CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-6 -
Full Name Meteosat-6 Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 20 Nov 1993
Mission Links mission site EOL Date 02 May 2011
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 22912 (TLE)
International Designator 1993-073B
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination
Orbit Altitude 36000 km Orbit Longitude
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 7 )
GPM Ground Validation Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Artificial Neu ...
INFRARED GLOBAL GEOSTATIONARY COMPOSITE V1
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage B3 Reduced Radiances in Native Forma ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D1 3-Hourly Cloud Products - Revised ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage D2 Monthly Cloud Products - Revised ...
International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) Stage DX Pixel Level Cloud Product - Revis ...
SAFARI 2000 Daily Rainfall Estimates, 0.1-Deg, Southern Africa, 1993-2001

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 45 results: browser , table )
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate research NMHSs Government agencies GERB science team
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: SNU, DWD for COSMO-CLM evaluation, climate service, regional climate modelling...
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precipitation Estimation from Remotely Sensed Information using Ar...
SARAH 1. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate impact analysis (DWD,EURO4M,PIK) Climate model evaluation and...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate research NMHSs Government agencies GERB science team
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Land data assimilation Climate monitoring: GCOS ECV Climate monitoring of land...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate impact analysis (DWD,EURO4M,PIK) Climate model evaluation and developm...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Product is used for assimilation into NWP models for global and regional reana...
Meteosat Surface Albedo - MFG - 0 degree. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Boundary Condition For Climate Model...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: Climate research NMHSs Government agencies GERB science team

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