Launch Date: September 19, 2018 Launch Window: TBA Launch Vehicle: Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-M Launch Operator: Arianespace Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana Payload: MetOp-C Satellite Type: Meteorology Target Orbit: Sun Synchronous Orbit A "Europeanized" Soyuz rocket will launch from the Guiana
|Launch Date:||September 19, 2018|
|Launch Vehicle:||Soyuz ST-B / Fregat-M|
|Launch Site:||ELS, Guiana Space Center, French Guiana|
|Target Orbit:||Sun Synchronous Orbit|
A “Europeanized” Soyuz rocket will launch from the Guiana Space Center with the third satellite in Europe’s MetOp Constellation – the first European meteorology system operating from Sun Synchronous Orbit to collect data on atmospheric parameters feeding into numerical weather forecasting. Modern-day satellite-based meteorology systems combine low-orbiting satellites in Sun Synchronous Orbit for atmospheric scanning while spacecraft placed in Geostationary Orbit collect rapid-cadence imagery for monitoring of weather systems. Built by Airbus Defence and Space, the four-metric-ton MetOp satellites each carry a multi-payload suite for atmospheric sounding, scatterometry, and imaging.
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