News & Features
EUMETSAT welcomes its new DG: Phil Evans
Phil Evans became Director General of EUMETSAT on 1 January 2021, taking over from Alain Ratier.
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite delivers promising first altimeter data
Highly accurate measurements are mission’s first reward.
EUMETSAT to exploit ESA-developed launchers and flight operations software
EUMETSAT expresses confidence in the next generation of European launchers.
EUMETSAT takes control of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
EUMETSAT to operate crucial ocean-monitoring satellite.
Support grows for Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF)
European meteorological institutions and the World Meteorological Organization back funding initiative to support climate adaptation.
Systems and teams get ready for the launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
Today, after a comprehensive review, EUMETSAT and the other European and US partners of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 programme confirmed readiness of all systems and teams for the launch and operations of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
EUMETSAT plans transition to Meteosat Third Generation
Meeting on 30 June in virtual configuration, the Council of Europe’s operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, approved the transition plan from the second to the third generation of Meteosat geostationary satellites for 2022-2026.
EUMETSAT Council appoints Philip Evans as next Director-General
EUMETSAT has appointed Philip Evans as the organisation’s next Director-General for a five-year term, starting on 1 January 2021.
Europe honours US Earth scientist
The first spacecraft in the next-generation of a joint US-European satellite mission monitoring global sea level rise will be named after retired NASA scientist Mike Freilich, in honour of his decades-long championing of Earth science.
Joint European-US ocean-monitoring satellite undergoes pre-launch tests
Testing is underway on the spacecraft that will provide highly accurate measurements of the amount and rate of global sea level rise until the 2030s through a joint European-US mission.
Call For Media: Last glimpse of the Sentinel-6 satellite
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure sea-level rise and ice thickness, will be available for a last visit in the cleanroom before it is further tested and prepared for launch in late 2020 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation
BOSTON - As forecasting of high impact weather needs to meet higher expectations in our changing climate, EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation under the aegis of the WMO and is preparing to deploy one next-generation satellite per year in the period 2021-2025.