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  1. Forecasting weather and understanding climate with CFOSat

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    October 29, 2018

    CFOSat (China-France Oceanography Satellite) was launched today, Monday 29 October, into low Earth orbit. This first joint mission with China is set to deliver data for weather forecasting and long-term climate research. Thierry Amiot, principal investigator for the satellite’s SWIM instrument at CNES, and Lotfi Aouf, a research scientist at the French national weather service Meteo-France, explain.

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  2. CNES-Eumetsat cooperation Signature of agreement extending the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument on MetOp-SG satellites

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    November 7, 2016

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall and Eumetsat Director General Alain Ratier have signed a cooperation agreement to extend the image-quality system of the 3MI instrument (Multi-viewing, Multi-channel, Multi-polarization Imager) that will fly from 2021 on the European MetOp-SG A weather satellite of the Eumetsat Polar System-Second Generation (EPS-SG).

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  3. IASI to acquire new data for weather forecasting

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    May 31, 2006

    Europe’s weather forecasting system is set to benefit soon from a new series of spacecraft, with the 1st of the MetOp satellites set for launch on 17 July. Its payload includes IASI1, an instrument developed by CNES that will acquire highly accurate vertical profiles of the atmosphere for the 1st time.

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