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With the background from the deliveries to MIPAS, Kongsberg won the contract for development and manufacturing of the RAU (Receiver Assembly Unit) for the laser metrology system on the IASI instrument. Kongsberg delivered 3 RAU’s for IASI, one for each of the three METOP satellites. METOP-A and –B was launched in 2006 and 2010 respectively, while METOP-C is scheduled for launch in 2016.

The IASI instrument performs high accuracy measurements for weather forecasting for EUMETSAT.