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Space-based WMO Integrated Global Observing System

 

Satellite Status 

Maintained by WMO on behalf of CGMS (Updated September 2020).  

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.

14.5 ° W

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

 

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 N3

(Commissioning)

RosHydroMet
Roscosmos

2019-12-24

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

 

128.2 ° E

GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

(Operational)

KMA
KARI
ME
MLTM

2020-06-26

GEMS
GOCI-II

 

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

           

0 °

MTG-I1

(Planned)

EUMETSAT
EC
ESA

≥2022

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

≥2028

DCS (Meteosat)
FCI
GEOS&R 
LI

 

0 °

MTG-I4

(Planned)

EUMETSAT
EC
ESA

≥2032

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

≥2030

DCS (Meteosat)
GEOS&R 
IRS
Sentinel-4

 

Indian Ocean

74 ° E

INSAT-3DS

(Planned)

ISRO

≥2021

DCS (INSAT)
IMAGER (INSAT)
SAS&R
SOUNDER (INSAT)

  • Actual position and launch date TBD.

76 ° E

Electro-L N5

(Planned)

RosHydroMet
Roscosmos

≥2023

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

83 ° E

GISAT-2

(Planned)

ISRO

≥2020

HyS-SWIR
HyS-VNIR
MX-LWIR
MX-VNIR

 

85.5 ° E

GISAT-1

(Planned)

ISRO

≥2020

HyS-SWIR
HyS-VNIR
MX-LWIR
MX-VNIR

 

86.5 ° E

FY-4C

(Planned)

CMA
NRSCC

≥2022

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

≥2020

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

(Considered)

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

166 ° E

Electro-L N4

(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 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.

06:40 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.

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

 

07:50 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.

09:07 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.

09:15 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

 

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

 

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

 

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)

 

CartoSat-2A

(Operational)

ISRO

09:30 desc

2008-04-28

PAN (CartoSat-2A/B)

 

GOSAT

(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

(
Operational)

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)

 

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-7

(Operational)

USGS
NASA

10:00 desc

1999-04-15

ETM+

 

 

Landsat-8

(Operational)

USGS
NASA

10:11 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

 

CBERS-4A

(
Operational)

CAST
CRESDA
INPE

10:30 asc

2019-12-20

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

08:27 desc

2016-09-26

OSCAT

 

ResourceSat-2A

(Operational)

ISRO

10:20 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

 

Pléiades-1A

(Operational)

CNES

10:30 desc

2011-12-17

HiRI

 

Pléiades-1B

(Operational)

CNES

10:30 desc

2011-12-17

HiRI

 

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

 

CartoSat-3

(
Operational)

ISRO

10:30 desc

2019-11-27

MX
PAN (CartoSat-3)

 

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
 

(Operational)

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

 

HY-1D

(Commissioning)

NSOAS
CAST

13:30 desc

2020-06-10

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-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

 

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-3G

(Planned)

CMA
NRSCC

50°

≥2023

GNOS-2
MERSI-2
MWRI
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.

Solar Orbiter

(
Commissioning)

ESA
NASA

Solar

2020-02-10

EPD
EUI
MAG (Solar Orbiter)
METIS
PHI
RPW
SPICE
STIX
SWA
SoloHI

 

 

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