"STORM™ will provide significantly earlier warning for severe weather and climate instability, and it will do so faster, more frequently and with finer detailed measurements than any capability in orbit today," Crain said.
The first STORM™ sensor is currently being manufactured by Utah State University's Advanced Weather Systems. AWS is part of Utah State's rich heritage of designing, building and testing state-of-the-art space based sensors. "AWS is thrilled to be a part of the GMW-AsiaSat partnership," said Robert T Behunin, AWS Board Member and USU vice president for commercialization. "This unprecedented partnership and the activities that will come from it will revolutionize the weather sensor and data community; it will also provide a more efficient business model to secure and distribute weather data."
Partnering with Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) of University of Wisconsin for expertise in hyperspectral algorithm development and data processing, the GeoMetWatch system will provide high-resolution, visible and infrared images of atmospheric conditions as well as a complete set of quasi-continuous measurements that are high resolution in vertical, spatial and temporal dimensions. These include profiles of temperature, water vapor, pressure, clouds and wind, three-dimensional fields of aerosols, pollutants, and trace gases, volcanic ash and gases, weather instability, precipitation and flood forecasts, hurricane intensity and ground track, and other data. GeoMetWatch's products and services will be available globally under an innovative fee-for-service data-buy model that enables its clients to meet their critical atmospheric data needs with increased accuracy, efficiency and affordability.
About GeoMetWatch GeoMetWatch Corp is a commercial technology and innovation leader specializing in global hyperspectral weather services. GeoMetWatch provides state-of-the-art hyperspectral sensors as well as a range of meteorological data products. GeoMetWatch is headquartered in North Logan, Utah. For more about GeoMetWatch, visit us at www.geometwatch.comAbout AsiaSat Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat), the leading regional satellite operator in Asia, serves over two-thirds of the world's population with its four satellites, AsiaSat 3S at 105.5ºE, AsiaSat 4 at 122ºE, AsiaSat 5 at 100.5ºE and AsiaSat 7 at 105.5ºE. The AsiaSat satellite fleet provides services to both the broadcast and telecommunications industries. Over 450 television and radio channels are now delivered by the company's satellites offering access to over 620 million TV households across the Asia-Pacific region. AsiaSat also provides telecommunications operators and end users services such as voice networks, private VSAT networks and broadband multimedia. AsiaSat's latest satellites, AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8, are planned to be launched in the first half of 2014. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1135). For more information, please visit www.asiasat.com Media Inquiries: Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited Sabrina Cubbon, VP, Sales and Marketing Tel : (852) 2500 0899Mobile : (852) 9097 1210Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Winnie Pang, Manager, Corporate Affairs Tel : (852) 2500 0880 Email : email@example.com GeoMetWatch Forrest N. FackrellTel : (1 435) 760 2399Email : firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited