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Systems and teams get ready for the launch of Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich
Friday, 11 September 2020
Today, after a comprehensive review, EUMETSAT and the other European and US partners of the Jason-CS/Sentinel-6 programme confirmed readiness of all systems and teams for the launch and operations of the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite.
EUMETSAT plans transition to Meteosat Third Generation and decides to launch two of the satellites with Ariane-6
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Meeting on 30 June in virtual configuration, the Council of Europe’s operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, approved the transition plan from the second to the third generation of Meteosat geostationary satellites for 2022-2026.
EUMETSAT Council appoints Philip Evans as next Director-General
Thursday, 02 July 2020
Darmstadt, 2 July, 2020 – The Council of Europe’s operational satellite agency for weather and climate, EUMETSAT, has appointed Philip Evans as the organisation’s next Director-General for a five-year term, starting on 1 January 2021.
Europe honours US Earth science champion by bestowing his name on satellite
Tuesday, 28 January 2020
The first spacecraft in the next-generation of a joint US-European satellite mission monitoring global sea level rise will be named after retired NASA scientist Mike Freilich, in honour of his decades-long championing of Earth science.
Joint European-US ocean-monitoring satellite undergoes pre-launch tests
Friday, 15 November 2019
Testing is underway on the spacecraft that will provide highly accurate measurements of the amount and rate of global sea level rise until the 2030s through a joint European-US mission.
Call For Media: Last glimpse of the Sentinel-6 satellite
Monday, 04 November 2019
The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite, which will measure sea-level rise and ice thickness, will be available for a last visit in the cleanroom before it is further tested and prepared for launch in late 2020 from the Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation and prepares for launching next generation satellites to bring monitoring of weather and climate to a new era
Monday, 30 September 2019
BOSTON - As forecasting of high impact weather needs to meet higher expectations in our changing climate, EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation under the aegis of the WMO and is preparing to deploy one next-generation satellite per year in the period 2021-2025.
EUMETSAT will open pilot big data services to all users in Autumn 2019
Tuesday, 02 July 2019
The EUMETSAT Council has agreed to open four pilot 'big data' services to all users of the organisation’s meteorological and climate data in Autumn 2019.
EUMETSAT, Japanese space agency to cooperate on greenhouse gas monitoring
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
EUMETSAT and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) today signed an agreement which will result in the agencies working closely together to monitor greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere.
EUMETSAT control room wins Prolight + Sound Award for SWiCA
Thursday, 04 April 2019
EUMETSAT always knew its new control room for its geostationary satellites was a winner – but now it’s official.
Metop-C’s IASI instrument delivers first spectrum
Thursday, 13 December 2018
A critical element of polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C’s payload – the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) – delivered its first spectrum today.
European satellite control centre of the future unveiled in Darmstadt
Friday, 30 November 2018
Europe’s most modern satellite control centre has been unveiled at the Darmstadt headquarters of EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites.
EUMETSAT takes over control of Metop-C and starts flight operations of a three-Metop constellation
Monday, 12 November 2018
After three days of intensive testing by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), EUMETSAT has taken over control of its newest polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, Metop-C, and started flight operations of a constellation of three Metop satellites.
EUMETSAT’s third Metop satellite successfully launched
Wednesday, 07 November 2018
At 01:47 CET (21:47 Kourou time), EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite Metop-C was successfully launched on a Soyuz ST-B rocket from the European Space Port in Kourou, French Guiana.
EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference to focus on Baltic and Nordic challenges
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
The requirements and challenges for satellite weather and climate monitoring in high latitudes will feature at the EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference in Tallinn next week.
EUMETSAT approves funding for storage of recurrent MTG satellites, new cooperation agreements with ESA and China and elects new Chairman
Friday, 06 July 2018
Meeting in Oslo, Norway, this week, the EUMETSAT Council approved funding for industrial activities required by EUMETSAT for the long term storage of the four Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) recurrent satellites after their acceptance at the Pre-Storage Reviews, their de-storage, the preparation and execution of their launch campaigns and support to in orbit commissioning.
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