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MetOp's arrival at Baikonur
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- Title MetOp's arrival at Baikonur
- Released 19/04/2006 1:49 pm
- Copyright ESA
The first MetOp meteorological satellite arrived on 18 April 2006 at its launch site, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on board an Antonov-124 transport plane.
MetOp-A is the first in a series of three polar orbiting satellites dedicated to operational meteorology and climate studies. It was launched on 19 October 2006 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on a Soyuz ST rocket with a Fregat upper stage.