While a huge effort was being made to contain the spread of COVID-19, SPOT & Pléiades constellations continued to keep a watchful eye on other events that marked 2020.
Here is a selection of 3 events that hit the month of August 2020:
Pléiades collected the extent of the damage caused by the explosion in the Beirut Harbour.
The before and after Pléiades satellite images over the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico. On the 1st December, this huge radio telescope which played a key role in astronomical discoveries for over half a century completely collapsed.
The Mauritian Prime Minister declared a state of environmental emergency on 7th August after a vessel ran aground on a coral reef in the Indian Ocean. Pléiades satellites monitored the oil spill, off the coast of Mauritius and help delineate the extent of the damage.