Tag: satellite

Planet Satellites

Planet is a six-year-old startup company in Cupertino, California. What they have accomplished is amazing. Their vision was to take high-resolution pictures of the Earth from space. They built small special purpose satellites, developed systems to keep track of them

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Expedited Deception

Last week I received a very official looking envelope in the mail. It came from PO Box 757, Chanhassen, MN 55317. Both sides of the envelope were emblazoned with labels including something for everyone –  “ExpeditedDelivery GRAM”, “Package Tracking Number

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Sirius Mailing (January 2012)

These are images for the story “Expedited Deception“. Click on the thumb to see larger version of the image. Sirius Mailing Envelope – Front Sirius Mailing Envelope – Back Sirius Mailing Envelope – Contents Expedited Deception

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Spectacular High-Res Image of Earth

The iPhone 4S takes great pictures, but nothing like this spectacular high-hes image of Earth. NASA Goddard oceanographer Norman Kuring gathered images from six different orbits of the satellite over an eight hour period last month. He stitched the six

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