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...
“Weather ready, climate smart” is the theme of this year’s World Meteorological Day.
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.