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British Satellites for hire

#1
Amongst the triumphing of Labour and stories about North Korea on the BBC website I saw this.

BBC News - Surrey Satellite unveils high-resolution space project

Soon we will all be constantly and unknowingly spied upon from above, either by the state, potential enemies, a James Bond-esque bad guy planning to rule the world or anyone who can afford it.

It probably wont be long before local councils are tasking satellites to photograph vehicles parked on double yellow lines or to spy on dog walkers who’s hounds foul the grass in the local park?

Proles beware - Big Brother is watching you!



If you could buy satellite time what would you use it for?





(Why not use them for disaster response to provide up to date mapping?) ^_~
 
#2
Both the EU and Gov have been watching farmers for years. Its a relatively easy way for said Gov to check that the acreage you are growing and also the crop is correct. Supposed to stop those telling the Department porkies about what they have planted and claimed for.
 
#4
So a small British company started as a university department spinoff are leading the world in their field, and that's some sort of a problem is it?
No, not at all, it is something to be proud of.

It's who we sell or hire them to that may cause problems.

SSTL and DMCii already operate a fleet of 100kg-class imaging satellites, but these are owned by different nations, including the UK, China, Spain and Nigeria.
 

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