ESA Artic Weather Satellite

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ESA Artic Weather Satellite

ESA’s Arctic Weather Satellite is an initial prototype mission that aims to demonstrate the usefulness of radiometric measurements to improve weather forecasts in the Arctic region and globally.

The final solution would involve a full constellation of satellites to provide more frequent measurement, something that cannot be achieved by the larger geostationary satellites already in use to depict the areas.

OHB Sweden is the mission prime contractor for the Arctic Weather Satellite, providing the satellite platform and system integration. AAC Clyde Space has been contracted to deliver the Starbuck power system, with mission specific customization.

AAC Clyde Space announced on March 16, 2021, that it was intended as a supplier of the Sirius command and data handling units and the Starbuck power system to the Arctic Weather Satellite given a successful qualification. Omnisys Instruments, a recent addition to the AAC Group and now named AAC Omnisys, has been chosen to supply weather sensors to the project.

The ESA Arctic Weather Satellite has become a flagship project for us, charting an exciting development path by combining the AAC Omnisys weather sensors with our classic core avionics. We are proud to be able to take such a central role in this project
AAC Clyde Space CEO Luis Gomes