Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday October 28, 2012

U.S. Satellite Plans Falter, Imperiling Data on Storms

When the government talks of the aging and decaying infrastructure, not many of us actually think of our aging weather satellites. We take much of the forecasting and alerts as a part of the 21st century technology, but without replacement satellites the technology and the information we get will be a thing of the past.

Experts have grown increasingly alarmed in the past two years because the existing polar satellites are nearing or beyond their life expectancies.