EUMETSAT’s polar-orbiting satellite Metop-C is now flying in its final operating orbit, in a tri-star constellation with Metop-A and –B, after a recent series of manoeuvres.
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.
The research vessel, Polarstern, is currently travelling from Germany to Cape Town and a group of German meteorology students are reporting on its progress with weekly blog posts.
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.