Message Service #2335
  • Wind

Reminder: upcoming end of service for Metop-A ASCAT winds

This is a reminder that on 15th November (next Monday), the dissemination of the Metop-A ASCAT global OSI SAF winds will stop.


The Metop-A satellite, launched on 19 October 2006, is operating well beyond its design lifetime of five years. However it is now time for it to retire. Hence the Metop-A ASCAT winds (OSI-102, OSI-104) will be discontinued.


We will continue to provide ASCAT winds from Metop-B and Metop-C. More information can be found on

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