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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.
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.
ESA yesterday awarded a contract worth almost â‚¬150 million to Astrium to develop and build two satellite sensors that will monitor Earth's atmosphere as part of Europe's Global Monitoring for Environment and Security program.
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.
Europe has been given the go-ahead with its project to build a next-generation weather satellite system.
A contract has been signed that will allow the work to start on a new generation of weather satellites for Europe.
Europe is launching its next-generation of polar orbiting weather satellites in a two-spacecraft configuration.
One thought to come out of a meeting of 50 experts gathered this week in Frascati is for Europe to require space-born lasers to help provide information on the vertical scale of volcanic ash clouds.
The volcanic activity that has recently happened in Iceland is making the case for a new satellite tracking instruments.
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.
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