Meteosat First Generation is a series of geostationary satellites that have provided images of the full earth disc, and data for weather forecasts, in a continuous and reliable stream for 25 years.
Meteosat First Generation
Mission Overview The history of the Meteosat First Generation Programme and full details on all the satellites in the MFG series.
Instruments The Meteosat Visible and InfraRed Imager (MVIRI) is a high resolution radiometer with three spectral bands. With a mass of nearly 63 kg and a total height of 1.35 m, it constitutes the main payload of Meteosat.
Services The Meteosat First Generation satellites provide near real-time image data in three spectral channels over the Indian Ocean, and support the Tsunami warning system, through data collection and retransmission.
Resources A collection of technical and scientific documentation relating to Meteosat First Generation.