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July 29, 2015
ESA hands over control of the MSG-4 weather satellite
Paris (ESA) Jul 29, 2015
On 26 July at 09:30 GMT (11:30 CEST), ESA handed control of Europe's last Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite, MSG-4, to EUMETSAT. This follows the launch of the satellite on 15 July aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, and the Launch and Early Orbit Phase carried out by ESA's European Space Operations Centre, ESOC, on EUMETSAT's behalf. During the last 11 days, the satellite was moved into geostationary orbit and the various elements of its platform w ... read more

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