European weather satellite operator Eumetsat has given a go-ahead for the Meteosat Third Generation system, clearing the path for it to be put to contract. At a two-day council meeting last week, two countries that had withheld support for the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) program at a meeting in March, Germany and Portugal, approved a resolution in principle to begin development, and 14 nations signed on to provide funding, pending final approval from their respective governments. The ...

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