MSG-2, back-up spacecraft since 20 March 2018
Provided Rapid Scanning Service from Apr 2013 - Mar 2018


Launched in:2005
Repeat cycle:0.003 days
Orbit height:36000 km
Orbit type:Geostationary
Organisation: EUMETSAT
Launched 22 Dec 2005. Operational since July 2006.
Provided full disc imagery every 15 min until Apr 2013 from 0°.
Provided Rapid Scanning Service (every 5 min) between Apr 2013 - Mar 2018 at 9.5° E.
Hot stand-by since 20 Mar 2018.

Meteosat 9 websites

Information

Eumetsat - Meteosat Second Generation Design
Eumetsat - Meteosat 8-11
ESA - MSG overview
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
EUMETSAT

On Board Sensors

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