CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - GOES-18 -
Full Name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 18
aka GOES-T
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies NOAA, NASA Launch Date 01 Mar 2022
Mission Links mission site | EOL Date Oct 2035
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 51850 (TLE)
International Designator 2022-021A
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology (primary mission), search and rescue, space environment monitoring, data collection platform, data gathering.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols ABI
Atmospheric Winds ABI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature ABI
Cloud particle properties and profile ABI
Liquid water and precipitation rate ABI
Radiation budget ABI
Lightning Detection GLM
Gravity and Magnetic FieldsGravity, Magnetic and Geodynamic measurements Magnetometer (GOES)
LandSurface temperature (land) ABI
Multi-purpose imagery (land) ABI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) ABI
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean) ABI
Mission Instruments
ABI - Advanced Baseline Imager
DCS (GOES-R Series) - Data Collection System (NOAA, GOES-16)
EXIS - Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Irradiance Sensors
GLM - GEO Lightning Mapper
Magnetometer (GOES) - Magnetometer (GOES)
SEISS - Space Environment In Situ Suite
SUVI - Solar Ultraviolet Imager
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 4 )
GHRSST L2P NOAA/ACSPO GOES-18/ABI West America Region Sea Surface Temperature v2.90 dataset
GHRSST L3C NOAA/ACSPO GOES-18/ABI West America Region Sea Surface Temperature v2.90 dataset
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 GOES-18 Northern Hemisphere Version 1.2
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 GOES-18 Southern Hemisphere Version 1.2

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