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Shared vision strengthens Europe’s space strategy

08 November 2017

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Working together for three decades, ESA and Eumetsat have been instrumental in positioning Europe as a leader in observing Earth from space. Continuing to share a vision, the two organisations have signed a statement that will strengthen Europe in meteorology and climate monitoring, and that will help to take the Copernicus programme into the future.

Thanks to the long-standing cooperation between ESA and Eumetsat, Europe has a fleet of meteorological satellites, both in geostationary orbit hovering 36 000 km above the equator and in polar orbit circling Earth.

From their different orbital perspectives, these two types of satellite mission provide essential information for weather forecasts and to understand climate change.

Source: ESA

Image credit: EUMETSAT - Earth seen by Meteosat

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