The NOAA Satellite Information System provides essential information for satellite direct readout station operators and users of NOAA environmental satellite data. While the emphasis is on the U.S. Polar orbiting and the GOES series of satellites, limited information is also provided for the satellites operated by other countries and agencies. General background information about the U.S. satellites, suitable for all users, is also available on this site. Links to some products from U.S. satellite data are also available.
- Special Bulletins (may impact your operations)
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NOAA satellites, images and data
- Information: General information about Geostationary and Polar satellites.
- Status: Current reports on satellite operations, transmission frequencies and systems status.
- Schedules: Eclipse, LAC/HRPT, Interrogation, Launch, Polar Recorder, and GOES Dissemination and Scanning Schedules.
- Navigation: Information for Geostationary and Polar orbital elements, Equator crossings, TBUS, and GOES navigation summary and polar monthly predict data.
- Calibration: For NOAA polar and GOES geostationary satellites.
- Future Systems: Future NOAA polar and geostationary satellite systems to be implemented beyond 2010.
- Education: the basics of satellite remote sensing, from elementary to advanced level, using the web.
- Manufacturer's List: manufacturers of satellite receiving systems and components.
- Data Services: General description of the major satellite systems and data transmission services and distribution.
- News and Events: Satellite launch schedule, and related items.
- Conference Presentations, Publications, and Technical Reports including links to on-line tutorials and training materials.