CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-5 -
Full Name Meteosat-5 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 02 Mar 1991
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 26 Apr 2007
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 21140 (TLE)
International Designator 1991-015B
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude -63 deg
Orbit LST Repeat Cycle
Objectives and Applications Meteorology, climatology, atmospheric dynamics/water and energy cycles. Meteosat 1-7 are first generation. Meteosat 8-11 are second generation and known as MSG in the development phase.
Mission Measurements
CategoryParameterInstrument(s)
AtmosphereAtmospheric Humidity Fields MVIRI
Atmospheric Winds MVIRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature MVIRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate MVIRI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) MVIRI
Mission Instruments
Meteosat Comms - Communications package for Meteosat
MVIRI - METEOSAT Visible and Infra-Red Imager
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 21 )
CERES GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
CERES MODIS and GEO Cloud Retrievals in ISCCP-D2like Format Daytime Edition3A
FIRE_AX_CMS_LWFLUX
FIRE_AX_CMS_SOLAR_WK
First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre M ...
First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre M ...
First ISCCP Regional Experiment (FIRE) Atlantic Stratocumulus Transition Experiment (ASTEX) Centre M ...
Global radiation at the Earth-surface derived from METEOSAT-data (DWD-Archive) from 1994 on.
GOES-8 and Meteosat-5 Infrared Satellite Images of South America (INPE/CPTEC)
Indian Ocean Experiment (INDOEX) Data (U.S.) at UCAR/JOSS/NOAA/CODIAC

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 47 results: browser , table )
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CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate research NMHSs Government agencies GERB science team
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: NMHS: Automation, extension, homogenization and quality check of cloud observa...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: NMHS: Automation, extension, homogenization and quality check of cloud observa...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: NMHS: Automation, extension, homogenization and quality check of cloud observa...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: NMHS: Automation, extension, homogenization and quality check of cloud observa...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Snow cover and hydroclimate studies Snow-atmosphere studies Snow-sea ice studi...
FTH Edition 1. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: SNU, DWD for COSMO-CLM evaluation, climate service, regional cl...

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