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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – AGENCY SUMMARY - EUMETSAT
Agency Name Full European Organization for the Exploitation of Metereological Satellites CEOS Member yes
Agency Country Europe Agency Website http://www.eumetsat.int
Agency Mission Timeline click here
Agency Series
SeriesMissions
EPSMetop-A, Metop-B, Metop-C
JasonJason-1, OSTM (Jason-2), Jason-3, Sentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
MeteosatMeteosat-1, Meteosat-2, Meteosat-3, Meteosat-4, Meteosat-5, Meteosat-6, Meteosat-7, Meteosat-8, Meteosat-9, Meteosat-10, Meteosat-11
METOP-SG AMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
METOP-SG BMETOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
MTG-I (imaging)MTG-I1 (imaging), MTG-I2 (imaging), MTG-I3 (imaging), MTG-I4 (imaging)
MTG-S (sounding)MTG-S1 (sounding), MTG-S2 (sounding)
Sentinel-3Sentinel-3 A, Sentinel-3 B, Sentinel-3 C
Current Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Meteosat-8 28 Aug 2002 Jun 2020 GERB, MSG Comms, SEVIRI
Meteosat-9 22 Dec 2005 Oct 2024 GERB, MSG Comms, SEVIRI
Metop-A 19 Oct 2006 Dec 2021 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
OSTM (Jason-2) 20 Jun 2008 Oct 2019 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3
Meteosat-10 05 Jul 2012 Sep 2030 GERB, MSG Comms, SEVIRI
Metop-B 17 Sep 2012 Sep 2024 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, HIRS/4, IASI, MHS, S&R (NOAA), SEM (POES)
Meteosat-11 15 Jul 2015 Dec 2033 GERB, MSG Comms, SEVIRI
Jason-3 17 Jan 2016 Mar 2019 AMR, DORIS-NG, GPSP, LRA, POSEIDON-3B Altimeter
Sentinel-3 A 16 Feb 2016 Jan 2023 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Approved Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
JPSS-1 Nov 2017 Sep 2024 ATMS, CERES, CrIS, OMPS, VIIRS
Sentinel-3 B Mar 2018 Oct 2025 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
Metop-C Dec 2018 Sep 2023 A-DCS3, AMSU-A, ASCAT, AVHRR/3, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, SEM (POES)
MTG-I1 (imaging) Dec 2020 Jun 2029 FCI, LI
METOP-SG A1 Sep 2021 Mar 2029 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
JPSS-2 Dec 2021 Dec 2028 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
MTG-S1 (sounding) Jun 2022 Dec 2030 IRS, UVN
METOP-SG B1 Dec 2022 Apr 2030 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
Sentinel-3 C Jun 2023 Jan 2029 OLCI, SLSTR, SRAL
MTG-I2 (imaging) Dec 2024 Jun 2033 FCI, LI
METOP-SG A2 Jun 2028 Dec 2035 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
MTG-I3 (imaging) Dec 2028 Jun 2037 FCI, LI
METOP-SG B2 Dec 2029 Jun 2037 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
MTG-S2 (sounding) Dec 2030 Jun 2039 IRS, UVN
MTG-I4 (imaging) Dec 2032 Jun 2041 FCI, LI
METOP-SG A3 Jun 2035 Dec 2042 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
METOP-SG B3 Dec 2036 Jun 2042 A-DCS4, ICI, MWI, RO, SCA
Planned Missions
timeline
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Sentinel-6 A 2020 2026 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
Sentinel-6 B 2025 2031 AMR-C, DORIS-NG, GNSS POD Receiver, GNSS-RO Receiver, LRA (Sentinel-6), Poseidon-4 Altimeter
JPSS-3 2026 2033 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
JPSS-4 2031 2038 ATMS, CrIS, OMPS, OMPS-L, RBI, VIIRS
Considered Missions
None.
Completed Missions
MissionLaunchEOL Instrument(s)
Meteosat-4 01 Jan 1989 01 Jan 1995 Meteosat Comms, MVIRI
Meteosat-5 02 Mar 1991 26 Apr 2007 Meteosat Comms, MVIRI
Meteosat-6 20 Nov 1993 02 May 2011 Meteosat Comms, MVIRI
Meteosat-7 02 Sep 1997 11 Apr 2017 Meteosat Comms, MVIRI
Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
ASCATMetop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
AVHRR/3NOAA-18, NOAA-19, NOAA-15, Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C, NOAA-16, NOAA-17
GERBMeteosat-8, Meteosat-9, Meteosat-10, Meteosat-11
GOME-2Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
GRASMetop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
HIRS/4NOAA-18, NOAA-19, Metop-B, Metop-A
IASIMetop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
MHSNOAA-18, NOAA-19, Metop-B, Metop-A, Metop-C
MSG CommsMeteosat-8, Meteosat-9, Meteosat-10, Meteosat-11
SEVIRIMeteosat-8, Meteosat-9, Meteosat-10, Meteosat-11
Prototype Instruments None.
Instruments Being Developed
InstrumentMission(s)
3MIMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
AMR-CSentinel-6 A, Sentinel-6 B
FCIMTG-I1 (imaging), MTG-I2 (imaging), MTG-I3 (imaging), MTG-I4 (imaging)
IASI-NGMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
ICIMETOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
IRSMTG-S1 (sounding), MTG-S2 (sounding), MTG-S1, MTG-S2
LIMTG-I1 (imaging), MTG-I2 (imaging), MTG-I3 (imaging), MTG-I4 (imaging)
METimageMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Post-EPS
MWIMETOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
MWSMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3
ROMETOP-SG A1, METOP-SG B1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
SCAMETOP-SG B1, METOP-SG B2, METOP-SG B3
UVNS (Sentinel-5)METOP-SG A1, METOP-SG A2, METOP-SG A3, Sentinel-5 A, Sentinel-5 B, Sentinel-5 C
Approved Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
UVNMTG-S1 (sounding), MTG-S2 (sounding), MTG-S1, MTG-S2
Proposed Instruments None.
TBD Instruments None.
No Longer Operational Instruments
InstrumentMission(s)
Meteosat CommsMeteosat-5, Meteosat-3, Meteosat-4, Meteosat-6, Meteosat-7
MVIRIMeteosat-5, Meteosat-3, Meteosat-4, Meteosat-6, Meteosat-7
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