In a message dated 12-10-03 14:58:48 GMT Daylight Time,
Thanks for the latest news John. Just one question springs to mind.Douglas,
You raise two points, firstly, I had a long chat with the UK Met. Office's
Licensing Officer the other day.
I'm sorry but I'm going to be a bit cagey for the moment as discussions have
place recently at a Licensing Agents Workshop at EUMETSAT where they have
been trying to tie up some 'loose ends' regarding access policy.
Proposals are to be put to the November EUMETSAT Council meeting for
which are very much what I have wanted to see ever since we obtained the UK
I don't want to put my foot in it by saying more but I think the outcome will
UK licenses will be issued by the Met. Office in the next few months and my
understanding is that those who are already registered with EUMETSAT and taking
part in the MSG trials will be contacted directly by the Met. Office, issued
license - depending on your category and you will then be able to purchase
EKU from EUMETSAT.
Regarding when Meteosat-8 becomes the operational satellite - you know, I
know. MSG-1 has to be moved to 3 deg. W before then so I'll find out.