Intelligence: May 17, 2000

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The US intelligence community is livid because a group of amateur intelligence (and anti-military) types has posted on a web site the orbital positions of all US intelligence satellites (including one that appears to be a stealth spacecraft launched in 1990). This web site, Heavens-Above.com, provides nations such as India and North Korea everything they need to know so they can hide key items before a satellite passes overhead. The National Reconnaissance Office currently has three or four KH12 photo spy satellites, two or three Lacrosse radar surveillance satellites, and three or four Rhyolite electronic communications interception satellites.--Stephen V Cole

 


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