News & Features
MSG-3 declared operational as Meteosat-10
After the successful completion of in-orbit testing, on 12 December the MSG-3 satellite was declared ready to support the Meteosat operational services and renamed Meteosat-10.
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting
The European Space Agency and EUMETSAT today signed the agreement on the Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite system at the ESA Ministerial Council in Naples, Italy.
Council approves EPS-SG Preparatory Programme and extends Indian Ocean service
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 77th Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 15 November.
The IASI instrument on Metop-B produces first data
The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) instrument on EUMETSAT’s Metop-B has produced its first calibrated infrared spectrum on 24 October at 14:58 UTC
Trial dissemination of Metop-B satellite data
EUMETSAT has begun trial dissemination of data from instruments on board the Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite to partners, including the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Met Office (UK), Deutscher Wetterdienst and Météo-France
Trial dissemination of data from the MSG-3 satellite begins
EUMETSAT has started trial dissemination of MSG-3 image data and meteorological products to national meteorological services in the organisation’s Member and Cooperating States and to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa
The 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa takes place at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference centre in Addis Ababa on 1-5 October 2012.
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit
Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.
ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations
Metop-B successfully launched
At 18:28 CEST (22:28 Baikonur time), Metop-B was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket.
EUMETSAT signs cooperation agreement with China State Oceanic Administration
Today’s signature of a cooperation agreement on the exchange of oceanographic satellite data between EUMETSAT and the China State Oceanic Administration’s (SOA’s) National Satellite Ocean Application Service (NSOAS) will further increase cooperation with China and create new opportunities for the oceanography user community.