Meteosat Orbital Parameters

The orbital parameters for all operational Meteosat spacecraft are distributed via a dedicated mailing list in the form of a weekly email.

To add or remove yourself from this mailing list, to: send an email. Leave the subject field blank and type one of the following text (in italics) into the body of the message:

  • sub L-Orbit — to add yourself to the mailing list
  • uns L-Orbit — to remove yourself from the mailing list

If you have subscribed for email alerts and you do not receive emails within one week, please email us.

PDF of Meteosat orbits archive
Zipped spreadsheet of Meteosat orbits archive

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: 13/1/2020, day: 13

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-11 (MSG4)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG4 Orbit State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = -15922.9177924 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.8468706 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 39040.4997411 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = -1.1612636 km/s
Z-Position: Z = -358.5287804 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = -0.0192173 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.30784

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42164.6168349 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00001100
Inclination: I = 0.6046591 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 238.5073829 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 185.8401154 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 47.84243 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 0.24362700 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 0.241090 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.02673 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35786.01602411 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35786.94364569 km

MSG4 Attitude State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 121.1485344 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 88.9748144 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = -0.00925474
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = 0.01531242
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99983993

MSG4 Physical State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 04:00:00.000 ( 20.013.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.5230485 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: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = -22101.0706101 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.618246 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 35899.8354476 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = -1.6119175 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 631.3687674 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = -0.0312587 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.29635

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42164.4618583 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00017230
Inclination: I = 1.0370024 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 357.4480138 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 196.338685 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 287.8267024 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 9.67298300 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 9.686312 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.03356 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35779.05992152 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35793.58979508 km

MSG3 Attitude State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 287.0734956 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 89.1853377 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.00417440
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.01359146
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99989892

MSG3 Physical State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 04:00:00.000 ( 20.013.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.8346525 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1100.35008900 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 19.22925890 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 28.75753010 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-9 (MSG2)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG2 Orbit State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = -17918.1798284 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -2.7755662 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 38105.8977429 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = -1.3139322 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 2126.9610875 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = 0.1571554 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.28476

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42166.0918985 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00009460
Inclination: I = 4.1181416 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 70.6318184 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 50.2785894 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 354.3475245 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 3.23909800 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 3.308148 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.00997 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35783.96598621 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35791.94381079 km

MSG2 Attitude State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 341.8782164 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 85.7588864 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.07028553
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.02300243
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99726167

MSG2 Physical State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 04:00:00.000 ( 20.013.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.5296424 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1089.40740600 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 13.03789410 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 22.57851270 kg

CURRENT ORBIT DETAILS FOR METEOSAT-8 (MSG1)

Coordinate Frame: Earth-centred, True of date

MSG1 Orbit State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

X-Position: X = -37511.64981 km, X-Velocity: XDOT = -1.3754875 km/s
Y-Position: Y = 18677.3329779 km, Y-Velocity: YDOT = -2.7491397 km/s
Z-Position: Z = 4699.3988313 km, Z-Velocity: ZDOT = -0.0523909 km/s

SRP coefficient: CR = 1.27517

Semi-Major Axis: A = 42165.0103113 km
Eccentricity: E = 0.00005520
Inclination: I = 6.4734748 deg
Right Asc. of Asc. Node: RAAN = 54.7809661 deg
Argument of Perigee: AOP = 312.6618434 deg
True Anomaly: TA = 146.033198 deg

Longitude at epoch: LONG = 41.58616000 deg
Mean Longitude: MEAN LONG = 41.532087 deg
Mean Drift Rate: MEAN DRIFT = 0.02812 deg/day

Perigee Height at Epoch: HPERI = 35784.54580273 km
Apogee Height at Epoch: HAPO = 35789.20081987 km

MSG1 Attitude State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 00:00:00.000 ( 20.013.00.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Axis Right Asc.: RA = 325.34132 deg
Spin Axis Declination: DEC = 83.49761 deg

Spin Axis Unit X: UX = 0.09314989
Spin Axis Unit Y: UY = -0.06440071
Spin Axis Unit Z: UZ = 0.99356713

MSG1 Physical State

Epoch: 2020/01/13 04:00:00.000 ( 20.013.04.00.00.000 ) UTC

Spin Rate: SPIN = 99.7561234 rpm

Total Mass: MTOT = 1081.98600700 kg
Fuel Mass: MFUEL = 11.09352030 kg
Oxidizer Mass: MOXID = 17.05748760 kg

Comments:
A Meteosat-8 EWSK manoeuvre is planned on 14/01/2020 at 05:12:00 UTC (day 014).
A Meteosat-10 EWSK manoeuvre is planned on 14/01/2020 at 15:28:00 UTC (day 014).

 
By continuing to use this website, you are giving consent for EUMETSAT to store certain information about you. To learn more about what information EUMETSAT collects and how it is used, please view our Terms of Use page.