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MSG-3 : Meteo via satellite / / 04-07-2012
03 July 2012
European Space Agency (ESA)
The next transmission of the ESA TV Service will be:
ESA TV Exchanges
04-Jul-12 06:30 - 06:45 GMT
REPLAY: 04-Jul-12 15:00 - 15:15 GMT
MSG-3 : Meteo via satellite
Background information on the transmission:
This 5 July MSG3 is due for launch from Europe's Space Port in French Guiana and next september it will be 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/SPECIALS/MSG/.
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: