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Mascom Network, the longest running sector of Masrani, created multiple weather satellites, a type of satellite that is primarily used to monitor the weather and climate of the Earth. In 2015, Mascom had 4 satellites dedicated to weather.
With up to date weather using Mascom available on-demand, global news networks are able to stream directly from satellite feed, giving the user the best weather access in the world.
Weather satellite Glinda was launched in 1999. Its purpose was to interconnect ground teams studying dangerous storm patterns. The project was brought under the Masrani wing after a successful series of experiments and since then the team behind it have saved thousands of lives by opening our understanding of the biology of storm patterns. This resulted in the invention of a highly advanced warning system that was state of the art at the time.
In 2014, after 15 years of service, its relay equipment was outdated and Glinda was taken out of use. Glinda descended to the Earth's surface in December 2014. "Glinda won’t impact on the ground," Jessie Rosegrant reassured. "Its trajectory should put it far over the Pacific Ocean, where it’ll burn up in our upper atmosphere."
Satellite Ervic is planned to launch in 2015 to replace Glinda. Tatsuo Technology designed Ervic's self-updating systems that will adapt to shifting technologies back on Earth. Because of this, Ervic's was built with a lifespan of 35 years (the longest in history). The focus of this project was to limit the amount of objects in orbit around the globe.
- ↑ See Satellites Chart in Gallery.
- ↑ Mascom Services. (2014, November). Retrieved from http://www.masraniglobal.com/about/divisions/mascom/index.html
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 News. (2014, December). Retrieved from http://www.masraniglobal.com/main.html
- ↑ Masrani CEO Blog (2014, December) Retrieved from http://www.masraniglobal.com/media/index.html