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Iceland through satellite

Satellite imagery consists of photographs of Earth or other planets made from artificial satellites. The first satellite photographs of Earth were made April 1, 1960 by the weather satellite TIROS-1. In the early 21st century satellite imagery became widely available when affordable, easy to use software with access to satellite imagery databases became offered by several companies and organizations. In 2005 the Australian company Astrovision (ASX: HZG) announced plans to launch the first ever commercial Geostationary satellite in the Asia-Pacific. It will provide true color, real-time live satellite feeds, with down to 250 metres resolution over the entire Asia-Pacific region, from India to Hawaii and Japan to Australia. They intend to provide this content to users of 3G mobile phones, over Pay TV as a weather channel, and to corporate and government users.

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