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It's a briefcase! It's a pizza box! No, It's a mini satellite
by William J. Broad

The New York Times    Translate This Article
11 December 2018

On 11 December 2018 The New York Times reported: They're the size of a briefcase or a loaf of bread, and a group of them, operated by Planet Labs, helped firefighters monitor and contain the spread of the Camp Fire in California. Small satellites are less expensive than larger ones, and more accessible to a wider group of interests. They make it possible, among other advances, to observe Earth's environment more completely and regularly than before. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

'It's unbelievably significant,' S. Pete Worden, a retired Air Force general and NASA official who now chairs the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, said of the trend. 'At first they were toys. Now it's revolutionary.'

... 'It's been really great,' said Brent Freeze, an aerospace specialist who advises the 160 students. 'It's a way to get smart young people to talk to each other and work together.'

Even NASA, a founding member of the big-is-better club, has joined the new wave.

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