Seeking Submeter Success

April 13, 2012 by  
Filed under 2012, Articles, Mar-Apr

    By Charlotte Gabriel-Robez, Astrium GEO-Information Services (, Toulouse, France. PlĂ©iades 1, the first of a dual-satellite Earth observation system designed to deliver 50-centimeter color imaging products, was launched successfully on Dec. 16, 2011, from French Guiana aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket. The 970-kilogram satellite is the result of a decade-long effort by the [...]