Engineers in Portsmouth are hoping their new satellite will be launched safely into space later today. The Astrium equipment should help predict the weather more accurately.
The launch is taking place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the deserts of Kazakhstan.
More top news
Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the west of the ITV Meridian region.
Amanda Houston has the latest weather forecast for the east of the ITV Meridian region.
Former One Direction star Harry Styles and Hollywood actor Tom Hardy have been in Dorset for filming of their new blockbuster Dunkirk.