Israeli Satellite to Secure Rio Olympics

(JTA) The Israeli Eros-B high-resolution imaging satellite will strengthen security during the Olympics and Paralympic Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro this summer, Brazilian Defense Minister Raul Jungmann announced last week. "This is an Israeli satellite at a low Earth orbit altitude capable of capturing high-resolution images of up to 50 cm. [1 1/2 feet] in an area of 450 km. [31 miles], thus enabling the identification of objects, people, cars and goods." The satellite will also be used in the future to support border surveillance. Another Israeli company, LiveU, will provide cellular-based live video transmission technology to allow broadcasters to beam images from Brazil around the world in real time, with little latency and superb picture quality.

2016-07-27 00:00:00

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