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International Space Station (ISS) Keeps Watch on World's Sea Traffic

Posted by Doug Miller on 4/2/2012 to AIS News
As the International Space Station circles Earth, it has been tracking individual ships crossing the seas beneath. An investigation hosted by the European Space Agency (ESA) in its Columbus module has been testing the viability of monitoring global maritime traffic from the station's orbit hundreds of miles (kilometers) above since June 2010.
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