Earth Science News  





.
WEATHER REPORT
Russia Plans To Restore Its Weather Satellite Network By 2030

File image of Meteor M weather satellite.
by Staff Writers
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Sep 15, 2010
Russia will fully rebuild its network of weather forecasting and monitoring satellites by 2030 under a state program for the development of meteorology, the government said in a statement on Tuesday.

At present, Russia has only one weather satellite, the Meteor-M type, in orbit and mostly uses meteorological data from U.S. and European weather agencies.

"The work on rebuilding the national space-based weather monitoring network is a priority task because Russia is lagging behind the developed countries in this area, which makes it difficult to ensure a fair exchange of meteorological data [between Russia and foreign countries]," the statement said.

According to Russian experts, at least six Meteor-type satellites will be necessary to provide sufficient data for independent weather forecasting.

In addition, Russia is planning to launch a separate satellite network to monitor climatic changes and survey energy resources in the Arctic region.

The Arktika (Arctic) satellite grouping, which is worth around 70 billion rubles ($2.5 billion), will comprise at least two sun-synchronous orbit satellites and two high-elliptic orbit satellites.

"The future decisions on the development of the national space-based weather monitoring network will be made in line with the prospects and achievements in the technology of monitoring devices, in satellite engineering and in communications," the government said.

Source: RIA Novosti News Agency




Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
- Weather News at TerraDaily.com



Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
WEATHER REPORT
China landslide toll rises to 12, with 36 still missing
Beijing (AFP) Sept 3, 2010
The death toll from rain-triggered landslides that struck a remote village in southwestern China has risen to 12, with another 36 people missing, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The landslides swept through a mountain village near the city of Baoshan in a rugged region of Yunnan province. Earlier reports had listed eight people as missing. The landslides hit Wama village ... read more

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  


WEATHER REPORT
DMCii-Led Project Exploits Satellites To Strengthen UK Disaster Response

Tiny MAVs May Someday Explore And Detect Environmental Hazards

Europe hesitates to give Pakistan special trade favours

New Zealand extends emergency in quake-hit Christchurch

WEATHER REPORT
CEA-Leti Completes Scalar Magnetometer Prototype For ESA

One-fourth of US adults use mobile applications: survey

Google to launch e-book service in Japan in 2011

Does A Molecular Machine Trot Pace Or Glide Across A Surface

WEATHER REPORT
Global Fisheries Research Finds Promise And Peril

Human Impacts On The Deep Seafloor

Drought shrinks Amazon River to lowest level in 47 years

BPA Looks Beyond Federal Hydro System To Help Integrate Wind Power

WEATHER REPORT
Arctic sea ice shrinks to third lowest area on record

Glaciers Help High-Latitude Mountains Grow Taller

Arctic ice melting quickly, report says

Giant ice island breaks in two

WEATHER REPORT
Indian Farmers Adopt Flood-Tolerant Rice At Unprecedented Rates

Global Project Underway To Preserve Yam Biodiversity

China says will pay close attention to BHP bid for Potash

Unusual Feed Supplement Could Ease Greenhouse Gassy Cows

WEATHER REPORT
Purdue Students Face Storm To Study Hurricane Development

Rare duo of powerful hurricanes roils Atlantic

Igor stirs up Caribbean, takes aim at Bermuda

Flood-hit Mexicans prepare for wet bicentenary

WEATHER REPORT
Termites Foretell Climate Change In Africa's Savannas

Nigeria leader replaces military, security heads: presidency

Congo dispute could hurt Africa investment

Safari Slovaks held in plot claim freed: C.Africa

WEATHER REPORT
Scientists Glimpse Dance Of Skeletons Inside Neurons

European Parliament blasts Roma expulsions

New Climate Change Mitigation Schemes Could Benefit Elites More Than Poor

Internet an equalizer for people with disabilities


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement