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GERB – Geostationary Earth Radiation Budget (wavelength range: 320 – 4000nm)

GERB is an instrument that measures the total emitted and solar reflected radiances over the Earth area with a nominal resolution at nadir of 50km and a temporal sampling of 5 minutes. The GERB instrument made a unique contribution to the understanding of the Earth’s climate balance. GERB flew as a science ‘passenger’ on the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series satellites.

OIP, as a subcontractor to AMOS [B], was responsible for the design and development of the telescope optics of the GERB instrument as part of the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) missions. OIP has delivered 4 GERB telescopes. All missions have been successfully launched and in operation.

Status: Meteosat-10 & 11 operational (Meteosat-8 & 9 completed)

Type: Panochromatic

Application: Earth observation

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