METOP-B Launched

The second satellite in the EPS program was launched successfully from the Baikonour Cosmodrome 17 September 2012.

When the AVHRR instrument was turned on, our MEOS™ Polar System was ready to capture and process the downlinked data. The first image received by our station in Tromsø, Norway covering Scandinavia and Central Europe is shown below.

AVHRR 3 channels composite acquired 22 September 2012 from 09:33 to 09:47.

 

HRR 3 channels composite acquired 22 September 2012 from 09:33 to 09:47.

 

Note:

The switching on of the instrument is clearly visible.

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