MSG-4 satellite ready for operations and stored in orbit as Meteosat-11
EUMETSAT has successfully completed the commissioning of its MSG-4 satellite, and renamed it Meteosat-11.
EUMETSAT and CNES sign agreement for IASI-NG instruments
Yesterday, EUMETSAT’s Director-General, Alain Ratier, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new generation of Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometers (IASI-NG) to be flown on three successive Metop-SG A satellites of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation (EPS-SG) in the 2021-2040 timeframe.
Council takes steps to implement the EPS-SG and Jason-CS programmes
In the presence of Dr Stephen Volz, Assistant Administrator for NOAA Satellite and Information services, the EUMETSAT Council took important decisions for the implementation of the EPS-Second Generation (EPS-SG) and Jason-Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) programmes, both approved this summer and implemented in cooperation with the United States.
EUMETSAT and NOAA sign agreement on Joint Polar System
EUMETSAT and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States today signed an agreement on their Joint Polar System (JPS), which will provide observations from two complementary polar orbits in the period from 2020 to 2040.
EUMETSAT and ESA sign cooperation agreement on Metop-SG satellites
Today, EUMETSAT and ESA signed a cooperation agreement that secures the development of the Metop Second Generation satellites which form the space segment of the EUMETSAT Polar System of Second Generation. The EPS-SG system will deliver vital meteorological observations from polar orbit in the 2021-2042 timeframe.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Toulouse stimulates dialogue among data users
On 21-25 September 2015, over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers attended the 2015 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference.
Jason-CS Programme enters into force – two months ahead of COP 21
The Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) optional programme of EUMETSAT entered into force on 9 September 2015.
MSG-4, Europe’s latest weather satellite, delivers first image
On 4 August 2015 the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-4 captured its first image of Earth.
ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite to EUMETSAT
On 26 July at 11:30 CEST, EUMETSAT took control of Europe’s last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4.
EUMETSAT ready to take over the MSG-4 satellite
EUMETSAT is ready to take control of the MSG-4 spacecraft on 26 July and start the commissioning of the full MSG-4 system. This will ensure that all systems, in orbit and on ground, meet the requirements of the operational service MSG-4 will eventually have to deliver.
EUMETSAT and Arianespace announce signature of launch contract for three MTG satellites
Immediately after the successful launch of MSG-4, EUMETSAT and Arianespace announced the signature of a contract entrusting Arianespace with the first launch services for the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) series of geostationary satellites. It consists of two firm launches for MTG-I1 and MTG-S1, and one option for MTG-I2.