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Satellite details
Acronym Metop-C
Full name Meteorological operational satellite - C
Satellite Description
  • 3rd (last) flight unit of the EPS programme.
  • Main mission: operational meteorology.
  • Substantial contribution to ocean and ice monitoring, climate monitoring and atmospheric chemistry.
Mass at launch 3950 kg Dry mass 3650 kg
Power 2100 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Direct Broadcast (AHRPT): Real-time availability of AMSU-A, ASCAT. AVHRR, GOME-2, GRAS, IASI, MHS, DCP messages and SEM/2 (MEDEP + TED). LRPT not available.
  • Near-real-time availability of extended-area coverage data by EARS.
  • Near-real time availability of Level 1 data by EUMETCast.
  • Alert messages of S&RSAT to LUT in real time.
Orbit Sunsynchronous orbit Altitude 817 km
ECT 09:30 desc

 

Space agency EUMETSATESA
Status Planned
Details on Status
(as available)
  • Launch scheduled for 7 November 2018.
Launch Nov 2018 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2018-07-04
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on Metop-C

Acronym Full name
A-DCS Advanced Data Collection System (also called "Argos-3")
AMSU-A Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
ASCAT Advanced Scatterometer
AVHRR/3 Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer / 3
GOME-2 Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment - 2
GRAS GNSS Receiver for Atmospheric Sounding
IASI Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
MHS Microwave Humidity Sounding
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Telecommunication frequency or microwave sensing channel information Show expert details
Service Dir or Mode Frequency Emission designator Bandwidth Polarisation D/A Data rate or Baseband Comments
GDS S-E 7800 MHz 63M0G1D 63000  kHz RHCP D 70000  kbps Raw data
AHRPT S-E 1701.3 MHz 4M50G1D 4500  kHz RHCP D 3500  kbps High resolution data - not in use
AHRPT S-E 1707 MHz 4M50G1D 4500  kHz RHCP D 3500  kbps High resolution data - used part time
LRPT S-E 137.1 MHz 150KG1D 150  kHz RHCP D 72  kbps Selected data - not in use
LRPT S-E 137.9125 MHz 150KG1D 150  kHz RHCP D 72  kbps Selected data - backup, not in use
ADCS E-S 401.585 MHz 10K0G7D 10  kHz RHCP D 0.4/4.8  kbps DCP reports
ADCS S-E 465.9875 MHz 1K00G1D 1  kHz RHCP D 0.2/0.4  kbps DCP configuration control
TC & Ranging E-S 2053.4583 MHz 1M50G1D 1500  kHz RHCP D 2  kbps Telecommand and ranging
TM S-E 2230 MHz 2M00G1D 2000  kHz RHCP D 4.096  kbps Telemetry
SOUNDER passive 89000 MHz 2800000  kHz V A   MHS Channel 1
SOUNDER passive 157000 MHz 2800000  kHz V A   MHS Channel 2
SOUNDER passive 180310 - 186310 MHz 2000000  kHz H A   MHS Channel 3 (183.31 ± 3.0 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 182310 - 184310 MHz 1000000  kHz H A   MHS Channel 4 (183.31 ± 1.0 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 190311 MHz 2000000  kHz V A   MHS Channel 5
SOUNDER passive 23800 MHz N/A 270000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 1
SOUNDER passive 31400 MHz N/A 180000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 2
SOUNDER passive 50300 MHz N/A 180000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 3
SOUNDER passive 52800 MHz N/A 400000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 4
SOUNDER passive 53481 - 53711 MHz N/A 170000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 5 (53.596 ± 0.115 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 54400 MHz N/A 400000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 6
SOUNDER passive 54940 MHz N/A 400000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 7
SOUNDER passive 55500 MHz N/A 330000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 8
SOUNDER passive 57290.344 MHz N/A 330000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 9 (Fo)
SOUNDER passive 57073.344 - 57507.344 MHz N/A 78000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 10 (F0 ± 0.217 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56920.144 - 57660.544 MHz N/A 36000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 11 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.048 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56946.144 - 57634.544 MHz N/A 16000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 12 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.022 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56958.144 - 57622.544 MHz N/A 8000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 13 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.010 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 56963.644 - 57617.044 MHz N/A 3000  kHz H A   AMSU-A Channel 14 (Fo ± 0.3222 ±0.0045 GHz)
SOUNDER passive 89000 MHz N/A 6000000  kHz V A   AMSU-A Channel 15
SCATTEROMETER active 5255 MHz N/R  kHz V A   ASCAT