The Metop-A satellite, launched on 19 October 2006, has massively exceeded its design lifetime of five years. However, it is now time for it to retire. EUMETSAT is planning to terminate the life of Metop-A starting in November 2021.
The most important changes for AC SAF data product users are:
More detailed information and timeline of the Metop-A end-of-life process is available from EUMETSAT.