Mark Brender

Aug. 29, 2008

Higher-Res Eye In The Sky

If all goes according to plan, next week a rocket will launch carrying a commercial imaging satellite capable of making out details on Earth just 16 inches across. We'll talk with one of the people behind the GeoEye-1 launch about the satellite and its c

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