Tag: spacecraft

Metop operations – working as a Spacecraft Engineer at EUMETSAT

As part of our "Inside EUMETSAT" series, we sat down to have a chat with Richard Dyer!

/ 19 December 2019

Mission control engineering at EUMETSAT

Elena sat down with us to explain her responsibilities as a Mission Control Engineer for our "Inside EUMETSAT" series.

/ 4 December 2019

Another eventful year for our planet in 2018

It's that time again where we compile satellite imagery from across the globe to create an overview of the previous year's weather events as seen from space.

/ 1 March 2019

Thar she blows – Polarstern blog number five

Blog number five has landed and this week the hot topic is... wind!

/ 14 December 2018

Industrial and agricultural ammonia point sources exposed

The Atmospheric Spectroscopy Group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) have been using the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI) onboard Metop satellites to identify global ammonia hotspots, and they have kindly shared their findings with us.

/ 6 December 2018

Metop-C – where is it now?

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.

/ 27 November 2018

Metop-C – on the launch pad and ready to go

Metop-C is now safely encapsulated inside the fairing atop the Soyuz launcher and waiting on the launch pad in Kourou.

/ 6 November 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

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