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Disruptive weather ahead, part 2: Washington counting on its Space Force to maintain meteorological supremacy

An image from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite in 2018.
An image from NOAA's GOES-15 satellite in 2018. © NOAA/GOES-15/NASA/AFP
Against the backdrop of wars in Ukraine and the Middle East and rivalries in the Indo-Pacific and Arctic, having sovereign weather capabilities is once again a priority for Beijing and Washington as they can leverage the data with their allies. After years of mismanagement of its military weather programmes, Washington wants to get its act together again under the aegis of the recently created Space Force. [...]
Published on 30.11.2023 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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