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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.
EUMETSAT Council concludes the approval of the EPS Second Generation programme and achieves progress on Jason-CS
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
The 83rd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council took place in Darmstadt, Germany, on 23 and 24 June.
Jason-3 prepares for launch in early August
Thursday, 18 June 2015
The Jason-3 ocean altimetry satellite was shipped to Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on 17 June. The launch campaign will start with the arrival of the satellite at Vandenberg today for a launch date in early August, to be announced by NOAA in the coming days.
Launch of MSG-4 postponed to 8 July
Wednesday, 03 June 2015
The launch date of the MSG-4 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 2 July, has been reset to 8 July 2015 due to the rescheduling of the preceding satellite launch from Kourou.
MSG-4 prepares for launch on 2 July 2015
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
EUMETSAT’s fourth Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-4) satellite is being shipped to French Guiana for a 2 July 2015 launch from Kourou, the European Space Port.
Preparation for validation of Sentinel-3 products at EUMETSAT
Monday, 08 December 2014
125 scientific experts from around the world gathered at EUMETSAT headquarters in Darmstadt on 3-4 December.
EUMETSAT Council makes progress towards EPS-SG programme approval and opens Jason-CS ocean altimetry programme for subscription
Friday, 28 November 2014
The 82nd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council took place in Darmstadt, Germany, on 26 November.
EUMETSAT to provide space data and operational support to Copernicus marine, atmosphere and climate change services
Friday, 07 November 2014
Alain Ratier, Director-General of EUMETSAT and Philippe Brunet, Director of Aerospace, Maritime, Security and Defence Industries within the European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry, today signed the Agreement between the European Union and EUMETSAT on the implementation of the Copernicus Programme.
Climate Symposium 2014 defines challenges for climate change science and the future requirements for Earth observation
Monday, 03 November 2014
The Climate Symposium 2014 brought together nearly 500 climate scientists, experts, policy makers and representatives from space agencies and industry to take stock of achievements reached so far in climate change science and Earth observation.
International Climate Symposium 2014 gathers world's leading experts on climate change challenges and observations from space
Darmstadt, 13 October 2014
Monday, 13 October 2014
This week, nearly 500 climate experts, policy makers and representatives from space agencies and industry will join in the debate to identify how observations from current and future satellites will address the grand research challenges identified by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Geneva stimulates dialogue among data users
Darmstadt, 15 September
Monday, 22 September 2014
On 22-26 September 2014, over 400 meteorological experts, scientists and researchers from 40 countries will converge on Geneva, Switzerland, for the 2014 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference.
11th EUMETSAT African Forum to prepare African users for future Meteosat data usage
Darmstadt/ Johannesburg (Benoni)
Monday, 08 September 2014
The 11th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa takes place in Benoni, South Africa, on 8-12 September 2014, hosted by the South African Weather Service.
Operational Cooperation with US on Space Situational Awareness
Darmstadt, 29 August 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
In the context of the Initial Joint Polar System it shares with the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), EUMETSAT has entered into a Space Situational Awareness data-sharing agreement with the US Strategic Command to protect its satellites against collision with space debris.
Climate Symposium 2014 to turn satellite-based observations and latest research into climate action
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Between 13 and 17 October 2014, the Climate Symposium will address “Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space/Climate information for decision making”, bringing together over 500 global climate experts, policy makers and representatives from industry and international space agencies in Darmstadt, Germany.
The EUMETSAT Council approves key MTG ground segment contracts and initiates the approval process for the EPS-SG programme
Monday, 07 July 2014
The 80th meeting of the EUMETSAT Council took place on 1 July in Helsinki, Finland, upon invitation of the outgoing Chairman, Prof Petteri Taalas of Finland.
Bulgaria becomes EUMETSAT’s 30th Member State
Wednesday, 07 May 2014
With Bulgaria joining as EUMETSAT Member State on 30 April, EUMETSAT has already achieved its goal to attain 30 Member States in the course of this year.
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