ESA hands over weather satellite for operations |
16 July 2012
Since the launch of MSG-3, ESA's mission controllers have been working to ensure that this latest weather satellite's voyage to 36,000 km above the Equator runs smoothly. With MSG-3 healthy and now in its place of work, ESA has handed operations over to Eumetsat.
The third Meteosat Second Generation satellite took to the skies on an Ariane 5 rocket on 5 July from Europe's Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Once fully operational, it will deliver essential information from geostationary orbit to monitor the weather over Europe, Africa and parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
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