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Will Marshall: Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time

Design, Future, Science

Satellite imaging has revolutionized our knowledge of the Earth, with detailed images of nearly every street corner readily available online. But Planet Labs’ Will Marshall says we can do better and go faster — by getting smaller. He introduces his tiny satellites — no bigger than 10 by 10 by 30 centimeters — that, when launched in a cluster, provide high-res images of the entire planet, updated daily.

It’s exciting to see the UK making a real contribution to satellite imagery. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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