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Jason-3 delivers first data and products four days after launch
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Four days after its launch on 17 January, the Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite is delivering its first sea surface height measurement data in near-real time for evaluation by engineers from the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES), EUMETSAT, the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and scientists from the international Ocean Surface Topography Science Team.
Jason-3 successfully launched
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, 17 January 2016
Sunday, 17 January 2016
The Jason-3 high-precision ocean altimetry satellite was successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 19:42 CET (10:42 California time) on a Falcon 9 launcher procured by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the acquisition agent for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
MSG-4 satellite ready for operations and stored in orbit as Meteosat-11
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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
Tuesday, 08 December 2015
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
Thursday, 03 December 2015
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
Wednesday, 02 December 2015
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
Monday, 05 October 2015
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
Thursday, 17 September 2015
On 21-25 September 2015, over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers from 40 countries will converge on Toulouse, France, for the 2015 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference. The event is jointly organised with Météo-France, the national provider for weather and climate services in France.
Jason-CS Programme enters into force – two months ahead of COP 21
Friday, 11 September 2015
The Jason Continuity of Service (Jason-CS) optional programme of EUMETSAT entered into force on 9 September, based on the subscriptions from 12 Participating States (Austria, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom). More EUMETSAT Member States are expected to join the programme in the next 12 months to bring the level of subscriptions from 90 to 100%.
MSG-4, Europe’s latest weather satellite, delivers first image
Tuesday, 04 August 2015
Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-4 captured its first image of Earth. This demonstrates that Europe’s latest geostationary weather satellite, launched on 15 July, is performing well and is on its way to becoming fully operational when needed after six months of commissioning.
ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Monday, 27 July 2015
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
Friday, 24 July 2015
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
Thursday, 16 July 2015
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.
MSG-4 successfully launched
Thursday, 16 July 2015
At 23:42:07 CEST (18:42:07 Kourou time) on 15 July 2015, MSG-4, the last in the MSG series of geostationary satellites, was successfully launched from Kourou, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on an Ariane-5 launcher.
MSG-4 launch reset to 15 July
Monday, 06 July 2015
Arianespace has announced that the launch date of the MSG-4 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 8 July, has been reset to 15 July 2015.
Launch of MSG-4 postponed for a few days
Friday, 03 July 2015
Arianespace has announced that the dual launch of the Star One C4 and MSG-4 satellites from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 8 July, has been postponed for a few days, due to additional checks as part of the launch preparations.
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