Tag: Meteosat

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

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

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

Grandaddy of meteorological satellites gets a celestial send-off

The “grandaddy” of EUMETSAT’s meteorological satellites, Meteosat-7, will soon be retired to a graveyard orbit after almost 20 years of service and several celestial bodies have taken the opportunity to make the send-off memorable.

/ 24 February 2017

Top 10 satellite images of 2016

Here’s a list of our most impressive images and composites of this past year to transition into 2017.

/ 30 December 2016