Tag Archives: Advanced Baseline Imager

Eric Webster: Harris Imager Tech to Aid NOAA’s Weather, Environmental Forecasts

Harris has produced the second imager technology to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration monitor weather and environmental conditions from space. The company said Tuesday it built the Advanced Baseline Imager to increase the spectral coverage and processing speed of NOAA’s next Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. GOES-S is the second of the agency’s four geostationary weather satellites and scheduled …

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Lockheed-Built GOES-16 Satellite Instruments Record Continuous Lightning, Solar Storm Data

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first images from two Lockheed Martin-built space instruments onboard a weather monitoring satellite that was launched in November last year. Lockheed said Monday the Geostationary Lightning Mapper and Solar Ultraviolet Imager on NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 work to record continuous lightning data and compile complete views of …

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Harris-Built Imager Onboard Japanese Weather Satellite Captures First Images

Japan’s meteorological agency has unveiled a detailed picture of clouds taken by a Harris-developed imager technology onboard the country’s newest weather satellite over Japan and the Pacific Ocean. Harris said Monday it designed the Advanced Himawari Imager to increase the accuracy, speed and accuracy of information the Mitsubishi Electric-built Himawari-9 satellite delivers to Japanese meteorologists with the aid of the …

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Harris-Built GOES-16 Satellite Camera Captures Image of Earth’s Full Western Hemisphere

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has unveiled the first image taken by a Harris-built high-resolution digital camera onboard a weather monitoring satellite. Harris said Monday its Advanced Baseline Imager took a picture of Earth’s full western hemisphere with detailed cloud and water features from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16. NASA and NOAA launched the Lockheed …

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NOAA, NASA Launch Lockheed-built GOES-R Weather Satellite

The first of the four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's geostationary weather satellites launched Saturday aboard a United Launch Alliance-built Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 6:42 p.m. Eastern time. NOAA said Saturday the Lockheed Martin-built Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R system will be called GOES-16 once it reaches the orbit within two weeks …

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Harris Completes 4th Baseline Imaging Tool for NOAA GOES-U Weather Satellite; Eric Webster Comments

Harris Corp. will hand over the fourth Advanced Baseline Imager for integration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite after the company completed a pre-ship assessment of ABI with NASA and NOAA. Harris said Tuesday the ABI instrument is scheduled to fly aboard the GOES-U spacecraft in …

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Greg Mandt: NOAA Completes Installation of 6 Key Instruments Onboard GOES-R

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved closer to its March 2016 launch date for the next-generation Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series with the completed integration of all instruments aboard the weather forecasting platform. The GOES-R now carries an advanced baseline imager, a geostationary lightning mapper, the Space Environment In-Situ …

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Japan Preps Launch for Satellite with Exelis Weather Imager; Eric Webster Comments

The Japan Meteorological Agency has set a Tuesday launch for the Himawari-8 weather satellite outfitted with an Exelis ABI-class imager. Exelis said Monday that it modified the advanced baseline imager technology it developed for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to create the advanced Himawari imager. The AHI meteorological imaging instrument …

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Exelis Completes Testing on No. 2 GOES-R Imager Payload; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has completed environment testing for the second of four advanced baseline imagers for the government's next-generation weather satellite. The imager payload will be attached to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R scheduled for a 2016 launch, Exelis said Thursday. According to the company, the trials …

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Exelis Delivers Image Payload for U.S. Weather Satellite; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has delivered the first of four meteorological payloads for a future U.S. weather satellite of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, moving the program forward toward the planned satellite launch in 2016, Exelis said Tuesday Eric Webster, Exelis Geospatial Systems vice president for weather systems, said, “Delivery . . . is …

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