View Full Version : Satellite Launch Is Milestone in U.S.-European Cooperation

NOAA Reporter
10-16-2006, 01:06 PM
Next week's planned lift-off of the European polar-orbiting satellite, MetOp-A, is being heralded as a major milestone in the U.S.- European Initial Joint Polar System (IJPS). The agreement between NOAA and the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) coordinates respective polar satellite launches to improve coverage of weather and climate conditions. MetOp-A will be launched from the Baikonur Space Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, October 17.

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