CEOS EO HANDBOOK – MISSION SUMMARY - Meteosat-11 -
Full Name Meteosat Second Generation-4
aka MSG-4
Status Operational (nominal)
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Launch Date 15 Jul 2015
Mission Links mission site | data access portal EOL Date Dec 2033
EO Portal Info NORAD Catalog # 40732 (TLE)
International Designator 2015-034A
Orbit Type Geostationary Orbit Period 1436 minutes
Orbit Sense N/A Orbit Inclination 0 deg
Orbit Altitude 35779 km Orbit Longitude 9.5 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 SEVIRI
Atmospheric Winds SEVIRI
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature SEVIRI
Liquid water and precipitation rate SEVIRI
Ozone SEVIRI
Radiation budget GERB, SEVIRI
Atmospheric Temperature Fields SEVIRI
LandVegetation SEVIRI
Surface temperature (land) SEVIRI
OceanSurface temperature (ocean) SEVIRI
Mission Instruments
GERB - Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget
MSG Comms - Communications package for MSG
SEVIRI - Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infra-Red Imager
OpenSearch Datasets Selected IDN OpenSearch Results (search all 3 )
GHRSST Level 4 K10_SST Global 10 km Analyzed Sea Surface Temperature from Naval Oceanographic Office ...
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-11 Northern Hemisphere Version 1.2
SatCORPS CERES GEO Edition 4 Meteosat-11 Southern Hemisphere Version 1.2

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