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Published February 10, 2010, 08:07 AM

UND Dropping 'AgCam' Name for Space Camera

The University of North Dakota says it's dropping the "AgCam" name from its space camera.

By: Asssociated Press, WDAZ

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The University of North Dakota says it's

dropping the "AgCam" name from its space camera.

A North Dakota company called Dakota Micro has trademarked the

"AgCam" name for its own camera system, which is used on farms.

Dakota Micro marketing director Charissa Rubey says people often

get her company's AgCam confused with the UND camera.

She says that's a problem because the UND camera hasn't worked

since it was installed on the International Space Station in

November 2008.

In a statement on Tuesday, the university said it will change

the name of its space camera.

It was developed by UND students and faculty, and it's designed

to keep track of the health of crops, pasture land, forests and

vegetation.

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