THE FORMOSAT-7 MISSION
An exclusive， behind-the-scenes look at a cutting-edge weather satellite system and how it can provide a leap forward in forecast accuracy. Learn how satellite data helps scientists understand “space weather，” and explore the possibility of earthquake and tsunami prediction. Follow a team from Taiwan’s space agency as they conduct final tests， then prepare for launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket and deployment into orbit.
After passing a crucial review， the team at Taiwan’s space agency can prepare six high-tech weather satellites for shipment to the U.S. launch site. The satellites and 52 crates of equipment must be packed in time. The satellite system， known as a “constellation，” will not only improve weather forecasts， it could also help predict disturbances in the ionosphere that can disrupt global navigation satellite systems crucial for aviation.