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Meteosat-10 takes over from Meteosat-9
Monday, 21 January 2013
Meteosat-10 has replaced Meteosat-9 as EUMETSAT’s prime operational geostationary weather satellite after being moved to 0º.
MSG-3 declared operational as Meteosat-10
Tuesday, 18 December 2012
After the successful completion of in-orbit testing, on 12 December the MSG-3 satellite was declared ready to support the Meteosat operational services and renamed Meteosat-10.
Meteosat Third Generation agreement signed at Ministerial meeting
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
The European Space Agency and EUMETSAT today signed the agreement on the Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite system at the ESA Ministerial Council in Naples, Italy.
Council approves EPS-SG Preparatory Programme and extends Indian Ocean service
Friday, 16 November 2012
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 77th Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 15 November.
The IASI instrument on Metop-B produces first data
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) instrument on EUMETSAT’s Metop-B has produced its first calibrated infrared spectrum on 24 October at 14:58 UTC
Trial dissemination of Metop-B satellite data
Friday, 26 October 2012
EUMETSAT has begun trial dissemination of data from instruments on board the Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite to partners, including the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Met Office (UK), Deutscher Wetterdienst and Météo-France
Trial dissemination of data from the MSG-3 satellite begins
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
EUMETSAT has started trial dissemination of MSG-3 image data and meteorological products to national meteorological services in the organisation’s Member and Cooperating States and to the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).
10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa
Monday, 01 October 2012
The 10th EUMETSAT User Forum in Africa takes place at the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) conference centre in Addis Ababa on 1-5 October 2012.
Metop-B delivers first data from polar orbit
Friday, 28 September 2012
Four of the instruments on the Metop-B weather satellite (AMSU-A, ASCAT, MHS, GRAS) have been activated this week and are delivering data.
ESA hands over control of the Metop-B weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Friday, 21 September 2012
Yesterday, at 18:30 local time EUMETSAT took control of Metop-B operations, following the three-day Launch and Early Orbit Phase (LEOP) conducted by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA)
Metop-B successfully launched
Monday, 17 September 2012
At 18:28 CEST (22:28 Baikonur time), Metop-B was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket.
EUMETSAT signs cooperation agreement with China State Oceanic Administration
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Today’s signature of a cooperation agreement on the exchange of oceanographic satellite data between EUMETSAT and the China State Oceanic Administration’s (SOA’s) National Satellite Ocean Application Service (NSOAS) will further increase cooperation with China and create new opportunities for the oceanography user community.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Sopot, Poland
Monday, 27 August 2012
On 3-7 September, meteorologists, scientists and researchers will meet in Sopot, Poland, for the 2012 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, Europe’s leading annual specialised forum for scientific exchanges between meteorologists, oceanographers and environmentalists.
MSG-3, Europe’s latest weather satellite, delivers first image
Tuesday, 07 August 2012
Today, the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument on MSG-3 captured its first image of the Earth
ESA hands over MSG-3 weather satellite to EUMETSAT
Monday, 16 July 2012
Today at 14:00 local time, following the successful launch of the satellite on 5 July aboard an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, and after 11 days of LEOP (Launch and Early Orbit Phase) by ESA’s Centre, ESOC, EUMETSAT took control of the MSG-3 operations
EUMETSAT Council progresses towards the future
Monday, 09 July 2012
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 76th Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 5 and 6 July
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