|Instrument: IASI : Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer|
Earth Remote Sensing Instruments
Instrument Class: Passive Remote Sensing
Instrument Type: Profilers/Sounders
Instrument Subtype: Interferometers
Related Data Sets
View all records related to this instrument
Text Source: http://smsc.cnes.fr/IASI/
IASI, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer is a key payload element of the METOP series of European meteorological polar-orbit satellites. It is developed by CNES in the framework of a co-operation agreement with EUMETSAT.
The first flight model was launched in 2006 onboard the first European meteorological polar-orbiting satellites, METOP-A. The second and third instruments will be mounted on the METOP-B and C satellites with launches scheduled for September 2012 and October-November 2016.