Metop-C’s IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C’s payload – the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) – delivered its first spectrum today.
EUMETSAT takes over control of Metop-C and starts flight operations of a three-Metop constellation
After three days of intensive testing by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), EUMETSAT has taken over control of its newest polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-C, and started flight operations of a constellation of three Metop satellites.
EUMETSAT’s third Metop satellite successfully launched
At 01:47 CET (21:47 Kourou time), EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C was successfully launched on a Soyuz ST-B rocket from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana.
ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations
Metop-B successfully launched
At 18:28 CEST (22:28 Baikonur time), Metop-B was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket.
New launch date confirmed for Metop-B
The revised launch date for the Metop-B satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has been set for 19 September 2012
Metop-B launch postponed
Additional measures required to ensure the availability of safe drop zones for parts of the launcher after lift off.