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banquo's_bumble_puppy
2012-Jun-05, 02:07 PM
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1206/04nronasa/

darn I'm good

Gsquare
2012-Jun-07, 03:30 AM
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n1206/04nronasa/

darn I'm good

Yea, that caught my eye in the local paper here.
Two 94 inchers from NRO; makes you wonder what NRO is using now that these are obsolete........hmmm. Apparently, they have something that can count the number of hairs on your head....and maybe even have a eyescan of everyone on the planet..(what a paranoid thought)....so Keep Loooking Up!
He, he....
oh, BTW, NASA, ... some assembly required.

:)

G^2

publiusr
2012-Jun-09, 06:54 PM
That or someone knocked them over like that LockMart weathersat from a few years ago. I wonder if they have the car fax...

"They were owned by a little old JPL worker in Pasadena...few nautical miles. Trust me, I'm from the NRO."

grapes
2012-Jun-09, 07:10 PM
Binoculars!

Kullat Nunu
2012-Jun-13, 03:30 PM
NASA releases more spy telescope details (http://content.usatoday.com/communities/sciencefair/post/2012/06/nasa-releases-more-spy-telescope-details-/1#.T9iw7kjkh0u)

Also this (http://twitpic.com/9vh659).