[FPSPACE] Radar satellites and Katrina
thomsona at flash.net
Wed Aug 31 11:13:45 EDT 2005
Stefan Barensky said,
> ESA's Envisat et ERS-2 are performing well.
Thank you. I see that the ESA page says,
"With serious flooding anticipated in the hurricane's wake as well as direct
storm damage, the US Geological Service (USGS) activated the International
Charter on Space and Major Disasters on 27 August.
"ESA is a founding member of the Charter, which represents a joint effort by
global space agencies to put resources at the service of rescue authorities
responding to major natural or man-made disasters. To date the Charter has
been activated more than 80 times."
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