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Extending the working lifetime of the Metop-A weather satellite
What factors limit the lifetime of Metop-A?
Metop-C – where is it now
Metop-C was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana, on 7 November.
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.
Metop – still state-of-the-art, 30 years on
Metop-C will be the third satellite in the EUMETSAT Polar System programme.
Switching on Metop-C’s instruments
Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.
EUMETCast service swap for Metop-A and Metop-C global data
A EUMETCast service swap will take place on 2 July for Metop-A and Metop-C global data.
Assembling Metop-C for launch
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know Metop-C safely arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard three massive Antonov cargo planes.
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.
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 – 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.
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.