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yandex buys 10 mn sq.km of images
Yandex, a Russian search engine, purchased high resolution images of 10 million sq.km of the Earth territory from ScanEx. The resolution shall be 0.8m per pixel.
Imagery reveals growing concentration camps in n. Korea
The North Korean government may deny their existence, but photos taken from space have revealed in unprecedented detail the concentration camps that are used imprison more than 200,000 citizens. Previously there have been blurred images taken by satellite but new detailed pictures from South Korea’s Unification Ministry allow a closer look at the sites – and also prove they have grown.
nASA Aquarius mapping sea salinity
NASA released its first global map of the salinity of the Earth’s seas produced by its Aquarius satellite. Aquarius launched earlier this year and became operational on Aug. 25. The satellite is studying the surface salinity of seas to provide a global view of salinity to improve scientists’ understanding of key climatic processes. The satellite’s instruments have produced a map in color revealing a tapestry of global salinity patterns.
PSlV-c18 launched weather satellite
PSLV-C18, the Indian rocket carrying the Indo-French tropical weather satellite Megha-Tropiques and three other smaller satellites was launched. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle – C18 (PSLV-C18) — blasted off from Sriharikota spaceport, around 80km from Chennai. It is lugging a 1,000-kg Megha Tropiques and three smaller satellites together weighing 42.6 kg. The three nano satellites that will be ferried by the PSLV are the 10.9-kg SRMSAT built by the students of SRM University near Chennai, the three-kg remote sensing satellite Jugnu from the Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur and the 28.7-kg VesselSat from Luxembourg to locate ships on high seas.