EUMETSAT’s Geostationary Mission Control Centre has been completely made over to manage its existing fleet of satellites and the operation of its next generation from 2021. It provides a more modern work environment for spacecraft controllers while also creating efficiencies by allowing more missions to be controlled within the same space.
Drone footage was used by enthusiastic volunteers to create a video of the new control centre.
All weather forecasts for anywhere in Europe rely heavily on data from satellites controlled from EUMETSAT’s headquarters.
Dr Tobias Miethaner, Head of the Digital Society Directorate-General in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, will speak at the official ceremony, which will be conducted in English.
A media briefing, including a tour of the control centre, will be held beforehand, with English, German and French speakers available for interview. The media are invited to stay for the official ceremony as well.
What: Unveiling of Europe’s most modern satellite
Time: 10:30am media briefing
11:30am “official opening” event
Date: Friday 30 November 2018
Where: EUMETSAT headquarters
For more information, please contact Ruth Evans at [email protected] or on +49 171 221 3015.
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