Startup rents out satellites to enable businesses to glean data from space

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The ArduSat has already opened up space exploration to the masses, offering anyone to book time and run their own programs on the mini satellites. Now Skybox Imaging wants to do the same for businesses, with the aim of turning real-time images of the Earth's surface into useful data to gain a larger perspective of human activity. According to Wired, only nine satellites currently sell high-resolution images commercially and typically only take one image of a given location per year. The key to SkyBox's proposition is that the satellites it uses are cheaper and use technology that enables it to…

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