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MSG 4 is classified as:


NORAD ID: 40732
Int'l Code: 2015-034A
Perigee: 35,789.7 km
Apogee: 35,795.7 km
Inclination: 0.9 °
Period: 1,436.0 minutes
Semi major axis: 42163 km
RCS: Unknown
Launch date: July 15, 2015
Source: European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUME)
Launch site: FRENCH GUIANA (FRGUI)

MSG 4 is a geostationary weather satellite, the fourth and last of Eumetsat's Meteosat Second Generation spacecraft made by Thales Alenia Space. The meteorological sentinel is the last in a breed of spin-stabilized satellites made in Europe, a popular design long used for many communications spacecraft until their replacement with more complicated, heavier three-axis stabilized platforms. MSG 4 will go into storage for two-and-a-half years before entering service when aging Meteosat birds are retired. Eumetsat expects MSG 4, which will be renamed Meteosat 11 in the coming months, to operate until at least two third-generation Meteosat platforms are in orbit in the early 2020s.
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NASA's NSSDC Master Catalog

Two Line Element Set (TLE):
1 40732U 15034A   19113.31792630 -.00000018  00000-0  00000+0 0  9994
2 40732   0.8728 218.3112 0000717 150.9506 316.0195  1.00275597 13849
Source of the keplerian elements: AFSPC