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Google-focused satellite enters orbit

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posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 08:12 AM
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Google-focused satellite enters orbit


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The GeoEye-1 satellite that launched into orbit Saturday is on a mission from Google.

Well, not just Google. The GeoEye-1 is part of the NextView program of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a dot-mil organization that, odd as it may seem, wants access to commercial satellite imagery to support its national security mission. GeoEye, the company, won its $500 million NextView contract four years ago.But the search titan does have the exclusive rights among online mapping sites....
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posted on Sep, 7 2008 @ 08:12 AM
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Well this could really feed into people's big brother fears about Google. The ability to ID objects as small as "16 inches" freaky enough. I won't jump on the doomsayer bandwagon, but I wish I could step outside of time and see how things like this affect the flow of future events.

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[edit on 7-9-2008 by ninthaxis]



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