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MSG-3 to continue weather-monitoring service / / 24-04-2012
23 April 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
24-Apr-12 06:30 - 06:50 GMT
REPLAY: 24-Apr-12 15:00 - 15:20 GMT
MSG-3 to continue weather-monitoring service
Background information on the transmission:
MSG 3, the third Meteoasat Second Generation satellite is being prepared for its launch by Ariane 5 currently scheduled next June.
International partners are looking ahead to the newest member in a series of weather satellites that deliver images to European forecasters.
MSG satellites are designed to improve weather prediction.
The first in the series was launched in 2002, MSG-2 followed three years later. Both have been successful in continuing the legacy of the operational meteorological satellites that started with Meteosat-1 in 1977.
The series returns highly detailed imagery of Europe, the North Atlantic and Africa every 15 minutes for use by meteorologists and national weather forecasters.
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a DOC file under :
A WMV preview clip is online under :
More background information can be found on http://www.esa.int/esaEO/SEMLFM2VQUD_index_0_m.html.
The MPEG-2 files are on the ESA ftp server in the folder entitled :
Eutelsat 9A at 9E, transponder 59, downlink frequency 11900.1 horizontally polarised, symbol rate 27,500 FEC 2/3.
For the latest transmission schedule, go to: