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-- -- meantime the US is about how to lose critical weather information aging weather satellite says supply forecasters with.
Essential dad are expected to -- before.
New ones can be -- now.
Brian -- is live in our New York City bureau with more on this Brian.
Aging weather satellites provide data pivotal for tracking hurricanes blizzards in heat -- but many.
Are close to have gone past their expiration dates meetings satellites.
Could collapse at any time leading us went -- up to four year information Boyd.
The worst case scenario is going back ten years in our capability.
To monitor and predict the weather which means unfortunately.
Greater chance of loss of life and loss of proper very with severe economic consequences.
-- is -- specially concerned after the satellite the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operates called.
Malfunction for the second time in a year most recently in May.
It's the main geo stationary satellite that monitors the eastern seaboard the seven year old system also malfunction for a brief time ahead of -- -- sandy.
Goes thirteen is just one of 22.
Aging know -- and NASA weather satellites.
Capable of failing system engineer Stacy Boland is part of the committee that monitors the current state of our satellites and she -- the government.
Needs to act fast.
We -- definitely encountering basically a near perfect storm here we have shrinking budgets we have rising launch vehicle costs.
They've had to -- launch vehicle failures for earth science missions and when you put all that together.
Yeah there's just no way to launch things at anything like the rate it would take to replace the observations that are being lost.
Now replacement for one of two vital polar orbiting satellites is not likely to be launched until at least 2017.
In a statement -- tells Fox News quote know what continues to develop mitigation plans for any potential gap in satellite coverage.
These planes will be reassessed on a biannual basis to account for new developments as they occur.
The scientists we spoke to estimates -- to -- trillion dollars of our economy relies on accurate forecasts from agriculture transportation.
And to the military.
Brian EAS reporting from our New York City bureau thank you so much.
We do want to say welcome and hello to Brian who put Brian back up here.
Brian is a terrific terrific reporter who did great work at the Vatican.
And you and I were together for a long long period of time.
Welcome to Fox News we are so happy to have you -- this.
Thanks that is -- really really appreciate that time.
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