posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 12:49 PM
" Germany and the United States are jointly developing secret spy satellites under the guise of a commercial programme despite opposition from
France, leaked US diplomatic cables showed Monday.
The project, named HiROS, envisions the construction of an undetermined number of high-resolution observation satellites capable of spotting any
object on the planet down to a size of just 50 centimetres (about 1.5 feet), according to classified cables from US embassy in Berlin leaked to
WikiLeaks and obtained by Norwegian daily Aftenposten.
The satellites will have the capacity to take infrared images at night and to send images much quicker back to earth than the satellites currently in
service, the cables showed.
Due to the controversial nature of the programme, US and German officials have decided it should be presented as a civilian project with environmental
aims, run by commercial entities.
But in reality it is "under the total control" of the German intelligence service BND and the German aerospace centre DLR, the cables showed."
anytime you have usa and germany togethers its always bad news . leaked cables released this ? Where the wiki leak haters who cry only old men fart
releases . This is the transparency we need to get reform .