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.

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Backbone Satellites Contributing to WIGOS
Geostationary Core Constellation Current Future
Sun-synchronous Core Constellation Current Future
     
Additional Satellites Contributing to WIGOS
Geostationary and Molniya Orbit Current Future
Low Earth Orbit Current Future
Specific Orbits (for Space Weather) Current Future

Current Geostationary Core Constellation

Long. Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
137° W GOES-18 NOAA, NASA 01 Mar 2022 ABI, EXIS, GEOS&R , GLM, SEM/MAG, SUVI, DCIS, SEISS/MPS, SEISS/EHIS, SEISS/SGPS
  • Near-real time availability of ABI, GLM, EXIS, MAG, SUVI and SEISS (MPS, EHIS and SGPS) by GRB and LRIT.
  • Real-time availability of EMWIN-N information.
  • DCP messages through ground lines from the CDA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
108° W GOES-14 NOAA, NASA 27 Jun 2009 GEOS&R , SEM/MAG, SOUNDER, SXI, SEM/EPS, SEM/HEPAD, SEM/XRS-EUV, DCIS, IMAGER
  • Near-real time availability of pre-processed IMAGER and SOUNDER data in the GVAR format by the PDR and LRIT links to user stations.
  • Near-real time availability of SXI and SEM (MAG, EPS, HEPAD and XRS) and diagnostic data by MDL. 
  • Near-real-time availability of EMWIN-N information.
  • DCP messages through ground lines.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
  • Note: No single webpage provides data access details for GOES Level 1 data, the link given here provides access to GOES images in graphical format.
104.7° W GOES-17 NOAA, NASA 01 Mar 2018 ABI, EXIS, GEOS&R , GLM, SEM/MAG, SUVI, DCIS, SEISS/MPS, SEISS/EHIS, SEISS/SGPS
  • Backup for GOES-E or GOES-W
75.2° W GOES-16 NOAA, NASA 19 Nov 2016 ABI, EXIS, GEOS&R , GLM, SEM/MAG, SUVI, DCIS, SEISS/MPS, SEISS/EHIS, SEISS/SGPS
  • Near-real time availability of ABI, GLM, EXIS, MAG, SUVI and SEISS (MPS, EHIS and SGPS) by GRB and LRIT.
  • Near real-time data available at GEONETCAST Americas, see http://www.geonetcastamericas.noaa.gov/.
  • Data and products available from the PDA (restricted).
  • Real-time availability of EMWIN-N information.
  • DCP messages through ground lines from the CDA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
  • Overview over Data Access Methods at 

http://www.goes-r.gov/users/user-systems.html

14.5° W Electro-L N2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 11 Dec 2015 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GS, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/SKL-E, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution MSU-GS images by HRIT.
  • Near real-time images available on EUMETCast
  • Availability of image segments of MSU-GS by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages at DCSA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
3.5° W MTG-I1 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA 13 Dec 2022 DCS, FCI, GEOS&R , LI, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
Meteosat-10 EUMETSAT, ESA 05 Jul 2012 DCS, GEOS&R , GERB, SEVIRI
  • Full Disk Scanning satellite
  • Near-real time availability of all image data by EUMETCast. (http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Data/DataDelivery/EUMETCast/index.html?l=en)
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time. 
9.5° E Meteosat-11 EUMETSAT, ESA 15 Jul 2015 DCS, GEOS&R , GERB, SEVIRI
  • Near-real time availability of full set of data and products (SEVIRI, GERB, DCS and MDD) by EUMETCast
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time
45.5° E Meteosat-9 (IODC) EUMETSAT, ESA 01 Jul 2022 DCS, GEOS&R , GERB, SEVIRI

Near-real time availability of all image data by EUMETCast.  More info at:http://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Data/DataDelivery/EUMETCast/index.html?l=e

74° E INSAT-3DR IMD, ISRO 08 Sep 2016 DCS, SAS&R, IMAGER, SOUNDER
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT.
  • Availability of selected images and data by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines.
  • Alert messages of SASAR to LUT in real time.
76° E Electro-L N3 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 24 Dec 2019 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GS, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/SKL-E, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution MSU-GS images by HRIT.
  • Availability of image segments of MSU-GS by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages at DCSA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
79° E FY-2H CMA, NRSCC 05 Jun 2018 DCS, SEM, S-VISSR, SXM
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution S-VISSR images on HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of image segments of S-VISSR in digital form by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines.
82° E INSAT-3D IMD, ISRO 25 Jul 2013 DCS, SAS&R, IMAGER, SOUNDER
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT.
  • Availability of selected images and data by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines.
  • Alert messages of SASAR to LUT in real time.
  • Note: The link provided is to an IMD page for browsing recent images (incl animations) and products from INSAT-3D in graphical format. No access to L1 data is provided for general users.
82° E INSAT-3DS IMD, ISRO 17 Feb 2024 DCS, SAS&R, IMAGER, SOUNDER
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT.
  • Availability of selected images and data by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines.
  • Alert messages of SASAR to LUT in real time
99.5° E FY-2G CMA, NRSCC 31 Dec 2014 DCS, SEM, S-VISSR, SXM
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution S-VISSR images on HRIT, CMACast and via CMA portal.
  • Availability of image segments of S-VISSR in digital form by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages by ground lines. 
104.7° E FY-4A CMA, NRSCC 10 Dec 2016 DCS, GIIRS, LMI, AGRI, SEP/HEPS, SEP-fields
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and (planned) by CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
105° E FY-4B CMA, NRSCC 02 Jun 2021 DCS, AGRI, SEP/HEPS, SEP-fields, GHI, SEP/MEPS, SEP/LEPS, FGM, GIIRS-2
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
128.2° E GEO-KOMPSAT-2A KMA, KARI, ME (NIER), MLTM 04 Dec 2018 AMI, KSEM/PD, KSEM/MAG, KSEM/CM
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution image data by direct broadcast in X-band
128.2° E GEO-KOMPSAT-2B KMA, KARI, ME (NIER), MLTM 18 Feb 2020 GEMS, GOCI-II
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution image data by direct broadcast in X-band
  • GEMS data can be accessed from this web site here
140.7° E Himawari-8 JMA 07 Oct 2014 AHI, DCS
  • Near-real time availability of AHI images and DCP messages through Internet  Cloud service (only for National Meteorological Services)
  • HimawariRequest to ask for rapid repeat over target area here
  • Dissemination of reduced resolution AHI data on HimawariCast, see here
140.7° E Himawari-9 JMA 02 Nov 2016 AHI, DCS
  • Near-real time availability of AHI images and DCP messages through Internet Cloud service (only for National Meteorological Services)
  • HimawariRequest to ask for rapid repeat over target area here
  • Dissemination of reduced resolution AHI data on HimawariCast, see here
165.8° E Electro-L N4 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 05 Feb 2023 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GS, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/SKL-E, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/ISP-2M, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution MSU-GS images by HRIT.
  • Availability of image segments of MSU-GS by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages at DCSA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.

Future Geostationary Core Constellation

Long. Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
137° W GeoXO West NOAA, NASA ≥2035 DCIS, GXI, LMX, OCX
  • Near-real time availability planned see here for details.
105° W GeoXO Central NOAA, NASA ≥2035 DCIS, GXS, ACX
  • Near-real time availability planned see here for details.
75° W GOES-U NOAA, NASA Apr 2024 ABI, EXIS, GEOS&R , GLM, SEM/MAG, SUVI, DCIS, SEISS/MPS, SEISS/EHIS, SEISS/SGPS, CCOR
  • Near-real time availability of ABI, GLM, EXIS, MAG, SUVI and SEISS (MPS, EHIS and SGPS) by GRB and LRIT.
  • Real-time availability of EMWIN-N information.
  • DCP messages through ground lines from the CDA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
75° W GeoXO East NOAA, NASA ≥2032 DCIS, GXI, LMX, OCX
  • Near-real time availability planned see here for details.
Electro-M N1 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2035 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GSM, IRFS-GS, ERBR, LM, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/ISP-2M, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • TBD
Electro-M N2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2035 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GSM, IRFS-GS, ERBR, LM, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/ISP-2M, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • TBD
FY-4C CMA, NRSCC ≥2025 DCS, LMI, AGRI, SEP/HEPS, SXEUV, SEP-fields, SEP/MEPS, SEP/LEPS, SUVI, SXUS, MUSI, GIIRS-2
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
MTG-I2 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA ≥2026 DCS, FCI, GEOS&R , LI, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
MTG-I3 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA ≥2032 DCS, FCI, GEOS&R , LI, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
MTG-I4 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA ≥2036 DCS, FCI, GEOS&R , LI, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
MTG-S1 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA Sep 2025 IRS, Sentinel-4, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Access from Data Store via internet.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
MTG-S2 EUMETSAT, EC, ESA ≥2035 IRS, Sentinel-4, RMU
  • No direct broadcast of data
  • Near-realtime Data distribution to users by EUMETCast or through dedicated ground lines or the RMDCN/GTS.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
Electro-M N3 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2035 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GSM, IRFS-GS, ERBR, LM, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/ISP-2M, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • TBD
Electro-L N5 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2025 DCS, GEOS&R, MSU-GS, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/SKL-E, GGAK-E/GALS-E, GGAK-E/ISP-2M, GGAK-E/VUSS-E, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/DIR-E
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution MSU-GS images by HRIT.
  • Availability of image segments of MSU-GS by LRIT.
  • Availability of DCP messages at DCSA.
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time.
FY-4M1 CMA, NRSCC ≥2025 MWS
FY-4M2 CMA, NRSCC ≥2029 MWS
86.5° E FY-4E CMA, NRSCC ≥2027 DCS, LMI, AGRI, SEP/HEPS, SXEUV, SEP-fields, SEP/MEPS, SEP/LEPS, SUVI, SXUS, MUSI, GIIRS-2
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
105° E FY-4D CMA, NRSCC ≥2026 DCS, LMI, AGRI, SEP/HEPS, SXEUV, SEP-fields, SEP/MEPS, SEP/LEPS, SUVI, SXUS, MUSI, GIIRS-2
  • Near-real time availability of full resolution data by HRIT and CMACast.
  • Availability of selected information by LRIT.
  • Meteorological warnings (WAIB) sharing the LRIT link.
  • Availability of DCP messages by land lines.
140.7° E Himawari-10 JMA ≥2028 DCS, GHMS, GHMI
  • TBD

Current Sun-synchronous Core Constellation

Sector ECT Altitude Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
Early Morning Orbit 04:30 desc 850 km DMSP-F18 DoD, NOAA 18 Oct 2009 OLS, SSMIS, SESS/SSUSI, SESS/SSULI, SESS/SSI/ES-3, SESS/SSM-Boom, SESS/SSJ5
  • Military satellite.
  • MW (SSMIS) Imagery available from NOAA on the basis of bilateral agreements.
  • Offline data available from NOAA CLASS.
  • Other data only available to DoD user
05:40 desc 836 km FY-3E CMA, NRSCC 04 Jul 2021 MWHS-2, SIM-2, WindRAD, SWS/SEM/HEPD, SWS/SEM/IMS, SWS/Tri-IPM, XEUVI, MWTS-3, HIRAS-2, MERSI-LL, SSIM, SWS/SEM/FGM, GNOS-2
  • Real-time availability of HIRAS, ERM-2, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWTS-2, OMS (limb+nadir), SES (IPM+SEM+WAI), SIM-2 and WindRAD by MTP.
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
06:35 desc 848 km DMSP-F17 DoD, NOAA 04 Nov 2006 OLS, SSMIS, SESS/SSUSI, SESS/SSULI, SESS/SSI/ES-3, SESS/SSM-Boom, SESS/SSJ5
  • Military satellite.
  • MW (SSMIS) Imagery available from NOAA on the basis of bilateral agreements.
  • Offline data available from NOAA CLASS.
  • Other data only available to DoD users
07:29 desc 813 km NOAA-15 NOAA 13 May 1998 AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, S&RSAT, DCS/2, SEM/MEPED, SEM/TED
  • Real time availability of AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, DCP and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED) by HRPT, WEFAX and DSB.
  • Deferred time access to GAC and LAC from NOAA CLASS.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
  • Note: The link below is to the NOAA-KLM User's Guide.
  • http://ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/pod-guide/ncdc/docs/klm/index.htm    
Morning Orbit 08:20 desc 836 km FY-3C CMA, NRSCC 23 Sep 2013 ERM-1, GNOS, IRAS, MERSI-1, MWHS-2, MWRI-1, MWTS-2, SBUS, SEM/HEPD, SIM-1, TOU, VIRR, SEM/IMS
  • Real-time availability of ERM-1, IRAS, MERSI-1, MWHS-1, MWRI, MWTS-1, SBUS, SEM, SIM-1, TOU and VIRR by MTP (X-band). Note: MTP uses Left Hand Circular Polarisation (LHCP).
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT in L-band, using RHCP.
  • Global data available via CMA portalSelected global data available under bilateral arrangements
08:22 desc 870 km NOAA-19 NOAA 06 Feb 2009 A-DCS, AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, HIRS/4, MHS, S&RSAT, SBUV/2, SEM/MEPED, SEM/TED
  • Real time availability of AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, DCP and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED) by HRPT, WEFAX and DSB.
  • Deferred time access to GAC and LAC from NOAA CLASS.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
09:30 asc 820 km Meteor-M N2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 08 Jul 2014 IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, Severjanin-M, SSPD, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, IKOR-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • Real-time availability of MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY and SSPD by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images and other data by LRPT.
  • Real-time availability of DCP messages by on-board data relay.
09:31 desc 827 km Metop-B EUMETSAT, ESA 17 Sep 2012 A-DCS, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&RSAT, SEM/MEPED, SEM/TED
  • Direct Broadcast (AHRPT): Real-time availability of AMSU-A, ASCAT. AVHRR, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, DCP messages and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED). LRPT not available.
  • Near-real-time availability of extended-area coverage data by EARS.
  • Near-real time availability of Level 1 data by EUMETCast. 
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time 
  • The latency of global data is reduced by the use of the Antarctic Data Acquisition station (ADA) at McMurdo
09:31 desc 817 km Metop-C EUMETSAT, ESA 07 Nov 2018 A-DCS, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, SEM/MEPED, SEM/TED
  • Direct Broadcast (AHRPT): Real-time availability of AMSU-A, ASCAT. AVHRR, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, DCP messages and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED). LRPT not available.
  • Near-real-time availability of extended-area coverage data by EARS.
  • Near-real time availability of Level 1 data by EUMETCast.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
10:00 desc 836 km FY-3F CMA, NRSCC 03 Aug 2023 ERM-2, MWHS-2, OMS-nadir, SIM-2, OMS-limb, MWTS-3, HIRAS-2, GNOS-2, MERSI-3, MWRI-2
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by MPT.
  • All instrument data available by DPT.
10:34 desc 854 km NOAA-18 NOAA 20 May 2005 AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, HIRS/4, MHS, S&RSAT, SBUV/2, DCS/2, SEM/MEPED, SEM/TED
  • Real time availability of AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, DCP and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED) by HRPT, WEFAX and DSB.
  • Deferred time access to GAC and LAC from CLASS.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
  • Note: The link below is to the NOAA-KLM User's Guide.
  • http://ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/pod-guide/ncdc/docs/klm/index.htm
Afternoon Orbit 13:25 asc 834 km NOAA-20 NOAA, NASA 18 Nov 2017 ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS

Real-time availability of ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS-nadir and VIIRS by HRD Direct Broadcast in X-band.Data available from NOAA CLASS 

13:25 asc 833 km SNPP NOAA, NASA 28 Oct 2011 ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS-limb, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS
13:30 asc 824 km NOAA-21 NOAA, NASA 10 Nov 2022 , ATMS, CrIS, OMPS-limb, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS

Real-time availability of ATMS, CrIS, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS by HRD.

13:40 asc 836 km FY-3D CMA, NRSCC 14 Nov 2017 HIRAS, GAS, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWRI-1, MWTS-2, SEM/HEPD, SWS/IPM, SWS/WAI, SWS/SEM/IMS
  • Real-time availability of HIRAS, GAS, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWRI, MWTS-2 and SES (IPM+SEM+WAI) by MTP.
  • Global data available via CMA portal
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
15:09 desc 820 km Meteor-M N2-3 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 27 Jun 2023 IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, Severjanin-M, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • Real-time availability of MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY and SSPD by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images and other data by LRPT.
  • Real-time availability of DCP messages by on-board data relay.
15:15 asc 821 km Meteor-M N2-2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 05 Jul 2019 IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, Severjanin-M, SSPD, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, IKOR-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • Real-time availability of MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY and SSPD by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images and other data by LRPT.
  • Real-time availability of DCP messages by on-board data relay.

Future Sun-synchronous Core Constellation

Sector ECT Altitude Name Operator(s) Launch Instruments Details
Early Morning Orbit 05:00 desc 836 km FY-3J CMA, NRSCC ≥2027 MWHS-2, SIM-2, WindRAD, SWS/SEM/HEPD, SWS/SEM/IMS, SWS/Tri-IPM, XEUVI, MWTS-3, HIRAS-2, MERSI-LL, SSIM, SWS/SEM/FGM, GNOS-2
  • Real-time availability of HIRAS, ERM-2, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWTS-2, OMS (limb+nadir), SES (IPM+SEM+WAI), SIM-2 and WindRAD by MTP.
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
06:00 desc 693 km Harmony-1 ESA ≥2029
06:00 desc 693 km Harmony-2 ESA ≥2029
07:30 desc 595 km Sterna-2 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2029 EPS Sterna Radiometer
  • Direct Data Broadcast L-Band downlink transmits realtime measurements for nowcasting
  • Data also disseminated to end users using EUMETSAT's EUMETCAST system with some delay.
Morning Orbit 09:00 asc 820.7 km Meteor-M N2-6 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2026 IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, MeteoSAR, SSPD, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, IKOR-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • Real-time availability of MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY and SSPD by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images and other data by LRPT.
  • Real-time availability of DCP messages by on-board data relay.
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-A2 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2032 3MI, IASI-NG, Sentinel-5, METimage, MWS, RO
  • TBD
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-A3 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2039 3MI, IASI-NG, Sentinel-5, METimage, MWS, RO
  • TBD
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-B1 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2026 A-DCS, ICI, SCA, MWI, RO, RMU
  • TBD
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-B2 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2033 A-DCS, ICI, SCA, MWI, RO
  • TBD
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-B3 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2040 A-DCS, ICI, SCA, MWI, RO
  • TBD
09:30 desc 830 km Meteor-MP N2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2026 SCAT-MP, SSPD, MSU-MR-MP, IKFS-3, MTVZA-GY-MP, ASAR, TGSP, ARMA-MP, GORIZONT-MP, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, IKOR-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD
09:30 desc 835 km Metop-SG-A1 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2025 3MI, IASI-NG, Sentinel-5, METimage, MWS, RO, RMU
  • TBD
10:00 desc 668 km ALTIUS ESA, BIRA May 2025 ALTIUS
  • Data will be distributed from the Belgian Space Pole in Uccle/Ukkel.
11:30 desc 595 km Sterna-3 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2029 EPS Sterna Radiometer
  • Direct Data Broadcast L-Band downlink transmits realtime measurements for nowcasting
  • Data also disseminated to end users using EUMETSAT's EUMETCAST system with some delay.
Afternoon Orbit TBD 600 km AWS PFM ESA Jun 2024 EPS Sterna Radiometer
  • Direct Data Broadcast L-Band downlink transmits realtime measurements for nowcasting
  • Data also disseminated to end users using EUMETSAT's EUMETCAST system with some delay.
km QuickSounder NOAA ≥2026 ATMS
  • Real time availability of data 
833 km WSF-M2 DoD ≥2028 MWI, ECP

TBD

03:30 desc 595 km Sterna-1 EUMETSAT, ESA ≥2029 EPS Sterna Radiometer
  • Direct Data Broadcast L-Band downlink transmits realtime measurements for nowcasting
  • Data also disseminated to end users using EUMETSAT's EUMETCAST system with some delay.
13:30 asc 824 km JPSS-3 NOAA, NASA ≥2032 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS-limb, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS

Real-time availability of ATMS, Libera, CrIS, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS by HRD.

13:30 asc 824 km JPSS-4 NOAA, NASA ≥2027 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS-limb, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS, Libera

Real-time availability of ATMS, CrIS, OMPS-nadir, VIIRS by HRD.

13:30 450 km AOS-Sky NASA, CSA, JAXA ≥2031 AOS-Sky radar, AOS-Sky MWR, AOS-Lidar, AOS-Sky polarimeter, TICFIRE
13:30 430 km AOS-HAWCSat NASA, CSA, JAXA ≥2031 ALI, SHOW
14:00 asc 836 km FY-3H CMA, NRSCC ≥2025 MWHS-2, SWS/IPM, SWS/WAI, MWTS-3, HIRAS-2, GNOS-2, MERSI-3, GAS-2, MWRI-2
  • Real-time availability of HIRAS, GAS, GNOS, MERSI-2, MWHS-2, MWRI, MWTS-2 and SES (IPM+SEM+WAI) by MTP.
  • Real-time availability of a selection of data by AHRPT.
15:00 desc 820.7 km Meteor-M N2-5 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2025 IKFS-2, KMSS, MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY, MeteoSAR, SSPD, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, IKOR-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • Real-time availability of MSU-MR, MTVZA-GY and SSPD by HRPT.
  • Real-time availability of selected images and other data by LRPT.
  • Real-time availability of DCP messages by on-board data relay.
15:30 asc 830 km Meteor-MP N1 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos ≥2025 SCAT-MP, SSPD, MSU-MR-MP, IKFS-3, MTVZA-GY-MP, ASAR, TGSP, ARMA-MP, GORIZONT-MP, GGAK-M/RIMS-M, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD

Current Geostationary and Molniya Orbit

Name Operator(s) Orbit Incl Launch Instruments Details
Arctica-M N1 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 28 Feb 2021 M DCS/A, MSU-GS/A, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD.
Arctica-M N2 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos 16 Dec 2023 M DCS/A, MSU-GS/A, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD.
PROBA-3C ESA ≥2024 M CCOR
PROBA-3O ESA ≥2024 M Occulter
Ludi-Tance 4 01A CNSA, CASC 12 Aug 2023 G L band SAR

Future Geostationary and Molniya Orbit

Name Operator(s) Orbit Incl Launch Instruments Details
Arctica-M N3 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos Molniya 63.4 ≥2029 DCS/A, MSU-GS/A, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD.
Arctica-M N4 RosHydroMet, Roscosmos Molniya 63.4 ≥2029 DCS/A, MSU-GS/A, GGAK-E/FM-E, GGAK-E/SKIF-6, GGAK-E/GALS-E
  • TBD.

Current Low Earth Orbit

Name Operator(s) ECT/Incl. Launch Instruments Details
ALOS-2 JAXA 12:00 desc 24 May 2014 PALSAR-2, CIRC
  • Data distributed through a network of several ALOS Data Nodes (ADN), ideally one in each continent.
CartoSat-2A ISRO 09:32 desc 28 Apr 2008 PAN
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
CartoSat-2B ISRO 09:30 desc 12 Jul 2010 PAN
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
CartoSat-3 ISRO 09:30 desc 27 Nov 2019 PAN, MX
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
CBERS-4 CAST, AEB, CRESDA, INPE 10:30 asc 07 Dec 2014 DCS, MUXCAM, PANMUX, WFI-2, IRMSS-2
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Near-real-time selected data by GEONetCast.
  • Off-line data distribution from INPE
GCOM-C JAXA 10:30 desc 23 Dec 2017 SGLI
  • Data will be available at JAXA 1 year after launch
GCOM-W JAXA 13:30 asc 17 May 2012 AMSR2
  • Data available at JAXA for the general user community.
  • Specific rapid delivery to NOAA for complementing the Suomi-NPP and JPSS data suite. 
GOSAT JAXA, MOE 13:00 desc 23 Jan 2009 TANSO-CAI, TANSO-FTS
  • All data access provided by National Institute for Environmental Studies
HY-1C NSOAS, CAST 10:30 desc 07 Sep 2018 COCTS, CZI, AIS, UVI, SCS
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
JASON-3 NASA, CNES, EUMETSAT, NOAA 66° 17 Jan 2016 AMR, DORIS, LRA, Poseidon-3B, TRSR, CARMEN, LPT
  • Near-real-time Operational Geophysical Data Records (surface wind speed and waves, and a first estimates of Sea Surface Height Anomaly) are distributed within 3-5 hours from NOAA and EUMETSAT via GTS and EUMETCast, see https://navigator.eumetsat.int/search?query=jason
  • Off-line Interim Geophysical Data Record re-processed after CNES makes available the Precise Orbit Determination are distributed within 1-2 days.Statistically analysed Geophysical Data Records are distributed from archives within 2 months.
KANOPUS-V-IK-1 Roscosmos, RosHydroMet 10:30 asc 14 Jul 2017 MSS, PSS, MSU-IK-SR
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
KOMPSAT-2 KARI 10:50 asc 28 Jul 2006 MSC
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line image data available through the exclusive global distributor Satrec Initiative
KOMPSAT-3 KARI 13:30 asc 17 May 2012 AEISS
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line image data available through the exclusive global distributor Satrec Initiative
KOMPSAT-5 KARI 06:00 asc 22 Aug 2013 AOPOD, COSI, LRR
  • Near real-time radio occultation data available from UCAR
  • Off-line COSI image data available through the exclusive global distributor Satrec Initiative
Landsat-8 USGS, NASA 10:11 desc 11 Feb 2013 OLI, TIRS
PROBA-1 ESA 07:30 desc 22 Oct 2001 CHRIS, HRC
  • Data available from ESA/ESRIN Earthnet.
SARAL CNES, ISRO 05:56 asc 25 Feb 2013 A-DCS, AltiKa, DORIS, LRA
  • Altimetry products distributed by EUMETSAT in near-real time (OGDR: Operational Geophysical Data Record) and by CNES in delayed time (GDR: Geophysical Data Record), outside India. More info at https://navigator.eumetsat.int/search?query=saral
  • Delayed time products provided by AVISO
Sentinel-1A ESA, EC 06:00 desc 03 Apr 2014 SAR-C
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
Sentinel-2A ESA, EC 10:30 desc 23 Jun 2015 MSI
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
Sentinel-2B ESA, EC 10:30 desc 07 Mar 2017 MSI
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
VENµS CNES, ISA 10:30 desc 02 Aug 2017 VSSC
KOMPSAT-3A KARI 13:30 asc 26 Mar 2015 AEISS, IIP
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line data distributed by KAI Image Inc. in Korea and SpotImage internationally.
PROBA-2 ESA 06:00 asc 02 Nov 2009 SWAP, LYRA, TPMU, DSLP
  • Data available from the Science Operation Center (SOC) located at the Royal Observatory of Belgium in Ukkel (Brussels).
CFOSAT NSOAS, CNES 07:00 desc 29 Oct 2018 CSCAT, SWIM
  • Data available from the CNES and CNSA mission centres.
  • Discussions underway to put SWIM data on GTS
HY-2B NSOAS, CAST 06:00 desc 25 Oct 2018 LRA, MWRI, HSCAT, CMR, ALT
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
CartoSat-2C ISRO 09:28 desc 22 Jun 2016 PAN, HRMX, EvM
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
CartoSat-2D ISRO 09:30 desc 15 Feb 2017 PAN, HRMX, EvM
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
ResourceSat-2A ISRO 10:20 desc 07 Dec 2016 AWiFS, LISS-4, LISS-3
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
GOSAT-2 JAXA, MOE 13:00 desc 29 Oct 2018 TANSO-FTS2, TANSO-CAI2
  • All data access provided by National Institute for Environmental Studies
ISS DESIS NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 29 Jun 2018 DESIS
  • Arranged by NASA so as to provide near-real-time data.
CartoSat-2E ISRO 09:29 desc 23 Jun 2017 PAN, HRMX, EvM
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
KANOPUS-V3 Roscosmos, RosHydroMet 10:30 asc 01 Feb 2018 MSS, MSU-200, PSS
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
KANOPUS-V4 Roscosmos, RosHydroMet 10:30 asc 01 Feb 2018 MSS, MSU-200, PSS
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
CartoSat-2F ISRO 09:37 desc 12 Jan 2018 PAN, HRMX, EvM
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
ISS ASIM NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 02 Apr 2018 MXGS, MMIA
  • ASIM is controlled from a ground USOC (User Operator Center) connected to the ISS ground stations.
  • The data are available at the Institutes of the providing entities: the Danish National Space Center in Copenhagen, the University of Valencia and the University of Bergen
KANOPUS-V5 Roscosmos, RosHydroMet 10:30 asc 27 Dec 2018 MSS, MSU-200, PSS
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
KANOPUS-V6 Roscosmos, RosHydroMet 10:30 asc 27 Dec 2018 MSS, MSU-200, PSS
  • All data acquired, processed and distributed by the Research Center for Earth Operative Monitoring (NTs OMZ) in Moscow.
CBERS-4B CAST, AEB, CRESDA, INPE 10:30 asc 20 Dec 2019 DCS, MUXCAM, PANMUX, WFI-2, IRMSS-2
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Near-real-time selected data by GEONetCast.
  • Off-line data distribution from INPE
ISS COWVR NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 21 Dec 2021 COWVR
  • Data routinely available from NASA.
ISS HISUI NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 05 Dec 2019 HISUI
  • TBD.
ISS EMIT NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 15 Jul 2022 EMIT
  • Data routinely available from NASA.
EOS-07 ISRO 37.2° 10 Feb 2023 MHS
  • TBD
Aura NASA 13:40 asc 15 Jul 2004 HIRDLS, MLS , OMI , TES-limb, TES-nadir
  • For HIRDLS, MLS and OMI, the data are held at the Goddard Earth Science DISC.
  • For TES, the data are held at the NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center.
  • The Aura instrument validation data are held at the Aura Validation Data Center at Goddard Space Flight Center.
Sentinel-5P ESA, NSO 13:30 asc 13 Oct 2017 TROPOMI
  • Data available from the DLR Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS) in Oberpfaffenhofen.
  • Real time data possible at appointed X-band stations.
SMOS ESA, CDTI, CNES 06:00 asc 02 Nov 2009 GPS, MIRAS, STA
  • Data available through the user service of ESA/ESRIN in Frascati.
SWARM-C ESA, CNES, CSA 87.35° 22 Nov 2013 ACC, ASM, EFI, GPS, LRR, STR, VFM
  • Data available from the ESA/ESRIN PDGS in Frascati.
SWARM-B ESA, CNES, CSA 87.75° 22 Nov 2013 ACC, ASM, EFI, GPS, LRR, STR, VFM
  • Data available from the ESA/ESRIN PDGS in Frascati.
HY-2C NSOAS, CAST 66° 21 Sep 2020 ALT, DORIS, LRA, HSCAT, CMR
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
SWARM-A ESA, CNES, CSA 87.35° 22 Nov 2013 ACC, ASM, EFI, GPS, LRR, STR, VFM
  • Data available from the ESA/ESRIN PDGS in Frascati.
HJ-2A CRESDA, CAST 10:30 desc 27 Sep 2020 WVC-2, IRMSS-2, HSI-2
  • Data distributed by CRESDA.
HJ-2B CRESDA, CAST 10:30 desc 27 Sep 2020 WVC-2, IRMSS-2, HSI-2
  • Data distributed by CRESDA.
ISS TEMPEST-1 NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 21 Dec 2021 MM Radiometer
  • Data routinely available from NASA.
CIRCE UKSA, NRL 90° 09 Jan 2023 INMS, TOPCAT-II, RadMon, Tri-TIP

To be updated

SDGSAT-1 CAS 10:00 desc 05 Nov 2021 TIR, GLIMMER, MSI
  • Level 4 data products available through the SDGSAT Open Science Program.
PROBA-V-CC ESA 11:00 desc 09 Oct 2023 Végétation-P
  • Data available from the User Segment (data processing facility) at VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) in Belgium.
Aqua NASA 13:30 asc 04 May 2002 AIRS, AMSR-E, AMSU-A, CERES, HSB, MODIS
  • All data available in real-time through X-band Direct Broadcast. More info at NASA Direct Readout Laboratory.
  • All data available off-line from EOSDIS.
GPM Core Observatory NASA, JAXA 65° 27 Feb 2014 DPR, GMI
  • Off-line data distributed by the NASA/GSFC Precipitation Processing System (PPS).
GRACE-FO (2 sats) NASA, DLR 89° 22 May 2018 Tri-G, HAIRS, LRR, SCA, SuperSTAR
  • Off-line data available from the Principal Investigators at the GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ) in Potsdam, or the Center for Space Research (CSR) in Austin.
HY-1D NSOAS, CAST 13:30 asc 10 Jun 2020 COCTS, CZI, AIS, UVI, SCS
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
ICESat-2 NASA 94° 15 Sep 2018 ATLAS, LRA, TRSR
  • Data available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSDIC), Boulder.
  • Another website for data access is here
OCO-2 NASA 13:30 asc 02 Jul 2014 OCO spectrometer
  • Data available from the CO2 portal at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, California.
Sentinel-3A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:00 desc 16 Feb 2016 DORIS, GPS, LRR, MWR, OLCI , SLSTR, SRAL
  • Description of data services at 
  • https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Satellites/CurrentSatellites/Sentinel3/index.html 
  • Product delivery timeliness may be:
    • Near-Real-Time (NRT): < 3 h from sensing
    • Short Time Critical (STC): < 48 h from sensing
    • Non-Time Critical (NTC): < 1 month from sensing.
  • NRT Marine products are distributed by EUMETSAT by EUMETCast and via the Copernicus Online Data Access.
SMAP NASA 06:00 desc 31 Jan 2015 SMAP
  • Data available from NASA JPL and/or GSFC.
SWOT NASA, CNES 78° 16 Dec 2022 Poseidon-3C, DORIS, KaRIN, LRA, MW radiometer, GPS
  • Both NASA JPL and CNES will have data centres.
  • Data at JPL PODAAC
  • Data also available at AVISO
ISS SAGE-III NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 19 Feb 2017 SAGE-III
  • Data available from LARC NASA
ISS TSIS-1 NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 15 Dec 2017 TSIS
  • TBD.
CYGNSS (8 sats) NASA 35° 15 Dec 2016 DDMI
  • Data available from the CYGNSS Science Data Center of NASA.
HY-2D NSOAS, CAST 66° 19 May 2021 ALT, DORIS, LRA, HSCAT, CMR
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
ISS OCO-3 NASA 51.6° 04 May 2019 OCO (ISS) spectrometer
  • Arranged by NASA so as to provide near-real-time data.
ISS ECOSTRESS NASA, CSA, DLR, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos 51.6° 29 Jun 2018 ECOSTRESS
  • Arranged by NASA so as to provide near-real-time data.
CAS 500-1 KARI 10:50 asc 22 Mar 2021 AEISS-HR
  • Real-time data available at appointed ground stations.
  • Off-line image data available through the exclusive global distributor Satrec Initiative
ASO-S (Kuafu-1) CAS 06:00 desc 08 Oct 2022 FMG, LST, HXI

The data of ASO-S will be open for anyone to access for free when available.

Terra NASA 10:30 desc 18 Dec 1999 ASTER, CERES, MISR, MODIS, MOPITT
  • All data available in real-time through X-band Direct Broadcast. More info at NASA Direct Readout Laboratory.
  • All data available off-line from EOSDIS.
OceanSat-3 (EOS-06) ISRO 12:00 desc 26 Nov 2022 OCM, SSTM, OSCAT-3, Argos-4
  • NRT product access under consideration by ISRO and EUMETSAT
  • Off-line data are distributed by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad.  Web site:  www.nrsc.gov.in.
PACE NASA, CNES 12:00 desc 08 Feb 2024 HARP2, OCI, SPEXone
  • Data will be free to access from NASA
Sentinel-6A EUMETSAT, CNES, EC, ESA, NASA, NOAA 66° 21 Nov 2020 DORIS, GPS, LRA, GNSS-RO, Poseidon-4, RMU, AMR-C, HRMR
  • TBD
Argos-4 NOAA, CNES 06:00 desc 07 Oct 2022 Argos-4

Details at link provided.

CryoSat-2 ESA 92° 08 Apr 2010 DORIS, LRR, SIRAL
  • Data available from Kiruna, with user interface managed by ESA/ESRIN (Frascati, Rome).
  • Another website for data access is here
Sentinel-3B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:00 desc 25 Apr 2018 DORIS, GPS, LRR, MWR, OLCI , SLSTR, SRAL
  • Description of data services at 
  • https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Satellites/CurrentSatellites/Sentinel3/index.html 
  • Product delivery timeliness may be:
    • Near-Real-Time (NRT): < 3 h from sensing
    • Short Time Critical (STC): < 48 h from sensing
    • Non-Time Critical (NTC): < 1 month from sensing.
  • NRT Marine products are distributed by EUMETSAT by EUMETCast and via the Copernicus Online Data Access.
HJ-2E CRESDA, CAST 07:00 desc 13 Oct 2022 SAR-S
  • Data processing and analysis performed by CRESDA (China Center for Resource Satellite Data and Application).
HRMIS CAST 10:30 desc 03 Jul 2020 HRC, SMAC
HY-1E NSOAS, CAST 10:30 desc 16 Nov 2023 AIS, PMRIS, COCTS2, CZI2
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
Landsat-9 USGS, NASA 10:00 desc 27 Sep 2021 OLI, TIRS

Real-time data are available at appointed acquisition stations in the IGS network, for example European scenes from  https://landsat8portal.eo.esa.int/portal/ Off-line data are available from the USGS EROS DataCenter.

HJ-2F CRESDA, CAST 06:00 desc 08 Aug 2023 SAR-S
  • Data processing and analysis performed by CRESDA (China Center for Resource Satellite Data and Application).
Ludi-Tance 1 01A CNSA, CASC 97.8° 26 Jan 2022 L band SAR
Ludi-Tance 1 01B CNSA, CASC 97.8° 26 Feb 2022 L band SAR

Future Low Earth Orbit

(only firmly planned Satellites)
Name Operator(s) ECT/Incl. Launch Instruments Details
Sentinel-1C ESA, EC 06:00 desc Mar 2024 SAR-C
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
EarthCARE ESA, JAXA 14:00 desc Jun 2024 ATLID, BBR, CPR, MSI
  • Data available from ESA/ESRIN and, for CPR, JAXA/EORC.
HydroGNSS-1 ESA, SSTL, UKSA 10:30 Nov 2024 GNSS-R
HydroGNSS-2 ESA, SSTL, UKSA 10:30 Nov 2024 GNSS-R
Sentinel-6B EUMETSAT, CNES, EC, ESA, NASA, NOAA 66° ≥2025 DORIS, GPS, LRA, GNSS-RO, Poseidon-4, RMU, AMR-C, HRMR
  • TBD
Zond-M Roscosmos ≥2025 LETITsIYA-Camera, RIMS-A, ST/2, NBK/2, FM-G, Ozonometer-3, SOLIST, STEK, RESPEKT, SUF, SRF
  • TBD.
HY-2F NSOAS, CAST 66° ≥2025 ALT, DORIS, LRA, HSCAT, CMR
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
HY-2N NSOAS, CAST 66° ≥2025
  • Data distributed by NSOAS.
HY-2L NSOAS, CAST 07:00 desc ≥2025 CSCAT, SWIM
  • Data available from the CNES and CNSA mission centres.
ResourceSat-3 ISRO 10:30 desc ≥2025 ALISS-3, ATCOR

information

  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
OceanSat-3A ISRO 12:00 desc ≥2025 OCM, SSTM, OSCAT-3
  • NRT product access under consideration by ISRO and EUMETSAT
  • Off-line data are distributed by the National Remote Sensing Center (NRSC) in Hyderabad.  Web site:  www.nrsc.gov.in.
ResourceSat-3S ISRO 10:30 desc ≥2025 LISS-V, APAN

information

  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
Sentinel-1D ESA, EC 06:00 desc ≥2025 SAR-C
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
MicroCarb CNES, UKSA 10:30 desc ≥2025 MicroCarb
  • To be distributed by EUMETSAT
PUNCH NASA, NRL 06:00 asc ≥2025 NFI, WFI, STEAM
  • Data collected by South West Research Institute.
  • PUNCH has an open data policy and all PUNCH data are freely available to anyone for any purpose.
  • Delivery of near real time coronograph data to NOAA space weather prediction centre.
BIOMASS ESA 06:00 desc Apr 2025 SAR-P
  • Data made available from the ESA’s Payload Data Ground Segment at the ESRIN.
ResourceSat-3A ISRO 10:30 desc ≥2026 ALISS-3, ATCOR
  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
ResourceSat-3SA ISRO 10:30 desc ≥2026 LISS-V, APAN

information

  • Direct reception at appointed ground stations in X-band.
  • Off-line data distribution by ISRO
Sentinel-3C ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:00 desc ≥2026 DORIS, GPS, LRR, MWR, OLCI , SLSTR, SRAL
  • Description of data services at 
  • https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Satellites/CurrentSatellites/Sentinel3/index.html 
  • Product delivery timeliness may be:
    • Near-Real-Time (NRT): < 3 h from sensing
    • Short Time Critical (STC): < 48 h from sensing
    • Non-Time Critical (NTC): < 1 month from sensing.
  • NRT Marine products are distributed by EUMETSAT by EUMETCast and via the Copernicus Online Data Access.
CO2M-A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 11:30 desc ≥2026 CO2I and NO2I, MAP, CLIM
CO2Image DLR 11:00 asc ≥2026 COSIS
  • Open access
INCUS-1 NASA ≥2026 INCUS-radar
INCUS-2 NASA ≥2026 MM Radiometer, INCUS-radar
INCUS-3 NASA ≥2026 INCUS-radar
FLEX ESA 10:00 desc Apr 2026 , FLORIS
  • TBD.
CO2M-B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 11:30 desc ≥2027 CO2I and NO2I, MAP, CLIM
PolSIR-1 NASA 51° ≥2027 PolSIR radiometer
PolSIR-2 NASA 51° ≥2027 PolSIR radiometer
Sentinel-2D ESA, EC 10:30 desc ≥2028 MSI
  • Data available from centres of the Payload Data Ground Segment (PDGS).
  • Real-time availability possible at appointed X-band stations.
Sentinel-3D ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:00 desc ≥2028 DORIS, GPS, LRR, MWR, OLCI , SLSTR, SRAL
  • Description of data services at 
  • https://www.eumetsat.int/website/home/Satellites/CurrentSatellites/Sentinel3/index.html 
  • Product delivery timeliness may be:
    • Near-Real-Time (NRT): < 3 h from sensing
    • Short Time Critical (STC): < 48 h from sensing
    • Non-Time Critical (NTC): < 1 month from sensing.
  • NRT Marine products are distributed by EUMETSAT by EUMETCast and via the Copernicus Online Data Access.
CRISTAL-A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 92° ≥2028 GPS, LRR, AMR-CR, IRIS, HRMR
Aeolus-2A EUMETSAT, ESA 06:00 desc ≥2028
MAGIC-1 NASA 70° ≥2028 MicroSTAR, LTI
MAGIC-2 NASA 70° ≥2028 MicroSTAR, LTI
CIMR-A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 06:00 desc ≥2029 CIMR
  • TBD
CHIME-A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:30 desc ≥2029 CHIME
LSTM-A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 13:30 asc ≥2029 LSTM
CO2M-C ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 11:30 desc ≥2029 CO2I and NO2I, MAP, CLIM
ROSE-L A ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 06:00 desc ≥2030 ROSE-L
Sentinel-6C EUMETSAT, CNES, EC, ESA, NASA, NOAA 66° ≥2030 DORIS, GPS, LRA, GNSS-RO, Poseidon-4, RMU, AMR-C, HRMR
  • TBD
TRUTHS ESA, UKSA 90° ≥2031 CSAR, HIS

TBD

CHIME-B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 10:30 desc ≥2031 CHIME
CRISTAL-B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 92° ≥2031 GPS, LRR, AMR-CR, IRIS, HRMR
LSTM-B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 13:30 asc ≥2031 LSTM
CIMR-B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 06:00 desc ≥2031 CIMR
  • TBD
ROSE-L B ESA, EC, EUMETSAT 06:00 desc ≥2032 ROSE-L

Current Specific Orbits (for Space Weather)

Name Operator(s) Orbit Launch Instruments Details
ACE NASA L1 25 Aug 1997 SWIMS, SWICS, ULEIS, SEPICA , SWEPAM, MAG, SIS, CRIS, EPAM
  • Data available from the Space Radiation Laboratory of Caltech, Pasadena, CA.
SOHO ESA, NASA L1 02 Dec 1995 SUMER, CDS, EIT, UVCS, LASCO, SWAN, CELIAS, COSTEP, ERNE, GOLF, VIRGO , MDI, SEM
  • Data available from NASA/GSFC and ESA/ESAC.
WIND NASA L1 01 Nov 1994 MFI, WAVES, SWE, SMS, EPACT, PLASMA, TGRS, KONUS
  • Data available from NASA/GSFC.
Solar Orbiter ESA, NASA Solar 10 Feb 2020 EPD, EUI, METIS, MAG, RPW, SWA, PHI, SoloHI, SPICE, STIX
  • Data available from the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), Villafranca.
STEREO-A NASA Ecliptic 26 Oct 2006 PLASTIC, S/WAVES, IMPACT/STE, IMPACT/SWEA, SECCHI/COR-1, SECCHI/COR-2, SECCHI/HI-1, SECCHI/HI-2, IMPACT/SEP, IMPACT/MAG, SECCHI/EUVI

Data available from NASA/GSFC but gaps in ground coverage significant.

DSCOVR NOAA, NASA L1 11 Feb 2015 NISTAR, EPIC, MAG, ES, FC
  • Data exchanged within the International Real Time Solar Wind Network (RTSWnet).
  • Data archived at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, Co.

Future Specific Orbits (for Space Weather)

Name Operator(s) Orbit Launch Instruments Details
SWFO-L1(Planned) NOAA, NASA L1 ≥2025 CCOR, SWIS/SWiPS, SWIS/STIS, SWIS/MAG
  • Data processing performed by the NWS Space Weather Processing Center (SWPC).
  • Archived data available from the NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
SWN-L1 A(Considered) NOAA, NASA L1 ≥2028 CCOR, SWIS/SWiPS, SWIS/STIS, SWIS/MAG
  • Data processing performed by the NWS Space Weather Processing Center (SWPC).
  • Archived data available from the NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
SWN-L1 B(Considered) NOAA, NASA L1 ≥2028 CCOR, SWIS/SWiPS, SWIS/STIS, SWIS/MAG
  • Data processing performed by the NWS Space Weather Processing Center (SWPC).
  • Archived data available from the NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).