MSG-1 at 41.5° E, Indian Ocean Data Coverage (IODC)

Launched in:2002
Repeat cycle:0.01 days
Orbit height:36000 km
Orbit type:Geostationary
Organisation: EUMETSAT
Launched 28 Aug 2002. Meteosat 8 reached new position at 41.5° E covering Indian Ocean on 21 Sept 2016.
Meteosat 8 has become the main IODC satellite since 1 Feb 2017 (replacing Meteosat 7).

Meteosat 8 websites


Eumetsat - Meteosat Second Generation Design
ESA - MSG overview
Eumetsat - Meteosat 8-11
Eumetsat - MSG Calibration
ESA Earth Online - Meteosat Second Generation
DLR - World Data Center Atmosphere

Data ordering

EUMETSAT - Data Center info
EUMETSAT EO Portal - Data Center access

On Board Sensors

GERB (Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget)
SEVIRI (Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager)