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Close encounters of the classified kind
54 points by quakeguyhttp://www.thespacereview.com/article/3277/1
LMYahooTFY - 1 hours ago
Very interesting.If I recall the details correctly, there have been
observations recently of another NRO satellite in a geostationary
orbit above the middle east and west Asia, that apparently can
maneuver and reposition itself.And if I'm still not mistaken (may
have been a different satellite) it was confirmed that this
satellite had extraordinarily high communications bandwidth and was
speculated to be used either for SIGINT or for operating
UAVs.Anyone interested in it, other classified satellites and
classified things on the map in general should look up Trevor
Paglen. He's a Geographer who's recently begun taking pretty
spectacular shots of classified satellites.
quakeguy - 53 minutes ago
Concerning Trevor Paglen ( http://www.paglen.com ), he also gave
a great speach at CCC30, "Seeing the secret state six
_saal_1_-_201312282...I recommend it! Especially for a saturday
chill out noon ;)
Hasknewbie - 26 minutes ago
Thank you (and GP) for the Paglen reference, I remember
watching this talk but could not find it again afterward. Now
bookmarked.I especially like how the CCC crowd slowly realizes
why a photographer/artist would be talking at this conf at all.
There's definitely a "ho shit, that guy ain't playing" moment
quakeguy - 20 minutes ago
I was there, and that was exactly how most of the audience
did react after 15 min. into his talk.
slr555 - 1 hours ago
Allow me to don a shiny new cap of quality Reynolds aluminum foil
and say this.If it was meant to be observed, and if it was
intentional, and if it was nearly "danger close", couldn't this
suggest that USA 276 is a platform in development not just to
deploy sensors for observation but perhaps to, in the future host
systems for engaging and destroying satellites.
idlewords - 1 hours ago
Reynolds has been a CIA front for decades. Wake up!
krapp - 10 minutes ago
Typical FUD from an obvious shill account for Saran Wrap.
krapp - 1 hours ago
Wouldn't its unusual orbit make it less than optimal for
intercepting other satellites?