Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) is a significantly enhanced, follow-on system to the previous generation of Meteosat (MFG). MSG consists of a series of four geostationary meteorological satellites that will operate consecutively.
Meteosat Second Generation
Mission Overview The background to the Meteosat Second Generation Programme and the roles and responsibilities of EUMETSAT and ESA.
Instruments The MSG system provides accurate weather monitoring data, through its primary instrument the Spinning Enhanced Visible and InfraRed Imager (SEVIRI), which has the capacity to observe the Earth in 12 spectral channels.
Services Through delivery of high-timeliness image data and processed products, MSG supports operational weather forecasting. It contributes to Nowcasting, forecasting over a few hours, and is used in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models for longer-term global forecasts.
Resources A collection of technical and scientific documentation relating to Meteosat Second Generation.