Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Weasel Gets To Get His Fix



 Through Bob Grumbine news that Japan has successfully launched their Global Change Observation Mission Shizuku, with lots of video showing the launch separation and more.  Carrying the AMSR-2 this should soon (in time for watching ice melt) be giving us the detailed Arctic maps we all crave.  Sea ice concentrations will be reported on a 15 km grid but other important products will include integrated soil moisture and snow cover.

3 comments:

Russell said...

Bravo!

Do they have data yet ?

Hank Roberts said...

see Bob Grumbine's topic
I posted a pointer to the status and brief excerpt from what was there earlier today

>data yet?

The satellite hasn't been maneuvered to its position in the designated orbit yet; then the usual period of checking stuff follows.

Tenney Naumer said...

Oh, thank you, Eli, you made my day! The loss of envisat was killing me!

[proving I'm not a robot: ozfere tracesat]