Category Archives: Space Programme News
RAII WIGOS Project Newsletter
A new issue of the RAII WIGOS Project Newsletter is available now . This issue features:
- Geo-Kompsat-2A transition to operation
- Sea Surface Winds from Himawari-8/9
- The 10th Asia Oceania Meteorological Satellite Users Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 2-7 December 2019
Download the Newsletter here or follow http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/jma-eng/satellite/ra2wigosproject/ra2wigosproject-intro_en_jma.html#news
2019 Joint Satellite Conference
In 2019, three unique satellite conferences: 2019 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference; 23rd AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference; and 2019 NOAA Satellite Users Conference; will be merged into one major event.
The 2019 Joint Satellite Conference will take place in Boston, MA, 28 September–4 October 2019.
Deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2019.
More information about the conference is available at https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/meetings-events/ams-meetings/2019-joint-satellite-conference/
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellite successfully launched
GEO-KOMPSAT-2A (GK-2A), a South Korean geostationary meteorological satellite, was successfully launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on the evening of Tuesday the 4th of December 2018.
Covering the Asia-Pacific region, GK-2A is designed to conduct meteorological and space weather monitoring missions.
The AMI (Advanced Meteorological Imager), the payload for the meteorological mission of GK-2A, is comparable to those of the AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager) and ABI (Advanced Baseline Imager) onboard Himawari-8/9 and GOES-16/17, respectively.
GK-2A is also equipped with KSEM (Korean Space Weather Monitoring) instrument package, which will be used to monitor the near-Earth space weather conditions that affect a number of human activities.
You can watch this successful launch below.