Tag: spacecraft

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

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

Extending the working lifetime of the Metop-A weather satellite

This autumn, EUMETSAT will allow the Metop-A weather satellite to start drifting from its normal orbit to extend its lifetime for an additional four years.

/ 7 June 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

Cooperation on satellite observation quality

Science is made of people and part of what makes scientific research successful is the continued collaboration with peers. EUMETSAT makes a point of fostering cooperation with various agencies around the world and as part of our mission we often...

/ 1 December 2016