Weather satellite prepares for lightning

Weather satellite prepares for lightning

As one of the last milestones before liftoff at the end of the year, the first Meteosat Third Generation weather satellite is being fitted with its Lightning Imager. From geostationary orbit, 36 000 km above Earth’s surface, this state-of-the-art European instrument will continuously monitor lightning over more than 80% of Earth’s disc for early warnings […]

L3Harris Selected to Lead Advanced International Weather Satellite Study

L3Harris Selected to Lead Advanced International Weather Satellite Study

• Helps provide atmospheric data for Japanese forecasters and emergency directors • Continues development of next-generation weather sounders concept with infrared technology • Leverages demonstrated, highly-reliable technology to provide low-risk solution L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for an advanced study that will significantly improve the accuracy and […]

Redwire Technology Powers Satellites That Will Give Unique View of Earth’s Weather

Redwire Technology Powers Satellites That Will Give Unique View of Earth’s Weather

Space gives humanity a unique perspective on the planet we call home. On April 1, 2022, Redwire technology will fly into Earth’s orbit aboard the latest of PlanetiQ’s weather and climate monitoring satellites, GNOMES-3. Launching aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on the Transporter 4 Mission, this satellite is the third in the line of the […]

MTG-I weather satellite passes tests in preparation for liftoff

MTG-I weather satellite passes tests in preparation for liftoff

With extreme weather events threatening to be more frequent and more severe as the climate crisis takes grip, it’s never been more important to have fast and accurate forecasts. ESA and Eumetsat are working hard to ensure that there will be a constant stream of weather data from space for the next decades and that […]