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-C AM Operational GREEN
MetOp-B AM Primary GREEN
MetOp-A Decommissioned RED

MetOp-C Spacecraft Status Summary


International Designation:   Catalog Number:  
Launch Date:   11/2018 Operational Date:   4/2019
Operational Status:  AM Operational  
GDS:   Yes AHRPT:   No LRPT:   No
LTAN:   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:


N/A
Subsystem
Description
Status
ADACSAttitude Determination and Control SystemGreen
ADCSData Collection SystemGreen
AMSU-A1Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A1P
AMSU-A2Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A2Green
AMSU-BAdvanced Microwave Sounding Unit -BN/A
APT/LRPTAutomatic Picture Transmission / Low Rate Picture TransmissionRed
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution RadiometerN/A
CommCommunicationsGreen
DCSData Collection SubsystemN/A
HIRSHigh Resolution InfraGreen Radiation SounderN/A
MHSMicrowave Humidity SounderP
SARPSearch and Rescue ProcessorN/A
SARRSearch and Rescue Repeater
SBUVSolar Backscatter Ultraviolet RadiometerN/A
SEMSpace Environment MonitorGreen
TCCTelemetry, Command, & ControlGreen
TCThermal ControlGreen

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
ADACSAttitude Determination and Control SystemGreen
ADCSData Collection SystemO
AMSU-A1Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A1Yellow
AMSU-A2Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A2Green
AMSU-BAdvanced Microwave Sounding Unit -BN/A
APT/LRPTAutomatic Picture Transmission / Low Rate Picture TransmissionRed
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution RadiometerGreen
CommCommunicationsGreen
DCSData Collection SubsystemN/A
EPSEnergetic Particles SensorGreen
HIRSHigh Resolution Infrared Radiation SounderRed
MHSMicrowave Humidity SounderGreen
SARPSearch and Rescue ProcessorYellow
SARRSearch and Rescue RepeaterYellow
SBUVSolar Backscatter UltravioletN/A
SEMSpace Environment MonitorGreen
TCCTelemetry, Command, & ControlGreen
TCThermal ControlGreen

MetOp-A Spacecraft Status Summary


International Designation:  2006-044A Catalog Number:  29499
Launch Date:   10/19/2006 Operational Date:   5/21/2007
Operational Status:  Decommissioned  
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 SystemRed
AMSU-A1Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A1Red
AMSU-A2Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit -A2Red
AVHRRAdvanced Very High Resolution RadiometerRed
HIRSHigh Resolution Infrared Radiation SounderRed
SARPSearch and Rescue ProcessorRed
SARRSearch and Rescue RepeaterRed
SBUVSolar Backscatter Ultraviolet RadiometerRed
SEMSpace Environment MonitorRed