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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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19 February 2013

SPOT 6 – Commercial start of Operations

by Santosh Singh
As we mentioned in a previous blogpost, SPOT 6 is right on track continuing SPOT legacy of uniqueness and excellence. Astrium has declared the commercial start of operations by next week. Below is what the user can expect from the SPOT 6 imagery.

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18 February 2013

Image of the Day : Gemasolar Plant, Spain

by Santosh Singh
The solar array in Seville, Spain looks a bit like a giant human eye from space. On closer examination, the center of the eye features a concrete solar tower that stands forty stories high.

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18 February 2013

Meteor Strike over Russia: Was it the first?

by Santosh Singh
On Feb 15 early morning, a meteor darted across the sky above Russia’s Ural Mountain range. The fireball exploded near Chelyabinsk, injuring hundreds of people, creating a sonic boom and damaging hundreds of buildings and causing injuries to thousands.

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14 February 2013

Image of the Day : Niagara Falls

by Santosh Singh
“The earth has music for those who listen.” Beauty of nature could not have been put in more apt words than this Spanish philosopher and writer. But some natural sights are too overtly beautiful to even require such aesthetic natural perception.

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13 February 2013

WorldView-3 to replace GeoEye-2 on Launch Priority

by Santosh Singh
After acquisition of GeoEye, DigitalGlobe’s constellation has expanded to five satellites: WorldView-1, WorldView-2, QuickBird, GeoEye-1 and Ikonos. Out of these five satellite GeoEye-1 and Ikonos are contribution of GeoEye.

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11 February 2013

Image of the Day : Kennedy Space Center

by Santosh Singh
This GeoEye-1 satellite image of Kennedy Space Center image was taken before the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery which is one of the retired satellite orbiters of the Space Shuttle program of NASA, the space agency of the United States.

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