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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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02 April 2013

Landsat 8 Going Full Steam, Collecting 400 scenes a Day !

by Santosh Singh
Landsat Data Continuity Mission(LDCM) or soon to be rechristened Landsat 8 is operating normally as per the latest update from NASA. The two Systems OLI and TIRS have been ramping up their collection rate steadily and have now reached 4000 scene/day.

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30 March 2013

Image of the Day : Millau Viaduct

by Santosh Singh
Designed by the French engineer Michel Virlogeux and British architect Norman Foster, Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world with one mast’s summit at 343.0 metre above the ground. It is the 12th highest bridge deck in the world.

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28 March 2013

Image of the Day : Lowest Place on Earth

by Santosh Singh
Dead Sea is a actually a lake sandwiched between Israel, West bank and Jordan. It is known worldwide for one of the most saline(33.7% salinity) and lowest land elevation(-423 MSL) on its shores. It is a popular tourist destination due to religious factors

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22 March 2013

Landsat 8 Acquires First image : LDCM successful

by Santosh Sharma
As we discussed in our previous post Landsat Data Continuity Mission is the latest workhorse after Landsat EMT+. It was launched on 11th February 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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14 March 2013

Russian Meteorite Impact Site : Pléiades Satellite imagery

by Santosh Singh
As we discussed in another post, recent meteorite impact on the Russian town of Chebarkul where a fragment of the meteorite that fell to Earth on 15 February left a hole in the middle of the frozen lake to the west of the town.

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12 March 2013

Image of the Day : Atlantis – Paradise Island, Bahamas

by Santosh Singh
This half-meter resolution satellite image shows the Atlantis Paradise Island resort and waterpark on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, located southeast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean. The image was collected by the GeoEye-1 satellite.

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12 March 2013

2013 Additions to Satellite Archives – 2 : India

by Santosh Singh
DigitalGlobe’s(previously GeoEye’s) satellites GeoEye-1 and Ikonos are two stalwarts of International Remote Sensing arena. Ikonos satellite was the first one to acquire imagery at sub-meter resolution. This made satellite imagery more attractive.

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