The Meteorological Operational satellite program is a European undertaking providing weather data services to monitor the climate and improve weather forecasts. The program was jointly established by ESA and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. At the moment in orbit there are two from three planned MetOp first generation satellites.
Astri Polska participates in Metop-SG project, which aims to put into orbit second generation meteorological satellites.
Role of Astri Polska in the project: Astri Polska will design, manufacture and test EGSE for MetOp-SG which consists of:
– Simulation Front End (SimFE) – delivered in May 2017
– Simulated Electronical Flight Model (SimEFM)
– RF Suitcases
Astri Polska contribution in this project allows to perform a test of satellite electronic systems before launching the satellite into the orbit as well as test and validate the MetOp ground station.
Project status: In may, Astri Polska delivered first EGSE for the project – Simulation Front End Rack – first of total two units to be delivered.Moreover, Two units of Simulated Electrical Flight Model Rack is to be delivered as well as 4 units of RF Suitcases.
Timeframe: 2015-2018 (AstriPolska)