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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 MWS
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature METimage
Cloud particle properties and profile MWS
Liquid water and precipitation rate METimage, MWS
Atmospheric Temperature Fields 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 - Next Generation
METimage - Multi Spectral Imager
MWS - Microwave Sounder
RO - RO
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