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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: 19/11/2018, day: 323

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-11 (MSG4)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG4 Orbit State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 22625.60476 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.5937943 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 35582.9311973 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 1.6496529 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 4.3386759 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = -0.0596882 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.27502

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42166.2157201 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00010280
Inclination: I = 1.1124168 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 237.8531371 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 78.1355263 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 101.5608115 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = -0.42397400 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = -0.433209 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = -0.00359 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35783.74403312 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35792.41340708 km

MSG4 Attitude State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 122.695499 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 88.576691 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = -0.01341732
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = 0.02090323
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99969147

MSG4 Physical State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 04:00:00.000 ( 18.323.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.4929346 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1192.66213000 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 46.85527410 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 84.29855660 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-10 (MSG3)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG3 Orbit State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 16330.7924933 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.8343241 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 38871.5403297 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 1.1907852 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 693.6898386 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.0195865 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.26852

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42164.6221451 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00014290
Inclination: I = 1.0107721 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 358.3794225 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 300.2211277 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 128.6141003 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 9.23813800 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 9.230449 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.01237 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35780.45982060 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35792.51046960 km

MSG3 Attitude State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 301.6896151 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 89.2404815 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.00696346
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.01127937
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99991214

MSG3 Physical State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 04:00:00.000 ( 18.323.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.7838008 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1120.15634100 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 26.70680070 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 41.08624110 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-9 (MSG2)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG2 Orbit State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = 20193.164127 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.6942809 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 37007.6793825 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = 1.4721514 km/s
Z-Position: Z = -408.7057661 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.1700226 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.27128

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42164.4433554 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00010440
Inclination: I = 3.2180845 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 71.309715 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 326.7242772 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 23.33164 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 3.40749100 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 3.390668 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.01739 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35781.90438751 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35790.70832329 km

MSG2 Attitude State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 343.38318 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 86.5385728 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.05785515
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.01726587
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99817567

MSG2 Physical State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 04:00:00.000 ( 18.323.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.4805853 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1089.89704500 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 13.22767640 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 22.87836880 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-8 (MSG1)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG1 Orbit State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = -6689.967777 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -3.0247479 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 41535.4739336 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = -0.5025707 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 2871.8850608 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.2238393 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.27132

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42165.402005 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00008340
Inclination: I = 5.721573 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 56.2035168 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 243.6201018 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 159.4689563 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 41.17633000 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 41.310281 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = -0.00665 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35783.74841047 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35790.78159953 km

MSG1 Attitude State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 00:00:00.000 ( 18.323.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 327.1776242 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 84.0800782 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.08667286
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.05590477
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99466702

MSG1 Physical State

Epoch: 2018/11/19 04:00:00.000 ( 18.323.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.82034 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1082.90982800 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 11.45159030 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 17.62323830 kg

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