The Metop-A satellite, launched on 19 October 2006, has operated well
beyond its design lifetime of five years. It was retired in November 2021.
The Metop-A ASCAT regional (EARS) winds were discontinued on 15th October 2021 and
the Metop-A ASCAT global (OSI SAF, OSI-102, OSI-104) winds were discontinued on
15th November 2021. We will continue to provide ASCAT winds from Metop-B and Metop-C.
The OSI SAF global Metop-A Hamming window based 12.5 km wind product was already discontinued on
28th of April 2015. The 12.5 km winds have been replaced by the ASCAT coastal winds for
Metop-A, Metop-B, and Metop-C in the OSI SAF list of products. For Metop-B and Metop-C, the 12.5 km Hamming window
winds were never produced and the coastal winds were the default 12.5 km product from the