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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 Jun 2039
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Dec 2046
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog #
International Designator
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
LandSoil moisture SCA
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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