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Meteosat

Satellite coverage
Meteosat 8: 0°

Operator: EUMETSAT

Launch date: 03/1991 (Meteosat 5), 08/2002 (Meteosat 8 MSG-1)

Type of orbit: Geostationary

The radiometer scans the earth's surface line by line; each line consists of a series of individual image elements or pixels. For each pixel the radiometer measures the radiative energy of the different spectral bands. This measurement is digitally coded and transmitted to the ground station for pre-processing before being disseminated to the user community.

Satellite coverage
Meteosat 5: 63°E

Meteosat 8 : MSG-1 (Meteosat Second Generation)

MSG

Pictures are taken at 15 minutes intervals.


SEVIRI (spinning enhanced visible and infrared imager)
channel Wavelength (µm) Resolution at the subsatellite point
VIS 0.6 0.56 - 0.71 3 km
VIS 0.8 0.74 - 0.88 3 km
NIR 1.6 1.50 - 1.78 3 km
IR 3.9 3.48 - 4.36 3 km
WV 6.2 5.35 - 7.15 3 km
WV 7.3 6.85 - 7.85 3 km
IR 8.7 8.30 - 9.1 3 km
IR 9.7 9.38 - 9.94 3 km
IR 10.8 9.80 - 11.80 3 km
IR 12.0 11.00 - 13.00 3 km
IR 13.4 12.40 - 14.40 3 km
HRV 0.4 - 1.1 1 km

Meteosat 5

Meteosat

Pictures are taken at 30 minutes intervals.

channel Wavelength (µm) Resolution at the subsatellite point
visible 0.45 - 1.00 2.5 km
infrared 10.5 - 12.5 5 km
water vapour 5.7 - 7.1 5 km
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