News & Features
EUMETSAT extends Metop-A lifetime
The EUMETSAT Council agreed that the ageing, but still healthy, Metop-A satellite will be exploited on a “drifting” orbit from June 2017 onwards, in order to extend its useful lifetime from 2019 to 2022.
International science meeting discusses achievements and prospects for Ocean Altimetry
Under the motto ‘New era of altimetry, new challenges’ the 2016 meeting of the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) starts today in La Rochelle, France.
Metop-A celebrates 10 years in orbit and high impact on weather forecasts
Ten years ago today, EUMETSAT’s first polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-A, was launched by Soyuz from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
Dual Capacity Established for Jason High Precision Ocean Altimetry Mission
After a series of re-orbiting manoeuvres for Jason-2, a dual Jason capability has been established, increasing the data flow for ocean models through enhanced spatial and temporal sampling of the ocean variables.
Darmstadt hosts EUMETSAT Satellite Conference in 30th anniversary year
From 26 - 30 September, the EUMETSAT Satellite Conference will attract over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers from 40 countries to EUMETSAT’s hometown of Darmstadt, Germany.
EUMETSAT and DLR sign agreement for METimage instruments to fly on Metop-Second Generation satellites
Today, EUMETSAT and DLR signed a cooperation agreement for the development of the METimage instrument to be flown on three successive Metop-SG A satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation in the 2021-2042 timeframe.
In Kigali, the 12th EUMETSAT User Forum prepares Africa for the use of more capable Meteosat satellites
The 12th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa opened today in Kigali, Rwanda, as the reference event in the dialogue with African user communities on the use of EUMETSAT satellite data for meteorology, climate monitoring and other applications.
EUMETSAT takes over operations of Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite
After successful completion of in-orbit commissioning, ESA has handed over operations of the Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite to EUMETSAT
Jason-3 Ocean data products become available to all Users
Today, an important milestone has been passed in the commissioning of the US-European Jason-3 ocean-monitoring mission launched on 17 January 2016 with the release of the near-real time (NRT) Operational Geophysical Data Records (OGDR) and the non-time critical (NTC) Interim Geophysical Data Record (IGDR) to all users.
EUMETSAT approves new Strategy and move of Meteosat-8 over the Indian Ocean
At its 85th session, the EUMETSAT Council endorsed a new strategy establishing the framework for EUMETSAT activities in the next decade.
EUMETSAT and CNES sign agreement on ARGOS receivers to fly on Metop-SG satellites
EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Alain Ratier, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed a cooperation agreement on the ARGOS Data Collection System to be included in the payload of the Metop-SG satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG).