31 May 2017

Imagery of the Month (May)

Tekezé Dam, Ethiopia taken by TeLEOS-1 © ST Electronics 2017 on 7 April 2017.

Standing at almost 188m, the Tekezé Dam is Africa’s tallest dam which took almost 10 years to build. This double-curvature arch dam generates 300 Megawatts of electricity hence increasing Ethiopia’s total generating capacity by almost 35% as of 2009.

28 April 2017

Imagery of the Month (April)

Merlin Diamond Mine, Northern Territory of Australia taken by TeLEOS-1 © ST Electronics 2017 on 28 March 2017.

Merlin Diamond Mine is one of the three diamond mines in Australia and the only one in the Northern Territory. It is renowned for its production of high quality and large diamonds. Borehole open pit mining is carried out at the Merlin Diamond Mine where a hydraulic water jetting tool is used to cut and break rock formations within the pit. The slurry is then transported out of the pit via a hydraulic lifting system.

29 March 2017

Imagery of the Month (March)

Kisumu County, Kenya taken by TeLEOS-1 © ST Electronics 2017 on 2 February 2017.

Kisumu County is located in west Kenya and has a population of close to 1 million. The county is coasted by Lake Victoria which is known for being Africa’s largest lake by area. Kisumu County has a tropical climate that is brought upon mainly by the presence of Lake Victoria.

31 January 2017

Imagery of the Month (December)

Mount Wechacha, Ethiopia taken by TeLEOS-1 © ST Electronics 2017 on 13 January 2017.

Standing at 3400m above sea level, Mount Wechacha is about 20km away from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. At the foot of the mountain sits an indigenous forest known as Menagesha National Forest which covers a land area of 25km2.

30 December 2016

Imagery of the Month (December)

Cerrejón Coal Mines, Colombia taken by TeLEOS-1 © ST Electronics 2016 on 22 November 2016.
Located in the basin of the Rancheria River, Cerrejón is a Colombian coal mine that lies near the border shared with Venezuela. The open pit mines covers almost 700 sq. km and is one of the largest of its kind.

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