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Nuts & Volts Magazine (December 2016)

Cheap Multispectral Imaging for Amateur Science

By L. Paul Verhage    View In Digital Edition  


Satellites and airplanes are the primary platforms in use today for imaging Earth’s surface. However, satellites are very high above the ground and expensive, while airplanes are unable to safely view the ground up close. This means drones like quadcopters are the solution to Earth imaging very close to the ground and BalloonSats are the cheap alternative to satellite-based imaging.

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