Full Name EUMETSAT Polar System, Second Generation
aka EPS-SG-a3
Status Approved
Mission Agencies EUMETSAT, CNES, COM, DLR, ESA Launch Date May 2039
Mission Links mission site EOL Date Nov 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. EPS-SG-a carries the Sentinel-5 mission. 3 satellites.
Mission Measurements
AtmosphereAerosols 3MI, IASI-NG, METimage, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Atmospheric Humidity Fields IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Atmospheric Winds IASI-NG, METimage
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperature IASI-NG, METimage, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Cloud particle properties and profile METimage, MWS
Liquid water and precipitation rate METimage, MWS
Ozone IASI-NG, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Radiation budget IASI-NG, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Trace gases (excluding ozone) IASI-NG, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Atmospheric Temperature Fields IASI-NG, METimage, MWS, RO
LandAlbedo and reflectance 3MI, METimage, UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Vegetation METimage
Surface temperature (land) IASI-NG, METimage
Multi-purpose imagery (land) METimage
OceanOcean surface winds MWS
Surface temperature (ocean) IASI-NG, METimage
Snow & IceSnow cover, edge and depth METimage
Sea ice cover, edge and thickness METimage, MWS
Mission Instruments
3MI - Multi-Viewing Multi-Channel Multi-Polarisation Imaging
IASI-NG - Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer - New Generation
METimage - Multi Spectral Imager
MWS - Microwave Sounder
UVNS (Sentinel-5) - Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer
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