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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - METOP-SG B3 -
Full Name EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation
aka EPS-SG-b3
Status Approved
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, CNES, ESA Launch Date Dec 2036
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Jun 2042
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. 3 satellites.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields ICI, MWI, RO
Liquid water and precipitation rate ICI, MWI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields RO
OceanOcean surface winds SCA
Surface temperature (ocean) MWI
Mission Instruments
A-DCS4 - A-DCS4
ICI - Ice Cloud Imager
MWI - Microwave Imager
RO - RO
SCA - SCA
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