Yes, the European Union types are using satellites to monitor the re-floating of the Costa Concordia cruise ship. This Airbus Defence & Space post notes that the satellites are involved as part of the Copernicus Emergency Management System (CEMS). They are: TerraSAR-X and Pleiades satellites. TerraSAR-X is a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite that is very accurate […]Read More Satellites Track the Re-floating of a Cruise Ship
Not to be outdone by Astrium’s pictures mentioned in my aside a few days ago, RapidEye’s in the game, too. Some of their five imagery satellites have been very busy. They have released a few pictures of their own of the island that mysteriously rose from the water off of Pakistan’s coast. The island itself doesn’t […]Read More Mysterious Island, part deux
Pleiades, of course–at least according to this news release from Astrium. An island appeared off of Pakistan’s coast a few days ago right after an earthquake, according to this ABC posting. There were all sorts of strange things associated with it, which are detailed in the article. Not quite strange in a Jules Verne kind […]Read More If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?