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Friday, May 09, 2014

More on ESA radar satellite

Am still intrigued by the Copernicus project and so here is a link to a news story from the +European Space Agency, ESA  where having a radar satellite has made a difference:

Copernicus Sentinel-1 aids response to Namibia flood

It seems interesting to me that such satellites haven't already been in widespread use before. Oh yeah, so the point of a radar satellite is that it can penetrate through clouds making it all-weather.

Europe is pioneering a system, and I have to wonder why my country doesn't already have something like that in use for the world.

But that just goes to show you: no one country or group of countries will provide all the solutions necessary for our world.

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