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28 April 2016

Satellite Archaeology: “A New Door to the Past”

by Pubali Mukherjee
Indiana Jones might have searched length and breadths of dark deserted lands in search of historic ruins but our 21st century lady Indiana Jones Dr. Sarah Parcak an eminent space archaeologist.

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28 April 2016

Worldview revealed destruction of Palmyra`s most prized archaeological sites

by Pubali Mukherjee
Recently the all the news headers were flooded with the news of the capture of the city of Palmyra, Syria by the Syrian army from the Islamic state.This ancient city holds the most prized archaeological monuments of ancient civilization.

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28 April 2016

A Flock of “Doves” up in space shows how our planet looks in real time

by Pubali Mukherjee
Lunar landing mission Apollo 17 first gave us the view of our planet, our home the Earth and over the decades satellite imagery has changed the way we humans perceive space.

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27 April 2016

A Better Connected World by Facebook

by Pubali Mukherjee
Life without internet is difficult to imagine isn’t it? But the scenario for about 10 % of world population is something different. This part of the world does not have access to basic facilities let alone internet.

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08 April 2015

Obscured by smoke no more!

by Santosh singh
There’s no smoke without a fire and vice versa, how can we detect the fire then using remotely sensed data? Well, once again its DigitalGlobe to the rescue with its swanky new satellite Worldview-3 which has 8 SWIR bands.

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04 September 2014

31cm WorldView-3 Sends First Crisp Images

by Santosh Singh
As we said in a last year’s post and another post about WorldView-3 replacing the GeoEye-2 sensor in launch priority, the new sensor is all about breaking new ground. The current WorldView-3 sensor launched on August 31st, 2014.

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11 October 2013

Pléiades Measures Earthquake born Island in Pakistan

by Santosh Singh
Barely half an hour after a major earthquake on 23rd September, people of the Pakistani coastal town of Gwadar had another jolt when they saw a new island emerge in the sea, just over a kilometre from the shore. This island is made of sea mud.

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19 September 2013

Pleiades Captures Massive Salvage Operation of Costa Concordia

by Santosh Singh
The 50,000 ton Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, which ran aground last year due to error made by its Captain was righted after massive salvage efforts by a team of engineers and mariners. This has been the most expensive salvage operation in history.

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10 May 2013

Post Merger DigitalGlobe announces ‘Bridge’ Pricing

by Santosh Singh
On the first day of February we did a post on merger of DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. Market capitalization of the merged entity is $2.1 billion. The new entity, still named DigitalGlobe, is in the course of merging processes, products and pricing.

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09 April 2013

Landsat 8 and Landsat 7 comparison, First Look

by Santosh Singh
Landsat Data Continuity Mission or Landsat 8 has been long awaited since the failure of the Scan Line Corrector onboard the Landsat ETM+ satellite sensor, just 4 years after its launch in 1999.

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