The current European Meteosat satellite system is planned to be operated through 1995. By then, the basic concept will be some twenty-five years old. Work is now progressing to define the replacement, second generation system. This paper identifies the infrared requirements and the technical and technological concepts and problem areas of this new system.
M L Reynolds,
"Infrared Remote Sensing From Meteosat Second Generation", Proc. SPIE 0918, Applications of Infrared Technology, (3 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945610; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.945610