One the biggest benefits of exploring space is the ability to look right back down at the Earth.

A new space camera being developed as part of collaboration between La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia and the German equivalent of NASA, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), will let us observe natural phenomena such as storms, droughts and bushfires more clearly.

The platform is called the DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer (DESIS), and it will eventually be integrated into the International Space Station’s (ISS) own imaging equipment — the Multi-User System for Earth Sensing (MUSES). Read more…

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