Meteosat 3

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Satellite characteristics

Launch Date - End 15 juni 1988 - 15 november 1995

Status Decommissioned

Orbit type geostationary.

Altitude 35756

Satellite family: MFG (Meteosat First Generation)

Meteosat is the European meteorological program in GEO (Geostationary Orbit) that was initiated in 1972 by ESRO (European Space Research Organization).

The overall objective of the Meteosat system was -and still is - the provision of cost-effective satellite data and related services on a continuous basis to support the requirements of the EUMETSAT Member States.

Sensor characteristics

Sensor name MVIRI (Meteosat Visible and Infrared Imager)
Sensor short description
Sensor type Imaging radiometer (Vis/IR)
Resolution class Very Low (> 1 km)