Clearancejobs.com posted my article about this last Friday. I note that a lot of different space assets seem to have been brought to bear to clarify how the MH17 passengers were murdered. If you want to read more, please read: Can Top Secret Satellites Aid in International Justice?Read More Top Secret Satellites Involved in International Justice?
A Chinese Long March 2C rocket boosted another satellite with unknown intentions into orbit earlier today. You can read all about it from NASASpaceflight.com’s posting: Chinese Long March 2C lofts Yaogan Weixing-18 satellite. According to the article, this launch was not officially announced. There’s not too much advertised about Yaogan Weixing-18, although NASASpaceflight.com’s article does a great […]Read More Another secret Chinese launch
To say there are a lot of interesting satellites orbiting the Earth with unknown missions, at least unknown to the public, belonging either to the US or other nations, is an understatement. And when governments withhold the number of, ahem, “black” satellites orbiting the Earth as the US did last year, well, that just encourages […]Read More Curious about spy satellites? Now there’s an app for that!
The Chinese launched another three satellites from Jiuquan (map below), China, according to this article. One supposedly has a electro-optical payload, another has synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and the third has possibly a ELINT/SIGINT payload. All are suspected, according to the NASA Spaceflight.org page, to be used for maritime vehicle tracking. I don’t know, but suspect these are probably going […]Read More New Chinese Launch–another three satellites in one.
Okay, now that I’ve recovered from my previous aside and post of old information, here’s something that shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone paying attention. According to this article from the Washington Post, satellites of all sorts were used to help find and monitor Osama Bin Laden. Some SIGINT (Signals Intelligence) here, a little IMINT […]Read More Satellites and terrorists