Category: Satellites

Programmes, instrumentation and breakthroughs in Spacecraft design

Assembling Metop-C for launch

If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know Metop-C safely arrived in Kourou, French Guiana, aboard three massive Antonov cargo planes.

/ 10 August 2018

C’s the day! Metop-C launch campaign begins

Metop-C – soon to become the latest addition to EUMETSAT’s fleet of meteorological satellites – is currently in Kourou, French Guiana, being prepared for launch in November.

/ 13 July 2018

How satellites can help detect impending droughts

In this era of seeming plenty, it’s shocking to learn that almost 124 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity last year.

/ 12 June 2018

Out-of-this-world imagery of our planet’s “lungs”

Today (8 June) is World Oceans Day and EUMETSAT is proud to bring you some out-of-this-world imagery of planet Earth’s oceans and seas.

/ 8 June 2018

Becoming weather ready and climate smart

“Weather ready, climate smart” is the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day. How close are we to being weather ready and climate smart? What more needs to be done? We spoke to EUMETSAT Chief Scientist Dr Kenneth Holmlund to...

/ 23 March 2018

Brewing up a storm in 2017

The brute strength of nature was particularly evident in 2017 when hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones left trails of misery in their wake in communities around the globe.

/ 19 February 2018

Rain in Spain? Look to the Pacific

Most of us take the accuracy of weather forecasts for granted, not giving too much thought to the science, technology and global cooperation behind the information we receive. The use of satellite data in weather forecasting has demonstrably increased accuracy....

/ 6 February 2018

A celestial pas de trois

The Flight Operations teams at EUMETSAT’s Darmstadt headquarters are carrying out an intricate, nearly two-month-long process to reposition three of Europe’s crucial Meteosat meteorological satellites.

/ 1 February 2018

Copernicus/TEDx “Decoding the Blue Dot” event at EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT will host a TEDx event organised by the RheinMain TEDx group.

/ 30 October 2017