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Satellite details
Acronym Electro-GOMS
Full name Electro - Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • 1st flight unit of the Electro programme.
  • Main mission: cloud observation.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 2280 kg Dry mass
Power 1500 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • N/A (satellite actually never been operationally sustainable).
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 76.5° E


Space agency RosHydroMetRoscosmos
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Initial problems with attitude control.
  • Some limited operational capability recovered in 1996, and continued with problems until EOL.
Launch 31 Oct 1994 EOL 15 Nov 2000
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Electro-GOMS

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
RMS-platform Radiation Measurement System - platform
STR Scanning TV Radiometer
RMS-solar Radiation Measurement System - solar
RMS/MAG Radiation Measurement System - Magnetometer
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Satellite Field of View

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