National Reconnaissance Office to upgrade US’s spy satellite array




You always hear about how spy satellites can read the text on a postage stamp. Claims like that one give people a somewhat skewed mental picture of spy satellites. They’re certainly high-powered, but just because they have an impressive zoom that doesn’t mean that America’s spy satellite network is flawless. Think of our spy satellites like spotlights scanning a prison yard. We need to have the whole area covered, but since our spotlights are so focused we have to specifical...
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