Web Pages from the Archive

Since GEO was formed and the website written, a large number of articles and documents have been produced. Some of these are now dated as Weather Satellite Technology moves on.

The webmaster considers many will be of interest to members and guests (old and new).

There are two lists:

This is for web pages and the other is for .pdf files.

GEO Symposia

The 2014 GEO Symposium at the National Space Centre was very informative and successful. Images and Presentations are available.

Also included are a collection of images from GEO Symposia 2004-2007.

GEO visit Surrey Satellite Technology.

The expectation of a great time during GEO’s half day visit to Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) on Friday 8th June 2012 was more that fulfilled. All those attending agreed that it was instructive, informative and conducted in a friendly manner.

Envisat satellite operations end.

Just weeks after celebrating its tenth year in orbit, communication with the Envisat satellite was suddenly lost on 8 April 2012. Following rigorous attempts to re-establish contact and the investigation of failure scenarios, the end of the mission is being declared.

GEO visit EUMETSAT July 2007

In July 2007 GEO visited Darmstadt and Usingen, Germany.

Meteosat 7 Closure

The 14 June 2006 marked a historic landmark in the calendar for the first generation of Meteosat satellites, Meteosat-7 direct dissemination services from 0 was terminated.


MSG-2 was launched at 22:33 UTC from the European Spaceport in Kourou on December 21st 2005 aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. Also on board was co-passenger INSAT-4A - a multi purpose Indian geostationary satellite.

2004 - Change of transponder for EUMETCast

The Ku-band service will be moved from Transponder 129 (11096 MHz) to Transponder 117 (10853.44 MHz).


August 28th 2002 saw the dawn of a new era in Europe with the successful launch of a new series of all digital Meteosat geostationary satellites, MSG-1 [Meteosat Second Generation].


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