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EUMETSAT Council concludes the approval of the EPS Second Generation programme and achieves progress on Jason-3

The 83rd meeting of the EUMETSAT Council in Darmstadt, Germany, on 23 and 24 June successfully concluded the approval process for the EUMETSAT Polar System Second Generation (EPS-SG) programme and achieved progress in the approval process for the optional Jason-CS programme.

Regarding Meteosat Third Generation (MTG), the Council approved the
contract with Arianespace for the first three launch services (MTG-I1, MTG-S1 and MTG–I2).

The Council also confirmed Alain Ratier as the Director-General of EUMETSAT for a further period of four years, until 31 July 2020. Ratier has served the organisation since 2011.

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