TITLE

Disaster Monitor lends a hand to aid agencies

PUB. DATE
September 2003
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);9/12/2003, Vol. 292 Issue 7635, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the development of Great Britain-based microsatellites that will provide reliable and up-to-date information on natural and man-made disasters around the world. Developer of the satellites; Countries involved in the project; Schedule of launch.
ACCESSION #
10974268

 

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