CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-7 -
Full Name Meteosat-7
aka Meteosat Transition Programme
Status Mission complete
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 02 Sep 1997
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date 11 Apr 2017
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 24932 (TLE)
International Designator 1997-049B
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period 1436 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 10.2 deg
Orbit Altitude 35779 km Orbit Longitude 57.5 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 28 )
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 3 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Algeria 5 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dome C, Antarctica - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Dunhuang, China - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Frenchman Flat, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Ivanpah Playa, USA - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - La Crau, France - Instrumented Site
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Libya 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 1 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)
CEOS Cal Val Test Site - Mauritania 2 - Pseudo-Invariant Calibration Site (PICS)

Selected FedEO OpenSearch Results (view all 48 results: browser , table )
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CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: NMHS: Automation, extension, homogenization and quality check of cloud observa...
FTH Edition 1. CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: SNU, DWD for COSMO-CLM evaluation, climate service, regional cl...
CLIMATE APPLICATIONS: SNU, DWD for COSMO-CLM evaluation, climate service, regional climate modelling...
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: 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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