SpaceX successfully launches its first spy satellite

Submitted by: fancylad 1 month ago in Science


Wait a sec... if it's a spy satellite, why do I know about it? Isn't this venture supposed to be secret? According to ARS Technica, not much is known about the National Reconnaissance Office's NROL-76 satellite, but still -- how about we keep our espionage technology a little closer to the vest?

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Male 2,978
I think those who scoff at the idea that Elon Musk can figure out a way to move cars or people underground in tubes need to give this video a watch.
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Male 3,523
You cant really hide these launches, anyone who cares can detect them pretty easily.
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Male 446
trimble Sorry, nothing to see here.  Nope that is not a enormous tall thingy behind me, which has just blasted off in flame and thunder carrying something.  Nope.  Nothing to see here.

As for keeping the payload secret - they still have.  What is the payload?  Its a spy satellite.  Ok end of questions.  Trying to come up with a good lie that the rather brainy boffins that follow the space industry won't see through is hard.  Much easier to give an answer that does not invite further questions.
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Male 3,523
punko Yep, it works.
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