Harris Corporation delivers advanced weather satellite instrument to South KoreaStaff Writer | June 22, 2017
Harris Corporation has delivered an advanced digital weather satellite instrument to the Korea Aerospace Research Institute that will help forecasters safeguard people in the region from typhoons and other severe weather.
Technology Advanced Meteorological Imager
The AMI will deliver images with three times more data and four times the resolution at refresh rates five times faster than currently available in the region.
The AMI is based on the Advanced Baseline Imager built for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-16 (GOES-16).
GOES-16 launched aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket in November 2016. It is performing well and providing significantly increased capabilities to the National Weather Service.
The data coming from the instrument will be used operationally beginning this fall.
Two other advanced imagers are in orbit on Japan’s Himawari-8 and Himawari-9 weather satellites. ■