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Google Satellite
Google Satellite
Nopes, this is not a Google Product, but the launcher for a real, real satellite, and not just any other satellite, but a High-resolution satellite !!

According to the press release from here;

& for more details, see here from CNET News>>

which says,

Its camera can distinguish objects on the ground as small as 16 inches in size, and that Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page were on hand at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California for Saturday morning’s launch, according to the Reuters news agency.

Would this be step one for Google? Step 2 could be owning it’s own satellite??? I guess sci-fi writers will have a field day coming up with stories based in this 🙂