METOP-C Launch

On November the 7th, the European Space Agency, ESA, and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Eumetsat, will launch MetOp-C into orbit from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

The MetOp-C is the third and last satellite of the MetOp series that, together with the MetOp-A and the MetOp-B, launched in 2006 and 2012 respectively, puts together the first generation polar system operated by Eumetsat.

These satellites allow the increase of the weather forecast accuracy in a significant manner, as well as a better understanding of our planet’s climate.

TRYO SENER Group contributes to this mission with the Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPA) of the Low Rate Picture Transmission (LRPT) transponder, several radiofrequency filters, as well as the data download antenna.

Moreover, in TRYO SENER Group we are already actively working on various devices that will be integrated in the MetOp Second Generation satellites: the receiving equipment for the MWS (Microwave Sounder Radiometer), MWI (Microwave Imager Radiometer) and ICI (Ice Cloud Imager) radiometers, including several channel filters, the Frequency Generation Module of the RO (Radio Occultation) instrument, and the telemetry and telecommand antennas for the six satellites that will make up this second generation, which first launch is estimated to take place in 2021/2022.