The data and products are being sent to national meteorological services in EUMETSAT’s Member and Cooperating States and to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
See the Press Release on the MSG-3 trial dissemination for more details.
The straylight tests were conducted to evaluate the impact of stray solar light on the instrument’s optics with SEVIRI in a nominal scanning pattern.
The switch-on of GERB follows the successful switch-on and release of the first image from SEVIRI earlier in the week.
Today (7 August), the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-3 captured its first image of the Earth.
After handover from ESOC, EUMETSAT completed today (24 July) the MSG-3 drift stop manoeuvre.