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ESA Bulletin 119 (August 2004)

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A series of four Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites will provide more comprehensive and more frequent data to meteorologists and climate-monitoring scientists for at least the next 14 years. They will bring about a step change in the accuracy of our weather forecasting systems, with considerable benefits for people both in Europe and further afield.
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These four geostationary satellites are being developed based on the combined expertise of ESA and EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites). With a thorough understanding of users’ needs, EUMETSAT is making a major investment in the overall programme, including development of the ground segment, procurement of the launchers and follow-on satellites and operation of the MSG system from its own Mission Control Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
Read full article 'Meteosat Second Generation Becomes Operational'.

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