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Tiny sat, big ambitions

Traditionally, it has been very difficult to perform live, in-flight testing of newly developed software for satellites. No one wants to take any risk with an existing, valuable satellite, so it there are only limited opportunities ...

dateApr 28, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Estimating wealth from outer space

They found that it is possible to make inferences about the wealth of a region by measuring the amount of nighttime illumination. While this has been used for large geographic units such as countries, the two researchers ...

dateApr 25, 2017 in Social Sciences
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