Congratulations to EUMETSAT for the successful launch of MetOp-B polar-orbiting satellite

Metop-B was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz 2.1a rocket the 17 Sept. 2012. Photo credits: EUMETSATKRATOS – INTEGRAL SYSTEMS EUROPE (KISE) congratulates EUMETSAT for the successful launch of MetOp-B polar-orbiting satellite.

EUMETSAT operations team will be using KISE’s EPOCH software suite for the MetOp-B satellite control. MetOp-B’s role is to ensure continuity of observations from polar orbit which are vital to Numerical Weather Prediction– the basis of modern weather forecasting as well as climate and environmental monitoring.

Carrying a suite of sophisticated instruments, MetOp-B will ensure the continuity of the weather and atmospheric monitoring service provided by its predecessor MetOp-A, which has been circling the globe from pole to pole, 14 times a day, since 2006.

 

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