EUMETSAT Special Council supports MTG


The EUMETSAT Special Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 26 March voted in favour of the Programme Proposal and Programme Resolution for Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) with two Member States reserving their vote which is expected no later than 30 June

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23 September 2020

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26 March 2010

EUMETSAT looks forward to all its Member States agreeing to the text of the MTG Programme Resolution and Programme Proposal as this will then allow Member States to subscribe to the programme and set the stage for MTG system development and operations.

The launch of the first MTG-I imaging satellite is currently planned by the end of 2016, marking the beginning of the in-orbit lifetime of the imagery mission, followed by the launch of the first MTG-S sounding satellite in 2018.