L3Harris selected for second major US meteorological satellite study
Press release from: L3Harris Technologies
Posted: Thursday October 21 2021
NASA selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) to conduct a second advanced study to dramatically improve the accuracy and timeliness of US weather forecasts.
The weather forecast modeling study, due to begin this month, will allow L3Harris to test and evaluate an advanced concept of satellite weather sensors – called “sounders” – that measure temperature and water vapor. for the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The L3Harris concept includes a sensor that offers hyperspectral and infrared readings, giving severe weather trackers an advantage as they predict dangerous storms.
“To produce accurate forecasts, weather forecasting models require detailed observations from the Earth’s surface to the top of the atmosphere,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “Our technology has played and will continue to play a critical role in improving severe storm tracking and warnings by feeding continuous information into advanced weather forecasting models.
In April, L3Harris was selected by NOAA to perform a similar analysis supporting a GeoXO satellite imager, which would collect meteorological, oceanic, and other environmental data that could be used to assess and improve a range of climate planning efforts. and natural disasters.
Future geostationary weather sounders and imagers are expected to be launched in the 2030s. L3Harris is the leading supplier of weather sensors piloted by US and international customers, including Japan and South Korea.
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global innovator in aerospace and defense technologies, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet critical customer needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies in space, air, land, sea and cybernetics. L3Harris has annual sales of approximately $ 18 billion and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries. L3Harris.com.
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