|Manufacturer||Airbus Defence and Space|
|Designer||European Space Agency|
|Design life||7.5 year|
|Launch mass||~4 tonnes|
|Regime||831km 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). In December 2014 additional contracts were signed for Ice Cloud Imagers to be used on B-series satellites and three MicroWave Sounder instruments.
MetOp-SG satellites will come in two series: A carrying optical instruments and B with microwave sensors. First A-series satellite will be launched in 2021, while first B-series satellite will be launched in 2022.
- "Airbus Defence and Space Signs MetOp-SG Meteorological Satellites Prime Contract with ESA". SpaceRef. 16 October 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Taking weather forecasting into the future". ESA. 20 May 2014. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
- "Airbus Defence and Space signs contract for Microwave Sounder instruments". Airbus Defence and Space. 9 December 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- "Airbus Defence and Space selected for ICI instruments for the MetOp-SG satellites". Airbus Defence and Space. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
- MetOp-SG - Meteorological data across the entire globe video presentation