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EUMETSAT extends Metop-A lifetime
The EUMETSAT Council agreed that the ageing, but still healthy, Metop-A satellite will be exploited on a “drifting” orbit from June 2017 onwards, in order to extend its useful lifetime from 2019 to 2022.
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.
Preparing for launch!
Metop-C, the third and final satellite in a series that has made an unparalleled impact on weather forecast accuracy, has arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, to be prepared for launch.
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.
Preparing for Metop-C data
Metop-C was successfully launched on 7 November 2018. Here is updated information to help users plan and prepare for when data becomes available.
Fifth anniversary of Metop-A in orbit
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of EUMETSAT’s Metop-A satellite
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.
Metop-C transitions from ‘commissioning’ to ‘secondary operational’
Metop-C transitioned to ‘secondary operational’ status on Wednesday 3 July 2019 at 12:00 UTC.
Metop-C EARS-NWC products on EUMETCast soon
Metop-C EARS-NWC products will be available on EUMETCast from 15 June 2022.
Metop-A satellite resumes Fast Data Service
The Advanced High Resolution Picture Transmission (AHRPT) system on EUMETSAT’s Metop-A polar-orbiting satellite is operational again following a successful two-month trial in October-November