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Satellites Spy on Washington from on High [Slide Show]

A satellite imaging company provides clear new pix of features on Earth's surface as India mulls the role played by such imagery in the deadly Mumbai attacks

By Angela Cesaro

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NATIONALS PARK, APRIL 10:

IKONOS collects publicly available imagery at a resolution from 3.3 to 13.1 feet (one to four meters) as can be seen in this photo of the Washington Nationals baseball team's ballpark.....[ More ]

THE NATIONAL MALL, APRIL 10:

The National Mall was also captured by IKONOS , launched on September 24, 1999, to provide urban and rural mapping of natural resources and is also used for natural disasters; tax mapping; agriculture and forestry analysis; mining; engineering; construction; and change detection.....[ More ]

THE PENTAGON, SEPTEMBER 3:

This image was taken by GeoEye's IKONOS satellite , which weighs about 1,600 pounds (725 kilograms). Together, the IKONOS and GeoEye-1 satellites collect nearly 386,100 square miles (one million square kilometers) of imagery each day.....[ More ]

THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, OCTOBER 28:

In the panchromatic (black-and-white) mode, the GeoEye 1 collects images covering up to 270,270 square miles (700,000 square kilometers) of territory per day; in multispectral mode (which adds color), it can cover up to 135,135 square miles (350,000 square kilometers) daily.....[ More ]

THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT, OCTOBER 18:

GeoEye 1's total cost (including the satellite and its camera, financing, launch, launch insurance, and four owned or leased ground stations) was about $502 million.....[ More ]

THE WHITE HOUSE, OCTOBER 18:

GeoEye 1 can map from orbit natural and man-made features to within nine feet (three meters) of their actual location on Earth's surface.....[ More ]

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