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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.
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.
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.
Why we need Metop-C
Well, the answer to the last question is easy: the other two Metop satellites, Metop-A (launched on 19 October 2006) and Metop-B (launched on 17 September 2012) have exceeded their design lifetime of five years, in the case of Metop-A, significantly so.
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
Public release of Metop-C AVHRR wind products
Metop-C AVHRR wind products will be available on EUMETCast from 14 March.
Metop-C – where is it now
Metop-C was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana, on 7 November.
Public release of Metop-C IASI Level 1 data
Metop-C IASI Level 1 data will be available on EUMETCast from 1 July.
Metop-C EARS regional data to be available soon
Metop-C EARS regional data will start being distributed from 29 August.