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MSG 4

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2015-034A

Description

Once in geostationary orbit above Europe, MSG-4 will ensure data continuity for weather forecasting, and will also play a crucial role in ‘nowcasting’ high-impact weather events and climate research. All four MSGs are operated by Eumetsat – the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites – with ESA responsible for their design, development and in-orbit delivery.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2015-07-15
    Launch Vehicle: Ariane 5
    Launch Site: Kourou, French Guiana

    Funding Agency

    • EUMETSAT (International)

    Discipline

    • Earth Science

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     
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