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WASHINGTON - Launched January 6, 2003, the Navy’s Windsat radiometer on the Coriolis mission opened the door to a new future in metrological observations and forecasting in support of civil and military weather science. Windsat supports a broad range of Naval missions including ship movement and positioning, aircraft carrier operations, aircraft deployment, effective weapons use, underway replenishment, and littoral operations. Windsat also aids with forecasting short-term weather phenomenon for issuing timely weather warnings and gathering general climate data. WindSat has far exceeded its projected life span, and as of 2022, is still operational.


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