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Satellite details
Acronym Meteosat-9 (IODC)
Full name Meteosat-9 (IODC)
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Meteosat-9 moved to 45.5E in 2022 to become Meteosat-9 (IODC)
  • 2nd flight unit of the Meteosat Second Generation programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to climatology.
Mass at launch 2040 kg Dry mass 1070 kg
Power 600 W
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Orbit Geostationary orbit Altitude 35786 km
Longitude 45.5° E


Space agency EUMETSATESA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Meteosat-9 has been relocated over the Indian Ocean.
  • The launch date should be understood as the date of the satellite becoming operational at the position of 45.5°E.
  • The SEVIRI, GERB and DCS instruments are activated at new location.
Launch 01 Jul 2022 EOL ≥2027
Last update: 2024-05-02
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Meteosat-9 (IODC)

Acronym Full name
GEOS&R Geostationary Search and Rescue
SEVIRI Spinning Enhanced Visible Infra-Red Imager
GERB Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget
DCS Data Collection Service
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Satellite Field of View

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Satellite frequencies for Earth Observation, data transfer and platform communications and control
Frequencies for satellite management
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Emission designator Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
GEOS & R E-S 406.05 MHz 60KG1D 100 kHz linear D 2.4  kbps Distress messages - beacon bandwidth: 3 kHz
GEOS & R S-E 1544.5 MHz 60KG1D 200 kHz linear D 2.4  kbps Distress messages to LUT
TC & Ranging E-S 2067.731 MHz 1M00GXX 1000 kHz RHCP D 1.00  kbps Telecommand and ranging
TM S-E 2245.5 MHz 1M00G1D 1000 kHz RHCP D 3.58   kbps Telemetry
Frequencies for scientific data acquisition and communication services at ground stations
Service Direction Frequency (MHz) Bandwidth (kHz) Polarisation D/A Data rate (kbps) or Baseband (kHz) Comments
PGS S-E 1686.83 MHz 5400 kHz linear D 3270  kbps Raw data
HRIT E-S 2105.65 MHz 2000 kHz RHCP D 1000  kbps High resolution data - not in use
HRIT S-E 1695.15 MHz 2000 kHz linear D 1000  kbps High resolution data - not in use
LRIT E-S 2101.5 MHz 660 kHz RHCP D 128  kbps Selected data
LRIT S-E 1691 MHz 660 kHz linear D 128  kbps Selected data
DCS (international) E-S 402 MHz - 402.1 MHz 3 kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps International DCP reports, 33 channels
DCS (regional) E-S 402.1 MHz - 402.44 MHz 1.5 kHz RHCP D 0.100  kbps Regional DCP reports, 223 channels
DCS S-E 1675.281 MHz 750 kHz linear D 0.100  kbps DCP report relay