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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 NORAD Catalog # 23051 (TLE)
International Designator 1994-022A
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
DCIS - Data Collection and Interrogation Service
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
SEM/EPS - Energetic Particles Sensor
SEM/HEPAD - High Energy Proton and Alpha Particles Detector
SEM/MAG - Magnetometer
SEM/XRS-EUV - X-Ray Sensor - Extreme Ultra-Violet Sensor
Sounder - Sounder
WEFAX - Weather Facsimile
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 96 )
ARM/GCIP Near-Surface Observation Data Set - 1996 (NESOB-96) at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC
ARM/GCIP Near-Surface Observation Data Set - 1997 (NESOB-97) at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC
Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Experiment (ACE-Asia) at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC
BOREAS Follow-On HMet-01 Level-2 GOES-8 1996 Shortwave and Longwave Radiation
BOREAS RSS-14 GOES-8 Level-1 Visible, Infrared and Water Vapor Images
BOREAS RSS-14 GOES-8 Level-1a Visible, Infrared and Water Vapor Images
BOREAS RSS-14 Level-3 Gridded Radiometer and Satellite Surface Radiation Images
CAMEX-3 GOES-8 PRODUCTS V1
CAMEX-4 GOES-8 PRODUCTS V1
CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A

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