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Redwire solar arrays for new weather and climate research satellite


(29 Mar 2022) Redwire Corporation is supplying solar array technology that will power the newest of PlanetiQ's weather and climate monitoring satellites, GNOMES-3, which is aboard the Transporter 4 launch scheduled to lift off on 1 April 2022 from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

GNOMES-3, the third satellite in the GNSS Navigation and Occultation Measurement Satellite series, is designed to collect more than 2,500 radio occultation measurements of Earth's atmosphere each day. Redwire solar arrays also powered the previous satellite in the series, GNOMES-2, which launched in 2021.

GNOMES-3 is part of a 20-satellite constellation that commercial weather satellite operator PlanetiQ plans to have operating in low-Earth orbit by 2024. These satellites are intended to collect high-quality weather, climate and space weather data using radio waves from navigation satellites like those in the GPS, GLONASS and Galileo networks. Data from GNOMES-3 will improve weather forecasting and climate research and allow for closer monitoring of space weather events, such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections that can seriously affect technology in space and on Earth.

Reference: Redwire PR

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