Meteosat-8 takes over from Meteosat-7


First operational image of the Indian Ocean region taken by Meteosat-8 on 1st February 2017 at 10:12 UTC

Meteosat-8 (second generation) replaced Meteosat-7 (first generation) as the EUMETSAT geostationary satellite observing the Indian Ocean on 1st February 2017.

For optimum synergy with the Indian INSAT-3D satellites located around 82° East and with Meteosat-10 located at 0°, Meteosat-8 operates at 41.5°East, instead of 57.5° East, the synergy with Meteosat-10 brings additional benefits to EUMETSAT users in Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Meteosat-8 image data is delivered in real time over Europe and Africa via EUMETCast, EUMETSAT’s flexible dissemination system for environmental data, and are exchanged with IODC partners.

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