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High resolution satellite images - good or bad or so what

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High resolution satellite images - good or bad or so what

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-27868703
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Sites like Google and Bing Maps will be able to use higher-quality satellite images, thanks to US government restrictions being lifted.
Companies had not been allowed to make use of images where features smaller than 50cm were visible.
But one imaging firm, Digital Globe, said it would be able to sell images that showed features as small as 31cm.
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Big brothers, bigger brother Wink
Seriously though
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Digital Globe said new satellites would be launched to take advantage of the ruling.

Do we really need all this junk in space, as they still haven't cleaned all the junk that is floating around up there
There was talk about the clean-up within the past few months, yet there is still loads left
[quote=http://www.space.com/24895-space-junk-wild-clean-up-concepts.html]With half a million pieces of space debris cluttering Earth's orbit, according to NASA, this means there is a growing problem of cluttering up our access road to space. Several companies and entities have proposed ways to get rid of derelict satellites and other space junk.
& yet we still have people that want to get (CROWDFUNDING) to shoot projectiles into space
[quote=http://venturebeat.com/2014/02/08/guy-builds-a-real-space-cannon-to-cheaply-send-satellites-into-orbit-from-his-backyard/]Graf built a huge, powerful “gun” in his backyard that’s capable of shooting small payloads in a suborbital trajectory. Now he’s trying to use crowdfunding to make the project a reality, which is a smart move considering the Internet generally enjoys funding ridiculously cool projects like this.
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Re: High resolution satellite images - good or bad or so what

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But one imaging firm, Digital Globe, said it would be able to sell images that showed features as small as 31cm.

Is that what they mean by a Satellite Footprint ?


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Re: High resolution satellite images - good or bad or so what

And yet they can`t fine MH370  Huh
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@Shutter
A valid point, & well spotted
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DigitalGlobe rose to prominence when it crowdsourced an effort to use its five satellites in the hunt for wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and it is already licensed to sell images of objects as small as 50 centimeters across to commercial and overseas customers.
http://online.wsj.com/articles/digitalglobe-cleared-to-sell-sharper-images-1402519967
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With half a million pieces of space debris cluttering Earth's orbit, according to NASA, this means there is a growing problem of cluttering up our access road to space.

Well, I've been round the M25 a few times and haven't found any access road. So where, exactly, is it Undecided

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