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U.S military develop satellite that fits in the palm of your hand..

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 05:09 AM
Found this article from discovery, which talks about the latest in US spy satelitte technology.

The U.S. military is developing a new technology to find and track terror suspects -- small satellites, known as CubeSats, which can be quickly and inexpensively built and launched.


The miniature satellites, which can fit in the palm of your hand, launched aboard the Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket that put the company's first Dragon capsule into orbit.

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posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 06:01 AM
Cool, the timing is good.

Now the x-37b would have no problem with 20 odd of these stashed in it's cargo bay.
Now the USS of A could evesdrop and black out radio frequency communications at will with these small / cheap deploy anywhere satellites.

posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:02 AM
Satellite's will minaturize along with everything else as computer tech and speed of chips and connected technology evolves. So one rocket could toss up hundreds of these things at a time, if not thousands, all with different characteristics and tasks. It could let them out a few hundred at a time as it rises higher into orbit. Gives a new meaning to "He's got the whole his hands". High tech gets a little higher.
edit on 9-6-2011 by Aleister because: spelling

posted on Jun, 9 2011 @ 07:56 AM
This announcement with its total lack of details strikes me as nothing but PR stuff for the outfit that released it. I suspect it is aimed at enhancing the image of their little rocket that can't carry much of a payload.

You just throw enough of these uncontrolled little suckers up there and nab terrorists, huh?

posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 10:06 AM
With camera technology and more importantly computer technology becoming more and more advanced there is starting to become no need to have huge expensive cameras to be launched in space to "look at us". They can just use a computer rendering farm to "fix" the pixilation and create a clear image.

And if you read the article you can see the Military has already tested this system and "met all of it's objectives". I think the most important thing to take away from this is how long has this actually been happening if they are just now telling us about it?

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