Handing over MetOp-C12 November 2018
Handing over MetOp-C12 November 2018 Mission teams at ESA’s ESOC operations centre in Germany handed control of the recently launched MetOp-C satellite to Eumetsat, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, on Saturday morning, just three days after lau...
Europe’s third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit07 November 2018 The third MetOp satellite, MetOp-C, has been launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to continue the provision of data for weather forecasting from polar orbit.
ESA ready for weather mission liftoff05 November 2018
ESA ready for weather mission liftoff05 November 2018 Following months of simulation training, teams at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre have completed the all-important ‘dress rehearsal’ before MetOp-C’s liftoff on 7 November from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
ESA rocks space weather05 November 2018
ESA rocks space weather05 November 2018 This week, to coincide with the fifteenth annual European Space Weather Week, ESA is celebrating the dynamic phenomenon of space weather.
Counting down to MetOp-C31 October 2018
Counting down to MetOp-C31 October 2018 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 forecast...
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud25 October 2018
Mars Express keeps an eye on curious cloud25 October 2018 Since 13 September, ESA’s Mars Express has been observing the evolution of an elongated cloud formation hovering in the vicinity of the 20 km-high Arsia Mons volcano, close to the planet’s equator.