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Satellite details
Acronym Meteosat-10
Full name Meteosat-10
Satellite Description
  • 3rd flight unit of the Meteosat Second Generation programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to climatology.
Mass at launch 2040 kg Dry mass 1070 kg
Power 600 W
Data access link
Data access information
  • Full Disk Scanning satellite
  • Near-real time availability of all image data by EUMETCast. (
  • Availability of image segments of SEVIRI by LRIT.(More ifno at:,
  • Alert messages of GEOS&R to LUT in real time. 
  • Note: The link below is to the relevant level-1 collection in the EUMETSAT Product Navigator.
  • EUMETSAT Product Navigator - MSG
Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude -0°


Space agency EUMETSATESA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Initially placed at 3.4°, it has replaced Meteosat-9 at 0° as of 21 January 2013.
  • GERB recovered on 11 February 2015 after a service interruption started on 27 April 2013.
  • Data disseminated by EUMETCast and LRIT
Launch 05 Jul 2012 EOL ≥2019
Last update: 2016-01-26
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 Meteosat-10

Acronym Full name
DCS Data Collection Service
GEOS&R Geostationary Search and Rescue
GERB Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget
SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced 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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Telecommunication frequency information Show expert details
Service Dir Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
PGS S-E 1686.83 MHz 6M00G1D 5400  kHz linear D 3270  kbps Raw data
HRIT E-S 2105.65 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz RHCP D 1000  kbps High resolution data - not operational
HRIT S-E 1695.15 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz linear D 1000  kbps High resolution data - not operational
LRIT E-S 2101.5 MHz 660KG1D 660  kHz RHCP D 128  kbps Selected data
LRIT S-E 1691 MHz 660KG1D 660  kHz linear D 128  kbps Selected data
DCS E-S 402 - 402.1 MHz 3K00G7D 3  kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps International DCP reports, 33 channels
DCS E-S 402.1 - 402.44 MHz 1K50G7D 1.5  kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps Regional DCP reports, 223 channels
DCS S-E 1675.281 MHz 750KGXX 750  kHz linear D 0.100  kbps DCP report relay
GEOS & R E-S 406.05 MHz 60KG1D 100  kHz linear D 2.4  kbps Distress messages - beacon bandwidth: 3 kHz
GEOS & R S-E 1544.5 MHz 60KG1D 200  kHz linear D 2.4  kbps Distress messages to LUT
TC & Ranging E-S 2069.5729 MHz 1M00GXX 1000  kHz RHCP D 1.00  kbps Telecommand and ranging
TM S-E 2247.5 MHz 1M00G1D 1000  kHz RHCP D 3.58   kbps Telemetry