Europe unveils Hi-tech satellite to give quick extreme weather warnings

Europe has unveiled the MTG-I1 satellite designed to give earlier extreme weather warnings. The satellite will be launched by the end of the year on an Ariane 5 rocket. The 3.8-tonne spacecraft will be joined in geostationary
orbit by three more MTG-I imaging satellites and two MTG-S “sounding” satellites. It’ll start sending images from next year onwards.