MOLTEK Group announce that EUMETSAT (the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites), has awarded a support service contract for MSG - 3/4 Spacecraft and System Operations Preparation, as part of the Development phases of the Meteosat Second Generation Programme (MSG).
The scope of the Operations Preparation tasks includes all activities necessary to achieve readiness of the MSG system for routine operations. Following the launch of MSG-1 and MSG-2, the activities now required are to introduce the MSG-3 and MSG-4 satellites into routine operations.
EUMETSAT is mandated to establish, maintain and exploit Europe’s system of meteorological satellites providing operational Earth observations for a current total of 19 Member and 11 Cooperating States.
Since its foundation in 1986 EUMETSAT has been contributing a wealth of reliable and high quality satellite data which are used for the purposes of meteorological forecasting (especially ‘Nowcasting’ i.e. very short term forecasting) and which are also used in numerical weather prediction models.