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Collecting satellite data Australia wants: a new direction for Earth observation

27 Sep 2017, 00:26 UTC
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Australia – for the first time – will soon have the power to task an Earth imaging satellite in orbit. We’ll be able to collect imagery where we need it, and downlink the data directly into Australian ground stations. CSIRO, under an agreement with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), has secured a 10% share of “tasking and acquisition” time on the NovaSAR satellite, due for launch later this year.

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