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World's first full-colour satellite is capable of capturing high-definition videos of individual people from orbit

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A British satellite could provide a full colour, high-definition video of our planet from space, even picking up objects as small as 26 inches (65cm) big on the ground.

The 'Big Brother' video satellite, which is currently still a prototype can capture videos of individual people from orbit in high definition.

It was one of 31 payloads sent up in the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying dozens of satellites from India and six other countries.

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The British spacecraft is a pre-production model and if it performs well the Guildford-based company Earth-i will create another batch of five.

The forthcoming constellation - which will be known as Vivid-i - will be the first to give full-colour, high definition from space
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/vivid-i.htm

It will orbit at an altitude of 314 miles (505km) and can point at specific locations, taking pictures and creating two-minute films.

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'We can collect up to 50 frames per second which is a lot of information', Earth-i CEO Richard Blain told BBC news.

'That allows us to stack the individual images and increase our effective resolution, achieving somewhere around 65cm [26 inches] to 75cm [30 inches],' he said, allowing it to capture moving cars and ships.

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Wow, that's amazing. With that resolution, I reckon it atmospheric effects will be more obvious.

I'd love to see a demo, but it's probably classified.
 

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