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March 18th 2021: VACS On Track !

AWIs’ POLAR aircraft joined the MOSAiC expedition!

On August 30th, the two German polar research aircraft (Polar 5 and 6) took off from Svalbard Airport to conduct their first aerial survey flights over the Arctic this year. The expedition, originally scheduled to start in the spring, had to be delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Iridium Case Study published

From the Partnership with Iridium Satellite LLC., a Case Study paper about ReNovRisk project has just published. In 2019, in order to better understand tropical cyclones, BOREAL UAV performed some long endurance flight operations in Indian Ocean. The BOREAL UAVs performed 54 hours of cumulative operations and traveled more than 5,000 kilometers with ATMOSPHERE's Satellite Communication Terminal (PLANET Terminal).

EUREC4A/ATOMIC Mission in progress on Barbados island

From mid-January 2020, the EUREC4A/ATOMIC Field Study has been in progress on Barbados island, in Caribbean sea. This project is called EUREC4A -the World Climate Research Programme's Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity - for European Institutions and ATOMIC - Atlantic Tradewind Ocean Atmosphere Mesoscale Interaction Campaign - for American institutions. More than 30 institutions from 11 different countries collaborate together for this international climatological mission.

PLANET is now installed on AWI’s POLAR

PLANET has just been delivered to AWI (Alfred-Wegener-Institut). AWI’s research is conducted over the inaccessible, ice-covered regions of the arctic and antarctic with POLAR (Basler BT-67 plane). In polar areas, telecommunications between on-board systems and the ground segment are particularly challenging. One of the solutions is to rely on Iridium satellite communications which have whole world coverage, including polar areas. ATMOSPHERE’s PLANET DCS (Data Communication Server), integrated Iridium Satellite modem, is an equipment that enables mobile communication between the ground and airborne systems, using both terrestrial and satellite networks as available. Our team is glad to accompany this research and to support their real-time strategic communication and data analysis.