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August 8th, 2012
Australia’s Satellite Scarcity Leaves Us Vulnerable

Australia has long been something of a Blanche Dubois of satellite earth observation; keen to rub shoulders with the global space industry but ultimately dependent “on the kindness of strangers”. And like the protagonist in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, that dependency makes Australia vulnerable. Australia’s size and remote geography means we rely on access to satellite-sourced Earth observation (EO) data for many critical public and commercial purposes, including agricultural monitoring, assessing the availability of clean water supplies, and responding to natural disasters. Read More