Meteosat Second Generation 1 (MSG-1) or METEOSAT-8
Launched on 28 August 2002, the first Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellite became operational on 29 January 2004, when it was redesignated Meteosat-8. Since then it has continuously returned highly detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa every 15 minutes, for operational use by meteorologists.
MSG-1 has a nominal lifetime of seven years.
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