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Europe is launching its next-generation of polar orbiting weather satellites in a two-spacecraft configuration.
As Arctic sea-ice recedes inexorably towards another record summer minimum, scientists have highlighted the exceptional contribution that satellites have made to the International Polar Year and charting the effects of climate change.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite known as GOES-13 became the official GOES-EAST satellite on April 14, 2010.
WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting.
Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla, opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting.
Marking another significant step in the GMES initiative, ESA and Thales Alenia Space recently signed a contract worth â‚¬270 million ($372 million USD) to build the second Sentinel-1 and Sentinel-3 satellites.
Europeâ€™s series of Meteosat satellites has been improving the accuracy of weather forecasts for over 30 years.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec.
The U.S. space agency is preparing to launch the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-O from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The liftoff of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's GOES-O satellite is targeted for June 16, during a 6:14 a.m. to 7:14 a.m.
ESA Member States have unanimously voted to extend the Envisat mission through to 2013.