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SEVIRI, the imaging radiometer on Meteosat second generation: in-orbit results and first assessment
Author(s): P. Coste; F. Pasternak; F. Faure; B. Jacquet; S. Bianchi; Donny M. A. Aminou; H. J. Luhmann; C. Hanson; P. Pili; G. Fowler

Paper Abstract

Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) is a series of 3 geo-stationary satellites developed and procured by the European Space Agency (ESA) on behalf of the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The first satellite (MSG-1) was launched on August 29, 2002 by an Ariane 5 rocket.

SEVIRI is the main MSG payload and produces 12 channels imaging in visible and IR range. The 8 Infrared Channels in the 3.9-13.4 mm band benefit from high radiometric performances thanks to the use of detectors operating at 95K and cooled by specifically designed passive radiator. During the commissioning phase, dedicated tests have been conducted to verify the SEVIRI functionality and performances. This paper presents briefly the SEVIRI design and highlights the correlation of data obtained in-flight by EUMETSAT with the ground predictions.

A particular emphasis is put on the in-orbit evolution of the IR channel gains and on the instrument decontamination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 105680L (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308023
Show Author Affiliations
P. Coste, EADS Astrium (France)
F. Pasternak, EADS Astrium (France)
F. Faure, EADS Astrium (France)
B. Jacquet, Alcatel Space Industries (France)
S. Bianchi, Alcatel Space Industries (France)
Donny M. A. Aminou, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
H. J. Luhmann, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
C. Hanson, EUMETSAT (Germany)
P. Pili, EUMETSAT (Germany)
G. Fowler, EUMETSAT (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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