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DARPA Blackjack low-earth orbit spy satellites

• https://www.nextbigfuture.com, by brian wang

He described the "DARPA Blackjack Demo Program – Pivot to LEO & Tactical Space Architecture". This would be 90+ low-earth orbit spy satellites. DARPA plans a 20 satellite demo and then full deployment could start in 2022.

Many low-earth orbit spy satellites would be tougher for Russia and China to take out. A constellation of low-earth orbit spy satellites could be less expensive and more powerful than a single larger geosynchronous satellite.


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