Cube stats – 2

Why back on the 16th January 2011 I posted on the “cube stat concept. Today I have come across Planet Labs a San Francisco business intending to launch 28 before the end of the year. The intention is building a business from photographing the earth in response to requests (and, no doubt payment) but within a much shorter timescale than is offered by the existing satellite owners. The images are only “medium” resolution, resolving objects of 5 Metres, rather than the best commercial offering of 1 Metre. (I wonder what the real spy satellites offer!) Overview (sic) at:

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