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Proposed Concepts For An Advanced Optical Payload For Second Generation METEOSAT
Author(s): B. Kunkel; F. Blechinger; J. L. Bezy; G. Ratier; D. R. Lobb; M. A. Cutter; E. Hettlage; E. O'Mongain; A. F. J. Morgownik; B. C. Taylor
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Paper Abstract

The current METEOSAT Operational Program will continue its service until 1995, possibly till 1997. Subsequently, the METEOSAT Second Generation (MSG) is planned to replace the current system (similar to the " compatible" US "GOES-Next" and the Japanese GMS follow-on generation as major elements of the global geostationary meteorological satellite systems). The payload of MSG is supposed to comprise a Microwave Vertical Sounder and two optical instruments which are described in this paper, i.e.: - a Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIRI) - an IR Vertical Sounder (IRS).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1989
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1107, Infrared Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Imaging Sensors, (11 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960650
Show Author Affiliations
B. Kunkel, MBB, Space Comm. (FRG)
F. Blechinger, MBB, Space Comm. (FRG)
J. L. Bezy, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
G. Ratier, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
D. R. Lobb, SIRA Ltd. (UK)
M. A. Cutter, SIRA Ltd. (UK)
E. Hettlage, TELDIX Heidelberg GmbH (Ireland)
E. O'Mongain, University College Dublin (Ireland)
A. F. J. Morgownik, Fokker Space & System B.V. (Netherlands)
B. C. Taylor, BAe Space & Comm. (UK)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1107:
Infrared Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Imaging Sensors
Eustace L. Dereniak; Robert E. Sampson, Editor(s)

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