THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
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Agency Country U.S.A. Agency Website http://www.noaa.gov
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Agency Series
SeriesMissions
COSMIC/FORMOSATCOSMIC-1 FM1, COSMIC-1 FM2, COSMIC-1 FM3, COSMIC-1 FM4, COSMIC-1 FM5, COSMIC-1 FM6, COSMIC-2A (Equatorial), COSMIC-2B (Polar)
DMSPDMSP F-7, DMSP F-8, DMSP F-9, DMSP F-10, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13, DMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-19
GOESGOES (SMS 2), GOES (SMS 1), GOES-1, GOES-2, GOES-3, GOES-4, GOES-5, GOES-6, GOES-7, GOES-8, GOES-9, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-13, GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-T, GOES-U
JPSSJPSS-1, JPSS-2, JPSS-3, JPSS-4
POESNOAA-1, NOAA-2, NOAA-3, NOAA-4, NOAA-5, NOAA-6, NOAA-7, NOAA-8, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-12, NOAA-13, NOAA-14, NOAA-15, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-18, NOAA-19
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
DMSP F-14 04 Apr 1997 Dec 2017 OLS, SSB/X-2, SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4, SSM, SSM/I, SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2
NOAA-15 01 May 1998 Dec 2017 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, AMSU-B, ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3), AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA)
DMSP F-15 12 Dec 1999 Dec 2017 OLS, SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4, SSM, SSM/I, SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2
DMSP F-16 18 Oct 2003 Dec 2017 OLS, SSI/ES-3, SSJ/5, SSM, SSM/IS, SSULI, SSUSI
NOAA-18 20 May 2005 Mar 2018 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, HIRS/4, MHS, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES)
COSMIC-1 FM1 14 Apr 2006 Sep 2019 GOX, TIP
COSMIC-1 FM2 14 Apr 2006 Dec 2018 GOX, TIP
COSMIC-1 FM4 14 Apr 2006 Dec 2018 GOX, TIP
COSMIC-1 FM5 14 Apr 2006 Dec 2018 GOX, TIP
COSMIC-1 FM6 14 Apr 2006 Dec 2018 GOX, TIP
GOES-13 24 May 2006 Jun 2021 A-DCS4, GOES Comms, Imager, LRIT, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, SXI
Metop-A 19 Oct 2006 Dec 2021 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
DMSP F-17 04 Nov 2006 Dec 2017 OLS, SSI/ES-3, SSM, SSM/IS, SSULI, SSUSI
OSTM (Jason-2) 20 Jun 2008 Oct 2019 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3
NOAA-19 04 Feb 2009 Jul 2021 A-DCS3, A-DCS4, AMSU-A, AVHRR/3, HIRS/4, LRIT, MHS, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES)
GOES-14 27 Jun 2009 Jun 2024 A-DCS4, GOES Comms, Imager, LRIT, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, SXI
DMSP F-18 18 Oct 2009 Dec 2017 OLS, SSI/ES-3, SSM, SSM/IS, SSULI, SSUSI
GOES-15 04 Mar 2010 Jun 2025 A-DCS4, GOES Comms, Imager, LRIT, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, SXI
Suomi NPP 28 Oct 2011 Sep 2020 ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, VIIRS
Metop-B 17 Sep 2012 Sep 2024 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
TCTE 19 Nov 2013 Dec 2017 TIM
DSCOVR 11 Feb 2015 Feb 2020 EPIC, ES, FC, NISTAR, PHA, PlasMag
Jason-3 17 Jan 2016 Mar 2019 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
GOES-16 19 Nov 2016 Nov 2026 ABI, DCS (GOES-16), EXIS, GLM, Magnetometer (NOAA), SEISS, SUVI
CYGNSS 15 Dec 2016 Jan 2020 DDMI (CYGNSS)
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
JPSS-1 Nov 2017 Sep 2024 ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS, VIIRS
COSMIC-2A (Equatorial) Apr 2018 Apr 2023 IVM, RF Beacon, TGRS
GOES-S Sep 2018 Oct 2029 ABI, DCS (GOES-16), EXIS, GLM, Magnetometer (NOAA), SEISS, SUVI
Metop-C Dec 2018 Sep 2023 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, SEM (POES)
GOES-T Sep 2020 Jul 2033 ABI, DCS (GOES-16), EXIS, GLM, Magnetometer (NOAA), SEISS, SUVI
JPSS-2 Dec 2021 Dec 2028 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
GOES-U Dec 2024 Oct 2038 ABI, DCS (GOES-16), EXIS, GLM, Magnetometer (NOAA), SEISS, SUVI
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-6 A 2020 2026 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Sentinel-6 B 2025 2031 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
JPSS-3 2026 2033 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
JPSS-4 2031 2038 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
Considered Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
COSMIC-2B (Polar)   TGRS
CDARS 2020 2025 A-DCS4, S&R (NOAA)
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
TIROS M (ITOS-1) 13 Oct 1978 27 Feb 1981 -
TIROS N 13 Oct 1978 27 Feb 1981 -
NOAA-1 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-2 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-3 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-4 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-5 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-6 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-7 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
NOAA-8 12 Dec 1982 31 Dec 1995 -
DMSP F-7 18 Nov 1983 30 Sep 2002 -
GOES-6 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
GOES-1 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
GOES-2 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
GOES-3 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
GOES-4 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
GOES-5 26 Feb 1984 01 Jan 1989 -
NOAA-9 12 Dec 1984 31 Dec 1997 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, ERBE, HIRS/2, MSU, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES), SSU, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
NOAA-10 17 Sep 1986 31 Dec 1997 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, ERBE, HIRS/2, MSU, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES), TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
GOES-7 26 Feb 1987 01 Jan 1995 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, S&R (GOES), SEM (POES), VAS, WEFAX
GOES (SMS 1) 26 Feb 1987 01 Jan 1995 -
GOES (SMS 2) 26 Feb 1987 01 Jan 1995 -
DMSP F-8 01 Jun 1987 30 Sep 2004 OLS, SSB/X, SSM/I, SSM/T-1
DMSP F-9 01 Feb 1988 01 Feb 1991 OLS, SSM/T-1
NOAA-11 24 Sep 1988 30 Sep 2004 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, MSU, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SSU, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
DMSP F-10 01 Dec 1990 01 Dec 1993 OLS, SSM/I, SSM/T-1
NOAA-12 14 May 1991 31 Dec 2005 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, MSU, NOAA Comms, SEM (POES), SSU
DMSP F-11 01 Nov 1991 01 Nov 1991 OLS, SSB/X-2, SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4, SSM/I, SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2
NOAA-13 09 Aug 1993 09 Aug 1993 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, EHIC, HIRS/2, MAXIE, MSU, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES), SSU
GOES-8 13 Apr 1994 04 Jan 2003 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, Imager, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, WEFAX
DMSP F-12 29 Aug 1994 30 Sep 2004 OLS, SSB/X-2, SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4, SSM, SSM/I, SSM/T-1, SSM/T-2
NOAA-14 30 Dec 1994 31 Dec 2005 A-DCS3, AVHRR/2, HIRS/2, MSU, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES), SSU, TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)
GOES-9 23 May 1995 15 Jan 2005 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, Imager, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, WEFAX
DMSP F-13 24 Mar 1997 01 May 2008 OLS, SSI/ES-2, SSJ/4, SSM, SSM/I, SSM/T-1
GOES-10 25 Apr 1997 15 Jan 2006 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, Imager, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, WEFAX
GOES-11 03 May 2000 14 Dec 2011 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, Imager, LRIT, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, WEFAX
NOAA-16 21 Sep 2000 09 Jun 2014 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, AMSU-B, ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3), AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES)
GOES-12 23 Jul 2001 19 Aug 2013 DCS (NOAA), GOES Comms, Imager, LRIT, S&R (GOES), SEM (GOES), Sounder, SXI, WEFAX
NOAA-17 24 Jun 2002 10 Apr 2013 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, AMSU-B, AVHRR/3, HIRS/3, NOAA Comms, S&R (NOAA), SBUV/2, SEM (POES)
ADEOS-II 01 Nov 2002 24 Oct 2003 ADEOS Comms, AMSR, GLI, ILAS-II, POLDER-2, SeaWinds
COSMIC-1 FM3 14 Apr 2006 05 Jul 2010 GOX, TIP
DMSP F-19 03 Apr 2014 11 Feb 2016 OLS, SSI/ES-3, SSM, SSM/IS, SSULI, SSUSI
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ABIGOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
A-DCS4NOAA-19, GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, OCEANSAT-3, METOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3, CDARS, NPOESS-2, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-4, NPOESS-5, NPOESS-6, Free Flyer-2
AMSU-ANOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C, NOAA-16, NOAA-17
AMSU-BNOAA-15, NOAA-16, NOAA-17
ATMSSuomi NPP, JPSS-1, JPSS-2, JPSS-3, JPSS-4, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-5
ATOVS (HIRS/3 + AMSU + AVHRR/3)NOAA-15, NOAA-16
AVHRR/3NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C, NOAA-16, NOAA-17
CrISSuomi NPP, JPSS-1, JPSS-2, JPSS-3, JPSS-4, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-5
DCS (GOES-16)GOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
DDMI (CYGNSS)CYGNSS
EPICDSCOVR
ESDSCOVR
EXISGOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
GLMGOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
GOES CommsGOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-7, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
HIRS/3NOAA-15, NOAA-16, NOAA-17
HIRS/4NOAA-18, NOAA-19, Metop-B, Metop-A
ImagerGOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
LRITNOAA-19, GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-11, GOES-12
Magnetometer (NOAA)GOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
NISTARDSCOVR
NOAA CommsNOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
OLSDMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-8, DMSP F-9, DMSP F-10, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13, DMSP F-19
OMPSSuomi NPP, JPSS-1, JPSS-2, JPSS-3, JPSS-4, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-5
OMPS-LSuomi NPP, JPSS-2, JPSS-3, JPSS-4
PHADSCOVR
PlasMagDSCOVR
S&R (GOES)GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-7, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
S&R (NOAA)NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, CDARS, NPOESS-5, NPOESS-6, Free Flyer-2, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-14
SBUV/2NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-14
SEISSGOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
SEM (GOES)GOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
SEM (POES)NOAA-18, NOAA-19, Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C, GOES-7, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-13, NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
SounderGOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
SSB/X-2DMSP F-14, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12
SSI/ES-2DMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13
SSI/ES-3DMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-19
SSJ/4DMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13
SSJ/5DMSP F-16
SSMDMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13, DMSP F-19
SSM/IDMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-8, DMSP F-10, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13
SSM/ISDMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-19
SSM/T-1DMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-8, DMSP F-9, DMSP F-10, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12, DMSP F-13
SSM/T-2DMSP F-14, DMSP F-15, DMSP F-11, DMSP F-12
SSULIDMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-19
SSUSIDMSP F-16, DMSP F-17, DMSP F-18, DMSP F-20, DMSP F-19
SUVIGOES-16, GOES-S, GOES-U, GOES-T
SXIGOES-14, GOES-15, GOES-13, GOES-12
TIPCOSMIC-1 FM1, COSMIC-1 FM2, COSMIC-1 FM4, COSMIC-1 FM5, COSMIC-1 FM6, COSMIC-1 FM3
VIIRSSuomi NPP, JPSS-1, JPSS-2, DWSS, JPSS-3, JPSS-4, NPOESS-2, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-3, NPOESS-4, NPOESS-5, NPOESS-6
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
AMR-CSentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
IVMCOSMIC-2A (Equatorial)
LRA (Sentinel-6)Sentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
RF BeaconCOSMIC-2A (Equatorial)
TROPICSTROPICS
TSIS-1TSIS-1-on-ISS, NPOESS-1, NPOESS-6, Free Flyer-2
Approved Instruments None.
Proposed Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
TGRSCOSMIC-2A (Equatorial), COSMIC-2B (Polar)
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
AVHRR/2NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
DCS (NOAA)GOES-7, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
EHICNOAA-13
HIRS/2NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
MAXIENOAA-13
MSUNOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
SBUV/3-
SSUNOAA-9, NOAA-11, NOAA-13, NOAA-12, NOAA-14
SSZ-
TOVS (HIRS/2 + MSU + SSU)NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-14
VASGOES-7
WEFAXGOES-7, GOES-10, GOES-11, GOES-12, GOES-8, GOES-9
X-ray astronomy payloadIRS-P3
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