Europe approves new weather satellite system

February 28, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Posted in Remote Sensing Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: EUMETSAT Press Release

MTG programme receives full approval.

Following the approval of Belgium, all 26 EUMETSAT Member States have now firmly committed to the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) programme.

Consisting of six satellites, MTG will secure Meteosat weather and climate data for Europe for the next 30 years. Operating from geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometres above the Earth’s surface, MTG will continue the uninterrupted collection of data by Meteosat satellites that began in 1977. More…

Also redOrbit – Europe Planning New Weather Satellite System

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