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.
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014
Europe secures new generation of weather satellites16 October 2014 Contracts were signed today to build three pairs of MetOp Second Generation satellites, ensuring the continuity of essential information for global weather forecasting and climate monitoring for decades to come.
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014
Bardarbunga belches05 September 2014 Satellites are showing clouds of sulphur dioxide from Iceland’s restive Bardarbunga volcano.