Watching Landing Planes from Space

#Video

Wed, Mar 5th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Mapbox brings to attention this video showcasing Skybox’s constellation of micro-satellites capable of taking HD video "of Earth from space."

This quick shot by Skybox’s SkySat-1 shows multiple planes landing at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) airport in Beijing on December 30, 2013. You can easily see a large plane landing on the runway at right. Using the video’s timestamp and public flight logs, Bruno identified this plane as Air China Limited flight 1310, a wide-body Airbus 330 flying from Guangzhou to Beijing. Operating as a codeshare, that flight was also listed as Shenzhen Airlines 1310, United Airlines 7564, SAS 9510, Austrian 8010 and Lufthansa 7283.

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