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German Radar Satellite Lifts Off Tonight

June 20th, 2010 06:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

2Y9D57 writes “Germany’s new TanDEM-X radar satellite is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome at 04:15 Berlin time on 21 June — that’s 10:14 pm Eastern today (20 June). Flying in close formation with its twin satellite, TerraSAR-X, TanDEM-X will generate the most consistent and highest-resolution digital elevation map ever of the Earth — 12m = 40ft. pixel pitch. It will take three years to image all 150 million square kilometers (58 million square miles), in the process generating more than 350 TB of raw data. Here’s where to go as the time approaches for live streaming.”

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