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Meteo via satellite / / 22-05-2012
21 May 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
22-May-12 06:30 - 06:45 GMT
REPLAY: 22-May-12 17:30 - 17:45 GMT
Meteo via satellite
Background information on the transmission:
In the coming weeks two Meteo satellites will be launched: in June it will be MSG 3 from Kourou and then METOP B from Baikonur.
35 years after the launch of Meteosat, the first European weather satellite,
Europe has now a full fleet of satellite with EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, delivering weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products 24 hours a day,365 days a year.
The present system includes two generations of geostationary Meteosat satellites whose global overview is complemented by the detailed observations provided in particular by the polar orbiting Metop satellite.
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/SEM9NO2VQUD_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: