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GOMS (Geostationary Operational Meteorological Satellite)




GOMS
A Soviet weather satellite placed in geostationary orbit over the Indian Ocean; also known as Elektro. Originally proposed for a maiden flight in 1978-79, GOMS has suffered both technical and budgetary problems


launch date Oct. 31, 1994
launch vehicle Proton
launch site Baikonur
orbit geostationary at 76° E
mass 2,400 kg


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