We are a data company providing highly complex views of the atmosphere in three dimensions.

These non-linear, big data sets provide unprecedented accuracy and clarity with algorithms that combine in-depth views of atmospheric conditions including water vapor, temperature, and velocity, and even microscopic chemical particles. This generates petabytes of data that provide actionable intelligence to a wide spectrum of business and government audiences.

This powerful new approach to data comes from a weather sensor called STORM (Sounding and Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology), the next generation of NASA’s GIFTS program and backed with 10 years of R&D and a $400 million investment. STORM’sapproach to satellite atmospheric data collection has been sought after and vetted by the world meteorological community for decades.

We are a private sector, commercial enterprise, working harmoniously with private and government entities to put this transformative technology into space where we will transform every aspect of atmospheric data collection and management.

Tempus has secured a U.S. license to operate a global, commercial, geostationary hyperspectral imaging/sounding system.

Geostationary, persistent data vastly changes the way we all look at weather, climate, water, and chemistry. It is the only vantage point from which we can continuously, persistently observe evolving atmospheric conditions with high-temporal resolution within seconds or minutes. It provides a vastly superior high-spatial resolution and high-vertical resolution observations that dramatically improve short and long-term forecasting as well as a wide range of decision planning affected by climate and environmental change.

To the Point

20 years of research, engineering and science can be summarized in three simple points:

      • We fly at geostationary orbit, stationary over a single location. Our constellation of six sensors will ultimately cover the entire globe.
      • We measure light coming from the earth in three bands: Visible, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared, all coming from a dedicated focal plane (camera). The light converts to pixels and the pixels convert to three-dimensional data.
      • We send the data to earth where we retrieve it and transpose the infrared color into temperature, pressure and water vapor.