Monthly Archives: July 2015

MSG-4 weather satellite delivered into orbit

The last weather satellite in Europe’s highly successful Meteosat Second Generation series lifted off on an Ariane 5 launcher at 21:42 GMT (23:42 CEST) on 15 July from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The two-satellite MSG system...

MSG-4 ready and waiting

Yesterday, the Ariane 5 launcher carrying the MSG-4 satellite was rolled out to the launch pad at Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. The launcher began its gentle journey from the encapsulation facility at 11:40 local time...

MSG-4 launch timeline

On 15 July, a powerful Ariane launcher will loft Europe’s final Meteosat Second Generation weather satellite into orbit from Kourou, French Guiana. For the mission control team at ESA, liftoff will mark the end of months of...