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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - EPS-SG-a -
Full Name EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation Status Planned
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, CNES, DLR, EC, ESA Launch Date 2021
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 2028
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle 29 days
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology. EPS-SG-a carries the Sentinel-5 mission. 3 satellites.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields IASI-NG, MWS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature METimage
Cloud particle properties and profile MWS
Liquid water and precipitation rate METimage, MWS
Ozone IASI-NG
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IASI-NG
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IASI-NG, METimage, MWS
LandSurface temperature (land) METimage
Multi-purpose imagery (land) METimage
OceanOcean surface winds MWS
Surface temperature (ocean) METimage
Ocean Salinity METimage
Snow & IceSea ice cover, edge and thickness METimage, MWS
Mission Instruments
3MI - 3MI
IASI-NG - Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation
METimage - Multi Spectral Imager
MWS - Microwave Sounder
RO - RO
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