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EUMETSAT takes ownership of two MTG ground stations after successful acceptance review
15 December 2017
The two Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) mission data acquisition (MDA) ground stations developed under a EUMETSAT contract by a European consortium led by Telespazio passed their Preliminary Acceptance Review on 30 November, after a comprehensive validation test campaign.
The stations form part of the ground segment of MTG, the most complex and innovative meteorological geostationary system ever built.
Each station features two 6.5 metre antennas to simultaneously receive data from two MTG satellites, a monitoring and control system allowing remote control from EUMETSAT and all networks and tools required for operations.
Image credit: EUMETSAT - MDA2 in front of Signalhorn site