Metop-C’s IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C’s payload – the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) – delivered its first spectrum today.
European satellite control centre of the future unveiled in Darmstadt
Europe’s most modern satellite control centre has been unveiled at the Darmstadt headquarters of EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.
EUMETSAT takes over control of Metop-C and starts flight operations of a three-Metop constellation
After three days of intensive testing by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), EUMETSAT has taken over control of its newest polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-C, and started flight operations of a constellation of three Metop satellites.
EUMETSAT’s third Metop satellite successfully launched
At 01:47 CET (21:47 Kourou time), EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C was successfully launched on a Soyuz ST-B rocket from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference to focus on Baltic and Nordic challenges
The requirements and challenges for satellite weather and climate monitoring in high latitudes will feature at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Tallinn next week.
EUMETSAT approves funding for storage of recurrent MTG satellites
Meeting in Oslo, Norway, this week, the EUMETSAT Council approved funding for industrial activities required by EUMETSAT for the long term storage of the four Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) recurrent satellites after their acceptance at the Pre-Storage Reviews, their de-storage, the preparation and execution of their launch campaigns and support to in orbit commissioning.
Prolific Sea-Observing Satellite Turns 10
An international oceanography satellite that is tracking the ongoing rise in global sea level marks its 10th year in orbit today.
The launch of Sentinel-3B opens a new era for operational oceanography
The successful launch this evening of the Copernicus Sentinel-3B satellite from Plesetsk, Russia, will establish the European backbone of a space-based, global ocean monitoring system at the service of operational oceanography.
Forget “world art” - African art is space-bound!
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) today announced a competition for African artists which will see the winner’s creation gracing the launcher of a meteorological satellite in 2021.