The launch date of the MSG-4 satellite from the European Spaceport in Kourou, originally foreseen for 2 July, has been reset to 8 July 2015 due to the rescheduling of the preceding satellite launch from Kourou.

MSG-4 is the last of the MSG satellites resulting from the successful cooperation model with the European Space Agency (ESA), which is responsible for the development of satellites fulfilling user and system requirements defined by EUMETSAT and for the procurement of recurrent satellites on its behalf.

EUMETSAT develops the ground systems required to deliver products and services to users and to respond to their evolving needs. It also procures all launch services and operates the full system for the benefit of users.

All MSG satellites are manufactured by a European consortium led by Thales Alenia Space.