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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-9 -
Full Name Meteosat Second Generation-2 Status Currently being flown
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 22 Dec 2005
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2021
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 0 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
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
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