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Submission + - UK plans space based radar system (

peepster84 writes: The UK government is to kick-start an innovative project to fly radar satellites around the Earth, with an initial investment of £21m. NovaSar-S would have a number of viewing modes that could enable it to perform a wide range of roles, from flood monitoring and land cover management to disaster mapping and maritime enforcement — notably ship tracking and oil spill detection.
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UK plans space based radar system

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I'm still waiting for the advent of the computer science groupie.