November 6, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched the Metop-C satellite for EUMETSAT, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. Arianespace’s eighth launch of the year, and the second using a Soyuz rocket, took place on November 6 from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. With the launch of this third and final satellite of the current-generation EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS), Arianespace once again supports both EUMETSAT and Europe in improving weather forecasts and monitoring the global climate for a better life on Earth. EUMETSAT is tasked with supplying meteorological and climate data to European member-states, as well as to international partners and users, while also contributing to the long-term study of climate change.