Daniel Sinclair @_DanielSinclair Building for young people. Not reading @danielsunread. Lurking behind likes and thinking about social media, communication, & China. Aug. 30, 2019 1 min read

Those @NatReconOfc satellites have a pretty dope resolution and nadir.

For comparison, here is what Planet and Maxar picked up of this incident:  https://www.npr.org/2019/08/29/755406765/iranian-rocket-launch-ends-in-failure-images-show 

I highly doubt any capabilities were burned here by tweeting that out. It's funny though, because it is defintely a security briefing presentation board captured with a flash iPhone camera, and tweeted out by a Trump assistant. Full-circle Twitter intel

The NRO is actually working on a pretty substantial satellite swarm project now to squeeze more out of their spy satellite fleet. We've had this optical resolution for decades; we just want to see more targets, more often.

Some good context here about where this may have originated:


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