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.
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.
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 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).
EUMETSAT hosts 44th CGMS Meeting
From 5 to 10 June 2016, EUMETSAT will be hosting the 44th plenary session of the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) in Biot, France.