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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 9 )
CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
INFRARED GLOBAL GEOSTATIONARY COMPOSITE V1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Forma ...
ISCCP_DX
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-09 Northern Hemisphere Version 1.2
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-09 Southern Hemisphere Version 1
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-9 Northern Hemisphere Version 1.0
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-9 Southern Hemisphere Version 1.0

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (total 135 results)
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate research NMHSs Government agencies GERB science team
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Ocean reanalyses
CLAAS-2. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Study of small, regional, and large scale cloud processes regional cl ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Study of small, regional, and large scale cloud processes regional climate mon ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Modelling (albedo prescription and/or assessment); Radiation budget at the sur ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate impact analysis (DWD,EURO4M,PIK) Climate model evaluation and developm ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Land data assimilation Climate monitoring: GCOS ECV Climate monitoring of land ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Study of small, regional, and large scale cloud processes regional climate mon ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: SNU, DWD for COSMO-CLM evaluation, climate service, regional climate modelling ...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Re-analysis (air quality and carbon/smoke emissisions)

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