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POES is providing critical operational climate data that is used in developing current and extended weather forecasts.

MetopC Launch blog

MetOp-C Launched!

The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.

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The Missions

The POES project provides instruments to polar orbiting weather satellites in the MetOp and NOAA Series.

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