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Platform: MSG > Meteosat Second Generation
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Orbit
Orbit Altitude: 35,800 km
Orbit Inclination: 0 degrees
Orbit Type: GEO > Geosynchronous > Geostationary
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Description
Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) has been chosen as the name for the new family of Meteorological Satellites. Twenty-five years after the rollout of the first meteorological satellite in 1977, some ... View entire text
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Platform Logistics:
Design Life: 7 years
Launch Date: 2005-12-25
Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana
Primary Sponsors:
EUMETSAT
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