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News

Discover the latest news on the European Space Agency's Earth Observation activities. Learn all about new data availability and how ESA's missions are performing.

General News

Europe's third polar-orbiting weather satellite lofted into orbit

Metop-C is the last in the current series of Metop satellites, following on from Metop-A, which was launched in 2006, and Metop-B, whic...

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General News

Metop-C ready for big day

Metop-C is the last in the current series of Metop satellites, following on from Metop-A and Metop-B, which were launched in 2006 and 2...

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General News

Counting down to Metop-C

Metop-C - the last in the current series of meteorological satellites that provide high-quality data for weather forecasting and climate...

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Missions

Explore the European Space Agency's Earth Observation satellite missions. Learn all about ESA's dedicated Earth Explorers or collaborations with other agencies through the Third Party Missions programme.

MetOp
Meteorological Missions

MetOp

MetOp is a mission dedicated to improving weather forecasts and monitoring Earth's climate.

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ACTIVITIES

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ACTIVITY - Cal/Val activities

UV nadir viewing galleries

Current and past missions have been operating in a near polar low-earth orbit (LEO) Read more

OTHER RESOURCES

Browse through mission documentation and reports, and learn more about European Space Agency Earth Observation projects and opportunities.

DOCUMENT - Product Handbook

6 Dec 2019

AVHRR-Handbook.pdf

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