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Images are available only from GOES-8 (GOES-EAST, 75°W) and GOES-9 (GOES-WEST, 135°W), along with some from GOES-10, which is not yet officially operational but is now (July 1998) moving from 105°W to 135°W to replace GOES-9, whose momentum wheels are failing. Dennis Chesters keeps some Miscellaneous GOES Images.
METEOSAT-3 was borrowed from the British when GOES-G failed before it could become GOES-7. METEOSAT-3 is now on reserve. GOES-H did become GOES-7. GOES-2 was once acting as GOES-WEST at 135°W, but does not send images anymore. GOES-6's fuel is depleted, and it is drifting west around 126°W (?) as of the plan of September 12-18, 1994 at a few degrees a month. GOES-3 was supposedly on standby (around 176.75°W (?), and operating as PEACESAT), but is now drifting east. As of July 1998, it was at 104°W GOES-7 (formerly 135°W as GOES-WEST, was replaced in January 1996 by GOES-9) is, as of July 1998, at 96.5°W.
All of this information is derived from the GOES Information and other information from NOAA's Satellite Services Division as well as the above mentioned information from Dennis Chesters. Also see the Florida EXPLORES! Satellite Resource Guide.
GOES-L and GOES-M have been designed as part of the GOES-I/M series, and construction is underway on these.
|3||6.50-7.00||Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor (half resolution)|
|4||10.20-11.20||Longwave Infrared 1: Surface/Cloud Temperature|
|5||11.50-12.50||Longwave Infrared 2: Sea Surface Temperature and Lower Tropospheric Water Vapor|
The following table is adapted from the meteorological sensor systems section of an AMS Bulletin GOES-8 article maintained by Dennis Chesters.
|7||12.02||Surface Temperature, Moisture|
|18||3.74||Surface Temperature, Moisture|