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Harris Corporation delivers advanced weather satellite instrument to South Korea

Staff 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.
Harris Corporation South Korea
Technology   Advanced Meteorological Imager
The Harris-built Advanced Meteorological Imager, or AMI, will be integrated into the next-generation GEO-KOMPSAT-2A weather satellite, scheduled to launch in 2018.

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.


 

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