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Weather satellite MetOp-SG B rockets ahead

It passes another step in the integration process

The first "B" model of the next generation polar orbiting weather satellite series MetOp-SG has received its rocket pack. In a tricky, millimetre-precise crane operation at Airbus’ satellite integration centre in Friedrichshafen (Germany), the six metre high satellite structure was integrated with its propulsion system.The propulsion system, built by Airbus in Stevenage (United Kingdom), can accommodate 7...

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