MetOp-Second Generation satellites

MetOp-Second Generation satellites

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Credit: ESA-P. Carril/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: MetOp-Second Generation satellites. Computer illustration showing second generation MetOp satellites in orbit around the Earth. MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites operated by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). The family of MetOp-Second Generation missions will comprise three pairs of satellites to secure essential information for weather forecasting through the decades beyond 2020.

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