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Commercial Weather Satellites Go To Washington

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Decision-makers in Washington have recently been faced with a dilemma. Our fast changing climate and development around the world have created increasing demand for high-quality weather and climate data. Unfortunately, at the same time, traditional weather satellites have become more expensive.

Luckily, the small satellite revolution has offered an answer–constellations of small satellites, cooperating to produce the most precise, abundant and timely data on our planet. That’s why we’ve been working with the leaders in Congress and the Executive Branch to bring our data, and that of our competitors, to bear.

The rate of change in DC has been ratcheting up in recent months, and we’re fielding questions from across the government. To get you up to speed on the debate in Washington, the American Institute of Physics has posted an excellent overview of recent events.