Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate
COSMIC is the acronym for the Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate, which is pprogram of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)  operated by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) .
COSMIC/UCAR is sponsored by:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Related SourceWatch Resouces
- Media Factsheet: "The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate at a Glance."
- National Space Organization (NSPO) (Taiwan) website.
- "Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate: A Joint Taiwan-U.S. Space Mission for Atmospheric and Geodetic Sciences," GENESIS e-Prints, 2002.
- Annual 2005: "Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere and Climate (COSMIC): An Overview" by Ying-Hwa Kuo, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Rocken and R. A. Anthes.
Articles & Commentary
- Leonard David, "Probing the Atmosphere: A 'COSMIC' Connection," Space.com, April 13, 2006.
- "New Satellite System Will Use GPS Signals To Track Hurricanes, Climate Change, and Space Weather. Innovative U.S.-Taiwan Satellite Constellation To Be Launched Friday," April 12, 2006: Launch: "The COSMIC constellation of six satellites was launched successfully from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:40 p.m. PDT (9:40 p.m. EDT) on Friday, April 14, 2006. Ground stations have received signals from all six satellites."
- "Weather satellite swarm launched. COSMIC mission to track climate change and space weather, too," Associated Press (MSNBC), April 14, 2006.
- Taliq Marik, "Minotaur Rocket Orbits COSMIC Constellation to Scan Earth's Atmosphere," Space.com, April 14, 2006.
- Justin Ray, Mission Status Center: "Follow the countdown and launch of the Orbital Sciences Minotaur rocket with the six COSMIC atmospheric research spacecraft," Spaceflight Now, April 15, 2006. Note: "Reload this page for the latest on the mission."