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Happy Anniversary Meteosat

Meteosat was the first Earth observation satellite launched by ESA and that launch was 40 years ago today.

On 23 November 1977 at 13:35 GMT the Meteosat took-off from Cape Canaveral Florida and by 07 December the spacecraft had reached its destination in geostationary orbit. Two days later on 09 December, Meteosat took its first image and here it is.

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