Second heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,000 kg
A government and civil satellite, Meteosat 11 is operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) of Multinational for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science and Meterology).
A GEO satellite, it was launched into space using Ariane 5 ECA as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center on 15 July 2015. Meteosat 11 was constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France/Italy).
With a launch mass of 2,000kg and a dry mass of 1,200kg, Meteosat 11 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 12 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2015-034A and NORAD ID 40732.
Taking 1,436 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 35,791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 35,795km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 4.74E-05 and it orbits at an inclination of 3 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.