SPACE GREEN WATCH

BY KEITH NUTHALL
TECHNOLOGICAL advancement seems to go hand in hand with miniaturisation; witness the development of the mobile phone from its 1980's high-tech brick to today's tiny handset; smaller than the devices used by Captain Kirk in the early Star Trek episodes that peered centuries into the future.

So it is maybe no surprise to learn that the European Space Agency (ESA) has received its first test images from an environmental monitoring satellite the size of a small cardboard box and weighing just 100 kg. Called PROBA, this micro-satellite's ...


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