The Amazônia-1 is keeping an eye on deforestation in the Brazilian forests and urban expansion around the world.
Going Google Earth with the idea, the satellite will orbit the earth 14 times a day at a distance of 400 miles collecting images from several countries. Each camera can pick up images showing 10 meters of actual terrain in each pixel on the photo – that’s some pretty detailed imagery.
Tyrson Villela, director for satellites and applications at the Brazilian told SciDev.net that the data will be freely available to research centers in
While this technology and the purpose of its use are both pretty cool, they’re not by any means unique or break-through. Especially if the satellite isn’t launching for another three years. The bottom line seems to be that
written by Paul Stephens, July 25, 2008
written by emanuel rodrigo, August 07, 2008
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