Earth Observation Mission News
The final journey of Meteosat-7
04 April 2017
On 3 April at 21:25 CET, the thrusters started firing, the first in a week of manoeuvres that will take the satellite to its ultimate resting place in graveyard orbit, about 300km above the geostationary ring.
More information on the "graveyard orbit" and how Meteosat-7 will get there, can be found in the EUMETSAT Science Blog.
Image credit: EUMETSAT - Final image scan from Meteosat-7