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The US military has abruptly ended an informal arrangement that allowed scientists access to data on incoming meteors from classified surveillance satellites.
Although the reason for ending the arrangement remains unclear, Weeden notes that it coincides with the launch of a new generation of surveillance satellites. The US$10-billion-plus Space-Based Infrared System will provide a more detailed infrared picture of Earth for battlefield surveillance, early-warning alerts and the US missile defence programme.
The US$10-billion-plus Space-Based Infrared System will provide a more detailed infrared picture of Earth...
he was told this spring that he could no longer publicly discuss the classified data to which he had some access