Weather satellite heading for launch
Europe is ready to launch its latest Meteosat, and will be pushing the technology to the limit to improve the scope and accuracy of daily forecasts.
The third spacecraft in the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) series is expected to go into orbit in June. Known as Meteosat-10, the platform will sit high above the equator, taking images of developing weather systems.
Jean-Jacques Juillet from manufacturer Thales Alenia Space in Cannes, France, explains the history of the Meteosat programme.
14 Mar 2012