Russians Discuss Earthquake Warning Satellite System
August 10, 2011 • 11:43PM

Sergey Zhukov, general director of the "Skolkovo" new technology development center, spoke of an "interesting proposal" among the projects the center envisages: "One of a satellite system that recognizes earthquakes at an early stage. It has been found out that the activity of the Earth's crust produces some changes in the ionosphere. This will be a system of two satellites, a 200-kilo and a 50-kilo one, that will fly one after another, receive information from the ionosphere, and transmit it to Earth. This project gives great prospects for both scientific research and for commercial needs. In particular, we hope that insurance companies will be interested in receiving information from these satellites."