List of Earth observation satellites

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Partial list of Earth observation satellites by series/program.


Earth Observing System[edit]

GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)[edit]

15 Satellites, 3 in operation

Polar Operational Environmental Satellites[edit]

10 Satellites 6 in operation.[2]

Joint Polar Satellite System[edit]

successor to planned National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) program

Japan Meteorological Agency[edit]


  • Himawari-9[4] (2016)


Landsat program[edit]


China National Space Administration (CNSA)[edit]

Brazilian Space Agency (AEB)[edit]

Argentina Space Agency (CONAE)[edit]

Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES)[edit]

European Space Agency (ESA)[edit]

A full-size model of an Earth observation satellite from ESA, ERS 2.

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)[edit]

JAXA (former NASDA)[edit]

Lembaga Penerbangan dan Antariksa Nasional (LAPAN INDONESIA)[edit]

Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC)[edit]



Project Vanguard[edit]

National Academy of Sciences of Republic of Belarus[edit]


Pakistan's SUPARCO (Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission)[edit]

Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST)[edit]

Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos)[edit]

Swedish National Space Board[edit]

Venezuelan Agency for Space Activities[edit]


11 Geostationary Weather Satellites, 5 in operation:

2 Polar Orbiting Weather Satellites, all in operation:

  • MetOp-A
  • MetOp-B

RADARSAT series[edit]

South Korea[edit]




Meteor series[edit]

FY (Feng Yun) series[edit]


  1. ^ "Satellite Constellations from". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ "POES Status". Archived from the original on December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Meteorological Satellites - Japan Meteorological Agency". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Himawari-8/9". Archived from the original on October 27, 2013. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ "MTSat 1, 1R (Himawari 6)". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  6. ^ "Internal Waves in the Banda Sea « CIMSS Satellite Blog". Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  7. ^ "IRS-P3". Earthnet Online. Retrieved 2013-02-02. 
  8. ^ "IRS-P2". Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre. VSSC. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "IRS-1C/1D (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites-1C/1D)". Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "IRS (Indian Remote Sensing Satellites) - Overview and early LEO Program of ISRO". Retrieved 2013-04-17. 
  11. ^ "Göktürk-2". 2012. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 

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