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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - METOP-SG A1 -
Full Name EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation
aka EPS-SG-a1
Status Approved
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, CNES, COM, DLR, ESA Launch Date Jun 2021
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Oct 2028
EO Portal Info
Orbit Type Sun-synchronous Orbit Period 101.4 minutes
Orbit Sense Descending Orbit Inclination 98.7 deg
Orbit Altitude 824 km Orbit Longitude
Orbit LST 9:30 Repeat Cycle 29 days
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology. EPS-SG-a carries the Sentinel-5 mission. 3 satellites.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAerosols 3MI, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Atmospheric Humidity Fields IASI-NG, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature METimage, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Cloud particle properties and profile MWS
Liquid water and precipitation rate METimage, MWS
Ozone IASI-NG, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IASI-NG, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO
LandAlbedo and reflectance 3MI
Surface 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 - Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging
IASI-NG - Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation
METimage - Multi Spectral Imager
MWS - Microwave Sounder
RO - RO
UVNS (Sentinel-5) - Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer
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