Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Satellite News

Not Necessarily GIS news, but dealing with equipment and space are key components of the GIS world. Two articles listed here depict issues in satellite news at the moment.
  1. NASA to use Space Age 'droid' satellites-Space expansion is tied in with technological advances and the use of droids to do repairs and work in space is gearing up.
  2. High-profile India satellite launch ends in disaster-As the cost to send satellites into space lowers, the ability for private companies to launch GIS related satellites increases. Maps on Google and Yahoo and MSN are becoming a big business as each of those companies bought out satellite imagery companies to make their own satellite mapping sites. Of course, it doesn't help if the satellite explodes before orbit.

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