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New satellite-based sensors deliver unprecedented weather forecasts

Pyxis provide precise weather forecasts (Image: US NOAA)

The satellite developer PlanetiQ introduced its new GPS technology called Pyxis which will make predictions better than before. The satellite-based weather instrument includes sensors that are designed to penetrate storm clouds and generate data that will significantly improve weather forecasting.

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ISS-RapidScat Mission set to begin in fall 2014

ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument

NASA’s International Space Station ISS-RapidScat scatterometer instrument platform is scheduled to be launched during the fall of 2014. It is designed to replace its predecessor QuickScat which has been in operation since 1999 on board the ISS. QuickScat collected and archived 400,000 measurements over 90 percent of the Earth’s surface on a daily basis.

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China: Fengyun III satellite is operational

satellite data shows heat wave in China

The China Meteorological Administration (CMA) announced that the countries’ third Fengyun-III satellite became operational on Monday, 5 May. The satellite was launched on 23 September last year.

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GPS: New technique to improve weather models

hurricane Sandy from Space

A new technique for using GPS data developed by a team of researchers led by geophysicist Jennifer Haase from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego could enhance hurricanes and storms predictability.

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NOAA: Operational control of newest US environmental satellite

NOAA assumed full operational responsibility of the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite which was operated by the NASA since October, 2011. Suomi NPP is equipped with new, sophisticated Earth-observing instruments that NOAA is using to support improved medium-to-long range weather forecasts.

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MetOp-B satellite to be launched

The European operational polar orbiting weather satellite MetOp-B will be launched on 17th September 2012 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. A Soyuz launcher will place the 4.1 tonne satellite in

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 17:29
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MSG-3 satellite ready to continue weather-monitoring service

International partners are looking ahead to the newest member in a series of weather satellites that deliver images to European forecasters: MSG-3 is set for launch this summer. The Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites are designed to improve weather prediction. The first in the series, MSG-1 – also known as Meteosat-8 – was launched in 2002. MSG-2 followed three years later. Both have been successful in continuing the legacy of the operational meteorological satellites that started with Meteosat-1 in 1977.

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Thu, 08/03/2012 - 12:03
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UN launches information system to boost disaster prevention, food security measures

The United Nations launched today an information system to improve and expand the exchange of weather, climate and water data, which can be used for

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