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Features March 2012
March 30, 2012
Space debris and the risks to satellites
One definition of the word space is empty – but the space above the Earth is anything but empty. So is there room up there for any number of satellites to orbit the world safely? No, not according to our experts, who recently had to move one of our satellites to avoid a collision.
March 23, 2012
Using satellite data to improve numerical weather prediction
This year two new weather satellites will be launched by EUMETSAT. They aim to provide even more data to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts, especially through numerical weather prediction (NWP) which underpins the weather forecasts provided by National Meteorological Services.
March 22, 2012
Metop-B passes launch site health checks
The Metop-B satellite has successfully passed its health check confirming it is functioning well following the transport to launch site.
March 9, 2012
Metop-B arrives at launch site
Metop-B, which is due to be launched on 23 May, safely arrived at its launch site this week. The polar-orbiting satellite was transported to the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in an Antonov cargo plane, after being shipped from the Astrium factory in Toulouse, France.
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