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Weather instruments developed by UNH launched into space

March 6, 2018

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — State-of-the-art weather instruments developed by University of New Hampshire researchers have been launched into outer space.

The equipment was launched into space aboard a rocket carrying a NASA satellite. Foster’s Daily Democrat reports the instruments launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on March 1.

The technology developed by the UNH Space Science Center is part of a suite of weather instruments created specifically for new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather satellites designed to better forecast weather.

The UNH researchers were chosen to create, build and calibrate a sensor that will allow scientists to monitor ionic radiation that can impact communications satellites and even airline travel.

The new satellite is expected to be declared operational later this year.

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Information from: Foster’s Daily Democrat, http://www.fosters.com

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