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The reference frame for the orbit is True-of-Date for the MSG satellites and Mean-of-Date for Meteosat-7 as indicated in the details below.

Last update: 14/10/2019, day: 287

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-11 (MSG4)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG4 Orbit State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 38896.206604 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -1.1870216 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 16283.792465 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 2.8359172 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 436.8407727 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = -0.0309343 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.17516

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42169.8074171 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00003660
Inclination: I = 0.8274351 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 248.5492585 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 213.0909929 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 281.0732545 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 0.46623700 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 0.467924 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = -0.03202 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35790.12700215 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35793.21383205 km

MSG4 Attitude State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 119.1144919 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 89.0635317 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = -0.00795214
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = 0.01427868
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99986643

MSG4 Physical State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 04:00:00.000 ( 19.287.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.5338066 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1174.32551300 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 39.90458250 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 72.91263040 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-10 (MSG3)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG3 Orbit State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 35912.155509 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -1.611581 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 22103.3408286 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 2.6175448 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 564.4221678 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.0400865 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.16742

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42167.5173596 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00013240
Inclination: I = 1.0706619 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 345.8707703 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 238.4041776 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 167.3416658 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 9.36136300 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 9.364119 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = -0.00393 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35783.79738030 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35794.96333890 km

MSG3 Attitude State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 290.8386798 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 89.1269057 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.00542066
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.01424101
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99988390

MSG3 Physical State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 04:00:00.000 ( 19.287.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.8405163 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1100.43207900 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 19.26103810 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 28.80774120 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-9 (MSG2)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG2 Orbit State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 37993.7334219 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -1.3194086 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 18183.1895786 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 2.7730076 km/s
Z-Position: Z = -2037.0374622 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.1457354 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.20386

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42167.2481514 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00007030
Inclination: I = 3.880659 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 71.0500495 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 108.4084345 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 206.050793 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 3.32477200 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 3.266110 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.00040 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35786.14679386 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35792.07550895 km

MSG2 Attitude State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 342.6778608 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 86.4698854 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.05878055
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.01833302
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99810257

MSG2 Physical State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 04:00:00.000 ( 19.287.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.5190385 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1089.53880200 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 13.08882280 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 22.65898000 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-8 (MSG1)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG1 Orbit State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 18795.9215381 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.7382319 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 37742.1067801 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 1.3578407 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 678.6009452 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.3320774 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.20784

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42166.3759851 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00007290
Inclination: I = 6.2695081 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 55.1022716 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 224.2254875 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 144.248459 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 41.27601200 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 41.322529 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = -0.00549 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35785.16505629 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35791.31291391 km

MSG1 Attitude State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 00:00:00.000 ( 19.287.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 326.6286728 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 84.0224491 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.08696872
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.05728288
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99456277

MSG1 Physical State

Epoch: 2019/10/14 04:00:00.000 ( 19.287.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.7803077 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1082.19376900 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 11.17404810 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 17.18472150 kg

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