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MSG-3 - Improving weather prediction
- Tue, Jun 26, 2012 | 06:30 - 06:47 GMT | 08:30 - 08:47 CEST
- ESA TV Exchange - 16:9
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MSG 3, the third Meteosat Second Generation satellite is being prepared for its launch by Ariane 5 next 5 July from Europe's Space Port in French Guiana. International partners are looking ahead to the newest member in a series of weather satellites that deliver images to European forecasters. MSG satellites are designed to improve weather prediction. The first in the series was launched in 2002, MSG-2 followed three years later. Both have been successful in continuing the legacy of the operational meteorological satellites that started with Meteosat-1 in 1977. The series returns highly detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa every 15 minutes for use by meteorologists and national weather forecasters.