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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-8 -
Full Name Meteosat Second Generation-1
aka MSG-1
Status Operational (extended)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 28 Aug 2002
Mission Links mission site | mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jan 2022
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 27509 (TLE)
International Designator 2002-040B
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period 1436 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 6.8 deg
Orbit Altitude 35779 km Orbit Longitude 41.5 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric dynamics/water and energy cycles. Meteosat 1-7 are first generation. Meteosat 8-11 are second generation and known as MSG in the development phase. Meteosat-8's original deployment at 0 degrees ended in July 2016. It is now deployed at 41.5 degrees east in support of the Indian Ocean Data Coverage (IODC) service, and from 1 July 2022 it will only be on standby at that location.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields SEVIRI
Atmospheric Winds SEVIRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature SEVIRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate SEVIRI
Ozone SEVIRI
Radiation budget GERB, SEVIRI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields SEVIRI
LandVegetation SEVIRI
Surface temperature (land) SEVIRI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) SEVIRI
Mission Instruments
GERB - Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget
MSG Comms - Communications package for MSG
SEVIRI - Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 14 )
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CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
Climatology for NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5km Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress M ...
INFRARED GLOBAL GEOSTATIONARY COMPOSITE V1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Forma ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D2 Monthly Cloud Products - Revised ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage DX Pixel Level Cloud Product - Revis ...
NOAA Coral Reef Watch (CRW) Daily Global 5-km (0.05 degree) Satellite Coral Bleaching Heat Stress Mo ...

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