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UK firm in weather satellite deal

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:39 PM

SSTL to build weather satellite constellation


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British satellite manufacturer SSTL will build the follow-on spacecraft for an innovative weather forecasting system run by Taiwan and the US.

The Cosmic constellation derives information about the atmosphere from the way it disturbs GPS signals.

A clutch of spacecraft currently provide this service, and SSTL has been contracted to provide up to 12 more satellites.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:30 AM

I have never heard of this but brilliant technology.

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