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A SUITCASE-SIZE SATELLITE’S BIG IMAGE OF FROZEN EARTH BELOW

A SUITCASE-SIZE SATELLITE’S BIG IMAGE OF FROZEN EARTH BELOW About two weeks ago, a satellite called Iceye-X1 hitched a ride into orbit aboard an Indian rocket. It’s about the size of a suitcase, and has already sent its first picture, constructed out of microwave radar reflections, back to Earth. “I personally love this image,” said Rafal Modrzewski, the chief executive of Iceye, a Finnish start-up that built and operates the satellite, referring to a scene from the Noatak National Preserve in Alaska. “It’s full of snow, but it’s so much more complex than you think at first.”   More



(Source: New York Times - Jan 28)

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