Tempus Picks Advisory Council, Preps for 2017 Hyperspectral Hosted Payload Launch – Satellite Today

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Alan Hall, CEO of Tempus Global Data. Photo: Alan Hall

[Via Satellite 10-10-2014] Tempus Global Data, a weather company seeking to commercialize hyperspectral sounding data, has created a six-member science advisory council to guide progress on the Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORM) instrument. The company intends to launch the first sensor in late 2017, and said both the launch and hosting partners will be revealed soon.

Tempus Global Data received the rights to commercialize STORM from Utah State University (USU) and its research foundation earlier this year after the university’s previous partnership with GeoMetWatch failed. GeoMetWatch is suing Tempus Global Data and the university over the sensor.

Hal Bloom, group VP of the Science and Technology Corporation (STC) Science and Engineering Division, will serve as chair of the science advisory council. The rest of the board is comprised of Chris Barnet, senior research scientist at STC, Larrabee Strow, research professor of physics at the University of Maryland; Daniel Kirk-Davidoff, chief scientist for Weather and Climate Services at MDA Information Systems; Paul Stewart, director of technology at the Space Dynamics Laboratory, a University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) for the U.S. government; and Scott Jensen, director of advanced weather systems at USU.

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