(The Second Generation of the MetOp Meteorological Satellites)
MetOp is an European space project which aims to put into orbit a constellation of meteorological satellites to monitor climate and improve whether forecasts. The programme is a joint innitiative of Europan Space Agency and European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites Currently, three firt generation MetOp satellites are in orbit. Astri Polska participates in the MetOp-SG programme which aims to put into orbit second generation of the MetOp satellites.
Role of Astri Polska in the programe: Astri Polska is responsible for design and production of three types of electronic devices. Two of them Simulation Front End and Simulated Electronical Flight Model will make it possible to test the elecronic systems of the satellites. The third type, the so-called RF Suitcases, consists of 4 devices will allow to validate the ground stations responsible for communication with the satellites.
The project is funded by European Space Agency. The view expressed herein is an Astri Polska promotional information and can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.