BackForward Satellite: Metop-SG-A2 

Satellite details
Acronym Metop-SG-A2
Full name Meteorological operational satellite Second Generation A2
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of EPS-SG, 2nd of the “A” type.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to climate monitoring and atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 4400 kg Dry mass
Power 3000 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • TBD
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 835 km
ECT 09:30 desc

 

Space agency EUMETSATESA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch ≥2031 EOL ≥2038
Last update: 2022-11-16
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Metop-SG-A2

Acronym Full name
3MI Multi-viewing Multi-channel Multi-polarisation Imager
IASI-NG Infrared Atmospheric Sounder Interferometer - New Generation
Sentinel-5 UVNS: Ultra-violet, Visible and Near-infrared Sounder
METimage Meteorological Imager (Previous name: VII - Visible and Infrared Imager )
MWS Micro-Wave Sounder
RO Radio Occultation sounder
Show instrument status and calibration
Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
TC E-S 2056.0367 MHz 1M00G1D 1000 kHz LHCP D 64  kbps Telecommand
TM S-E 2232.8 MHz 1M40G1D 1400 kHz LHCP D 698/1600  kbps Telemetry
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
MWS passive 23.8 GHz 270 MHz H or V Water vapour channel
MWS passive 31.4 GHz 180 MHz H or V Window channel
MWS passive 50 GHz - 57.62 GHz 0 MHz H or V Oxygen band, 14 channels
MWS passive 89 GHz 4000 MHz H or V Window channel
MWS passive 165.5 GHz 3000 MHz H or V Weak water vapour channel
MWS passive 175 GHz - 191.31 GHz 0 MHz H or V Water vapour band, 5 channels
MWS passive 229 GHz 2000 MHz H or V Window channel
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
DDB S-E 7825 MHz 150000 kHz RHCP D 80000/186600  kbps Direct Data Broadcast
SMD S-E 26295 MHz 366000 kHz RHCP D 390500/455500  kbps Stored Mission Data, Channel 1
SMD S-E 26700 MHz 366000 kHz RHCP D 390500/455500  kbps Stored Mission Data, Channel 2
ADCS E-S 401 MHz - 401.69 MHz 80 kHz RHCP D 4.8/9.6  kbps Argos DCS
ADCS S-E 465.9875 MHz 20 kHz RHCP D 0.97751/1000  kbps Argos DCS return link