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.
Metop-C is now safely orbiting the Earth after a spectacular and eagerly-awaited launch on 7 November.
After years of hard work and planning, Metop-C was successfully launched from Kourou at 01:47 (CET) Wednesday!
Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.
Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.
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.
In previous blogs, we’ve explained the unprecedented positive impact the data from Metop satellites have had on the accuracy of weather forecasting.
The Metop-C launch campaign is back in full swing and picking up pace as we approach the 7 November launch date.
While Metop-C gets prepared for lift-off on the morning of 7 November, let’s take the time to look at the reasons for launching and operating such a complex system. What are the benefits for weather forecasting and climate monitoring? Why...