Sounding with Smallsats
Detailed temperature, moisture and wind information at many levels of the atmosphere are considered a top priority for maintaining and improving the accuracy of weather forecasting models. L3Harris provides HyperCube, a high-performance, cost-effective solution.
HyperCube is designed to measure vertical profiles of temperature and moisture, and the speed, direction and elevation of winds in the atmosphere. Being a Fourier transform spectrometer, the HyperCube is much smaller, less expensive and easier to implement than complex Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) wind measurement programs.