Tomorrow.io Delivers First Radar for US Air Force-Backed Weather Satellite Constellation

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Tomorrow.io will provide the Air Force with multi-year global weather and ocean data $19.3 million Contract funded by Commercial Weather Data Pilot Program

BOSTON, September 12, 2022 The Tomorrow Companies Inc. (“Tomorrow.io”), developer of a leading platform for global weather and climate security, has completed assembly and testing of its first precipitation radar and delivered the payload useful to Astro Digital for satellite integration. Tomorrow.io received a multi-year $19.3 million Contract last year from the US Air Force, funded by the Air Force Commercial Weather Data Pilot Program, to support the deployment of the company’s first four satellites.

Tomorrow.io has selected Astro Digital’s Corvus-XL satellite platform for the first two satellites in its constellation. Delivery of the radar payload, after Tomorrow.io and the Air Force successfully conducted critical design review earlier this year, puts Tomorrow.io on track to launch its first satellite in early 2023, with a full constellation expected in orbit in 2025.

Tomorrow.io will offer operational satellite data as a service to the US Department of Defense and government agencies around the world, while ingesting the data into its proprietary modeling suite that powers its weather and climate security platform, which is used by hundreds of organizations to proactively manage weather-related challenges.

Precipitation measurements are essential for weather forecasting and are ranked at the top of the 152 Earth observations by the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations. Radar provides detailed precipitation observations that no other sensor can see, but much of the world lacks reliable ground-based radar coverage, including many areas of interest to the Department of Defense.

Tomorrow.io plans to launch a constellation of around 30 small satellites to provide high-resolution global coverage of 3D rainfall and other key parameters, revisiting every point on the globe every hour on average, compared to 2 to 3 days. revisit rate of existing space radar missions.

“Global environmental data is critical to effective mission planning and the execution of air and ground operations,” said Jean DréherMateriel Manager, Weather Systems Branch, in a Air Force press release. “This satellite constellation partnership with Tomorrow.io will give Air Force weather operators significantly improved knowledge of current and forecast weather conditions.”

The constellation will enhance the mission of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to provide the warfighter with reliable and accurate global weather information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The capabilities provided under this contract should enhance the Department of Defense’s ability to meet Joint Requirements Oversight Council meteorological and oceanographic collection requirements and to enhance meteorological observations worldwide.

Tomorrow.io announced earlier this year the added microwave sirens to its planned satellite constellation, which would create the first commercial multi-sensor weather satellite system owned and operated by a private company. The combined detection capabilities of radars and sounders will allow Tomorrow.io to acquire multiple types of near real-time global atmospheric data critical to improving operational weather forecasting.

About Tomorrow.io

Tomorrow.io is the world’s leading weather and climate security platform, helping countries, businesses, and individuals manage their weather and climate security challenges. The platform is fully customizable for any weather-affected industry. Customers around the world, including Uber, Delta, Ford, National Grid, and more, use Tomorrow.io to dramatically improve their operational efficiency. Tomorrow.io was designed from the ground up to help teams prepare for the business impact of weather by automating decision-making and enabling climate adaptation at scale. To find out more, visit: www.tomorrow.io

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