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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

    Full-disk true-color composite imagery from GK2A (2019. 7. 10.12:00KST)

    Full-disk true-color composite imagery from GK2A (2019. 7. 10.12:00KST)

  • 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

GK-2A

GK-2A was launched into space aboard Ariane 5, from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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.