DARPA Spy Satellite To Track Objects In Real Time

Via DARPA website

Via DARPA website

Aaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

Now that unmanned surveillance and attack drones hovering over foreign and friendly skies the world over has become almost commonplace, the Pentagon is looking to add another eye in the sky for big brother. The Defense Department’s research arm DARPA, is developing a satellite that would capture real time imagery from space. Project MOIRE (Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation) would fit spy satellites with camera lenses nearly 60 feet wide. DARPA argues that because there aren’t enough drones or other aircraft providing real time imagery and current satellites only take still photos, such a project bridges a national security gap.

According to Universe Today, each MOIRE satellite would cost $500 million and would cover an area of more than 100 km by 100 km. DARPA hopes the device would be able to track a vehicle moving up to 60mph, which would require a resolution so fine it would be able to see objects a mere 10 feet long in a single pixel.

Read the full post at Diatribe Media.

8 Comments on "DARPA Spy Satellite To Track Objects In Real Time"

  1. turtlesarereal | Jan 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm |

    yeah america keeps wasting money on feeding the poor and healing the sick. Oh shit I mean letting the boys at Darpa play with whatever toys they fucking want.

  2. turtlesarereal | Jan 3, 2012 at 10:23 am |

    yeah america keeps wasting money on feeding the poor and healing the sick. Oh shit I mean letting the boys at Darpa play with whatever toys they fucking want.

  3. Done for | Jan 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm |


    DARPA argues that because there aren’t enough drones or other aircraft providing real time imagery and current satellites only take still photos, such a project bridges a national security gap.” 

    Yay, more toys to spy on us with. *Sarcasm*  

    So who is going to protect US against DARPA and the DOD? I think that “national security gap” has been overlooked…. 


  4. DARPA argues that because there aren’t enough drones or other aircraft providing real time imagery and current satellites only take still photos, such a project bridges a national security gap.” 

    Yay, more toys to spy on us with. *Sarcasm*  

    So who is going to protect US against DARPA and the DOD? I think that “national security gap” has been overlooked…. 

  5. Isn’t the existence of other countries a national security gap?

    Isn’t the existence of individual brains a national security gap?

  6. Isn’t the existence of other countries a national security gap?

    Isn’t the existence of individual brains a national security gap?

  7. Anonymous | Jan 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

    The biggest security gap resides between the ears of the ruling junta.

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