Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A

MetOp-A

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METOP (Meteorological Operational) is Europe's first polar-orbiting operational meteorological satellite. It is the European contribution to the Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS), a co-operative agreement between Eumetsat and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide data for climate and environmental monitoring and improved weather forecasting. The first MetOp-A satellite was launched in 2006, with the other two following at five-year intervals. In total, the programmes will be operational for at least 14 years.

Instrument: 

  • Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
  • Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - B
  • Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2
  • GOME -2
  • Microwave Humidity Sounder

Launch Date: 

Jeu, 19/10/2006

Life span: 

15years

NOAA-18

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NOAA-18, known before launch as NOAA-N, is a weather forecasting satellite run by NOAA. NOAA-N (18) was launched on May 20, 2005, into a sun-synchronous orbit at an altitude of 854 km above the Earth, with an orbital period of 102 minutes. It hosts the AMSU-A, MHS, AVHRR, Space Environment Monitor SEM/2 instrument and High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) instruments, as well as the SBUV/2 ozone-monitoring instrument. It is the first NOAA POES satellite to use MHS in place of AMSU-B.

Instrument: 

  • Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit - A
  • Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 3
  • Microwave Humidity Sounder

Launch Date: 

Ven, 20/05/2005

Life span: 

14years

MetOp (AMSU-A)

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NOAA 15-17 (AMSU-A)

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