THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOES-8 -
Full Name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 8 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 13 Apr 1994
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 04 Jan 2003
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 0.09 deg
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 195 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology (primary mission), search and rescue, space environment monitoring, data collection platform, data gathering, WEFAX.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols Sounder
Atmospheric Humidity Fields Sounder
Atmospheric Winds Imager
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature Imager, Sounder
Liquid water and precipitation rate Imager, Sounder
Ozone Sounder
Radiation budget Imager
Atmospheric Temperature Fields Sounder
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (GOES)
LandSurface temperature (land) Imager, Sounder
Multi-purpose imagery (land) Imager
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) Imager, Sounder
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) Imager
Mission Instruments
DCS (NOAA) - Data Collection System (NOAA)
GOES Comms - Communications package on GOES
Imager - Imager
S&R (GOES) - Search and Rescue
SEM (GOES) - Space Environment Monitor
Sounder - Sounder
WEFAX - Weather Facsimile
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search Researched and written by Symbios