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24-Mar-01 | Quickbird 2 to fly on a Delta

Delta II has been selected to launch QuickBird 2 in October, according to Spaceflight Now, 23-Mar-01. With a ground resolution of just 2 feet (61 cm), the Earth imaging satellite will provide the highest resolution images commercially available. The article’s author, Justin Ray, informs us that EarthWatch, Inc., owner of the satellite, has received a license from NOAA to operate a 0.5-meter resolution system. This agreement circumvents the U.S. Government’s restriction on non-military satellites with clarity below 5 meters that has supposedly delayed Radarsat 2 for a few years.



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