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29 January 2013

Bhopal Disaster: Was the Human Damage containable?

by Santosh Singh
On December 3, 1984 a deadly methyl isocyanate gas leak from a chemical plant killed thousands of people in Bhopal city and the surrounding areas. Official death toll put the estimate at around 15,000. The plant owned by a subsidiary of Union Carbide Inc.

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27 January 2013

Breaking New Ground with WorldView-3

by Santosh Singh
DigitalGlobe is going to add WorldView-3 to its satellite constellation in support of the NGA’s EnhancedView program. ITT Exelis is currelntly building the imaging system, which will include a sensor subsystem and an optical telescope unit.

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25 January 2013

Landsat 8 to continue the legacy

by Santosh Singh
No discussion about earth observation and Remote Sensing is complete without a mention of Landsat satellites. The Landsat program is the longest running endeavor for acquisition of satellite imagery of Earth.

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19 January 2013

SPOT 6 declared “good to go”

by Santosh Singh
The brand new SPOT 6 was officially declared “good to go” after the completion of technical commissioning. All functions and performance are nominal, in some cases even exceeding specifications.

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18 January 2013

Pléiades 1B going strong and healthy

by Santosh Singh
Pléiades 1B is second in the series of 2 satellites to be launched by France as part of the Orfeo programme. The Orfeo programme is a project of the European Space Agency scheduled for completion in 2017.

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17 January 2013

Enhanced Line Rate imagery

by Santosh Singh
A new term doing rounds of Remote Sensing circles is Enhanced Line Rate imagery. What actually is Enhanced Line Rate? Pushbroom sensors such as IKONOS acquire data using a line of sensors arranged perpendicular to the flight direction of the spacecraft.

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16 January 2013

Musings on GeoEye-2

by Santosh Singh
A new Earth imaging satellite launch generally means breaking barriers of technology and pushing the envelope to cover more space more efficiently.

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14 January 2013

ALOS Sales campaign, 20% off !

by Santosh Singh
ALOS has collected more that 6 Million 5 Hundred Thousand imagees in the past 5 years by observing same area repeatedly. Based on this rich archived data, we have launched a “ALOS Sales Campaign” aiming at the areas covered by multiple images.

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10 January 2013

GeoEye-1 image takes lid off secret Chinese plane

by Santosh Singh
Military transport aircraft require highly advanced engines which can carry the heavy payload to long distance. This combination engine stamina and strength has been achieved by only four companies in the world.

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10 January 2013

Astrium-Geo at India Geospatial Forum in Hyderabad

by Santosh Singh
Every new year brings exciting opportunities and this year is no different. A regular participant at various Indian and International Geospatial conferences, SATPALDA will be present at this year’s India Geospatial Forum being held in Hyderabad.

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