The MADRAS and SAPHIR instruments onboard the Megha-Tropiques satellite have captured their first image on October 15, 2011. The CNES has processed the MADRAS 9 channels and SAPHIR 6 channels to generate geolocated brightness temperature on one orbit.

This image is an example taken by the MADRAS instrument (Microwave Analysis and Detection of Rain and Atmospheric Structures). It shows one orbit of brightness temperature passing over Central Africa, Northern Australia, and Central America.