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Metop-B to be handed over

Handover to Eumetsat is set to take place at 18:00 CEST today. At 14:45 today, the extended mission operations ‘team of teams’ at ESA gathered in the Main Control Room to witness the addition of the successful launch and LEOP for Metop-B to the history board running across the top of the back wall. A great tradition. Sweet!

H-Day: Metop-B handover to Eumetsat

Today around 18:00 CEST, 72 hrs after launch, ESA’s Operations teams will hand over a very healthy Metop-B for routine operations to our colleagues at Eumetsat. ESA’s Deputy Flight Director Andreas Rudolph just reported from ESOC’s Main Control Room: All systems are on green. During LEOP, our jobs on the ESA side were: one orbit manoeuvre, routine hand-over activities, preparation of the memory system and uplink routine commands to ensure spacecraft autonomy (as of now). Our colleagues from Eumetsat will be happy to receive a spacecraft in great shape and on a precise orbit.