U.S. Inks $20 Million Deal To Launch High-Tech Weather Satellites In Space


The U.S. is moving forward with plans to launch a bunch of satellites that will help forecasters pinpoint extreme weather.

  • The U.S. Air Force announced Thursday a nearly $20 million contract with Tomorrow.io to develop and deploy a group of satellites equipped with advanced radar to measure prescription from space.
  • Currently, there is only a single satellite equipped with that capability among the more than 3,000 active satellites orbiting Earth.
"This is a problem," a NASA official told CNN.
  • Scientists want more satellites that can "see" inside the clouds to predict more precisely when, where, and how much rain or snow will fall.
  • Tomorrow.io's first satellites could reach space by late next year.
  • What's the worst weather disaster you've been in?

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