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Satellite details
Acronym Metop-SG-A3
Full name Meteorological operational satellite Second Generation A3
Satellite Description
  • 5th flight unit of EPS-SG, 3rd 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 ≥2037 EOL ≥2044
Last update: 2020-02-18
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-A3

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
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
MWS passive 23800 MHz 270000  kHz H or V A   Water vapour channel
MWS passive 31400 MHz 180000  kHz H or V A   Window channel
MWS passive 50120 - 57620 MHz N/R  kHz H or V A   Oxygen band, 14 channels
MWS passive 89000 MHz 4000000  kHz H or V A   Window channel
MWS passive 165500 MHz 3000000  kHz H or V A   Weak water vapour channel
MWS passive 175310 - 191310 MHz N/R  kHz H or V A   Water vapour band, 5 channels
MWS passive 229000 MHz 2000000  kHz H or V A   Window channel