September 12, 2014

First Measurement Data Available

The instrument has been successfully commanded to its Nominal Operation mode on 27 November 2006.
The first image of the Integrated Infrared Imager ([no-lexicon]ISS[/no-lexicon]) of IASI shows Greenland.

IASI first image

Based on the so called verification data, the instrument has generated its first raw interferograms in orbit which were received by the [no-lexicon]EUMETSAT [/no-lexicon]Ground Segment.

IASI first interferogram

At the time of the first measurements, the on-board processing was not activated. Using the available interferogram data, the IASI Team at CNES in Toulouse however has produced the first spectra which is shown below:

IASI first spectrum  IASI first spectrum
IASI first spectrum  IASI first spectrum
IASI first spectrum  IASI first spectrum