Thursday, September 04, 2008

Science Friday: Higher-Res Eye in the Sky

Higher-Res Eye In The Sky
Science Friday (NPR)
Host: Ira Flatow

If all goes according to plan, this week a rocket will launch carrying a commercial imaging satellite capable of making out details on Earth just 16 inches across. The satellite, known as GeoEye-1, will be the highest resolution satellite run by a private company. The U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has first dibs on imaging time on GeoEye-1 for the first 18 months after its launch. However, GeoEye plans to market images from the satellite to a range of governments and private customers for applications such as high-resolution mapping.

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1 comment:

nick said...

New technology for high resolution mapping.