USA: GeoEye-1 satellite will be focusing its lens on the Inauguration of President Obama (swearing in ceremony), to be held on January 20th. The company notes that while there will be plenty of cameras covering the event on the ground, and some in the air, GeoEye-1 will be the only one offering a perspective from space.
The satellite will be 423 miles above Washington, D.C. on January 20 at 11:19AM EDT. While it will be moving 17,000 miles per hour, it will still be able to look down at the Earth and see objects about a half meter in size.
“An image of the Inauguration has been requested by many news organisations,” a GeoEye spokesperson informed. “So, if the weather cooperates, the image will be distributed to news organizations and bloggers around the world. The image will be available about three hours after it’s taken.”