United Nations has a space fleet?

Did you know the United Nations (UN)  has a space fleet ready for disasters?  The UN doesn’t really run the constellation, but there’s a signed charter, the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, which has about 23 members involved with it.  Some United States organizations are members, such as DigitalGlobe (hence Tomnod), National Oceanic and […]

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You can sit in a chair at home and help the Philippines

At least you can help find the interesting things with this website:  Tomnod.  Right now, Tomnod has images of the Philippines and other super typhoon affected countries, from DigitalGlobe’s imagery collections that were taken from their satellites’ payload as they happened to zoom overhead.  Tomnod’s is an old idea applied to imagery:  crowdsourcing.  Let people […]

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