BackForward Satellite: Metop-SG-B3 

Satellite details
Acronym Metop-SG-B3
Full name Meteorological operational satellite Second Generation B3
Satellite Description
  • 6th (last) flight unit of EPS-SG, 3rd of the “B” type.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to oceanography and climatology.
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 ≥2038 EOL ≥2045
Last update: 2020-07-16
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-B3

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
Show instrument status and calibration
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
MWI passive 18700 MHz 200000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWI passive 23800 MHz 400000  kHz H&V A   Water vapour channel
MWI passive 31400 MHz 1000000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWI passive 50100 - 53950 MHz N/R  kHz H&V A   Oxygen band, 4 channels
MWI passive 89000 MHz 4000000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
MWI passive 115300 - 122000 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Oxygen band, 4 channels
MWI passive 165500 MHz 2900000  kHz V A   Weak water vapour channel
MWI passive 175310 - 191310 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Water vapour band, 5 channels
ICI passive 175310 - 191310 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 243200 MHz 8000000  kHz H&V A   Window channel
ICI passive 314150 - 336150 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 439300 - 456700 MHz N/R  kHz V A   Water vapour band, 3 channels
ICI passive 647000 - 681000 MHz N/R  kHz H&V A   Window channel
SCA active 5300 MHz N/R  kHz - A   C-band scatterometer
DDB S-E 7825 MHz 150MG1D 150000  kHz RHCP D 80000/186600  kbps Direct Data Broadcast
SMD S-E 26700 MHz 366MG1D 366000  kHz RHCP D 390500/455500  kbps Stored Mission Data
ADCS E-S 401 - 401.69 MHz 80k0G7D 80  kHz RHCP D 4.8/9.6  kbps Argos DCS
ADCS S-E 465.9875 MHz 20k0G7D 20  kHz RHCP D 0.97751/1000  kbps Argos DCS return link
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