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Meteosat second generation: on-ground calibration, characterization, and sensitivity analysis of the SEVIRI imaging radiometer
Author(s): Donny Maladji A. Aminou; Andreas Ottenbacher; Bernard Jacquet; Arlen Kassighian
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Paper Abstract

The Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) program consists of a series of 3 geostationary satellites, the objectives of which were defined by the European meteorological community led by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organization for the Exploration of Meteorological Satellites. The development and procurement of MSG is under the responsibility of ESA. Alcatel France leads an industrial consortium of more than 50 European companies which develop, manufacture, integrate and test and spacecraft. The main payload, the imagin radiometer called spinning enhanced visible and IR imager, is developed by Matra Marconi Space France. The objective of the MSG program is to provide a continuous and reliable collection of environmental data in support of weather forecasting and relating services. A major element of this objective is fulfilled by the imaging mission, which corresponds to a continuous image taking of the earth using 12 channels with a baseline repeat cycle of 15 minutes, including the on- board calibration, the retrace and the overall satellite stabilization process. The imaging tasks are performed by the SEVIRI. Provision is also made on-board to carry as a passenger the so-called GERB instrument. This paper will focus on the calibration, characterization and sensitivity analysis of the SEVIRI radiometer/Imager.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3750, Earth Observing Systems IV, (24 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363538
Show Author Affiliations
Donny Maladji A. Aminou, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Andreas Ottenbacher, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Bernard Jacquet, Alcatel Space Industries (France)
Arlen Kassighian, Alcatel Space Industries (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3750:
Earth Observing Systems IV
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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