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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-9 -
Full Name Meteosat Second Generation-2
aka MSG-2
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 22 Dec 2005
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Jan 2025
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 28912 (TLE)
International Designator 2005-049B
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period 1436 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 4.5 deg
Orbit Altitude 35779 km Orbit Longitude 3.5 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
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 15 )
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 ...
Ensemble Median Global sea surface temperature dataset from 1988-01-01 to 2019-02-28 (NCEI Accession ...
GHRSST Level 4 K10_SST Global 10 km Analyzed Sea Surface Temperature from Naval Oceanographic Office ...
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 ...

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