Satellites

This site automatically publishes downlinks from a variety of satellites currently orbiting the Earth. These include:

The International Space Station (Zarya):
The International Space Station is a joint project between many nations in low earth orbit. On a periodic basis, SSTV (Slow Scan TeleVision) pictures are broadcast from the Russian Zarya module. These are often to commemorate events and typically occur every 2-3 months for a few days at a time.

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NOAA Polar Orbiting satellites:
There are three NOAA satellites still active, NOAA 15 / 18 / 19, which broadcast weather images as they pass over New Zealand around dawn and dusk each day.

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Meteor M series satellites:
The Meteor M series satellites are Russian weather satellites that broadcast images with a resolution of 1km per pixel, which means there is nine times the amount of detail as in the US NOAA weather satellites.

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GOES 18:
GOES 18, which will become known as GOES West, is a US weather satellite which is operated by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It, together with GOES 16 (GOES East) are in geostationary orbit, positioned over the equator and they cover most of the Pacific Ocean and US (18) plus the US and Atlantic (16).

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GOES 17:
GOES 17, which is also known as GOES West, is a US weather satellite which is operated by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It, together with GOES 16 (GOES East) are in geostationary orbit, positioned over the equator and they cover most of the Pacific Ocean and US (17) plus the US and Atlantic (16).

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GOES 16:
GOES 16, which is also known as GOES East, is a US weather satellite which is operated by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It, together with GOES 17 (GOES West) are in geostationary orbit, positioned over the equator and they cover most of the Pacific Ocean and US (17) plus the US and Atlantic (16).

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GOES 15:
GOES 15 was previously GOES West and it is now an orbital spare. From time to time it is activated for tests.

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GOES 14:
GOES 14 is an orbital spare and from time to time is activated for tests.

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GOES 13:
GOES 13, now EWS-G1, is a US Space Force satellite covering Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Indian Ocean.

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Himawari 8:
Himawari 8 is a Japanese geostationary weather satellite operated by the Japanese Meteorological Agency. It was launched in 2015 and provides coverage of most of Asia, India, Australasia and the Pacific.

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GEO-KOMPSAT 2A:
GEO-KOMPSAT 2A (GK-2A) is a South Korean weather satellite in geostationary orbit. It is one of a pair with GK-2B. It was launched in 2018 and provides coverage of most of Asia, India, Australasia and the Pacific.

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Find more detailed information about each satellite in the dedicated page.