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# Spacecraft Country ranks Launch date .. Sponsor Remarks
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1 9 6 0 (2 Meteorological satellites in 45 missions = 5 %)
1) Tiros 1 1st American 1 Apr 60 NASA Success.
2) Tiros 2 2nd American 23 Nov 60 NASA Success.
1 9 6 1 (1 Meteorological satellite in 60 missions = 2 %)
3) Tiros 3 3rd American 12 Jul 61 NASA
1 9 6 2 (3 Meteorological satellites in 96 missions = 3 %)
4) Tiros 4 4th American 8 Feb 62 NASA
5) Tiros 5 5th American 19 Jun 62 NASA
6) Tiros 6 6th American 18 Sep 62 NASA
1 9 6 3 (4 Meteorological satellites in 97 missions = 4 %)
7) Kosmos 14 (Omega-1 1) 1st Soviet 13 Apr 63
8) Tiros 7 7th American 19 Jun 63 NASA
9) Kosmos 23 (Omega-1 2) 2nd Soviet 13 Dec 63
10) Tiros 8 8th American 21 Dec 63 NASA
1 9 6 4 (2 Meteorological satellites in 127 missions = 2 %)
11) Nimbus 1 9th American 28 Aug 64 NASA
12) Kosmos 44 (Meteor 1) 3rd Soviet 28 Aug 64
1 9 6 5 (4 Meteorological satellites in 180 missions = 2 %)
13) Tiros 9 10th American 22 Jan 65 NASA
14) Kosmos 58 4th Soviet 26 Feb 65
15) Tiros 10 11th American 2 Jul 65 NASA
16) Kosmos 100 5th Soviet 17 Dec 65
1 9 6 6 (6 Meteorological satellites in 174 missions = 3 %)
17) ESSA 1 12th American 3 Feb 66 ESSA
18) ESSA-2 13th American 28 Feb 66 ESSA
19) Kosmos 118 / Meteor 4 6th Soviet 22 May 66
20) Nimbus 3 14th American 15 May 66 NASA
21) Kosmos 122 / Meteor 7th Soviet 25 Jun 66
22) ESSA 3 15th American 2 Oct 66 ESSA
1 9 6 7 (6 Meteorological satellites in 172 missions = 3 %)
23) ESSA 4 16th American 26 Jan 67 ESSA
24) Kosmos 144 / Meteor 6 8th Soviet 28 Feb 67
25) ESSA 5 17th American 20 Apr 67 ESSA
26) Kosmos 156 / Meteor 9th Soviet 27 Apr 67
27) Kosmos 184 / Meteor 8 10th Soviet 24 Oct 67
28) ESSA 6 18th American 10 Noc 67 ESSA
1 9 6 8 (5 Meteorological satellites in 166 missions = 3 %)
29) Kosmos 206 / Meteor 9 11th Soviet 17 Mar 68
30) Nimbus B 19th American 18 Mar 68 NASA
31) Kosmos 226 / Meteor 10 12th Soviet 12 Jun 68
32) ESSA 7 20th American 16 Aug 68 ESSA
33) ESSA 8 21st American 15 Dec 68 ESSA
1 9 6 9 (5 Meteorological satellites in 155 missions = 3 %)
34) Meteor 13th Soviet 1 Feb 69
35) ESSA 9 22nd American 26 Feb 69 ESSA
36) Meteor 1-1 14th Soviet 26 Mar 69
37) Nimbus 3 23rd American 14 Apr 69 NASA
38) Meteor 1-2 15th Soviet 6 Oct 69
1 9 7 0 (7 meteo satellites in 142 missions = %)
39) ITOS I / Tiros M 24th American ...
40) Meteor 1-3 16th Soviet
41) Nimbus 4 25th American
42) Meteor 1-4 17th Soviet
43) Meteor 1-5 18th Soviet
44) Meteor 1-6 19th Soviet
45) NOAA 1 26th American
1 9 7 1 (5 meteo satellites in 175 missions = %)
46) Meteor 1-7 20th Soviet ...
47) Meteor 1-8 21st Soviet
48) Meteor 1-9 22nd Soviet
49) ITOS B 27th American
50) Meteor 1-10 23rd Soviet
1 9 7 2 (5 meteo satellites in 143 missions = %)
51) Meteor 1-11 24th Soviet ...
52) Meteor 1-12 25th Soviet
53) NOAA 2 28th American
54) Meteor 1-13 26th Soviet
55) Nimbus 5 29th American
1 9 7 3 (4 meteo satellites in 146 missions = %)
56) Meteor 1-14 27th Soviet ...
57) NOAA 30th American
58) Meteor 1-15 28th Soviet
59) NOAA 3 31st American
1 9 7 4 (7 meteo satellites in 136 missions = %)
60) Meteor 16 29th Soviet ...
61) Meteor 1-17 30th Soviet
62) SMS 1 32nd American
63) Meteor 1-18 (Priroda) 31st Soviet
64) Meteor 19 32nd Soviet
65) NOAA 4 33rd American
66) Meteor 1-20 33rd Soviet
1 9 7 5 (8 meteo satellites in 168 missions = %)
67) SMS 2 34th American ...
68) Meteor 1-21 34th Soviet
69) GEOS 3 35th American
70) Nimbus 6 36th American
71) Meteor 2-4 35th Soviet
72) Meteor 1-22 36th Soviet
73) GOES 1 / SMS 3 37th American
74) Meteor 1-23 37th Soviet L
1 9 7 6 (4 meteo satellites in 164 missions = %)
75) Meteor 1-24 38th Soviet ...
76) Meteor 1-25 39th Soviet
77) NOAA 5 38th American
78) Meteor 1-26 40th Soviet
1 9 7 7 (7 meteo satellites in 147 missions = %)
79) Meteor 2-2 41st Soviet ...
80) Meteor 1-27 42nd Soviet
81) GOES 2 39th American
82) Meteor 1-28 43rd Soviet
83) GMS 1 / Himawari 1 1st Japanese
84) Meteosat 1 1st European
85) Meteor 2-3 44th Soviet
1 9 7 8 (4 meteo satellites in 174 missions = %)
86) Kosmos 1045 / Meteor-2 GVM 45th Soviet ...
87) GOES 3 40th American
88) Tiros 11 41st American
89) Nimbus 7 42nd American
1 9 7 9 (4 meteo satellites in 134 missions = %)
90) Meteor 1-29 46th Soviet ...
91) Meteor 2-4 47th Soviet
92) NOAA 6 43rd American
93) Meteor 2-5 48th Soviet
1 9 8 0 (4 meteo satellites in 144 missions = %)
94) Meteor 1-30 49th Soviet ...
95) Meteor 2-6 50th Soviet
96) NOAA b 44th American
97) GOES 4 45th American
1 9 8 1 (6 meteo satellites in 160 missions = %)
98) Meteor 2-7 51st Soviet ...
99) GOES 5 46th American
100) Meteosat 2 2nd European
101) NOAA 7 47th American
102) Meteor Priroda 2-4 52nd Soviet
103) GMS 2 / Himawari 2 2nd Japanese
1 9 8 2 (2 meteo satellites in 160 missions = %)
104) Meteor 2-8 53rd Soviet ...
105) Meteor 2-9 54th Soviet
1 9 8 3 (3 meteo satellites in 162 missions = %)
106) NOAA 8 48th American ...
107) GOES 6 49th American
108) Meteor 2-10 55th Soviet
1 9 8 4 (4 meteo satellites in 169 missions = %)
109) Meteor 2-11 56th Soviet ...
110) GMS-3 / Himawari 3  3rd Japanese
111) Kosmos 1612 (Meteor-3) 57th Soviet
112) NOAA 9 50th American
1 9 8 5 (3 meteo satellites in 173 missions = %)
113) Meteor 2-12 58th Soviet ...
114) Meteor 3-1 59th Soviet
115) Meteor 2-13 60th Soviet
1 9 8 6 (3 meteo satellites in 151 missions = %)
116) GOES G 51st American ...
117) Meteor 2-14 61st Soviet
118) NOAA 10 52nd American
1 9 8 7 (3 meteo satellites in 141 missions = %)
119) Meteor 2-15 62nd Soviet ...
120) GOES 7 53rd American
121) Meteor 2-16 63nd Soviet
1 9 8 8 (5 meteo satellites in 155 missions = %)
122) Meteor 2-17 64th Soviet ...
123) Meteosat 3 3rd European
124) FY-1A / Fengyun 1 1st Chinese
125) Meteor 3-2 65th Soviet
126) NOAA 11 54th American
1 9 8 9 (4 meteo satellites in 139 missions = %)
127) Meteor 2-18 66th Soviet ...
128) Meteosat 4 / MOP 1 4th European
129) GMS 4 / Himawari 4 4th Japanese
130) Meteor 3-03 67th Soviet
1 9 9 0 (3 meteo satellites in 173 missions = %)
131) Meteor 2-19 67th Soviet ...
132) FY-1B / Feng Yun 1B 2nd Chinese
133) Meteor 2-2 69th Soviet
1 9 9 1 (4 meteo satellites in 143 missions = %)
134) Meteosat 5 / MOP 2 5th European ...
135) NOAA 12 55th American
136) Meteor 3-4 70th Soviet
137) Meteor 3-5 / TOMS 71th Soviet
1 9 9 2 (0 meteo satellite in 135 missions = %)

None.
 
1 9 9 3 (3 meteo satellites in 118 missions = %)
138) NOAA 13 56th American ...
139) Meteor 2-21 72nd Russian
140) Meteosat 6 / MOP 3 6th European
1 9 9 4 (4 meteo satellites in 130 missions = %)
141) Meteor 3-7 73rd Russian ...
142) GOES 8 57th American
143) Elektro 1 74th Russian
144) NOAA 14 58th American
1 9 9 5 (2 meteo satellites in 113 missions = %)
145) GMS-5 / Himawari 5 5th Japanese ...
146) GOES 9 59th American
1 9 9 6 (0 meteo satellite in 112 missions = %)

None.
 
1 9 9 7 (3 meteo satellites in 158 missions = %)
147) GOES 10 60th American ...
148) FY 2A / FY2 1R 3rd Chinese
149) Meteosat 7 / MTP 1 7th European
1 9 9 8 (1 meteo satellites in 174 missions = %)
150) NOAA 15 61st American ...
1 9 9 9 (2 meteo satellites in 133 missions = %)
151) FY-1C / Feng Yun 1C 4th Chinese ...
152) MTSAT 6th Japanese
2 0 0 0 (3 meteo satellites in 131 missions = %)
153) GOES 11 62nd American ...
154) FY-2 / Feng Yun 2B 5th Chinese
155) NOAA 16 63rd American L
2 0 0 1 (2 meteo satellites in 93 missions = %)
156) GOES 12 64th American ...
157) Meteor-3M 1 75th Russian
2 0 0 2 (4 meteo satellites in 101 missions = %)
158) FY-1D / Fengyun 1D 6th Chinese ...
159) NOAA 17 65th American
160) MSG 1 8th European
161) METSAT-1 / Kalpana-1 1st Indian
2 0 0 3 (0 meteo satellite in 97 missions = 0 %)

None.
 
2 0 0 4 (1 meteo satellites in 77 missions = 1 %)
162) FY-2C / Fengyun 2C 7th Chinese ...
2 0 0 5 (3 meteo satellites in 78 missions = 4 %)
163) MTSAT-1R / Himawari 6 7th Japanese ...
164) NOAA 18 66th American
165) MSG-2 / Meteosat 9 9th European
2 0 0 6 (4 meteo satellites in 116 missions = 3½ %)
166) MTSAT 2 8th Japanese 18 Feb 06 JCAB & JMA
167) GOES-13 / GOES N 67th American 24 May 06 NOAA
168) METOP A 10th European 19 Oct 06 Eumetsat
169) Fengyun 2D 8th Chinese 8 Dec 06
2 0 0 7 (0 meteo satellites in 123 missions = 0 %)

None.
 
2 0 0 8 (2 meteo satellites in 111 missions = 2 %)
170) FY-3A / Feng Yun 3A 9th Chinese 27 May 08
171) FY-2E / Feng Yun 2E 10th Chine 23 Dec 08
2 0 0 9 (3 meteo satellites in 129 missions = 2 %)
172) NOAA 19 (NOAA-N prime) 68th American 6 Feb 09
173) GOES 14 / GOES-O 69th American 27 Jun 09
174) Meteor M1 76th Russian 17 Sep 09
2 0 1 0 (3 meteo satellites in 129 missions = 2 %)
175) GOES 15 / GOES P 70th American 4 Mar 10
176) COMS 1 / Chollian 1st South Korean 26 Jun 10
177) FY-3 (01) B / Fengyun 3 (01) B 11th Chinese 5 Nov 10
2 0 1 1 (2 meteo satellites in  missions =  %)
178) Elektro-L1 / GOMS 2 77th Russian 20 Jan 11
179) NPP 71th American 25 Oct 11
2 0 1 2 (3 meteo satellites in  missions =  %)
180) FY-2 (07) / Fengyun 2F China 13 Jan 12
181) MSG 3 / Meteosat 10 Europe 5 Jul 12
182) METOP-B Europe 17 Sep 12
2 0 1 3 (1 meteo satellites in  missions =  %)
183) FY-3 3 / Fengyun-3 3 China 23 Sep 13
2 0 1 4 ( meteo satellites in  missions =  %)
184) Meteor-M 2 Russia 8 Jul 14
185) Himawari 8 Japan 7 Oct 14
186) FY-2 (08) / Fengyun 2G China 31 Dec 14
2 0 1 5 ( meteo satellites in  missions =  %)

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