EUMETSAT approves funding for storage of recurrent MTG Satellites, new cooperation agreements with ESA and China and elects new chairman
06 July 2018
Meeting in Oslo, Norway, this week, the EUMETSAT Council approved funding for industrial activities required by EUMETSAT for the long term storage of the four Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) recurrent satellites after their acceptance at the Pre-Storage Reviews, their de-storage, the preparation and execution of their launch campaigns and support to in orbit commissioning.
The EUMETSAT-funded activities will be contracted through ESA, as additional tasks to the contract already covering the development of the two prototype satellites (MTG-I1 and MTG-S1) and the procurement of the four recurrent units on behalf of EUMETSAT.
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