Science Blog - Satellites
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Metop operations - working as a Spacecraft Engineer at EUMETSAT
As part of our “Inside EUMETSAT” series, we sat down to have a chat with Richard Dyer!
First interferogram from Metop-C’s IASI instrument
On 14:19 on 10 December 2018, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer on board Metop-C performed its first measurement.
Metop-C – where is it now
Metop-C was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana, on 7 November.
Switching on Metop-C’s instruments
Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.
After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!
Metop-C – on the launch pad and ready to go
Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.
Metop-C – what happens after lift-off
Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.
Metop – still state-of-the-art, 30 years on
Metop-C will be the third satellite in the EUMETSAT Polar System programme.
Metop-C – fuelling process set to begin
The Metop-C launch campaign is back in full swing and picking up pace as we approach the 7 November launch date.
Why we need Metop-C
Observations from polar orbit benefit weather forecasting and climate monitoring on Earth.