METOP (Meteorological Operational satellite) is a polar-orbiting satellites providing global data for weather forecasts. At the moment there are three METOP satellites in operation (Metop-A, Metop-B, Metop-C).

All the METOP satellites collectively form the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS), which is Europe’s contribution to the Initial Joint Polar System shared with NOAA.

Within the programme we provided support to EUMETSAT, Thales Alenia Space France and NOAA for phase-D and phase-E activities.