The Arab World and Space Research: Where Do We Stand?

Author/s: Farouk El-Baz
1st Edition Year: 1998
Edition: First edition
Language: English
Available Languages: العربية
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Advances in space exploration have raised the levels of science and technology in countries with viable space programs, and the most tangible benefits remain in these countries. Dr. El-Baz reviews the available satellite imaging systems and their data and outlines a proposal for the planning, launch and operation of “Desertsat,” an imaging satellite to be dedicated to photographing arid lands, particularly in the Arab world. He gives examples of practical uses of space images in solving problems, particularly those relating to a better understanding of the origin and evolution of Arab deserts in the hope that this information will lead to more widespread use of satellite images in development plans in the Arab world.

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