|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Designer||European Space Agency|
|Design life||7.5 years|
|Launch mass||~4 tonnes|
|Regime||831 km Sun-synchronous orbit|
In May 2014 during ILA Berlin Air Show, in a presence of chancellor Angela Merkel, ESA, EUMETSAT and Airbus Defence and Space signed the first documents for the development of second generation of the MetOp satellites.  On 16 October 2014 contract was signed with Airbus Defence and Space for a construction of the satellites, worth €1.3 billion in total for six spacecraft (on average €266.7 million each).
MetOp-SG satellites will be built in two series: A, carrying visible, infrared, and microwave imagers and sounders; and B, carrying microwave imagers and radars. The first A-series satellite will be launched in 2022, while the first B-series satellite will be launched in 2023.