The University of North Dakota said it would drop the “AgCam” name from its space camera to avoid a dispute with a rural company that trademarked the name for its own product.
Dakota Micro Inc., which makes the AgCam in southeastern North Dakota, said customers were confusing its portable camera with the one made by the university that did not work properly after it was installed aboard the International Space Station in spring 2009.
By Dale Wetzel, The Associated Press
, February 10, 2010
A sophisticated camera built at the University of North Dakota and blasted into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor last fall isn’t working right.
The AgCam at the International Space Station was to send back high-resolution pictures and information about the Earth that could be used by farmers and scientists.
A sophisticated camera built at the University of North Dakota and blasted into space aboard the space shuttle Endeavor is set to start working.
UND said the AgCam is to become operational Tuesday. It was taken to the International Space Station last November.
The camera is to send back high-resolution pictures and information about the Earth that can be used by farmers and scientists.
The blast-off party that University of North Dakota students and professors have been waiting for since 2001 is ready to start, good weather willing.
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, November 14, 2008
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