Category: Satellites

Programmes, instrumentation and breakthroughs in Spacecraft design

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

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