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Learn About Satellite Data Collection through New iPhone App
The new Satellite Insight app for iPhones and other iOS devices is now available on iTunes. Here's how it works: Imagine this. A massive amount of critical real-time weather data floods into the memory grid of the GOES-R weather satellite. A storm full of tornadoes is brewing. The Sun is about to blast out a huge solar flare that could destroy satellites! To save lives and protect expensive instruments, the satellite must not lose any of the data it is collecting. You can help. Bundle like data types together and store them safely before the data grid overflows.
This is the very first iPhone app from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with NASA. It's free. It's challenging. It's fun. But be forewarned –early reviews say it's also addictive.type: globe-news
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office