One year after the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan’s eastern seaboard, the Pléiades satellite operated by Astrium Services acquired high resolution imagery of the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Pléiades Tracks Progress
Acquired almost one year after the accident, this Pléiades 1 image of January 18, 2012 shows work underway on a site now hostile to humans. The roof of reactor building N°1 ripped off in the blast is covered by a white structure. The roof of reactor building N°2 was not damaged. Work is continuing to clear reactor containment buildings N°3 and N°4 with the aid of red cranes. … Read more