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Re: DISASTER SATELLITE NETWORK PREPARED



Dear Chris Jackson and SSTL team,

Congratulations on the latest breaking news on AOL of the forth coming 
launch of your satellite, good luck with the launch and hope that it proves 
to be another UoS success as much as our OSCAR satellites have been.

Chris
GW6KZZ

AOL NEWS
DISASTER SATELLITE NETWORK PREPARED

A network of satellites will form a dedicated disaster monitoring network 
around the globe.

Scientists are putting the finishing touches to the seven machines which 
will sweep over the Earth photographing stricken areas.

Each one is only the size of a television set and is capable of relaying its 
information directly to emergency services.

The first is British and will be launched from northern Russia in September. 
It will be used to monitor sites of earthquakes, volcanoes and other natural 
disasters.

Engineers at Surrey Satellite Technology in Guildford are working with 
experts in Algeria, China, Nigeria, Turkey, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Times reports the British satellite is being paid for by the 
Government's National Space Centre.




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