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Instrument: IASI : Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer
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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.

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