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MSG-1 is installed on its payload adapter, the ACU 1666 IN S5B building
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- Title MSG-1 is installed on its payload adapter, the ACU 1666 IN S5B building
- Released 21/08/2002 3:29 pm
- Copyright ESA/CNES/Arianespace-Service Optique CSG
The cylinder-shaped MSG 1 satellite will provide improved global weather data for Europe as a follow-on to the Meteosat spacecraft series, which were launched by Ariane beginning in 1977. MSG 1 is a spin-stabilized platform built by Alcatel Space Industries for a cooperative program of the European Space Agency and EUMETSAT (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites).