Meteosat Third Generation

Europe: Meteosat-9 satellite takes over Rapid Scanning Service

Slow-moving low off Portugal captured by Meteosat-9.

On 9 April 2013, Eumetsat's Meteosat-9 satellite took over the rapid scanning imagery service (RSS) from Meteosat-8.

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Wed, 04/10/2013

ESA: Contract for Meteosat Third Generation Lightning Imagers

A new era of meteorological satellites under development has begun with a ceremony held at the Palazzo Vecchio town hall in Florence, Italy. This event was an important milestone: the signature of an industrial contract for the provision of four novel lightning imagers.

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Fri, 08/02/2013 - 15:14

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Fri, 02/08/2013

Thales Alenia Space Signs ESA Contract For Third-generation Meteosat Weather Satellites

Thales Alenia Space today signed a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to supply Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) satellites for Eumetsat, the European meteorological satellite organization.

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Wed, 29/02/2012 - 15:52

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Wed, 02/29/2012

A new generation of meteorological satellites

Europe’s next fleet of meteorological satellites is set to debut in 2017, following today’s signing of the development contract. While Meteosat Third Generation will ensure full continuity with the current Meteosat satellite family, it will also introduce significant improvements.

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