Forty years of Meteosat22 November 2017
Forty years of Meteosat22 November 2017 ESA’s first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world co...
Shared vision strengthens Europe’s space strategy08 November 2017
Shared vision strengthens Europe’s space strategy08 November 2017 Working together for three decades, ESA and Eumetsat have been instrumental in positioning Europe as a leader in observing Earth from space. Continuing to share a vision, the two organisations have signed a statement that will strengthen Europe in met...
ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite 27 July 2015 On 26 July at 09:30 GMT (11:30 CEST), ESA handed control of Europe’s last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4, to EUMETSAT.
Europe’s MSG-4 weather satellite delivered into orbit15 July 2015 The last weather satellite in Europe’s highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series lifted off on an Ariane 5 launcher at 21:42 GMT (23:42 CEST) on 15 July from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
MSG-4 launch timeline14 July 2015
MSG-4 launch timeline14 July 2015 On 15 July, a powerful Ariane launcher will loft Europe’s final Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana. For the mission control team at ESA, liftoff will mark the end of months of careful preparations and th...
ESA teams ready for Europe’s next weather satellite09 July 2015 Ground control teams are ready to shepherd Europe’s next weather satellite through its critical first days in orbit, ensuring it is working and healthy in the harsh environment of space.