2nd flight unit of the Meteosat programme, actually the backup model of Meteosat-1 (F2), re-furbished and launched because of the premature failure of F1.
Mission: operational meteorology.
Mass at launch
Data access link
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Data access information
Real-time availability of all data to the PGS.
Near-real rime availability of full resolution MVIRI pre-processed images by the HRIDS.
Availability of image segments of MVIRI by WEFAX.
DCP messages disseminated through ground lines.
Details on Status
DCS failed soon after launch.
DCP data relay continued to be provided by Meteosat-1.
19 Jun 1981
02 Dec 1991
Associated satellite programme and related satellites
Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational ,
blue tag : future
All known Instruments flying on
DCS Data Collection Service
MVIRI Meteosat Visible Infra-Red Imager
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite Field of View
Estimate of the satellite's footprint, assuming a zenith angle of 75
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