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Feb 20 2015

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They’ll fly their satellites until the cows come home…literally

This is a new(ish) and interesting application of satellite technology: Tracking livestock. Not just herds, but individual animals. Knowing the location of each animal in a herd helps save time when wrangling and keeps losses to predators down.

The country boy inside of me approves. FindMyAnimal simply puts a collar with a satellite signal on it, and Globalstar receives the signal and displays the animal location on a GUI.

Pretty cool!

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