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Glimpse Of Peek-a-blue Moon Caught On Satellite
2012-09-03 09:39:38

Europe´s latest weather satellite got a glimpse of the Moon before our celestial neighbor disappeared from view behind Earth on Friday. Since its launch two months ago, MSG-3 has been working well and is on its way to entering service. The image shows the second full Moon of the month — known as a ℠blue´ Moon — just before it disappeared from the MSG-3 satellite´s sight behind the southern hemisphere. Brazil´s eastern coast along the South Atlantic...

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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...

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...

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2011-03-09 13:59:13

To ensure that a continuous flow of accurate and timely satellite data is available to forecast the weather and study climate change in the coming decades, ESA is looking to the future by preparing the next generation of MetOp satellites. The current MetOp series has three identical satellites. Launched in 2006, MetOp-A is Europe's first polar-orbiting mission dedicated to operational meteorology, and will be followed by MetOp-B in 2012 and MetOp-C in 2016. These first three MetOp satellites...

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2011-02-27 06:20:00

Europe has been given the go-ahead with the $4.6 billion project to build a next-generation weather satellite system. Eumetsat said on Friday that all participating nations had now agreed to the program and its financing. The new system should bring a change in weather forecasting capability, guaranteeing European access to space-acquired meteorological data until at least the late 2030s. Eumetsat Director-General Dr. Lars Prahm welcomed the news and told BBC:  "It was not an easy...

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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...

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2010-03-19 08:56:01

The tendering process that will result in the supply of Europe's next series of meteorological satellites, Meteosat Third Generation, has reached an advanced stage as ESA invites Thales Alenia Space to enter formal contract negotiations. These negotiations follow rigorous evaluation of the proposals to build the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites "“ with the Tender Evaluation Board (TEB) meeting three times since October to review the offers. Two consortia responded to the...


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