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Category: Sensors

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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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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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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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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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

Landsat Data Continuity Mission Launched !

by Santosh Singh
The latest in the series of Landsat satellites the LDCM, Landsat Data Continuity Mission was launched today from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This satellite continues the four decades old legacy of the Earth Observation from space.

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