Providing critical operational climate data that is used in developing current and extended weather forecasts.
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.
- US Instruments TRB 11/30 to 12/19/18
- SIOV PTR 12/20/18
- SIOV Final Review and Presentation 1/30/19-1/31/19
- MetOp-C launches successfully on a Soyuz launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) in Kourou, French Guiana - November 6
- Batch 5 Red/Green Tag Activities – Final Inspections at CSG Kourou, French Guiana - successfully completed November 5
- Batch 3 Red/Green Tag Activities – SEM at CSG Kourou, French Guiana - successfully completed October 29
- MetOp-C SIOV Simulation #5 at EUMETSAT in Darmstadt DE - successfully completed October 18
- Batch 2 Red/Green Tag Activities – AMSU at CSG Kourou, French Guiana - successfully completed October 16
- MetOp-C Countdown Rehearsal at CSG Kourou, French Guiana - successfully completed September 28
- Batch 1 Red/Green Tag Activities – AVHRR at CSG Kourou, French Guiana- successfully completed September 27
MetOp-C is the next (and last) mission in the original a series of three polar orbiting weather satellites from EUMETSAT and ESA.
Under an interagency agreement between NOAA (NESDIS) and NASA (GSFC), the POES project is providing four heritage POES instruments: AMSU-A1, AMSU-A2, AVHRR/3 and SEM-2 to ESA and EUMETSAT in support of the MetOp-C Mission.
NASA Official: Gene Martin
Content Manager: Curtis Hess
Curator: Jennifer Brill