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garymilgrom
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posted 06-01-2012 06:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An op-ed in The New York Times is reporting earth-observing satellite counts are declining rapidly and everyday stuff like the accuracy of weather forecasting is about to be affected.
The new report found that the number of actual and planned satellite missions could decline from 23 this year to only 6 in 2020, reducing the number of Earth-observing instruments in space from 90 now to about 20 in 2020.

Max Q
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posted 06-01-2012 08:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting we obviously know all there is to know about this small Blue ball we live on.

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