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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 NORAD Catalog # 26871 (TLE)
International Designator 2001-031A
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), SXI
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
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 28 )
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Longwave Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Shortwave Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Visible
CAPS Project Data Products
CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
Geostationary Earth Orbit Land Surface Temperature Hourly North and South America 4 km V001
GHRSST Level 2P West Atlantic Regional Skin Sea Surface Temperature from the Geostationary Operation ...
GHRSST Level 4 ODYSSEA Global Foundation Sea Surface Temperature Analysis (GDS version 1)

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 31 results)
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Ar ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Precipitation assessment; climate model evaluation; Cloud-precipitation-Radiat ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate Change and Natural Variability Impact Assessment, Extreme Precipitatio ...
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Longwave Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Shortwave Infrared
Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Visible
CAPS Project Data Products
CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A

Want to explore more? Try FedEO on the EO Portal or CMR OpenSearch by NASA
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