Category: Satellites

Programmes, instrumentation and breakthroughs in Spacecraft design

Metop-C – where is it now?

EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting satellite Metop-C is now flying in its final operating orbit, in a tri-star constellation with Metop-A and –B, after a recent series of manoeuvres.

/ 27 November 2018

Copernicus AtmosHack a success

On 16-18 November, 10 teams from across Europe participated in the Copernicus Hackathon challenge “Hack the Atmosphere” in Helsinki, Finland.

/ 23 November 2018

The Polarstern logbook

Week two from the Polarstern logbook - students from group FH38 describe what can be found on-board the vessel and what they witnessed during the first days of their virtual mission to Cape Town from Bremerhaven.

/ 20 November 2018

Going on a virtual journey with the Polarstern

The research vessel, Polarstern, is currently travelling from Germany to Cape Town and a group of German meteorology students are reporting on its progress with weekly blog posts.

/ 16 November 2018

Switching on Metop-C’s instruments

Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.

/ 16 November 2018

Launch success!

After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!

/ 8 November 2018

Metop-C – on the launch pad and ready to go

Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.

/ 6 November 2018

Metop-C – what happens after lift-off?

Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.

/ 31 October 2018

On-ground preparation for three satellites in orbit

In previous blogs, it has been mentioned that once launched, Metop-C will fly in a “tri-star” constellation with its sibling spacecraft, Metop-A and –B.

/ 25 October 2018