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MetOp in preparation
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- Title MetOp in preparation
- Released 26/06/2006 12:50 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. CORVAJA
The first flight model of Europe's MetOp polar weather satellite is prepared for acoustic testing at Intespace's facilities in Toulouse, France, in February 2005.
The 40-square-meter solar array panels can be seen folded on the spacecraft.
MetOp-A was launched on 19 October 2006 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on a Soyuz ST rocket with a Fregat upper stage.