(From BBC News)
A British spacecraft is now routinely making movies of the Earth’s surface.
Carbonite-2 was built by Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford and launched in January.
It is the forerunner of a network of spacecraft that will be sent up in the years ahead to be operated by Earth-i, an analytics firm also of Guildford.
Carbonite’s short clips are the first high-definition, full-colour videos to be delivered from orbit by a commercial satellite on a regular basis.
The sequences have a resolution of one metre, which means the movement of cars, lorries, boats and planes is easily discerned.