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20.11.2018 Flash news Argos-3 instrument successfully activated on EUMETSAT’s Metop-C satellite

On 16 November 2018, EUMETSAT’s control centre (European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) successfully activated the Argos-3 instrument on the Metop-C satellite. The first signal received came from a beacon installed on a Senegalese fishing boat off Dakar, a tracking : first step for a sustainable management of marine resources.

This instrument brings to seven the number of Argos instruments currently in orbit, thus strengthening the Argos constellation which connects about 18,000 active beacons each month.

From 2019, Kinéis will operate the Argos system and, with the launch of its constellation of 20 nanosatellites in 2021, will be able to give access to a space IoT to a large audience.

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