World’s smallest weather satellites for global, real-time forecast data
What is the mission of Care Weather?
Care Weather wants to offer a real-time, global forecast data from a fleet of the world’s smallest weather satellites.
What does Care Weather offer?
Care Weather plans to build and launch a constellation of 40 radar CubeSats for mapping wind vectors over the surface of the entire ocean every hour, 10x more often than currently available. The company have developed their first satellite – Hatchling v0.1 which demonstrates the modern, miniaturized system required for a weather satellite. The product is the smallest satellite ever launched.
What is the Space Tech behind it?
Care Weather engineers and manufactures radar satellites for weather remote sensing. The company have developed several nanosatellites, which are launching in 2020 and 2021 with Virgin Orbit and SpaceX. Currently, Care Weather is developing the world’s smallest satellite radar – Veery. The small size of the satellite (1U CubeSat) makes it easier and more affordable to launch the fleet required to achieve their mission.
What are the applications?
Care Weather measures vector winds over the surface of the entire ocean to provide data over an API to customers, such as weather forecasters or atmospheric researchers. In some cases, direct links from satellite data will be available to users without access to the internet.
How is Care Weather supporting the UN SDGs?Care Weathers technology addresses several UN SDGs. Vector winds over the ocean are currently sampled far less frequently than required for advance warning of hurricanes and other forms of extreme weather. By providing hourly, global mappings of ocean vector winds, Care Weather helps forecasters to provide early warnings of hurricanes and better forecasts of droughts and floods. This will improve preparation efforts and reduce the impact of extreme weather in causing poverty, famine, and suffering due to disaster. More frequent mappings of winds over the ocean will also help the offshore wind industry to better manage operations and forecast output.
GOAL 1: No Poverty
GOAL 2: Zero Hunger
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
GOAL 13: Climate Action
GOAL 15: Life on land
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