FY-4D

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2023 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
LMI
MEPS
MUSI
SEP-fields
SUVI (FY-4)
SXEUV
SXUS
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
  • The quoted launch date is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
105 ° E FY-4F

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2030 AGRI
DCS (FY)
GIIRS
HEPS
LEPS
LMI
MEPS
MUSI
SEP-fields
SUVI (FY-4)
SXEUV
SXUS
  • The quoted geostationary position is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
  • The quoted launch date is a guess.  The actual is TBD.
West Pacific 128.2 ° E GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

(Planned)
KMA
KARI
ME
MLTM
≥2020 GEMS
GOCI-II
 
166 ° E Electro-L N4

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
≥2021 DCS (Electro)
GEOS&R (Electro)
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS
  • GEO position TBD between 14.5°W and 166°E

 

Current Sun-synchronous Meteorological Satellites

Sector ECT Altitude Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
Early Morning Orbit 04:46 desc 870 km NOAA-19

(Operational)
NOAA
 
2009-02-06 A-DCS
AMSU-A
AVHRR/3
HIRS/4
MHS
S&RSAT
SBUV/2
SEM/MEPED
SEM/TED
  • The ECT, initially 14:00 asc, is drifting at a rate of 0.77 min/month.
06:20 asc 848 km DMSP-F16

(Unclear)
DoD
NOAA
2003-10-18 OLS
SESS/SSI/ES-3
SESS/SSJ5 
SESS/SSM-Boom
SESS/SSULI
SESS/SSUSI
SSMIS
 
06:20 desc 848 km DMSP-F17

(Operational)
DoD
NOAA
2006-11-04 OLS
SESS/SSI/ES-3
SESS/SSJ5 
SESS/SSM-Boom
SESS/SSULI
SESS/SSUSI
SSMIS
  • Satellite reassigned as primary operational following the loss of DMSP-19 in Feb 2016.
06:54 desc 813 km NOAA-15

(Operational)
NOAA
 
1998-05-13 AMSU-A
AMSU-B
AVHRR/3
DCS/2
HIRS/3
S&RSAT
SEM/MEPED
SEM/TED
  • LAC failed soon after launch.
  • The ECT, initially 07:30 desc, is drifting at a rate of 1.05 min/month.
Morning Orbit 07:08 desc 850 km DMSP-F18

(Operational)
DoD
NOAA
2009-10-18 OLS
SESS/SSI/ES-3
SESS/SSJ5 
SESS/SSM-Boom
SESS/SSULI
SESS/SSUSI
SSMIS
 
08:32 desc 854 km NOAA-18

(Operational)
NOAA
 
2005-05-20 AMSU-A
AVHRR/3
DCS/2
HIRS/4
MHS
S&RSAT
SBUV/2
SEM/MEPED
SEM/TED
  • The ECT, initially 13:30 asc, is drifting at a rate of 3.52 min/month.
09:30 asc 820 km Meteor-M N2

(Operational)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
2014-07-08 GGAK-M/KGI-4C
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA
IKFS-2
KMSS
MSU-MR
MTVZA-GY
SSPD
Severjanin-M
 
09:30 desc 827 km Metop-A

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2006-10-19 A-DCS
AMSU-A
ASCAT
AVHRR/3
GOME-2
GRAS
HIRS/4
IASI
MHS
S&RSAT
SEM/MEPED
SEM/TED
  • LRPT failed soon after launch, one AHRPT transmitter failed 6 months later.
  • Global data disseminated by EUMETCast became the primary dissemination system.
  • As of Sept 2008 the redundant AHRPT unit is utilised for a partial coverage, enabling the reception and retransmission of NRT data by EARS.
  • Operating as back-up / secondary in parallel with Metop-B since 24 April 2013.
  • For lifetime extension active orbit control has been suspended
09:30 desc 827 km Metop-B

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2012-09-17 A-DCS
AMSU-A
ASCAT
AVHRR/3
GOME-2
GRAS
HIRS/4
IASI
MHS
S&RSAT
SEM/MEPED
SEM/TED
  • Replacing MetOp-A for primary operations on 24 April 2013.
  • Dissemination via EUMETCast.
09:30 desc 817 km Metop-C

(Operational)
EUMETSAT
ESA
2018-11-07 A-DCS
AMSU-A
ASCAT
AVHRR/3
GOME-2
GRAS
IASI
MHS
 
10:15 desc 836 km FY-3C

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2013-09-23 ERM-1
GNOS
IRAS
MERSI-1
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-2
SBUS
SEM/HEPD
SEM/IMS
SIM-1
TOU
VIRR (FY-3)
  • Operational service suspended on 31 May 2015 for anomaly investigation. Recovered from 30 July onwards.
Afternoon orbit 13:25 asc 834 km NOAA-20

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
2017-11-18 ATMS
CERES
CrIS
OMPS-nadir
VIIRS
 
13:25 asc 833 km SNPP

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
2011-10-28 ATMS
CERES
CrIS
OMPS-limb
OMPS-nadir
VIIRS
 
13:38 asc 836 km FY-3B

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2010-11-04 ERM-1
IRAS
MERSI-1
MWHS-1
MWRI
MWTS-1
SBUS
SEM/HEPD
SEM/IMS
SIM-1
TOU
VIRR (FY-3)
  • The ECT of 14:45 asc refers to 14 July 2017.
14:00 asc 836 km FY-3D

(Operational)
CMA
NRSCC
2017-11-14 GAS
GNOS
HIRAS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-2
SWS/IPM
SWS/SEM/HEPD
SWS/SEM/IMS
SWS/WAI
 
14:50 asc 850 km DMSP-F15

(Unclear)
DoD
NOAA
1999-12-12 OLS
SEM/SSI/ES-2
SEM/SSJ4
SESS/SSM-Boom
SSM/I
SSM/T
SSM/T-2
 
15:15 asc 821 km Meteor-M N2-2

(Commissioning)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
2019-07-05 IKFS-2
KMSS
MSU-MR
MTVZA-GY
S&RSAT
SSPD
 
17:00 asc 852 km DMSP-F14

(Unclear)
DoD
NOAA
1997-04-04 OLS
SEM/SSI/ES-2
SEM/SSJ4
SEM/SSM
SSM/I
SSM/T
SSM/T-2
  • F14 tape recorder failed Aug 2008, thus no global data.

 

Future Sun-synchronous Meteorological Satellites

Sector ECT Altitude Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
Early Morning Orbit 06:00 desc 836 km FY-3E

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2020 ERM-2
GNOS
HIRAS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWTS-2
SIM-2
SWS/MIPM
SWS/SEM/HEPD
SWS/SEM/IMS
SWS/XEUVI
WindRAD
 
06:00 desc 836 km FY-3H

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2024 ERM-2
GNOS
HIRAS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWTS-3
SIM-2
SWS/MIPM
SWS/SEM/HEPD
SWS/SEM/IMS
SWS/XEUVI
WindRAD
 
Morning Orbit 09:00 desc 820.7 km Meteor-M N2-4

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
≥2021 GGAK-M/KGI-4C
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA
IKFS-2
KMSS
MSU-MR
MTVZA-GY
MeteoSAR
SSPD
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-A1

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2022 3MI
IASI-NG
MWS
MetImage
RO
Sentinel-5
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-A2

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2029 3MI
IASI-NG
MWS
MetImage
RO
Sentinel-5
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-A3

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2036 3MI
IASI-NG
MWS
MetImage
RO
Sentinel-5
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-B1

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2023 A-DCS
ICI 
MWI (MetOp-SG)
RO
SCA (Scatterometer)
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-B2

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2030 A-DCS
ICI 
MWI (MetOp-SG)
RO
SCA (Scatterometer)
 
09:30 desc 835 km EPS-SG-B3

(Planned)
EUMETSAT
ESA
≥2037 A-DCS
ICI 
MWI (MetOp-SG)
RO
SCA (Scatterometer)
 
10:00 desc 836 km FY-3F

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2021 ERM-2
GNOS
HIRAS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-3
OMS-limb
OMS-nadir
SIM-2
 
Afternoon orbit 13:30 asc 824 km JPSS-2

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
≥2022 ATMS
CrIS
OMPS-limb
OMPS-nadir
RBI
VIIRS
 
13:30 asc 824 km JPSS-3

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
≥2026 ATMS
CrIS
OMPS-limb
OMPS-nadir
RBI
VIIRS
 
13:30 asc 824 km JPSS-4

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
≥2031 ATMS
CrIS
OMPS-limb
OMPS-nadir
RBI
VIIRS
 
14:00 asc 836 km FY-3G

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
≥2022 GAS
GNOS
HIRAS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-3
SWS/IPM
SWS/WAI
 
15:09 asc 820.7 km Meteor-M N2-3

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
≥2020 GGAK-M/KGI-4C
GGAK-M/MSGI-MKA
IKFS-2
KMSS
MSU-MR
MTVZA-GY
MeteoSAR
SSPD
 

 

Current Highly Elliptical Orbit or Geosynchronous Satellites

Name Operator(s) Orbit Incl Launch Instruments Details

 

Future Highly Elliptical Orbit or Geosynchronous Satellites

Name Operator(s) Orbit Incl Launch Instruments Details
Arctica-M N1

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
Molniya 63.4° ≥2020 DCS/A
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS/A
 
Arctica-M N2

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
Molniya 63.4° ≥2023 DCS/A
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS/A
 
Arctica-M N3

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
Molniya 63.4° ≥2024 DCS/A
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS/A
 
Arctica-M N4

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
Molniya 63.4° ≥2025 DCS/A
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS/A
 
Arctica-M N5

(Planned)
RosHydroMet
Roscosmos
Molniya 63.4° ≥2025 DCS/A
GGAK-E/DIR-E
GGAK-E/FM-E
GGAK-E/GALS-E
GGAK-E/ISP-2M
GGAK-E/SKIF-6
GGAK-E/SKL-E
GGAK-E/VUSS-E
MSU-GS/A
 

 

Current Other LEO Satellites Contributing to WIGOS

 

Name Operator(s) ECT / Incl. Launch Instruments Details
Terra

(Operational)
NASA
 
10:30 desc 1999-12-18 ASTER
CERES
MISR
MODIS
MOPITT
 
PROBA-1

(Operational)
ESA
 
07:30 desc 2001-10-22 CHRIS
SREM-dose
SREM-particles
  • The orbit is drifting from the original 10:30 desc ECT.
Aqua

(Operational)
NASA
 
13:30 asc 2002-05-04 AIRS
AMSR-E
AMSU-A
CERES
HSB
MODIS
 
Coriolis

(Operational)
DoD
NASA
06:10 desc 2003-01-06 SMEI
WindSat
 
SORCE

(Operational)
NASA
 
40° 2003-01-25 SIM
SOLSTICE
TIM 
XPS
  • Battery degraded.  Instruments turned off during orbit night.  Decommissioning foreseen for January 2020,
ResourceSat-1 (IRS-P6)

(Operational)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc 2003-10-17 AWiFS
LISS-3 (ResourceSat)
LISS-4
 
Aura

(Operational)
NASA
 
13:45 asc 2004-07-15 HIRDLS
MLS (EOS-Aura)
OMI 
TES-limb
TES-nadir
 
CartoSat-1 (IRS-P5)

(Operational)
ISRO
 
10:26 desc 2005-05-05 PAN (CartoSat-1)  
CALIPSO

(Operational)
NASA
CNES
13:30 asc 2006-04-28 CALIOP
IIR
WFC
  • Orbit lowered from the original 705 km to 689 km to follow CloudSat, whose orbit was lowerd on 23 February 2018.
CloudSat

(Operational)
NASA
 
13:30 asc 2006-04-28 CPR (CloudSat)
  • Battery degraded since April 2011.
  • Orbit lowered from the original 705 km to 689 km on 23 February 2018.
KOMPSAT-2

(Operational)
KARI
 
10:50 asc 2006-07-28 MSC  
CartoSat-2

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:33 desc 2007-01-10 PAN (CartoSat-2A/B)  
HY-1B

(Unclear)
NSOAS
CAST
10:30 desc 2007-04-11 COCTS
CZI
 
CartoSat-2A

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:30 desc 2008-04-28 PAN (CartoSat-2A/B)  
JASON-2

(Operational)
NASA
CNES
EUMETSAT
NOAA
66° 2008-06-20 AMR
CARMEN
DORIS
LPT
LRA (NASA)
Poseidon-3
TRSR
  • In July 2017 the orbital height was lowered to 1309.5 km in order to implement a 368 d cycle (Long Repeat Orbit, LRO) instead of 9.9 d.
HJ-1A

(Unclear)
CAST
CRESDA
10:30 desc 2008-09-06 HSI
WVC
 
HJ-1B

(Unclear)
CAST
CRESDA
10:30 desc 2008-09-06 IRMSS (HJ-1B)
WVC
 
GOSAT-1

(Operational)
JAXA
MOE
13:00 desc 2009-01-23 TANSO-CAI
TANSO-FTS
 
OceanSat-2

(Operational)
ISRO
 
11:50 desc 2009-09-23 OCM (OceanSat-2)
OSCAT
ROSA (OceanSat)
 
SMOS

(Operational)
ESA
CDTI
CNES
06:00 asc 2009-11-02 GPS (ESA)
MIRAS
STA
 
PROBA-2

(Unclear)
ESA
 
06:00 asc 2009-11-02 DSLP
LYRA
SWAP
TPMU
 
CryoSat-2

(Operational)
ESA
 
92° 2010-04-08 DORIS
LRR (ESA)
SIRAL
 
CartoSat-2B

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:30 desc 2010-07-12 PAN (CartoSat-2A/B)  
STPSat-2

(Unclear)
DoD
 
72° 2010-11-20 ODTML  
ResourceSat-2

(Operational)
ISRO
 
10:28 desc 2011-04-20 AWiFS
LISS-3 (ResourceSat)
LISS-4
 
HY-2A

(Operational)
NSOAS
CAST
06:00 desc 2011-08-15 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
MWI (HY-2A)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
Megha-Tropiques

(Operational)
ISRO
CNES
20° 2011-10-12 MADRAS
ROSA
SAPHIR
ScaRaB
 
GCOM-W

(Operational)
JAXA
 
13:30 asc 2012-05-17 AMSR-2  
KOMPSAT-3

(Operational)
KARI
 
13:30 asc 2012-05-17 AEISS  
KANOPUS-V1

(Unclear)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2012-07-22 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-200
PSS
 
HJ-1C

(Unclear)
CAST
CRESDA
06:00 desc 2012-11-18 SAR-S  
Landsat-8

(Operational)
USGS
NASA
10:15 desc 2013-02-11 OLI
TIRS
 
SARAL

(Operational)
CNES
ISRO
06:00 asc 2013-02-25 A-DCS
AltiKa
DORIS
LRA (CNES)
 
PROBA-V

(Operational)
ESA
 
10:30 desc 2013-05-07 EPD (PROBA-V)
Végétation-P
 
Resurs-P1

(Operational)
Roscosmos
 
10:30 desc 2013-06-25 GSA
Geoton-L1
ShMSA-SR
ShMSA-VR 
 
KOMPSAT-5

(Operational)
KARI
 
06:00 asc 2013-08-22 AOPOD
COSI
LRR (DLR)
 
STPSat-3

(Unclear)
DoD
 
40.5° 2013-11-20 SWATS
TIM 
iMESA-R
 
SWARM-C

(Operational)
ESA
CNES
CSA
87.35° 2013-11-22 ACC
ASM
EFI (SWARM)
GPS (ESA)
LRR (DLR)
STR (SWARM)
VFM
 
SWARM-B

(Operational)
ESA
CNES
CSA
87.75° 2013-11-22 ACC
ASM
EFI (SWARM)
GPS (ESA)
LRR (DLR)
STR (SWARM)
VFM
  • Position exchanged with that of SWARM-C because of the failure of ASM on that satellite.
SWARM-A

(Operational)
ESA
CNES
CSA
87.35° 2013-11-22 ACC
ASM
EFI (SWARM)
GPS (ESA)
LRR (DLR)
STR (SWARM)
VFM
 
GPM Core Observatory

(Operational)
NASA
JAXA
65° 2014-02-27 DPR
GMI (core)
 
Sentinel-1A

(Operational)
ESA
EC
06:00 desc 2014-04-03 SAR-C (Sentinel-1)  
ALOS-2

(Operational)
JAXA
 
12:00 desc 2014-05-24 CIRC
PALSAR-2
 
OCO-2

(Operational)
NASA
 
13:30 asc 2014-07-02 OCO   
CBERS-4

(Operational)
CAST
CRESDA
INPE
10:30 asc 2014-12-07 DCS (CBERS)
IRMSS-2
MUXCAM
PANMUX
WFI-2
 
Resurs-P2

(Operational)
Roscosmos
 
10:30 desc 2014-12-26 GSA
Geoton-L1
Nucleon
ShMSA-SR
ShMSA-VR 

.

SMAP

(Operational)
NASA
 
06:00 desc 2015-01-31 SMAP  
KOMPSAT-3A

(Operational)
KARI
 
13:30 asc 2015-03-26 AEISS-A
IIP
 
Sentinel-2A

(Operational)
ESA
EC
10:30 desc 2015-06-23 MSI (Sentinel-2A)  
JASON-3

(Operational)
NASA
CNES
EUMETSAT
NOAA
66° 2016-01-17 AMR
CARMEN
DORIS
LPT
LRA (NASA)
Poseidon-3B
TRSR
 
Sentinel-3A

(Operational)
ESA
EC
EUMETSAT
10:00 desc 2016-02-16 DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRR (ESA)
MWR (Sentinel-3)
OLCI 
SLSTR
SRAL
  • Sentinel-3A operations were trasferred from ESA to EUMETSAT on 13 July 2016.
Resurs-P3

(Operational)
Roscosmos
 
10:30 desc 2016-03-13 GSA
Geoton-L1
ShMSA-SR
ShMSA-VR 
  • One of the two solar panels did not deploy after launch.  Operations not affected for the moment.
Sentinel-1B

(Operational)
ESA
EC
06:00 desc 2016-04-25 SAR-C (Sentinel-1)
  • Commissioning phase completed on 16 September 2016
CartoSat-2C

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:30 desc 2016-06-22 HRMX
PAN (CartoSat 2C/D
 
ScatSat-1

(Operational)
ISRO
 
08:45 desc 2016-09-26 OSCAT  
ResourceSat-2A

(Operational)
ISRO
 
10:33 desc 2016-12-07 AWiFS
LISS-3 (ResourceSat)
LISS-4
 
CYGNSS (8 sats)

(Operational)
NASA
 
35° 2016-12-15 DDMI  
TANSAT

(Operational)
MOST
CAS
CMA
13:30 asc 2016-12-21 ACGS
CAPI
 
CartoSat-2D

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:30 desc 2017-02-15 HRMX
PAN (CartoSat 2C/D
 
ISS SAGE-III

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2017-02-19 SAGE-III  
ISS LIS

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2017-02-19 LIS (ISS)  
Sentinel-2B

(Operational)
ESA
EC
10:30 desc 2017-03-07 MSI (Sentinel-2A)  
CartoSat-2E

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:29 desc 2017-06-23 HRMX
PAN (CartoSat 2C/D
 
KANOPUS-V-IK-1

(Operational)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2017-07-14 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-IK-SR
PSS
 
VENµS

(Operational)
CNES
ISA
10:30 desc 2017-08-02 VSSC  
Sentinel-5P

(Operational)
ESA
NSO
13:30 asc 2017-10-13 TROPOMI  
ISS TSIS-1

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2017-12-15 TSIS  
GCOM-C

(Operational)
JAXA
 
10:30 desc 2017-12-23 SGLI  
CartoSat-2F

(Operational)
ISRO
 
09:30 desc 2018-01-12 HRMX
PAN (CartoSat 2C/D
 
KANOPUS-V3

(Operational)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2018-02-01 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-200
PSS
 
KANOPUS-V4

(Operational)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2018-02-01 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-200
PSS
 
ISS ASIM

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2018-04-02 MMIA
MXGS
 
Sentinel-3B

(Operational)
ESA
EC
EUMETSAT
10:00 desc 2018-04-25 DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRR (ESA)
MWR (Sentinel-3)
OLCI 
SLSTR
SRAL
 
ISS RainCube

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2018-05-21 RainCube  
GRACE-FO (2 sats)

(Operational)
NASA
DLR
89° 2018-05-22 HAIRS
LRR (DLR)
SCA (GRACE)
SuperSTAR
Tri-G (GRACE-FO)
 
ISS DESIS

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2018-06-29 DESIS  
ISS ECOSTRESS

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2018-06-29 ECOSTRESS  
Aeolus

(Commissioning)
ESA
 
06:00 desc 2018-08-22 ALADIN
  • Extended commissioning phase expected (late 2019).
HY-1C

(Operational)
NSOAS
CAST
10:30 desc 2018-09-07 COCTS
CZI
 
ICESat-2

(Operational)
NASA
 
94° 2018-09-15 ATLAS
LRA (NASA)
TRSR
 
HY-2B

(Operational)
NSOAS
CAST
06:00 desc 2018-10-24 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
MWI (HY-2A)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
CFOSAT

(Operational)
CNSA
CNES
07:00 desc 2018-10-29 SCAT (CFOSAT)
SWIM
 
GOSAT-2

(Operational)
JAXA
MOE
13:00 desc 2018-10-29 TANSO-CAI/2
TANSO-FTS/2
 
ISS GEDI

(Operational)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2018-12-05 GEDI Lidar  
KANOPUS-V5

(Operational)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2018-12-27 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-200
PSS
 
KANOPUS-V6

(Operational)
Roscosmos
RosHydroMet
10:30 asc 2018-12-27 MSS (KANOPUS)
MSU-200
PSS
 
ISS OCO-3

(Commissioning)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° 2019-05-04 OCO (ISS)  

Future Other LEO Satellites Contributing to WIGOS

(only firmly planned Satellites)

Name Operator(s) ECT / Incl. Launch Instruments Details
HY-1D

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
13:30 asc ≥2019 COCTS
CZI
 
HY-2C

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
66° ≥2019 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
ResourceSat-3

(Planned)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc ≥2019 ALISS-3
ATCOR
 
ResourceSat-3S

(Planned)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc ≥2019 MX (ResourceSat-3S)
PAN (ResourceSat-3S
 
CartoSat-3

(Planned)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc ≥2019-10 MX
PAN (CartoSat-3)
  • Launch scheduled for October 2019.
CBERS-4A

(Planned)
CAST
CRESDA
INPE
10:30 asc ≥2019-11 DCS (CBERS)
IRMSS-2
MUXCAM
PANMUX
WFI-2
  • Launch scheduled for the 2nd half of 2019.
ALOS-3

(Planned)
JAXA
 
10:30 desc ≥2020 WISH  
OceanSat-3

(Planned)
ISRO
 
12:00 desc ≥2020 A-DCS
OCM (OceanSat-3)
OSCAT
SSTM
 
JASON-CS-A

(Planned)
NASA
CNES
ESA
EUMETSAT
NOAA
66° ≥2020 AMR-C
DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRA (NASA)
SRAL (JASON)
Tri-G (JASON-CS)
 
FY-3RM-1

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
50° ≥2020 GNOS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-3 (FY-3RM)
Rainradar
 
HY-2D

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
66° ≥2020 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
SAC-E/SABIA-MAR A

(Planned)
CONAE
INPE
NASA
10:30 desc ≥2020 DCS (SAC)
HSC
MUS-nir/swir
 
HY-2E

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
06:00 desc ≥2020 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
ISS CLARREO-PF

(Planned)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° ≥2020 RS

.

ResourceSat-3A

(Planned)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc ≥2020 ALISS-3
ATCOR
 
OceanSat-3A

(Planned)
ISRO
 
12:00 desc ≥2020 OCM (OceanSat-3)
OSCAT
SSTM
 
Landsat-9

(Planned)
USGS
NASA
10:00 desc ≥2020    
ISS TSIS-2

(Planned)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° ≥2020 TSIS  
ResourceSat-3SA

(Planned)
ISRO
 
10:30 desc ≥2020 MX (ResourceSat-3S)
PAN (ResourceSat-3S
 
ALOS-4

(Planned)
JAXA
 
12:00 desc ≥2020 PALSAR-3  
Resurs-P4

(Planned)
Roscosmos
 
10:30 desc ≥2020 GSA
Geoton-L1
ShMSA-SR
ShMSA-VR 
 
EarthCARE

(Planned)
ESA
JAXA
14:00 desc ≥2021 ATLID
BBR
CPR (Earth-CARE)
MSI
 
SWOT

(Planned)
NASA
CNES
78° ≥2021 Altimeter
KaRIN
MW radiometer
 
SAC-E/SABIA-MAR B

(Planned)
CONAE
INPE
NASA
10:30 desc ≥2021 DCS (SAC)
HSC
MUS-uv/vis/nir
 
Resurs-P5

(Planned)
Roscosmos
 
10:30 desc ≥2021 GSA
Geoton-L1
ShMSA-SR
ShMSA-VR 
 
PACE

(Planned)
NASA
CNES
12:00 desc ≥2022 OCI
Polarimeters
 
BIOMASS

(Planned)
ESA
 
06:00 desc ≥2022 SAR-P  
FLEX

(Planned)
ESA
 
10:00 desc ≥2022 FLORIS  
HY-2F

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
66° ≥2022 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
HY-2G

(Planned)
NSOAS
CAST
66° ≥2022 ALT (HY-2A)
DORIS
LRA (NASA)
SCAT (HY-2A)
 
GOSAT-2-FO

(Planned)
JAXA
MOE
13:30 asc ≥2022    
Sentinel-1C

(Planned)
ESA
EC
06:00 desc ≥2022 SAR-C (Sentinel-1)  
Sentinel-2C

(Planned)
ESA
EC
10:30 desc ≥2022 MSI (Sentinel-2A)  
ISS MOLI

(Planned)
NASA
CSA
ESA
JAXA
Roscosmos
51.6° ≥2022 MOLI imager
MOLI lidar
 
FY-3RM-2

(Planned)
CMA
NRSCC
50° ≥2023 GNOS
MERSI-2
MWHS-2
MWRI
MWTS-3 (FY-3RM)
Rainradar
 
Ionosphere N1 & N2

(Planned)
Roscosmos
 
  ≥2023 ESEP
GALS/1
LAERTES
MAYAK
NBK/2
Ozonometer-TM
PES
SPER/1
ST/1
 
Sentinel-1D

(Planned)
ESA
EC
06:00 desc ≥2023 SAR-C (Sentinel-1)  
Sentinel-2D

(Planned)
ESA
EC
10:30 desc ≥2023 MSI (Sentinel-2A)  
Sentinel-3C

(Planned)
ESA
EC
EUMETSAT
10:00 desc ≥2023 DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRR (ESA)
MWR (Sentinel-3)
OLCI 
SLSTR
SRAL
 
Ionosphere N3 & N4

(Planned)
Roscosmos
 
  ≥2024 ESEP
GALS/1
LAERTES
MAYAK
NBK/2
Ozonometer-TM
PES
SPER/1
ST/1
 
JASON-CS-B

(Planned)
NASA
CNES
ESA
EUMETSAT
NOAA
66° ≥2025 AMR-C
DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRA (NASA)
SRAL (JASON)
Tri-G (JASON-CS)
 
Sentinel-3D

(Planned)
ESA
EC
EUMETSAT
10:00 desc ≥2025 DORIS
GPS (ESA)
LRR (ESA)
MWR (Sentinel-3)
OLCI 
SLSTR
SRAL
 

Current Satellites on Specific Orbits for Space Weather

Name Operator(s) Orbit Launch Instruments Details
ACE

(Operational)
NASA
NOAA
L1 1997-08-25 CRIS (ACE)
EPAM
MAG (ACE)
SEPICA 
SIS
SWEPAM
SWICS
SWIMS
ULEIS
 
SOHO

(Operational)
ESA
NASA
L1 1995-12-02 CDS
CELIAS
COSTEP
EIT
ERNE
GOLF
LASCO
MDI
SEM (SOHO)
SUMER
SWAN
UVCS
VIRGO
  • SOHO went out of control on 25 June 1998, and was recovered on 1 February 1999.
WIND

(Operational)
NASA
 
L1 1994-11-01 EPACT
KONUS
MFI
PLASMA
SMS
SWE
TGRS
WAVES
  • Initially placed in a double-lunar-swingby orbit, the satellite was moved to the L1 position in November 1996.
STEREO (2 sats)

(Operational)
NASA
 
Ecliptic 2006-10-26 IMPACT/MAG
IMPACT/SEP
IMPACT/STE
IMPACT/SWEA
PLASTIC
S/WAVES
SECCHI/COR-1
SECCHI/COR-2
SECCHI/EUVI
SECCHI/HI-1
SECCHI/HI-2
  • Contact with one of the two satellites, STEREO-B, was lost on 1st October 2014.
DSCOVR

(Operational)
NOAA
NASA
L1 2015-02-11 EPIC (DSCOVR)
ES
FC
MAG (DSCOVR)
NISTAR
  • L1 Lagrange libration point reached on 8 June 2015.
  • Transition from NASA to NOAA occurred on 28 October 2015.

 

Future Satellites on Specific Orbits for Space Weather

 

Name Operator(s) Orbit Launch Instruments Details
SWFO-L1

(Planned)
NOAA
NASA
L1 ≥2024 CCOR
SWIS/MAG
SWIS/STIS
SWIS/SWiPS
 
Solar Orbiter

(Planned)
ESA
NASA
Solar ≥2020-02 EPD
EUI
MAG (Solar Orbiter)
METIS
PHI
RPW
SPICE
STIX
SWA
SoloHI
  • Launch scheduled for 6 February 2020.