National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

Our Satellites

We have liftoff!


Currently Flying

An image illustration of GOES East and West, Jason-3, Suomi NPP, DSCOVR Satellites

GOES-SGOES-16 East/GOES-17 West, Jason-3, Suomi NPP, DSCOVR, NOAA 20, COSMIC-2 and other stars of the fleet deliver data daily, powering forecast models, watches and warnings for all types of weather and environmental conditions.


How Satellites Work

An Image Illustration of the Earth

How do you test a satellite to make sure it can survive the rigors of launch? What is a satellite altimeter and how does it work?


Satellite Operations

A photo of the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility

Our team operates a vast network of antennas and ground stations across the country responsible for providing 24/7 operation of our current satellites. These systems maintain the satellites precise orbits and provide the uninterrupted flow of environmental information forecasters and emergency managers rely on.


International Satellites

International Satellites Image Illustration

No one country alone can afford to effectively monitor the entire Earth. NOAA uses data from partners around the globe to create a more complete understanding of our dynamic planet.


History of NOAA Satellites

45 Years History of the NOAA NESDIS

NOAA satellites have been operating for over 50 years. Check out a few of our favorites throughout history.


GOES Imagery


Launch Info