Meteosat-3 (Atlantic Data Coverage)
3rd flight unit of the Meteosat programme (last of the pre-operational series).
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
Re-location of Meteosat-3 over the Atlantic Ocean to fill the gap due to delay of readiness of the GOES 2nd generation.
The launch date should be understood as the start of the ADC service.
The EOL date should be understood as the date of completion of a second re-location activity over 75°W (X-ADC).
01 Aug 1991
01 Feb 1993
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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