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ALL-SEEING SATELLITES BEGIN TO FOCUS

The Space Based Radar — the Pentagon’s proposed series of all-seeing satellites — is moving forward. Raytheon just picked up a $37.4 million contract to…


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FEDS WANT ALL-SEEING EYE IN THE SKY

An all-seeing, omnipresent set of eyes in the sky: that’s the collective goal of the spooks, suits, generals, and geeks gathered this week in New…


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HOW TO FIX THE SPACE PROGRAM

America’s space programs — both military and civilian — are in the dumps. How can they be fixed? Winds of Change says there are two…


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REPORT: MILITARY SPACE PROGRAM IN DISARRAY

The American military space program is in a state of near-total disarray, says a report from the Defense Science Board, released yesterday. The troubles run…


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PENTAGON: SPACE IS FOR AMERICANS ONLY

The National Reconaissance Office — the government agency in charge of all U.S. spy satellites — “is talking openly… about actively denying the use of…


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SATELLITES: KEY TO VICTORY?

Since the fall of Baghdad, just about every media outlet has anointed a technology as the decisive factor that “won the war.” The Los Angeles…


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MILITARY SATELLITE LAUNCHES HEAT UP

From targeting data to maintenance orders, Predator drone pictures to e-mail to the kids, the military sends almost every scrap of information it has through…


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MORE MILITARY SATELLITES ON THE WAY

The U.S. military is growing increasingly reliant on satellites to direct precision bombs, relay soldiers’ orders, and give a picture of the battleground. But such…