April 15 at 01:40 UTC marks the 10-year anniversary of the launch of the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC). The project is a partnership between Taiwan, where it is known as FORMOSAT-3, and the United States. Over its lifetime, COSMIC has proven to be an extremely cost-effective way to gather an abundance of atmospheric data, including three-dimensional profiles of temperature, humidity, and pressure, as well as electron density in the ionosphere.
Is It Time for Commercial Weather Satellites? Analyzing the Case of Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation, by Mariel Borowitz
November 18, 2015 | This article argues that while the creation of a commercial weather satellite sector is neither easy nor assured, the future prospects for commercial weather satellites are good. Global Navigation Satellite System Radio Occultation (GNSS-RO) satellite commercial data buys are poised to be the vanguard in the opening of this new sector.
American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Kin W. Moy visited the National Space Organization (NSPO)
November 16, 2015 | Director Moy's visit underscores the importance of U.S. and Taiwan space collaboration, a key component of the robust scientific cooperation between our two societies. During his visit, Director Moy had the opportunity to see the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 orbiters and NSPO's indigenously developed FORMOSAT-5 earth imaging satellite.
November 12, 2015 | The Richard A. Anthes COSMIC Fellowship for SOARS was created by Ying-Hwa "Bill" Kuo, director of the COSMIC Program.
September 14, 2015 | COSMIC-2 is the follow-on mission to the highly successful COSMIC satellites, with a continued partnership between the U.S. and Taiwan. Two constellations, each with six satellites, are planned for launch in 2016 and 2018, respectively.
July 14, 2015 | Representatives from the UCAR COSMIC Program (Rick Anthes, Dave Ector, John Braun, and Bill Schreiner) travelled to beautiful Melbourne, Australia in April to participate in the 4th International Radio Occultation Working Group (IROWG-4) meeting.
July 14, 2015 | Thomas Bodgan honors Bill Kuo with appointment as UCP Interim Director.
April 2015 | Scott Rayder, Senior Advisor to President of UCAR, and Bill Kuo, COSMIC Director, visited several institutions in Taiwan on 4-5 March 2015 to discuss various collaborative projects.
March 2015 | In an article published in this month’s issue of SpaceNews, Tom Bogdan explained that he is a leading advocate for the satellite system called the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC), a joint project of the United States and Taiwan launched in 2006.
October 28, 2014 | The scientists who developed an innovative way to use GPS technology for moisture measurements have won one of the world's most prestigious awards for innovations related to water resources.
October 8, 2014 | Congratulations are in order for several staff members selected for 2015 honors by the American Meteorological Society. The awards will be presented at the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting next January in Phoenix.