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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOES-12 -
Full Name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 12 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies NOAA Launch Date 23 Jul 2001
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 19 Aug 2013
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 60 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
LRIT - Low-Rate Information Transmission
S&R (GOES) - Search and Rescue
SEM (GOES) - Space Environment Monitor
Sounder - Sounder
SXI - Solar X-ray Imager
WEFAX - Weather Facsimile
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