A radiotelescope in the sky: the USA-202 ORION satellite

An analysis of the USA-202 ORION satellite and its capabilities, based on classified documents.

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History of the US reconnaissance system

I wanted to make a short post on today's US spy satellites, but I realized that to speculate about them, it's better to have some historical perspective. So I assembled a condensed history of the US reconnaissance system (only for imagery, the electronic side might come later). I used Susan D. Schultz's chronology in Why… Continue reading History of the US reconnaissance system