Earth Observation Mission News
UK delivers world's most accurate weather satellite instrument
25 April 2019
Collaboration between the UK and France has developed a sophisticated forecasting instrument that will set new standards of accuracy in short term weather prediction
Using high-performance infrared detectors made in Southampton, the new device will improve short-range weather forecasts by monitoring atmospheric instability and cloud structure. It will also analyse the content of the Earth's atmosphere, detecting and tracking pollutants around the globe.
Image credit: UK Space Agency - Peter Dillon, VP Infrared Detectors Business from Leonardo presents UKSA CEO Graham Turnock and CNES's Alain Gleyzes with the new detector