NOAA 19 satellite passing over Sri Lanka – 04.24.2016 at 02:15PM (+5:30GMT)

NOAA 19 satellite passing over Sri Lanka – 04.24.2016 at 02:15PM (+5:30GMT)

No rain clouds but scattered clouds, warm sunny day. Prediction wind from SW.

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NOAA 19 satellite passing over Sri Lanka – 04.23.2016 at 01:15PM (+5:30GMT)

Scattered clouds over the land but no sign of rain.

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NOAA 15 satellite passing over Sri Lanka – 04.21.2016 at 06:15PM (+5:30GMT)

Thunderstorms observed over Colombo Sri Lanka. Will this creates a hailstorm like yesterday?

Captured by NOAA 15 satellite passing over Sri Lanka on 04.21.2016 at 06:15PM (+5:30GMT)

 

METEOR-M 2 Global Weather Satellite

METEOR-M 2 Satellite Images over Sri Lanka

One of the best satellite image qualities that I found so far. Please click on the image below for a high resolution image which is captured on 27 Mar 2016 at 04:10:05 GMT. Click here to access gallery of images captured by my home receiver.

METEOR M2 over Sri Lanka by Damith Jayawickrama

27 Mar 2016 at 04:10:05 GMT

What is Meteor-M 2?

The 2,778-kilogram Meteor-M No. 2-1 satellite (a.k.a. Meteor-M2) was designed to watch global weather, the ozone layer, the ocean surface temperature and ice conditions to facilitate shipping in polar regions and to monitor radiation environment in the near-Earth space.

The payload package on board Meteor-M No. 2 includes:

  • Multi-channel imaging scanner, MSU-MR
  • Multi-channel imaging complex, KMSS
  • Ultra-high frequency temperature and humidity radiometer, MTVZA-GYa
  • Infrared Fourier spectrometer, IKFS-2
  • Radar complex, BRLK Severyanin
  • Heliophysics instrument complex, GGAK-M
  • Radio relay complex, BRK SSPD

The satellite was designed to operate in orbit for five years. It will become the second spacecraft in the Meteor-3M network, complementing the Meteor-M No. 1 satellite, which was launched on Sept. 17, 2009. In addition, the Russian space program funds the development of the two similar Meteor-M No. 2-1 and 2-2 satellites, as well as the Meteor-M No. 3 satellite, which is custom-designed to carry a phased-array radar for high resolution observations of the ocean surface. All spacecraft in the series were developed by the Moscow-based VNIIEM corporation based on its Resurs-UKP platform.