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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-4 -
Full Name Meteosat-4 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 01 Jan 1989
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 01 Jan 1995
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense TBD Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude 0 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
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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