Meteosat 9 (MSG 2)

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 22 December 2005 -

Status Operational

Orbit type geostationary

Altitude 35756

Satellite family: MSG (Meteosat Second Generation)

Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) is a significantly enhanced follow-on system to the previous generation of Meteosat. MSG consists of a series of four geostationary meteorological satellites, along with ground-based infrastructure, that will operate consecutively until 2018.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Earth radiation budget radiometer
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)
Sensor name SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)