BackForward Satellite: Metop-SG-B1 

Satellite details
Acronym Metop-SG-B1
Full name Meteorological operational satellite Second Generation B1
Satellite Description
  • 2nd flight unit of EPS-SG, 1st of the “B” type.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to oceanography and climatology.
  • Secondary contribution to space weather.
Mass at launch 4110 kg Dry mass
Power 2600 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 ≥2025 EOL ≥2032
Last update: 2022-02-21
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-B1

Acronym Full name
A-DCS Advanced Data Collection System (also called "Argos-3")
ICI Ice Cloud Imager
SCA Scatterometer
MWI Micro-Wave Imager
RO Radio Occultation sounder
NGRM Next Generation Radiation Monitor
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 2051.985 MHz 1M00G1D 1000 kHz LHCP D 64  kbps Telecommand
TC E-S 2057.1417 MHz 1M00G1D 1000 kHz LHCP D 64  kbps Telecommand
TM S-E 2228.4 MHz 1M40G1D 1400 kHz LHCP D 698/1600  kbps Telemetry
TM S-E 2234 MHz 1M40G1D 1400 kHz LHCP D 698/1600  kbps Telemetry
Earth observation MW frequencies
Service Sensing mode Frequency (GHz) Bandwidth (MHz) Polarisation Comments
MWI passive 18.7 GHz 200 MHz H&V Window channel
MWI passive 23.8 GHz 400 MHz H&V Water vapour channel
MWI passive 31 GHz - 31.9 GHz 100 MHz H&V Window channel
MWI passive 50 GHz - 53.95 GHz 0 MHz H&V Oxygen band, 4 channels
MWI passive 89 GHz 4000 MHz H&V Window channel
MWI passive 115 GHz - 122 GHz 0 MHz V Oxygen band, 4 channels
MWI passive 165.5 GHz 2900 MHz V Weak water vapour channel
MWI passive 175 GHz - 191.31 GHz 0 MHz V Water vapour band, 5 channels
ICI passive 175 GHz - 191.31 GHz 0 MHz V Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 243.2 GHz 8000 MHz H&V Window channel
ICI passive 314 GHz - 336.15 GHz 0 MHz V Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 439 GHz - 456.7 GHz 0 MHz V Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 647 GHz - 681 GHz 0 MHz H&V Window channel
SCA active 5.355 GHz 2 MHz - C-band scatterometer
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 26700 MHz 366000 kHz RHCP D 390500/455500  kbps Stored Mission Data
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