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Thursday, October 19, 2017

“A Russian satellite is transmitted to Earth a full picture of the destruction of the Fiji Islands”

Satellite images of destroyed settlements on the island of Fiji, made at the end of February upon request of the International Charter, announced the Russian Federal space Agency.

Cause treatment Roscosmos have become serious destruction of infrastructure and residential buildings as a result of tropical storm “Winston” that struck the island nation of Fiji on 20 February 2016. The cyclone was assigned to the fifth, highest category of power. In Fiji it has been called the most destructive in the last decade.

The event took place at 18:30 local time. As a result of the passage of the cyclone were damaged and destroyed many homes and entire villages, as well as power lines and a bridge. There are dead and wounded. For damage assessment, the international Charter was sent to the Russian Scientific center for Earth operative monitoring (NTS OMZ) request for provision of data of the Russian Earth remote sensing satellites of the Russian production.

In this promotion were involved spacecraft “Resurs-P”. in the pictures sent with these satellites are clearly visible damaged roofs of residential and commercial buildings, destroyed bridge.


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