EPS-SG A Spot

Metop - Second Generation

Continuing high quality observations from polar orbit

EPS-SG A Spot
EPS-SG A Spot

Metop - Second Generation (Metop-SG) is EUMETSAT's next generation of polar-orbiting satellites, following on from earlier successful missions.

Last Updated

22 March 2021

Published on

20 May 2020

This next generation, following on from EUMETSAT Polar System programme, will secure the continuation of meteorological observations from the polar orbit in the 2023-2043 timeframe. It will bring observations to a new standard, through the suite of innovative European instruments flown on the Metop-SG spacecraft.

The mission (known the EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation or EPS-SG)  is composed of two series of spacecraft, Metop-SG A and B, flying on the same mid-morning orbit, like the current Metop satellites. The orbit height is in the range 823-848 (dependent on latitudes). There will be three satellites each of Metop-SG A and Metop-SG B.