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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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12 March 2013

2013 Additions to Satellite Archives – 1 : India

by Santosh Singh
SPOT-6 was launched on September 9, 2012. The technical commissioning of the satellite was successfully completed on December 14, 2012. Since then SPOT 6 has been continuously acquiring remote sensing data.

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08 March 2013

ISRO to Launch Cartosat 3 with 25 cm resolution

by Santosh Singh
The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) plans to build, Cartosat-3, capable of taking images of the earth with a resolution of 0.25 metres. Currently, GeoEye-1 provides the highest resolution satellites imagery taken by a commercial satellite.

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08 March 2013

Pléiades 1B starts Commercial Collections

by Santosh Singh
Launched on 2nd December 2012, Pleiades 1B, the twin counterpart of Pleiades 1A, has finally completed the commissioning phase. The satellite sensor is now operating normally.

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01 March 2013

Image of the Day : Mojave Airport

by Santosh Singh
The Mojave Airport was opened in 1935 to serve local gold and silver mining industry. It was taken over by U S marine Corps which expanded it into Marine Corps Auxiliary Air Station(MCAAS).

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