Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Surrey Satellite unveils high-resolution space project

NigeriaSat-2 (SSTL)A £100m project has been announced to launch three new British spacecraft to image the surface of the Earth.  The satellites, to be orbited in 2013, will be able to see details down to one metre at their best resolution. ...

There is a burgeoning worldwide business in imaging the surface of the planet for all sorts of applications, from making street plans to policing deforestation.

... As well as their high resolution cameras (1m/pixel resolution panchromatic; 4m/pixel resolution colour), they will also accommodate imagers capable of mapping ultra-wide strips (600km) of the Earth's surface, albeit at resolutions above 20m ...

via BBC News - Surrey Satellite unveils high-resolution space project.

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