Category: Satellites

Programmes, instrumentation and breakthroughs in Spacecraft design

Hacking Copernicus marine data @EUMETSAT

More than 40 keen hackers attended EUMETSAT’s first hackathon over the weekend of 9-11 June

/ 22 June 2017

Extending the working lifetime of the Metop-A weather satellite

This autumn, EUMETSAT will allow the Metop-A weather satellite to start drifting from its normal orbit to extend its lifetime for an additional four years.

/ 7 June 2017

The life and times of Meteosat-7

Meteosat-7, EUMETSAT’s longest-serving meteorological satellite, has now been safely delivered to the “graveyard orbit”, after being put through a series of manoeuvres earlier this month.

/ 27 April 2017

Where old satellites go to die

Meteosat-7, EUMETSAT’s oldest operational meteorological satellite, tomorrow begins its final journey to the great graveyard orbit in the sky.

/ 2 April 2017

Monitoring the health of corals with satellite data

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been recently placed under red alert for coral bleaching. Here we explain how to keep an eye on corals with satellite data.

/ 10 March 2017

The journey for Copernicus ocean product quality from Sentinel-3A launch to operations

The Sentinel-3 Validation Team met recently at the European Space Agency in Frascati to discuss the quality of Copernicus ocean colour, altimetry, sea surface temperature (SST) and land cover products. Here are some highlights of progress towards the upcoming operational...

/ 3 March 2017

Grandaddy of meteorological satellites gets a celestial send-off

The “grandaddy” of EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites, Meteosat-7, will soon be retired to a graveyard orbit after almost 20 years of service and several celestial bodies have taken the opportunity to make the send-off memorable.

/ 24 February 2017

Observing wildfire smoke plumes from space

Recent wildfires in Chile had a devastating impact on the country, its people and the environment.

/ 16 February 2017

Top 10 satellite images of 2016

Here’s a list of our most impressive images and composites of this past year to transition into 2017.

/ 30 December 2016

EUMETSAT and the Copernicus Programme – a relationship explained

This new five-minute video explains EUMETSAT’s role in the Copernicus Programme.

/ 19 December 2016