An oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is seen in this WorldView-2 multi-spectral leaflet image, taken June 10, 2010 and released December 24, 2019 by Maxar Technologies. Maxar Technologies / REUTERS Brochure
(Reuters) – The biggest news events of the past decade have been recorded in space.
Over the past 10 years, there has been a boom in the use of satellite imagery for reporting, led by the growth of commercial satellites that has reduced the cost of such imagery and advances in technology that have produced high resolution imagery from many parts of the accessible world. , almost instantly, even on a phone.
US satellite imagery company Maxar Technologies Inc has released satellite imagery of some of the biggest news events of the past decade – from natural disasters to wars and the building of Apple's "Spaceship" headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The images range from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the launch of the first Chinese-made aircraft carrier, the Shandong, from a base off the disputed South China Sea last month.
Headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, Maxar specializes in satellites for Earth imagery, geospatial data and analysis.
Written by Karishma Singh; Editing by Himani Sarkar
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