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Greg Porter named Orbital Micro Systems Business Development Manager

(24 July 2019 - Orbital Micro Systems) Orbital Micro Systems (OMS), a leader in advanced instrumentation for small satellite missions and analysis-ready earth data intelligence platforms, has announced that Greg Porter has been appointed UK business development manager.

In this capacity, he will be responsible for the company’s sales and business partnerships throughout the UK. His appointment is effective immediately.

Porter brings a wealth of expertise and experience in aviation and weather science to the company. His background includes working for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration on air traffic planning and management, authoring weather related materials for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), and as a meteorologist and weather forecaster for the U.S. National Weather Service and The Washington Post newspaper.

Leveraging his specialization in operational weather and aviation forecasting, Porter will work with OMS’ International Center for Earth Data (ICED) team in Edinburgh, Scotland to formulate market-ready data offerings to address critical business needs for commercial aviation and maritime transportation firms, insurance and reinsurance providers, agricultural producers, and government agencies.

ICED is a leading-edge weather data platform designed to classify and correlate data sourced from satellites as well as other sensors and sounders, and delivering actionable data to customers within a matter of minutes from the original observation.

OMS anticipates delivering observation data from its first satellite to ICED during the third quarter of 2019. The company plans to place six to eight more weather observation satellites in orbit throughout the next 12 months, which will provide data collection revisit rates of approximately two hours, compared to the 3 to 72 hour data collection intervals available through existing systems. All the data OMS collects will pass through its ICED facility.

“Greg is a great addition to the OMS team and will help accelerate our market activities in the UK and beyond,” said William Hosack chief executive officer at OMS. “His deep expertise in both weather and aviation is a powerful combination that will help assure our products align with the everyday challenges facing commercial and government customers.”

About Orbital Micro Systems

Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) specializes in the development and delivery of technology and data for space applications. With broad expertise in applied science, weather science and earth observation, instrumentation development, data science, space operations, and program delivery, OMS is positioned to deliver innovation to many areas of the aerospace sector.