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Metop-C’s IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
Thursday, 13 December 2018
A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C’s payload – the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) – delivered its first spectrum today.
US, European teams welcome Metop-C’s first AMSU image
Monday, 19 November 2018
The first science data from the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU-A) on board Metop-C has been received after the instrument was switched on just nine days after the satellite’s launch on 6 November. The AMSU-A data were received during a series of instrument tests taking place before the satellite is operational.
First light for Metop-C: AVHRR
Monday, 12 November 2018
EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting satellite Metop-C has sent its first image back to Earth, less than a week after its launch on 7 November.
EUMETSAT takes over control of Metop-C and starts flight operations of a three-Metop constellation
Monday, 12 November 2018
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.
EUMETSAT’s third Metop satellite successfully launched
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
At 01:47 CET (21:47 Kourou time), EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C was successfully launched on a Soyuz ST-B rocket from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana.
Upcoming Metop-B Out-Of-Plane manoeuvre
Monday, 29 October 2018
An Out-Of-Plane manoeuvre for Metop-B will be performed on 31 October
Metop Topside Total Electron Content now available
Thursday, 06 September 2018
Topside Total Electron Content is now available from GNSS observations collected onboard Metop-A and Metop-B.
Preparing for launch! Metop-C arrives in Kourou
Wednesday, 04 July 2018
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.
Crucial European weather satellite prepares for launch
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Metop-C, the last of the first generation of European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, is undergoing final testing before being readied for launch in September.
Addition of NEDT values in ATOVS BUFR products
Thursday, 07 December 2017
Noise Equivalent Delta Temperature (NEDT) values will be added in ATOVS BUFR products from 22 November 2017.
Access Sea Surface Temperature (SST) component of METIS tool
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Open access to the Monitoring and Evaluation of Thematic Information from Space (METIS-SST) online tool, the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) component of METIS now available.
Metop and GRAS Predictions
Monday, 12 June 2017
GRAS occultation predictions and predictions for Metop sub-satellite positions are now available as a prototype product.
Metop-A celebrates 10 years in orbit and high impact on weather forecasts
Wednesday, 19 October 2016
Ten years ago today, EUMETSAT’s first polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-A, was launched by Soyuz from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
EUMETSAT and DLR sign agreement for METimage instruments to fly on Metop-Second Generation satellites
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Today, EUMETSAT and DLR signed a cooperation agreement for the development of the METimage instrument to be flown on three successive Metop-SG A satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation in the 2021-2042 timeframe.
EUMETSAT and CNES sign agreement on ARGOS receivers to fly on Metop-SG satellites
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Alain Ratier, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed a cooperation agreement on the ARGOS Data Collection System to be included in the payload of the Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG).
The IASI instrument on Metop-B produces first data
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) instrument on EUMETSAT’s Metop-B has produced its first calibrated infrared spectrum on 24 October at 14:58 UTC
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