Tomorrow.io to Launch Constellation of Radar-Equipped Satellites into Space to Bring Critical Weather Radar Coverage to the Entire Globe
Boston, Feb 24 2021 – Today Tomorrow.io, the world’s leading weather intelligence platform is excited to announce Operation Tomorrow Space. To improve global forecasting technology and capabilities, Tomorrow.io has designed proprietary radar-equipped satellites and will begin launching dozens into space over the coming years. Known for pioneering a number of weather technology advancements in recent years, Tomorrow.io’s radar-equipped small-satellite constellation represents a first in the history of the weather industry.
“We are building the first of its kind proprietary satellites equipped with radar, and launching them into space to improve weather monitoring and forecasting capabilities,” said Shimon Elkabetz, CEO and Co-Founder of Tomorrow.io.
While weather-focused satellites have been in space for decades, most existing satellites still are not able to accurately detect precipitation from space. The few that can cost more than $1 billion each and offer refresh rates in the order of a few days, rendering them practically useless for day-to-day weather applications such as hurricane forecasting and even less severe storm predictions.
Through technological breakthroughs Tomorrow.io achieved a significant (over 95%) reduction in size and cost of weather-radar satellites, making the dream of true global radar coverage closer than ever.
Tomorrow.io’s proprietary satellite design includes comparable performance to the existing $1 billion weather satellites such as NASA’s Global Precipitation Mission (GPM), but at a fraction of the price, enabling the opportunity to launch a constellation of dozens of satellites. To put into perspective the physical transformation of Tomorrow.io’s satellites, the company has reduced the size of existing weather satellites from the size of a school bus – considered industry-standard until now – to the size of a miniature refrigerator. Each satellite will be equipped with its own radar, and Tomorrow.io expects that its constellation will increase global revisit time from satellite to earth by 50X.
“We are positioned for an exciting year in 2021 with Operation Tomorrow Space at the lead of our continued disruption and pioneering across the weather technology industry and beyond,” said Rei Goffer, Chief Strategy Officer and Cofounder at Tomorrow.io. “While today signifies the next generation of weather capabilities for every person and business on the planet, this is only the first step in support of Operation Tomorrow Space.”
To learn more, see our blog post with full details from Tomorrow.io’s CEO and co-founder, Shimon Elkabetz.
Tomorrow.io is the world’s leading All-in-One Weather Intelligence Platform™. Fully customizable to any industry impacted by the weather, customers around the world including Uber, Delta, Ford, National Grid, and more use Tomorrow.io to dramatically improve operational efficiency. Tomorrow.io was built from the ground up to help teams predict the business impact of weather, streamline team communication and action plans, improve productivity, and optimize profit margins.