FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC

FORMOSAT-3/COSMIC
The FORMOSAT-3 (Taiwan's Formosa Satellite Mission #3)/COSMIC (Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere & Climate) mission involves deployment of six satellites. Using the radio occultation technique, these satellites will interact with GPS satellites and Earth systems to gather data on our planet’s atmosphere. This mission not only has great value for weather, climate, and space weather research and forecasting, but also geodesy, gravity research, and other applications. Assimilation schemes are being developed to effectively integrate the data into existing operational weather forecasting models.