NOAA Satellites

This is a list of NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) polar-orbiting environmental satellites (POES) for longer term forecasting. These satellites are necessary for providing a complete global weather monitoring system. The satellites carry search and rescue instruments, and have helped save the lives of about 10,000 people to date. The satellites are also used to support aviation safety (volcanic ash detection), and maritime/shipping safety (ice monitoring and prediction). The POES satellite system offers the advantage of daily global coverage, by making nearly polar orbits roughly 14.1 times daily. Since the number of orbits per day is not an integer the sub orbital tracks do not repeat on a daily basis, although the local solar time of each satellite's passage is essentially unchanged for any latitude. More

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NameNORAD IDInt'l CodeLaunch datePeriod
DSCOVR403902015-007AFebruary 11, 20150Track it
NOAA 19335912009-005AFebruary 6, 2009102Track it | Passes
NOAA 18286542005-018AMay 20, 2005102Track it | Passes
NOAA 17274532002-032AJune 24, 2002101.1Track it | Passes
NOAA 16265362000-055ASeptember 21, 2000101.9Track it | Passes
NOAA 15253381998-030AMay 13, 1998101Track it | Passes
NOAA 14234551994-089ADecember 30, 1994101.8Track it | Passes
NOAA 13227391993-050AAugust 9, 1993101.9Track it | Passes
NOAA 12212631991-032AMay 14, 1991101Track it | Passes
NOAA 11195311988-089ASeptember 24, 1988101.8Track it | Passes
NOAA 10169691986-073ASeptember 17, 1986100.8Track it | Passes
NOAA 9154271984-123ADecember 12, 1984101.7Track it | Passes
NOAA 8139231983-022AMarch 28, 1983100.8Track it | Passes
NOAA 7125531981-059AJune 23, 1981101.6Track it | Passes
NOAA 6114161979-057AJune 27, 1979100.5Track it | Passes
TIROS N110601978-096AOctober 13, 1978101.5Track it | Passes
NOAA 590571976-077AJuly 29, 1976116.3Track it | Passes
NOAA 475291974-089ANovember 15, 1974114.9Track it | Passes
NOAA 369201973-086ANovember 6, 1973116.1Track it | Passes
NOAA 2 (ITOS-D)62351972-082AOctober 15, 1972114.9Track it | Passes
NOAA 147931970-106ADecember 11, 1970114.8Track it | Passes

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