Tag: satellite

Vasileios Barlakas shares his experience as a fellow with us

Continuing our series on fellowships, we talked to Vasileios Barlakas, who is halfway through his and talked to us about his stint so far.

/ 4 June 2020

When an umbrella is not enough – discussing severe storms with Tomáš Púčik

On a recent visit to EUMETSAT, Tomáš Púčik (Researcher and Senior Trainer) kindly spent some time with us to explain what he does at the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL) and discuss his passion for thunderstorms. 

/ 13 February 2020

Sailors drop off ocean-monitoring buoys during trans-Atlantic race

The Transat Jacques Vabre yacht race is one of the big events in the offshore sailing calendar and is a tough race from Le Havre, France, across 8000km of the Atlantic Ocean to Salvador de Bahia, on the Brazilian coast. ...

/ 7 November 2019

Metop-C – what happens after lift-off?

Launching a spacecraft into orbit is something that ignites the public’s imagination.

/ 31 October 2018

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-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

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

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

The year in pictures: 2017

A round-up of some of the last year's images from space.

/ 24 January 2018