GeoOptics to Provide NOAA with Space Weather Data
Earlier this month, GeoOptics was awarded a contract to provide space weather data from its CICERO earth observation satellites for National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s Commercial Weather Data Program.
GeoOptics’s radio occultation data can help generate highly accurate 3-D maps that measure electron density profiles in the Earth’s ionosphere. This data is invaluable in monitoring and eventually predicting hazardous geomagnetic storms cause by solar activity, similar to the “canyon of fire” storm that occurred on July 21, 2022. These events can reach the Earth and impact satellite-based systems such as GPS, as well as power grids and national security activities.
GeoOptics is a global leader in the weather and space weather monitoring technologies. Providing NOAA with accurate, real-time data measurements will enable critical insight into real-time space weather conditions to reduce space weather risks, improve monitoring and forecasting, and help protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.
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