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Lockheed Completes 2nd Imaging System for Weather Satellite

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Lockheed Martin Corp. has delivered a second lightning-monitoring camera to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use on its next-generation weather monitoring satellite. The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument will provide early alerts of severe storms and contribute to more accurate tornado warnings. It tracks rapid increases of in-cloud lightning, which precedes severe weather on the ground, by tracking flashes from geostationary orbit. The second Geostationary Lightning Mapper undergoes final testing in Lockheed Martin’s Denver...Read full article

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