RainWise HM-1 utilized at NASA rocket launches
RainWise, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of quality weather stations in the U.S. and abroad, has recently supplied Northrup Grumman Corporation, principal engineering contractor for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), with three of their HM-1 Hazmat Weather Systems for use during rocket and satellite launches.
The HM-1 weather station has the most advanced wind speed and wind direction sensor on the market today. Lightweight, robust and lacking the fragility of conventional cups or propellers, the ultrasonic sensor is a natural fit for the rough and tumble environment of a space launch.
The HM-1 was deployed by Northrup Grumman and NASA for the launch of the Mobile MASINT Unattended Ground Sensor (M2UGS) System, a non-militarized, COTS-based geophysical data collection system. The M2UGS is a self-contained portable/transportable system for wide-area persistent surveillance ISR applications such as rocket launch detection. “The HM-1 units are providing valuable atmospheric data during our launches with NASA. Their durability is critical,” explains Eric A. Skowbo, Lead System Engineer for Northrop Grumman Corporation.
Used by many first responder units nationwide, the HM-1 has been tapped to monitor wind speed, wind direction, temperature, heat index, humidity, barometer, wind chill, and dew point during these launches.
RainWise, Inc. manufactures weather monitoring systems, including the MK-III Weather Station, the RainLogger, and the HazMat products used by first responders and NASA. Visitors to their showroom in Bar Harbor, Maine, receive discount incentives on their complete line of consumer products. In business for 35 years, RainWise is an employee-owned and operated company providing affordably-priced, high-quality products that are manufactured in the U.S.