s skippy the bush kangaroo: satellites are infrastructure too

skippy the bush kangaroo

Saturday, October 27, 2012

satellites are infrastructure too

they don't just magically appear up in the orbit. it takes financial investment. travel depends upon accurate forecasts. business depends upon accurate forecasts. lives depend upon accurate forecasts.
the united states is facing a year or more without crucial satellites that provide invaluable data for predicting storm tracks, a result of years of mismanagement, lack of financing and delays in launching replacements, according to several recent official reviews.

the looming gap in satellite coverage, which some experts view as almost certain within the next few years, could result in shaky forecasts about storms like hurricane sandy, which is expected to hit the east eoast early next week. - nytimes

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posted by SantaBarbarian at 1:30 PM |


Yea! What Jill said!
commented by Blogger Fran, 12:07 PM PDT  

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