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Since the launch of the first Meteosat in 1977, 33 years of imagery combined with increasing computer power have given meteorologists the tools to improve weather forecasting, with direct benefits for us.
Europeâ€™s series of Meteosat satellites has been improving the accuracy of weather forecasts for over 30 years.
The decision of who will construct the next generation of weather satellites, or Meteosats, for Europe has been postponed three months.
Today, as throughout history, many aspects of our lives are dominated by the weather â€“ our well-being and prosperity relies on it. The economic and social benefits of accurate weather forecasts are immense and include improved efficiencies in agricultural systems, optimised planning of transportation and energy, as well as ensuring our safety.
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