31 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018

Counting down to MetOp-C

Teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre in Germany have been training for months in preparation for next week’s launch of MetOp-C – the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring from polar orbit.

As a collaborative undertaking between ESA and Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, ESA is responsible for building the satellites and placing them into orbit, and Eumetsat for operating them once in orbit, and processing and distributing the data.

Source: ESA news

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31 Oct 2018
31 Oct 2018

The power of three


With the third MetOp satellite set for liftoff on 7 November, this video highlights how it is used for weather forecasting and how it will orbit along with its predecessors
Source: ESA news

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30 Oct 2018
30 Oct 2018

Goodbye Europe, hello Moon: European Module ships soon

The European Service Module that will power and propel the Orion spacecraft on its first mission around the Moon will ship early next week from Bremen to the United States. It will take off in an Antonov An-124 aircraft in the early hours of 5 November and arrive at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, US on 6 November.

Designed and manufactured in Italy and Germany, the powerful workhorse is Europe’s contribution to humanity’s return to the Moon. 

Source: ESA news

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29 Oct 2018

Preparing MetOp-C


MetOp-C will soon be launched from French Guiana. ESA’s Stéfane Carlier talks about how this mission provides the continuity of information for weather forecasting and climate research
Source: ESA news

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