THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name Meteosat-7
aka Meteosat Transition Programme
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 02 Sep 1997
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 11 Apr 2017
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period 1436 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 10.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 35779 km Orbit Longitude 57.5 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.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields MVIRI
Atmospheric Winds MVIRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MVIRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate MVIRI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) MVIRI
Mission Instruments
Meteosat Comms - Communications package for Meteosat
MVIRI - METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager
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