Geostationary Satellites ATS-6 and SMS/GOES: Description, Position and Data Availability During IMS

  1. C.T. Russell and
  2. David J. Southwood
  1. Theodore A. Fritz1 and
  2. Carlene Arthur Neeley2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP020p0053

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

How to Cite

Fritz, T. A. and Neeley, C. A. (1982) Geostationary Satellites ATS-6 and SMS/GOES: Description, Position and Data Availability During IMS, in The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis (eds C.T. Russell and D. J. Southwood), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP020p0053

Author Information

  1. 1

    Space Environment Laboratory, NOAA, ERL, Boulder, Colorado 80303

  2. 2

    Intergraph Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama 35807

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902289

Online ISBN: 9781118664940

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Keywords:

  • Applications technology satellite (ATS-6);
  • Energetic particle sensor (EPS);
  • Geostationary satellites;
  • International Magnetospheric Study (IMS);
  • National Geophysical and Solar-Terrestrial Data Center (NGSDC);
  • Spacecraft position and data availability;
  • Space environment monitor (SEM);
  • Synchronous meteorological satellites (SMS)

Summary

The geostationary satellites ATS-6 and SMS/GOES were operational during the period of the International Magnetospheric Study and returned data useful to the objectives of the IMS. These two programs are briefly described in terms of their instrument complement and sub-satellite longitude as a function of time for the four year IMS period. Data availability from each program is summarized and examples of the various formats in which these data are available are given.