Eumetsat braces for rapid expansion of its fleet and working with New Space as a supplier

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Europe’s 30-nation Eumetsat meteorological satellite organization is entering the busiest time in its history as it launches a satellite per year starting in 2022, widens its commitment to the European Commission and, for the first time, integrates commercially purchased data into its datasets.

And around 2027, Eumetsat must begin preparations for its next-generation Meteosat satellites in geostationary orbit and its Metop satellites in polar low Earth orbit.

Darmstadt, Germany-based Eumetsat now operates, on its own or with others, 11 satellites . . .

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