Metop-C Launch

A EUMETCast service swap will take place on 2 July for Metop-A and Metop-C global data.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Currently, Metop-A global data are distributed on EUMETCast Basic Service, while Metop-C global data are distributed on EUMETCast High Volume Service Transponder 1 (HVS-1).

From 2 July, these data will be swapped: Metop-A global data will be distributed on HVS-1 and Metop-C global data will be distributed on the Basic Service.

For Metop-A, the new EUMETCast channels on HVS-1 will be as follows:

Product Channel Multicast Address PID
AMSU-A Level 1 E1H-EPS-2 224.223.223.12:5002 600
ASCAT L1 Sigma0 at Full Sensor Resolution E1H-EPS-3 224.223.223.12:5003 600
ASCAT Soil Moisture (*) E1H-EPS-3 224.223.223.12:5003 600
AVHRR Level 1 E1H-EPS-10 224.223.223.12:5010 600
AVHRR Polar Winds E1H-EPS-10 224.223.223.12:5010 600
GOME-2 Level 1 E1H-EPS-5 224.223.223.12:5005 600
GRAS Level 1 E1H-EPS-6 224.223.223.12:5006 600
HIRS Level 1 E1H-EPS-7 224.223.223.12:5007 600
IASI Level 1 E1H-EPS-11 224.223.223.12:5011 600
IASI Sounding Products E1H-EPS-11 224.223.223.12:5011 600
MHS Level 1 E1H-EPS-8 224.223.223.12:5008 600
Polar Multi-sensor Aerosol Product E1H-EPS-1 224.223.223.12:5001 600

*ASCAT Soil Moisture is a product owned by the H SAF, but generated at EUMETSAT.

Note: The Multi-Metop Wind Products will continue being distributed on the Basic Service.

User Actions

DVB reception changes:

  1. Users currently receiving data on the Basic Service only (i.e. not on the High Volume Service) can simply reconfigure the existing receiver to receive the Basic Service and the High Volume Service. Note that a bigger antenna is needed to receive both services.
  2. Please follow the DVB receiver setup guides in the Devices section on the Reception Station Set-up page to configure the receivers for transponder 1 and/or transponder 2.
  3. The Tellicast-client configuration should be changed to start also the HVS-1:
    • Edit tellicast-client.cfg to set: INSTANCE_START_ORDER=bas,hvs-1.
    • Edit cast_client_hvs-1.ini and set your user_name, user_key and your interface_address, etc.
    • Restart the Telllicast client.

For Metop-C, the new EUMETCast channels on the Basic Service will be as follows:

Product Channel Multicast Address PID
AMSU-A Level 1 EPS-2 224.223.222.231:7013 500
ASCAT L1 Sigma0 at Full Sensor Resolution EPS-3 224.223.222.232:7014 500
ASCAT Soil Moisture** EPS-Africa 224.223.222.227:6014 301
AVHRR Level 1 EPS-10 224.223.222.239:7021 500
AVHRR Polar Winds EPS-10 224.223.222.239:7021 500
Multi-Metop-A,B,C Wind Products EPS-10 224.223.222.239:7021 500
GOME-2 Level 1** EPS-5 224.223.222.234:7016 500
GRAS Level 1 EPS-6 224.223.222.235:7017 500
IASI Level 1** EPS-11 224.223.222.240:7022 500
IASI Sounding Products** EPS-Africa 224.223.222.227:6014 301
MHS Level 1 EPS-8 224.223.222.237:7019 500
Polar Multi-sensor Aerosol Product** EPS-1 224.223.222.230:7012 500

** These products are not yet available.

There will be no change for the Metop regional data which will remain on the Basic Service.

On EUMETCast Africa, Metop-A products will be replaced by Metop-C products which will be distributed on Channel A1C-EPS-G (Multicast address: 224.223.225.2:6014, PID: 100).

For more information, contact our User Service Helpdesk.

 
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