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2011- Land Imaging – Snapshot

Two major players in satellite-based Earth imagery are U.S. companies DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. Both companies provide imagery to widely used applications such as Google Earth. In August 2010, the U.S.…

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2010 – Meteorology – Snapshot

Concerns about global climate change have led to the use of remote sensing satellites to measure the potential impact of humans on the environment. NASA employs more than a dozen…

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2010 – Land Imaging (GIS) – Snapshot

Two major U.S. commercial providers of satellite-based Earth imagery are DigitalGlobe and GeoEye. Both companies provide imagery for widely used applications such as Google Earth. In August 2010, the companies…

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2009 – Meteorology – Snapshot

NASA operates or participates in more than a dozen remote sensing satellites and international programs. The Jason satellite, a joint mission between France and the United States that follows the…

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2008 – Land Imaging – Snapshot

In 2008, there were 19 remote sensing satellites launched on behalf of five countries. Of particular note, in August, the German RapidEye constellation of five remote sensing satellites was launched.…

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