Sunday, March 18, 2018

New eyes in the skies

The availability of high-resolution data collected by miniaturized satellites heralds a turning point in Earth and environmental sensing from space.


The advent of small, specialized satellites called CubeSats are transforming our ability to monitor the Earth’s surface and the impact of human activity on the planet. Scientists at KAUST are pioneering research techniques based on CubeSat data and are excited about the potential of these satellites, particularly for the fields of hydrology and precision agriculture.

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Image: Matthew McCabe displays a CubeSat: shoebox-sized satellites built from off-the-shelf components and sensors, making them comparatively cheap to build and launch.
© 2018 KAUST

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