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New Date Set For Metop Launch
2012-06-30 10:06:01

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency (ESA) announced a new launch date for its latest edition to its polar-orbiting satellite group, Metop. The new launch date is set for Metop-B satellite on September 19, 2012, when it will be lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. ESA said the satellite is being stored in a controlled environment in the Starsem facilities in Baikonur, and it will be subject to a set of tests and activities before its...

2012-05-21 02:29:40

PARIS, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) today announced the entry into service of its new 'IP Easy' [http://www.eutelsat.com/news/media_library/brochures/IP-Easy.pdf ] broadband platform built to extend high-speed Internet access to residential and home office users as well as small and medium-sized enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa. Combining the strengths of Ku-band capacity on the recently-launched EUTELSAT 16A...

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2010-06-22 14:15:00

Europe is launching its next-generation of polar orbiting weather satellites in a two-spacecraft configuration, according to a recent BBC News report. Eumetsat, the organization that operates Europe's weather observatories, took the decision at its latest council meeting in Rome. The organization will allow additional instruments to be flown, producing even more data for numerical weather prediction models. Eumetsat Polar System, Second Generation (EPS-2G), will be a multi-billion dollar...