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MetOp-C

December 27, 2016

Bon voyage, MetOp-C!

Airbus Defence and Space, the world’s second largest space company, has sent the MetOp-C payload module, the ‘brain’ for Europe’s next polar-orbiting weather satellite, on its first journey. The module, which weighs around 2.1 tonnes, contains ten measuring instruments together with their control systems. These comprise systems for issuing commands and monitoring instruments, formatting data, encrypting