EUMETSAT welcomes its new DG: Phil Evans
Phil Evans became Director General of EUMETSAT on 1 January 2021, taking over from Alain Ratier.
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite delivers promising first altimeter data
Highly accurate measurements are mission’s first reward.
EUMETSAT to exploit ESA-developed launchers and flight operations software
EUMETSAT expresses confidence in the next generation of European launchers.
EUMETSAT takes control of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
EUMETSAT to operate crucial ocean-monitoring satellite.
Support grows for Systematic Observations Financing Facility (SOFF)
European meteorological institutions and the World Meteorological Organization back funding initiative to support climate adaptation.
Systems and teams get ready for the launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
Today, after a comprehensive review, EUMETSAT and the other European and US partners of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 programme confirmed readiness of all systems and teams for the launch and operations of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
EUMETSAT plans transition to Meteosat Third Generation
Meeting on 30 June in virtual configuration, the Council of Europe’s operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, approved the transition plan from the second to the third generation of Meteosat geostationary satellites for 2022-2026.
EUMETSAT Council appoints Philip Evans as next Director-General
EUMETSAT has appointed Philip Evans as the organisation’s next Director-General for a five-year term, starting on 1 January 2021.
Europe honours US Earth scientist
The first spacecraft in the next-generation of a joint US-European satellite mission monitoring global sea level rise will be named after retired NASA scientist Mike Freilich, in honour of his decades-long championing of Earth science.
Joint European-US ocean-monitoring satellite undergoes pre-launch tests
Testing is underway on the spacecraft that will provide highly accurate measurements of the amount and rate of global sea level rise until the 2030s through a joint European-US mission.
Call For Media: Last glimpse of the Sentinel-6 satellite
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure sea-level rise and ice thickness, will be available for a last visit in the cleanroom before it is further tested and prepared for launch in late 2020 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation
BOSTON - As forecasting of high impact weather needs to meet higher expectations in our changing climate, EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation under the aegis of the WMO and is preparing to deploy one next-generation satellite per year in the period 2021-2025.
EUMETSAT will open pilot big data services to all users in Autumn 2019
The EUMETSAT Council has agreed to open four pilot 'big data' services to all users of the organisation’s meteorological and climate data in Autumn 2019.
EUMETSAT, Japanese space agency to cooperate on greenhouse gas monitoring
EUMETSAT and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) today signed an agreement which will result in the agencies working closely together to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.
EUMETSAT control room wins Prolight + Sound Award for SWiCA
EUMETSAT always knew its new control room for its geostationary satellites was a winner – but now it’s official.
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.