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Or it confirms that the civilian sector is practically equal with the government, and it is now cheaper to buy imagery from GeoEye et al. rather than launch and operate a large IMINT constellation under NRO control.
Wouldn't changing the position of the secondary mirror cause the photons reflecting off the primary to converge behind the secondary? I was always of the impression that primary mirrors are ground with a specific parabolic shape for a certain focal ratio.
The U.S. government’s secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA said that Hubble Space Telescope could see the light of a match from NY to LA
Originally posted by Sinsear
Secret government space program indeed. It just makes you wonder, what kind of technology has replaced these two outdated telescopes? This is a great article proving that we know very little about our governments secret space program. This also sheds some light as to why they cut NASA's funding. Anyone know more info regarding this topic?
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Originally posted by SickeningTruths
Wasn't NASA officially shut down? or was it just a select branch? I kinda wonder if they say its shut down but really isn't.. "The one hand waving at you while the other is doing secret stuff"edit on 06/04/12 ? by SickeningTruths because: (no reason given)