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METOP-C satellite

METOP-C satellite | Sucessful launch of satellite

The successful launch of the new European meteorological satellite, METOP-C, is a fact. It joins METOP-A and METOP-B, launched in 2006 and 2012 respectively The launch went off without a hitch and the mission was a success

METOPs are weather satellites orbiting Earth at an altitude of about 800 kilometers. They travel from one pole to the other, recording different atmospheric conditions with their 13 instruments and transmit data to Earth. The European Space Agency built and launch the satellites, controlled by the European Meteorological Satellite Service.

Their data is used for climate change forecasts and research, providing very valuable insights. Their measurements feed into complex numerical weather models on a daily basis, which will give you an idea of what to expect. The data from the first two METOPs have already shown a 27% reduction in forecast errors.

There is already an existing plan for a new generation of METOP-SG polar orbiting satellites.They will launch in four years.

Continue reading. Gather more information on the matter of the METOP series by following the link.

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