Google and Fidelity invest $1 billion in SpaceX
“It’s like rebuilding the Internet in space” – Elon Musk on the 4000 micro satellites project (LATimes).
With this investment, Google is hopping on a crowded bandwagon. Last week, Virgin Group, along with Qualcomm, a maker of communications semiconductors, announced they had invested in a constellation of 648 Internet connectivity satellites. Also on Tuesday, Planet Labs, a maker of shoebox-size satellites that offer Earth imagery, announced it had received $95 million in financing. – NYTimes
Digital Globe’s top satellite images of 2014
For the middle of the week we’ve got for you a visual delight. The top results of DigitalGlobe’ annual Top Satellite Image of the Year contest.
The 25 contest images were gathered from the trillions of pixels that were captured by DigitalGlobe’s constellation of satellites last year and selected by the company’s employees by popular vote.
The winner is picture taken above Alberta, Canada in October 2010:
Here are all other remaining images: