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  • Helena van Mierlo

    June 29, 2023 at 7:55 pm

    You might want to change the sentence:

    ‘With higher flight altitudes, satellites can travel more quickly around the Earth. While this is related to less spatial resolution, the temporal resolution is increased.’ with:

    ‘With higher flight altitudes, satellites will travel slower and at a specific altitude it will be as slow as the actual rotational velocity as the Earth itself (geostationary satellite), resulting in a static positioning of the satellite above a specific area on Earth. As the satellite does not move away from the area, multiple observations can be made of the same area within a very short time. The drawback of such satellite orbits is that they only cover a limited area of the Earth.’