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Eric Webster: Harris Seeks to Address USAF Weather Imagery Requirements With Updated Sensor Tech

Eric Webster, vice president of business development at Harris‘ environmental solutions business, has said the U.S. Air Force looks to demonstrate a sensor technology for two weather satellite programs, SpaceNews reported Thursday. SpaceNews quoted Webster as saying the company aims to help the service branch address theater weather imagery and …

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Harris to Provide Satellite Data from NOAA Weather Satellite to Acquisition Consulting Firm

Ki Ho Military Acquisition Consulting has selected Harris to deliver a system that can provide real-time satellite data collected from the latest National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellite. Harris said Monday the information generated by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 satellite will aid launch decision making activities at Cape …

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Harris Develops Environmental Measurement Instrument for NOAA Weather Satellite

Harris has produced an environmental measurement instrument that will launch aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s Joint Polar Satellite System-1 to support U.S. weather forecasting. The Cross-track Infrared Sounder will serve a component of NOAA’s polar weather satellite program and is designed to analyze and feed millions of atmospheric data points into weather forecast …

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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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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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Exelis Meteorological Imager Moves to Final Production; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis will move forward to final production of its Advanced Meteorological Imager after the system completed a design review conducted by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute. The company said Wednesday the now-finished review moves the program closer to the planned 2018 launch of AMI onboard the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite. Eric Webster, environmental intelligence vice president and director at Exelis, said the imager works …

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Japan Weather Satellite Tracks Typhoon Maysak Through Exelis Imager

Japan’s national weather agency has used an Exelis imaging instrument on the Himawari-8 weather satellite to collect weather and environmental images such as Typhoon Maysak and the clouds and snow around Mount Fuji. The company said Friday the imager works to support the satellite’s weather forecasting and tracking, fire detection, air pollution analysis, vegetation assessment and volcanic …

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NOAA Taps Exelis for ‘Weather-Ready Nation’ Program; Eric Webster Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected Exelis to become a Weather-Ready Nation ambassador to help promote readiness against severe weather conditions and climate change-related disasters. Exelis said Thursday it will leverage its Helios digital platform to validate ground weather conditions in real-time as part of its participation in …

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Exelis Delivers Infrared Sounder to NOAA; Eric Webster Comments

Exelis has delivered the cross-track infrared sounder to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for installation in the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 spacecraft. The sounder is designed to produce atmospheric temperature and moisture data for weather and climate prediction, Exelis said Friday. “This advanced hyperspectral technology is providing improvements to …

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Eric Webster: Exelis to Access TrafficLand’s Traffic Camera Network for Helios Imagery

Exelis and live traffic video aggregator TrafficLand have partnered to deliver real-time weather information to customers across the U.S. via Exelis’ Helios platform. Exelis will apply its Helios image science to TrafficLand’s ground-based cameras and sensors across the country, Exelis said Monday. “TrafficLand offers Exelis direct access to its network …

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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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Eric Webster: Exelis-GeoMetWatch Team to Offer Weather Agencies Commercial Geo-Sounding Tech

Exelis has partnered with GeoMetWatch to develop geostationary satellite sounding instruments that would retrieve atmospheric data for weather forecasting purposes. GeoMetWatch’s partner organizations will host Exelis-made sensors on weather monitoring satellites through GeoMetWatch’s licensing agreement with the Commerce Department, GeoMetWatch said Wednesday. The Commerce Department has granted GeoMetWatch a license …

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