L3Harris Technologies won four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracts worth a combined $2.55 million for design studies of weather satellites, instruments and mission concepts.
Ball Aerospace won four National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contracts worth a combined $2.32 million for weather satellite and instrument design studies.
Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates LLC won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of a constellation of cubesats to provide weather data.
Raytheon won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a study of High-Resolution Infrared Sounder (HIRIS), a weather instrument designed to offer detailed views of cloud tops and the dry line, where moist and dry air meet.
Under a new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration six-month study contract, Maxar Technologies will explore the application of its WorldView Legion constellation to weather observation from low Earth orbit.
Raytheon won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of Real Time Imager, an instrument to obtain high-resolution Earth observation imagery from geostationary orbit.
A decision made at the recent World Radiocommunication Conference could undermine the accuracy of weather forecasts by interfering with meteorological satellite observations, according to the World Meteorological Organization and the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts.
The Trump administration’s 2020 budget blueprint reiterates plans to allow wireless broadband to share a portion of the radio frequency spectrum currently reserved for geostationary weather satellite observations and terrestrial sensors monitoring flooding, air quality and wildfires.
Far from ending the fight between members of the Trump administration who see 5G as an international economic race and meteorologists concerned about interference with weather satellite data, the auction was just round one.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office has taken a weather satellite program off a list of high-risk projects it is monitoring, but is heightening its concerns about NASA acquisition management.
Air Force asked to submit a plan to provide the United States Central Command with persistent weather imagery.
Harris Corp. plans to offer the U.S. Air Force an updated version of a legacy sensor for future weather satellite.
“The VIIRS sensor today was built to meet all of the DoD’s weather needs for electro-optical infrared,” said Wallis Laughrey, Raytheon Space Systems vice president
Proponents of commercial satellite weather programs have talked up the promise of government data buys from such systems. The results so far have been underwhelming.
Op-ed | America’s critical dependence on satellite-based services – and the regulatory threats they face
The devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season set records for the number of consecutive hurricanes and overall damage costs. Therefore, it is an appropriate time to reflect on our dependence on forecasters and emergency responders to save lives in the face of violent weather.
This article originally appeared in the Nov. 6, 2017 issue of SpaceNews magazine.
Harris Corp. plans to conduct a flight test within a year of a commercial hyperspectral sensor the company is developing by shrinking the type of tec…