Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence
 

A new weather satellite that could help pilots avoid turbulence has launched into space.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said it would beam clearer images of cloud "waves", which contribute to turbulence, back to earth more quickly.
It is also set to give better estimates of wind speed, fog, ice and lightning.
Pilots have welcomed the advances, which are expected to be available from the second half of 2017.
GOES-R (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) is billed as the world's most advanced weather satellite.
It also claims to pick up on... read more

 
21 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 51
Source: BBC
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