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Category: Satellite Imagery

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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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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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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31 January 2013

Image of the Day : Diego Garcia

by Santosh Singh
The Chagos Archipelago, also known as Chagos Islands, is a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, the largest of which is Diego Garcia. The islands forming the Chagos Archipelago are administered by the United Kingdom as the British Indian Ocean Territory.

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29 January 2013

Image of the Day – Snow Covered Great Britain

by Santosh Singh
Heavy snow blanketed most of Great Britain territory in late January 2013, stretching from London to the northern tip of Scotland. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image in January.

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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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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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