NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

MetOp Operational Status

Welcome to the Meteorological Operational satellite (MetOp) page. MetOp is a European undertaking providing weather data services to monitor the climate and improve weather forecasts. The program also represents the European contribution to a cooperative venture with NOAA. This site provides up to date status information on each spacecraft and its various subsystems.

Spacecraft Operational Status Status
METOP-B AM Primary GREEN
METOP-A AM Backup GREEN

MetOp-B Spacecraft Status Summary


International Designation:  2012-049A Catalog Number:   38771
Launch Date:   09/17/2012 Operational Date:   4/24/2013
Operational Status:  AM Primary  
GDS:   Yes AHRPT:   Yes
LTAN:   21:31:45 Inclination Angle:  98.7 deg
Altitude:  817km Period:   101.36 (minutes)
Note: This mission is owned and operated by EUMETSAT to provide data for the A.M. orbit. More information can be found at the MetOp web site.

Subsystem Status:


Subsystem
Description
Status
ADCSData Collection SystemOrange
AMSU-A1Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A1Green
AMSU-A2Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A2Green
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution RadiometerGreen
HIRSHigh Resolution Infrared Radiation SounderYellow
SARPSearch and Rescue ProcessorGreen
SARRSearch and Rescue RepeaterGreen
SEMSpace Environment MonitorGreen

MetOp-A Spacecraft Status Summary


International Designation:  2006-044A Catalog Number:  29499
Launch Date:   10/19/2006 Operational Date:   5/21/2007
Operational Status:  AM Backup  
GDS:   Yes AHRPT:   No LRPT:   No
LTAN:   21:29:05 Inclination Angle:  98.7 deg  
Altitude:  817km Period:   101.36 (minutes)  
Note: This mission is owned and operated by EUMETSAT to provide data for the A.M. orbit. More information can be found at the MetOp web site.

Subsystem Status:


Subsystem
Description
Status
ADCSData Collection SystemGreen
AMSU-A1Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A1Green
AMSU-A2Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A2Green
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution RadiometerGreen
HIRSHigh Resolution Infrared Radiation SounderGreen
SARPSearch and Rescue ProcessorGreen
SARRSearch and Rescue RepeaterGreen
SBUVSolar Backscatter Ultraviolet RadiometerGreen
SEMSpace Environment MonitorGreen