Dr. Stuart EvesThe Discovery Channel News article NASA Caught Early Signs of China Quake said
Hundreds of miles above the Earth isn’t the first place you’d expect to detect an impending earthquake, but that’s where NASA and one U.K. company are looking.
The project is based on a controversial theory that may gain traction in light of new findings described in a leaked NASA memo about the May 12 earthquake in China’s Sichuan province.
“Right now we’re in the business of disaster monitoring,” said Stuart Eves, a researcher at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, the company behind the proposed satellite network.
“We hope to be in the business of disaster avoidance,” said Eves.
Stuart Eves, Ph.D., FRAS is responsible for military business
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) in Guildford. He spent 16
years with the UK Ministry Of Defence, in various space-related posts,
before joining SSTL in January 2004.
During his time with the MOD, Stuart initiated the TopSat satellite programme, which is currently conducting its Earth-observation mission. TopSat established a new world record for “resolution per mass of satellite”, and has now been operating on-orbit for more than twice its design lifetime. Indeed the mission has been so successful that the engineering model of the satellite now forms part of the recently re-vamped space gallery at the Science Museum in London.
He authored Earthquake Prediction From Space, and coauthored Real-time Mosaic Rapid Response High-resolution Imaging from Space, A Modular Design for Rapid-Response Telecoms and Navigation Missions, Low Cost Constellations to Assist the Warfighter, and Ultra-low-cost radar.
Stuart has an MSc in Astrophysics, a PhD in constellation design, and has been a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society for more than 15 years. He takes an active interest in all things space, and over the past 18 months has been involved in media stories as diverse as: William Herschel’s observations of the Rings of Uranus; a space experiment competition for UK schools; the Chinese and US ASAT missile tests; a novel scientific theory involving eclipses and ultrasound; and the possibility of detecting earthquake precursor signals from space.
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