Tag Archives: weather forecasting

Charles River Analytics Develops Weather Forecasting Tool for Navy Mission Planners

Charles River Analytics has developed a tool for the U.S. Navy to predict environmental conditions and interpret weather forecast data the service branch can use for mission planning. CRA said Monday it collaborated with Clear Science and the University of Miami to create the COMPASS technology designed to measure the probability of conditions differing from …

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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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Raytheon Completes Update to JPSS Common Ground System’s Data Processing Component

Raytheon has updated the data transport and processing component of the Joint Polar Satellite System‘s common ground system. The company said Wednesday the update is intended to optimize data processing and dissemination as well as system availability and cybersecurity of CGS ahead of the upcoming JPSS-1 launch and future satellite missions. JPSS satellites work to provide …

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Earth Networks to Provide Lightning Data Support for NOAA’s National Weather Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded Earth Networks a five-year, $2.5 million contract to provide the National Weather Service access to a lightning data. NWS will use the company’s Total Lightning Network in efforts to identify weather conditions, increase weather warning lead times and help forecasters gain situational awareness, Earth Networks said Thursday. The network is …

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OmniEarth to Develop Soil Moisture Mapping Tech Under DARPA Contract

OmniEarth has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop a mapping technology for military personnel to assess, manage and predict soil conditions. The company said Monday it will fuse information from commercially-available synthetic aperture radar and multispectral imagery in a push to develop a precision soil moisture …

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Orbital ATK Cygnus Concludes 6th Space Station Cargo Resupply Mission

Orbital ATK has concluded its sixth cargo delivery mission to the International Space Station which also marked the company’s return to flight operations at NASA‘s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The company said Monday the Cygnus spacecraft, nicknamed S.S. Alan Poindexter, has completed its re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere as part of the OA-5 mission. Cygnus arrived …

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Orbital ATK’s Cygnus OA-5 Spacecraft Leaves ISS to Start Secondary Missions

An Orbital ATK-built Cygnus spacecraft has departed from the International Space Station after a commercial resupply mission to start two secondary mission objectives. The S.S. Alan Poindexter spacecraft will launch the Spacecraft Fire Experiment-II to help study the behavior of fires in microgravity, then deploy CubeSats into orbit to support weather forecasting, Orbital ATK …

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GeoOptics, Spire Global to Provide Data Support for NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded contracts to GeoOptics and Spire Global worth $695,000 and $370,000, respectively, to provide data support for NOAA’s Commercial Weather Data Pilot project. NOAA said GeoOptics and Spire Global will supply space-based global navigation satellite system radio occultation data in efforts to demonstrate the quality and potential value of commercial data to the …

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Orbital ATK Completes Initial Design Review for 3 NOAA Weather Satellites; Steve Krein Comments

Orbital ATK has completed the spacecraft preliminary design review for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s three Joint Polar Satellite Systems. The company collaborated with representatives from NOAA and NASA to subject JPSS-2, JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 to the four-day PDR that kicked off Aug. 29 at Orbital ATK’s Gilbert, Arizona-based facility, …

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Cray Lands German National Meteorological Service Contract for Supercomputer Update & Expansion

Cray has secured an $11 million contract from Germany’s national meteorological service to update and expand the agency’s supercomputers and storage systems used at its weather prediction centers. The company will provide updates for the agency’s two XC30 supercomputers and two Sonexion storage systems in an effort to address weather forecast …

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SES’ US Arm to Link NOAA With O3b Satellite Tech for Weather Data Distribution

SES Government Solutions will provide O3b Networks‘ satellite services and ground equipment to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency‘s National Weather Service Office in American Samoa under a one-year contract. The SES federal market subsidiary said Monday NOAA seeks to grow its coverage for the distribution of weather forecast information outside the continental U.S. and foster wider broadband …

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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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