in ,

Spire Global to Provide Stratolaunch Weather Data for Hypersonic Testing; Brandon Wood Quoted

Spire Global to Provide Stratolaunch Weather Data for Hypersonic Testing; Brandon Wood Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Spire Global will provide weather forecasting support to Stratolaunch, a hypersonic flight testing company in need of data across several flight altitudes.

The space-based data, analytics and services provider said Thursday it will initially generate 55 discrete vertical levels of weather forecast data to support Stratolaunch’s testing activities off California’s coast. The delivery will also include a surface forecast.

The Vienna, Virginia-headquartered company employs more than 100 satellites that produce a 3D representation of atmospheric temperature, humidity and pressure based on radio frequency data.

Spire’s forecasts combine radio occultation with input from weather balloons and other publicly accessible sources of weather data.

“Improved spatial and time resolution data will give us higher confidence in the weather conditions when flying our Talon-A hypersonic vehicles,” said Brandon Wood, director of hypersonics program at Stratolaunch.

Stratolaunch deploys the Talon hypersonic vehicles from its Roc carrier aircraft to facilitate hypersonic research, experiments and operational missions.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Industry News

mm

Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

General Atomics, Army Demo New Datalink for Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
General Atomics, Army Demo New Datalink for Gray Eagle Extended Range UAS
Government Contracts
Government Contracts: Top 10 Questions and Answers