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Dates: Tuesday through Thursday, 30 October to 1 November 2012
Place: UCAR’s Center Green 1 (CG1) Auditorium
The FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC is a joint U.S.-Taiwan mission, launched in April 2006. As of March 2012, more than 1,800 researchers from 63 countries have become registered users of the data. The success of COSMIC has also prompted U.S. agencies to move forward with a follow-on RO mission (called FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2) with Taiwan that will launch six satellites into low-inclination orbits in early 2016, and another six satellites into high-inclination orbits in early 2018. The continued operation of FORMOST-3/COSMIC and the execution of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 mission promise to provide continuous high-quality GPS RO data at unprecedented density, which could greatly benefit research and operations. A highlight of this workshop will be the development of the FORMOSAT-7/COSMIC-2 mission, and the opportunities it will provide for the weather, climate, and space weather communities with its unprecedented RO data.
More information about the workshop can be found at: http://www.cosmic.ucar.edu/oct2012workshop/index.html