devastating monsoon in Pakistan: the floods seen from space
© LP / Data Stanislas de Livonnière The satellite images show the extent of the torrential rains that have shot down on Pakistan. LP / Data / Stanislas of Livonnière of fatal floods. "The worst in the history of the country", in the words of the Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. In the space of a few months, Pakistan has become the theater of a devastating monsoon.
© Marco Langbroek / AFPBROek, In this screenshot drawn from a video taken by Marco Langbroek, we can see a group of Satellites SpaceX Starlink pass -dessus of Leiden, in the Netherlands, May 24, 2019. (Illustration image)
A drag of light objects flying at the same speed, at low altitude, and which were seen in the naked eye in the Libyan sky in the night from Monday to Tuesday, unleashed different speculations on the origin and nature of these bodies. Many Libyans have shared images and videos of this light streak which, at first glance, looked like a salvo of missiles. Some still do not believe that these were satellites launched by the company SpaceX of the billionaire Elon Musk.
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Elon Musk’s Starlink project aims to install an internet and telephony connection of a somewhat special and cheaper: it is a question of providing a connection that transits through space, via communication satellites.
It is his company Spacex is responsible for the project and will provide internet access by satellite to 40 countries. It aims for global coverage with a personal communication service by satellite which should be operational after 2023. Nearly 12,000 satellites will be launched in total, as part of this project.
The view, therefore, for the first time in this light drag of 34 satellites largely occupied the Libyans.
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The remote sensing and space sciences was forced to make an official press release explaining the subject and affirming that other satellite launches will have . But some militias were not willing to believe in despite these explanations. They remained convinced that they were drones of rival militias which aims to film their positon and to spy on them.
The trained has also been seen in other countries such as Italy, France or Lebanon.
The Libyan capital is still experiencing extreme tension after last month's fighting between the forces of two opponent governments and which has made many victims.
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© AP - Emrah Gurel regime a view of the city of Kobane in the north of Syria near the Turkish border. Turkish air strikes on positions held by the troops of the regime and the Kurdish forces left three dead and injured on Sunday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.