In a message dated 29/08/04 09:34:01 GMT Daylight Time, hlulofs@...
My understanding is that only some of the METOP data
will be encrypted. That will be data from European
istruments devleoped by Eumetsat. U.S. instruments
flying on METOP (and that, importantly, includes AVHRR)
will not have encrypted data streams to comply with U.S.
There were all sorts of rumours flying around a few years ago vis a vis
encryption of the joint polar orbiting project between NOAA and EUMETSAT.
Some said none of the NOAA imaging would be encrypted but that the MetOp
data would be encrypted over Europe only.
It's been very quiet for some time now regarding these matters so perhaps a
little research on my part won't go amiss?
I can tell you that MetOp data both LRPT and AHRPT will be encrypted but
amateurs have access to that data under the same conditions as for the MSG
LRIT/HRIT data access policy [now EUMETCast data access].
MetOp data will, of course, be included in the EUMETCast data stream in the
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