Satellites are checking if boats in remote places are fishing legally

A hiber sattelite
A Hiber satellite weighs around 10 kilograms

Hiber

Perched on a desk in front of me is a tiny satellite. Four black panels stick out like the spokes of a windmill, connected to central body the size of a desktop computer. It weighs less than 10 kilograms, and looks like a space buff’s toy.

Suspended precariously on a metal rod, it’s hard to imagine a satellite just like this is hurtling around Earth, at an altitude of 600 kilometres.

This model belongs to technology firm Hiber and is a life-size replica of its other nanosatellites …

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200326-satellites-are-checking-if-boats-in-remote-places-are-fishing-legally/?utm_campaign=RSS%7CNSNS&utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=home

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