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2012-08-07 20:54:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The European Space Agency's latest weather satellite has capture its first image of the Earth, the agency said. The MSG-3 satellite captured the first image using the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) instrument. The satellite launched on July 5, and ESA said it is performing well and on its way to taking over operational service after six months of commissioning. ESA said it was responsible for the initial...

Weather Satellite For Operations Handed Over By ESA
2012-07-17 10:13:21

Since the launch of MSG-3, ESA´s mission controllers have been working to ensure that this latest weather satellite´s voyage to 36 000 km above the Equator runs smoothly. With MSG-3 healthy and now in its place of work, ESA has handed operations over to Eumetsat. The third Meteosat Second Generation satellite took to the skies on an Ariane 5 rocket on 5 July from Europe´s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. Once fully operational, it will deliver essential information...

Weather Monitoring Satellite Meteosat Launches
2012-07-08 05:52:47

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The latest in a series of European Space Agency (ESA) geostationary meteorological satellites was successfully launched into space late last week, the organization has announced. In a July 6 press release, ESA officials confirmed the Thursday launch of an Ariane 5 rocket carrying the third Meteosat Second Generation (MSG-3) probe. The vehicle departed from a spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre in...

ESA’s Mission Control Ready For Launch Of MSG-3
2012-07-04 16:46:59

Europe´s new meteorology mission is set to soar into space on an Ariane 5 from Kourou on 5 July. Just 34 minutes later, ESA´s team of expert mission controllers will begin shepherding the satellite through the critical first steps of its life. ESA developed the MSG series of satellites in close cooperation with Eumetsat — the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites — and ESOC is responsible for the complex ℠LEOP´ — the...

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...

MetOp-B Launch Postponed
2012-04-30 03:56:49

Eumetsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been informed by the launch service provider, Starsem, that the launch of the MetOp-B satellite by a Soyuz rocket, scheduled for 23 May from Baikonur, had to be postponed. This is due to additional measures required to ensure the availability of safe drop zones for parts of the launcher after lift-off. The launch has been postponed for some weeks, until appropriate measures are implemented. It is expected to take place in the second half of...

MSG-3 Satellite Ready To Continue Weather-monitoring Service
2012-03-08 03:51:27

International partners are looking ahead to the newest member in a series of weather satellites that deliver images to European forecasters: MSG-3 is set for launch this summer. The Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites are designed to improve weather prediction. The first in the series, MSG-1 — also known as Meteosat-8 — was launched in 2002. MSG-2 followed three years later. Both have been successful in continuing the legacy of the operational meteorological...

Image 1 - A New Generation Of Meteorological Satellites
2012-02-25 05:43:22

Europe´s next fleet of meteorological satellites is set to debut in 2017, following today´s signing of the development contract. While Meteosat Third Generation will ensure full continuity with the current Meteosat satellite family, it will also introduce significant improvements. At an event held today at ESA´s headquarters in Paris, the contract between ESA and Thales Alenia Space for developing the new Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) family of satellites was signed....

MeteoSat 2-day Live test
2012-02-07 13:39:17

An intensive, two-day test of the third Meteosat Second Generation satellite saw ESA mission controllers in Germany connecting their computers to the satellite at a manufacturing facility in France. The test was a milestone in the lead up to launch this summer. The complex System Validation Test ended last Thursday, after engineers sent multiple commands to the satellite and received data and telemetry from it. It was the first long-duration connection between the Meteosat Second...

2012-01-10 05:34:09

First launch of Vega Europe's family of launchers will welcome its smallest member, Vega. Location: CSG, Europe's Spaceport (French Guiana) Date: 9 February BepiColombo presentation to media ESA's mission to explore Mercury will undergo extensive testing in 2012. The complete launch stack configuration (Structural and Thermal Model), composed of the European and Japanese orbiters, the Transfer Module and the Sunshield, will be assembled for mechanical testing and presented to the...


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