The IASI instrument on Metop-B produces first data
The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) instrument on EUMETSAT’s Metop-B has produced its first calibrated infrared spectrum on 24 October at 14:58 UTC
Trial dissemination of Metop-B satellite data
EUMETSAT has begun trial dissemination of data from instruments on board the Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite to partners, including the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Met Office (UK), Deutscher Wetterdienst and Météo-France
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit
Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.
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.