EUR 1.3 Billion Weather Satellite Order Awarded to Airbus

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Airbus Group NV has received a 1.3 billion Euro ($1.7 billion) order from the ESA (European Space Agency) for weather satellites. Airbus’s agreement with the ESA is for the designing and building of six satellites for the continuation and improvement of weather forecasting. Atmospheric sounding and optical instrumentation form the specialisation of three of the satellites, the operation of the remaining three will centre on microwave instrumentation. The first of the satellites is planned to launch in 2021.

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