Spy satellites – Photo Reconnaissance

Satellites fly across the sky unhindered by borders. With a camera on board they can take photographs of the ground below (if there are no clouds in the way). Many satellites carry cameras for benign reasons such as weather forecasting or environmental monitoring, but some are explicitly seeking military information, and these we call spy satellites.

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Early Spy Satellites-Nazi Germany and US-Russian Space Race

The threat of a third world war emerged almost immediately after the second came to an end. Two nations had emerged as superpowers, the United States & the Soviet Union. Their ideological differences were vast. Western leaders were worried that the Soviets would develop nuclear weapons of their own & launch them against Europe & the US in a massive surprise attack. T

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