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11 October 1989 Proposed Concepts For An Advanced Optical Payload For Second Generation METEOSAT
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The current METEOSAT Operational Program will continue its service until 1995, possibly till 1997. Subsequently, the METEOSAT Second Generation (MSG) is planned to replace the current system (similar to the " compatible" US "GOES-Next" and the Japanese GMS follow-on generation as major elements of the global geostationary meteorological satellite systems). The payload of MSG is supposed to comprise a Microwave Vertical Sounder and two optical instruments which are described in this paper, i.e.: - a Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer (VIRI) - an IR Vertical Sounder (IRS).
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B. Kunkel, F. Blechinger, J. L. Bezy, G. Ratier, D. R. Lobb, M. A. Cutter, E. Hettlage, E. O'Mongain, A. F. J. Morgownik, and B. C. Taylor "Proposed Concepts For An Advanced Optical Payload For Second Generation METEOSAT", Proc. SPIE 1107, Infrared Detectors, Focal Plane Arrays, and Imaging Sensors, (11 October 1989);

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