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Old August 23rd 08, 01:31 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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http://www.nasawatch.com/archives/20...the_iss_t.html

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Old August 23rd 08, 01:40 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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On Aug 22, 5:31*pm, Pat Flannery wrote:

http://www.nasawatch.com/archives/20...the_iss_t.html


Could be. In Ancient Times, the cosmonauts were seconded to the GRU.

OTOH, what restrictions are there on ISSonauts wrt receiving requests
from their government to take pictures of whatever?
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Old August 23rd 08, 05:28 AM posted to aus.bicycle,sci.space.policy,sci.space.station,alt.survival
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On Aug 23, 10:31*am, Pat Flannery wrote:
http://www.nasawatch.com/archives/20...the_iss_t.html

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Old August 23rd 08, 06:30 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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OTOH, what restrictions are there on ISSonauts wrt receiving requests
from their government to take pictures of whatever?

The cameras on ISS don't have the ability to take images showing anything
more than a major city; with no details of what is within that city.


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Old August 23rd 08, 07:30 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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The cameras on ISS don't have the ability to take images showing anything
more than a major city; with no details of what is within that city.

How do you know this?


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Old August 23rd 08, 07:36 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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"Marcus Welby" wrote in message
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"Alan Erskine" wrote in message
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The cameras on ISS don't have the ability to take images showing anything
more than a major city; with no details of what is within that city.

How do you know this?


Have a look at the pictures taken by the astronauts - and the television
images - no detail at all. They can barely take pictures of the eye of a
massive hurricane/cyclone, let alone anything of military significance.

Unless, of course, someone is suggesting 'hidden' cameras on some module or
another; but I doubt anyone other than a CT would be stupid/obsessed enough
to say that.


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Old August 23rd 08, 09:24 AM posted to sci.space.history,sci.space.station,sci.space.policy
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On Aug 23, 6:36*pm, "Alan Erskine" wrote:
"Marcus Welby" wrote in message

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"Alan Erskine" wrote in message
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The cameras on ISS don't have the ability to take images showing anything
more than a major city; with no details of what is within that city.

How do you know this?


Have a look at the pictures taken by the astronauts - and the television
images - no detail at all. *They can barely take pictures of the eye of a
massive hurricane/cyclone, let alone anything of military significance.

Unless, of course, someone is suggesting 'hidden' cameras on some module or
another; but I doubt anyone other than a CT would be stupid/obsessed enough
to say that.


Not to mention the fact that spysats also orbit the Earth at a much
lower altitude ~120 miles or so, also a 32"/800mm lenses wouldn't give
you the resolution of a modern spysay either.
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Old August 23rd 08, 01:42 PM posted to aus.bicycle,sci.space.policy,sci.space.station,alt.survival
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Old August 23rd 08, 04:30 PM posted to aus.bicycle,sci.space.policy,sci.space.station,alt.survival
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http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseo...=E&frame=36011
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Old August 23rd 08, 05:18 PM posted to aus.bicycle,sci.space.policy,sci.space.station,alt.survival
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http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseo...=E&frame=36011


Not of military significance. It would have to show details not otherwise
obtainable. As has been pointed out, ISS is too high to be of any real use
for military reconaisance purposes.


 




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