Sunday, September 07, 2008

High-resolution satellite launched in California - Boston.com

A ~$500M investment

A super-sharp Earth-imaging satellite that can detail an area the size of a baseball diamond's home plate from space has been launched into orbit from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central California coast.

And guess who has exclusive rights, among mapping sites, to the GeoEye-1 images. (Hint: CNet's "Google-focused Satellite Enters Orbit" article)

High-resolution satellite launched in California - Boston.com

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