Final goodbye for Meteosat-7

Meteosat-7, the so-called “grandaddy” of meteorological satellites, began its final journey to the “satellites graveyard” on Sunday. Launched on 2 September 1997, Meteosat-7 was expected to be in orbit for five years ...

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MSG-4 successfully launched!

After a successful launch from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, our MSG-4 satellite began its incredible journey into a geostationary orbit 36,000 km above the Equator. Now, a team of engineers at ESA (Eur ...

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MSG-4: The Journey Begins

The upcoming days are the last days on Earth for our MSG-4 satellite, the fourth and final satellite in the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series of weather satellites. On the 15 July, the satellite will be launched in ...

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Two orbits, one Earth

EUMETSAT has been running a fleet of meteorological satellites, providing weather and climate data, for more than 25 years. The satellites are operated in two main orbits: Metop has a polar orbit 817km above the Earth, a ...

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