THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOES-7 -
Full Name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 7 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 26 Feb 1987
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jan 1995
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 4.3 deg
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 170 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, atmospheric dynamics, land surface, space environment, search and rescue, data collection, WEFAX (weather facsimile service).
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields VAS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature VAS
Liquid water and precipitation rate VAS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields VAS
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements SEM (POES)
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) VAS
Mission Instruments
DCS (NOAA) - Data Collection System (NOAA)
GOES Comms - Communications package on GOES
S&R (GOES) - Search and Rescue
SEM (POES) - Space Environment Monitor
VAS - VISSR Atmospheric Sounder
WEFAX - Weather Facsimile
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