Science Blog - Satellites
Here you can browse through all satellite related articles
Unravel the composition of our planet's atmosphere
The atmosphere is a complex system – how is it monitored? What threats does it face?
First interferogram from Metop-C’s IASI instrument
On 14:19 on 10 December 2018, the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer on board Metop-C performed its first measurement.
An update on the Polarstern's progress
It’s the second week aboard the Polarstern and the third blog post recording the adventure!
Copernicus AtmosHack a success
On 16-18 November, 10 teams from across Europe participated in the Copernicus Hackathon challenge “Hack the Atmosphere” in Helsinki, Finland.
Metop-C – where is it now
Metop-C was launched from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana, on 7 November.
The Polarstern logbook
What's on board the vessel and what was seen during the first days of the virtual mission to Cape Town from Bremerhaven.
Switching on Metop-C’s instruments
Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.
After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!
Metop-C – on the launch pad and ready to go
Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.
Metop-C – what happens after lift-off
Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.
On-ground preparation for three satellites in orbit
In previous blogs, it has been mentioned that once launched, Metop-C will fly in a “tri-star” constellation with its sibling spacecraft, Metop-A and –B.