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CGMS 50 YEARS - 1972-2022

CGMS turns 50 years in 2022. It started with geostationary meteorological satellites, gradually expanding to include polar and highly elliptic orbit observations for weather, oceans and climate. CGMS aims to provide an end-to-end system – from providers to the global users community.
*** CGMS 50 YEARS - 1972-2022 ***
CGMS turns 50 years in 2022. It started with geostationary meteorological satellites, gradually expanding to include polar and highly elliptic orbit observations for weather, oceans and climate. CGMS aims to provide an end-to-end system – from providers to the global users community.
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As experts come together in Geneva, Switzerland, to celebrate 50 years of CGMS, Mr. Mikael Rattenborg, EUMETSAT’s former Director of Operations, reflects on some of the most striking stories from across the groups history.

As the Coordination Group for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) turns 50, Dr WANG Jingsong, Director-General of the China Meteorological Administration’s National Satellite Meteorological Centre reflects on the collaborative decision to place the Fengyun-3E polar orbiting satellite in an early morning orbit.

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