The Tempest-D satellite caught this take a look at Dorian’s layers on Sept. 3.


We have actually seen Typhoon Dorian from inside the eye, from satellites and looking down from the International Spaceport Station A small speculative NASA weather condition satellite has actually now provided us an interesting view from under the typhoon’s hood.

Tempest-D is a CubeSat approximately the size of a box of cereal. This low-cost satellite is on a presentation objective to reveal if it can track storms. If effective, it might set the phase for introducing a series of inexpensive CubeSats that can follow storms around the world.

The satellite reveals us the layers inside Dorian in 3D. “The CubeSat utilized its miniaturized radio-wave-based instrument to translucent the clouds, exposing various depths of the typhoon with locations with heavy rains and wetness being pulled into the storm,” NASA stated in a declaration on Wednesday.

NASA shared an animated variation of Tempest-D’s information, offering an uncommon viewpoint on the typhoon.

This GIF reveals the layers within Dorian as seen by the Tempest-D satellite. Yellow, red and pink show the locations of the most extreme rains.


Dorian, which quickly dipped in strength, ramped back up to a Classification 3 typhoon as it struck the North and South Carolina coasts on Thursday. It remained over the Bahamas previously in the week, leaving a minimum of 20 dead and eliminating structures on the islands.

Some mainland seaside neighborhoods were currently bought to leave ahead of Dorian’s arrival, however you can still have a look at our suggestions for producing an emergency situation go bag in case of a catastrophe. The storm is anticipated to make its method up the coast into the weekend, bringing unsafe winds and increasing water levels together with it.