EUMETSAT has been running a fleet of meteorological satellites, providing weather and climate data, for more than 25 years.
|Meteosat First Generation (MFG)||1977–2017||7 geostationary satellites|
|Meteosat Second Generation (MSG)||2004–2025||4 geostationary satellites|
|Meteosat Third Generation (MTG)||2021–2039||6 geostationary satellites|
|Metop||2007–2024||3 polar satellites|
|EUMETSAT Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG)||2021–2040||2 polar satellites|
|Jason||2009–2036||3 marine satellites|
|Sentinel-3||2016–2024||2 marine satellites|
EUMETSAT's current satellite programmes from 1998 to present day. Metop, Meteosat, Jason, and Sentinel satellites.
Our future satellite programmes aim to continue the global satellite observational coverage for decades to come.
Meteosat First Generation (MFG) geostationary satellites provided images of the full Earth disc, and data for weather forecasts for almost 30 years.
The ground segment constitutes the ground-based infrastructure necessary to support the operation of the satellites, including the acquisition, reception, processing and delivery of data.
Launches and Orbits
We currently have operational weather satellites in two different orbits — geostationary orbit and Low Earth Orbit (LEO).