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Satellite launching tomorrow will take images down to 30cm in size

US firm set to launch satellite that will be able to image objects as small as 30cm from space

By Shane McGlaun from Aug 13, 2014 @ 8:00 CDT

A company in the US will be launching a new satellite this week that will be able to take some of the most detailed satellite images of the Earth civilians have ever been able to access. The company launching the satellite is called DigitalGlobe and the satellite is known as WorldView-3.

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Once in orbit, the satellite will be able to take images of objects as small as 30cm in size. Launch will be from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and once the satellite is in orbit, it will begin taking images of 680,000km of the Earth each day.

The company has a permit from the government to sell images to customers at up to 0.25m panchromatic and 1.0m multispectral ground sample distance. Images will begin being taken and sold six months after the satellite is in orbit and operational.

NEWS SOURCES:Theregister.co.uk


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