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

Metop – still state-of-the-art, 30 years on

In previous blogs, we’ve explained the unprecedented positive impact the data from Metop satellites have had on the accuracy of weather forecasting.

/ 22 October 2018

Metop-C – fuelling process set to begin

The Metop-C launch campaign is back in full swing and picking up pace as we approach the 7 November launch date.

/ 9 October 2018

Arctic sea ice reaches sixth-lowest minimum

In the same week that representatives from 195 countries are meeting in South Korea to discuss a special report on global warming (see below), new information has been released about one of the key indicators of climate change – the...

/ 5 October 2018

Why we need Metop-C – Observations from polar orbit benefit weather forecasting and climate monitoring on Earth

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...

/ 21 September 2018

Almost ready for flight – Metop-C launch campaign in stand-by

Metop-C, EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting meteorological satellite, is being prepared for launch in November from Kourou, French Guiana.

/ 27 August 2018

Forecasting fires – from Monchique to Mozambique and beyond

Is it possible to predict where a wildfire is likely to start? Or to say how ferociously it will burn before it has even ignited? Can satellite observations help?

/ 22 August 2018

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