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Satellite details
Acronym GOES-4
Full name Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 4
Satellite Description
  • 4th flight unit of the GOES 1st generation programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology including atmospheric sounding.
  • Substantial contribution to Space weather.
Mass at launch 836 kg Dry mass 399 kg
Power
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Data access information
  • Data available in real-time to NOAA and re-distributed in near-real-time.
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 135° W

 

Space agency NOAANASA
Status Inactive
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Initially placed at 98°W, it was moved to 135°W in 1981-1985; to 10°W in 1985; to 44°W since 1985.
Launch 09 Sep 1980 EOL 22 Nov 1988
Last update: 2015-07-28
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Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on GOES-4

Acronym Full name
SEM/MAG SEM / Magnetometer
VAS VISSR Atmospheric Sounder
SEM/EPS SEM / Energetic Particles Sensor
SEM/HEPAD SEM / High Energy Proton and Alpha Particles Detector
SEM/XRS-EUV SEM / X-Ray Sensor - Extreme Ultra-Violet Sensor
DCIS Data Collection and Interrogation Service
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Satellite Field of View

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