Here you can find a summary of recent news from EUMETSAT and access our news archives.
MSG-3 successfully launched
Thursday, 05 July 2012
At 23:36:07 CEST (18:36:07 Kourou time), MSG-3 was successfully launched from Kourou, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, on an Ariane-5 launcher to replace the ageing Meteosat-8 and secure continuity of the operational services from the geostationary orbit.
EUMETSAT joins International Charter on Space and Major Disasters
Thursday, 05 July 2012
Today, EUMETSAT Director-General Alain Ratier signed the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters
New launch date confirmed for Metop-B
Thursday, 28 June 2012
The revised launch date for the Metop-B satellite from the Baikonur Cosmodrome has been set for 19 September 2012
Launch date of MSG-3 reset to 5 July 2012
Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Arianespace has announced that the launch date of the MSG-3 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 19 June, has been reset to the evening of the 5 July 2012.
Metop-B launch postponed
Darmstadt, Germany and Paris, France
Friday, 27 April 2012
EUMETSAT and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been informed by the launch service provider, Starsem, that the launch of the Metop-B satellite by a Soyuz rocket, scheduled for 23 May from Baikonur, had to be postponed. This is due to additional measures required to ensure the availability of safe drop zones for parts of the launcher after liftoff.
MSG-3 prepares for launch on 19 June 2012
Friday, 30 March 2012
EUMETSAT is preparing to ship its third Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-3) satellite to French Guiana on 13 April for a 19 June 2012 launch from Kourou, the European Space Port, to ensure continuity of real-time weather monitoring from geostationary orbit 36,000 km from Earth.
Second phase of activities gives new impulse to SAFs
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The second Continuous Development and Operations Phase (CDOP-2) for EUMETSAT’s Satellite Application Facility (SAF) network which began this month will improve and expand the portfolio of SAF products and services over the next five years
Metop-B launch date set for 23 May
Friday, 17 February 2012
Following a management meeting with Arianespace, the launch date of the Metop-B polar-orbiting satellite has been set for 23 May 2012
Special EUMETSAT Council achieves progress with EPS-SG
Wednesday, 01 February 2012
The special EUMETSAT Council meeting on 30-31 January recorded progress in the approval process for the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) Preparatory Programme, with the sum of contributions increasing from nearly 55 per cent to 83 per cent and 18 of the 27 EUMETSAT Member States having firmly committed themselves to the programme.
Lithuania signs accession agreement with EUMETSAT
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
At the end of December 2011, Lithuania signed the accession agreement to become a full Member State of EUMETSAT by 1 January 2014, subject to ratification by the Lithuanian parliament.
Estonia signs accession agreement with EUMETSAT
Wednesday, 14 December 2011
The Republic of Estonia today signed the accession agreement to become a full Member State of EUMETSAT
EUMETSAT Council sets sights on future and keeps Africa in view
Thursday, 01 December 2011
EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, held its 74th Council meeting in Darmstadt, Germany, on 29 November
Fifth anniversary of Metop-A in orbit
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of EUMETSAT’s Metop-A satellite
Meteorological Satellite Conference in Oslo
Monday, 29 August 2011
On 5-9 September, meteorologists, scientists and researchers will meet in Oslo, Norway, for the 2011 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference
Alain Ratier takes up his duties as EUMETSAT’s new Director-General
Friday, 29 July 2011
Alain Ratier, 53, takes over as Director-General of EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, on 1 August 2011
EUMETSAT and its partners celebrate 25th anniversary
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, EUMETSAT, holds the main celebratory event for its 25th anniversary at its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, on 28 July
Improve YOUR results by filtering
Using the filters in this panel, you can limit the range of articles displayed to specific types, subjects and language.
Please note that selections are cumulative; you'll need to deselect any selected options or click the 'Reset Filers' button to return the filters to their default state.
Allows you to limit the type of article you'd like to see. Available options are news articles, press releases or both.
Articles of all types are displayed by default.
Allows you to limit the articles to specific subjects. Multiple selections will allow you to limit displayed articles further.
Articles on all subjects are displayed by default.
Allows you to view results in English, French or German. Only content in the selected language will be displayed.
Articles in English language are displayed by default..