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Spy Satellite

Mysterious 'Fireball' Was Actually Russian Spy Satellite, Experts Say

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 09.21.2014 | Science

A mysterious fireball that was spotted moving across the night sky and breaking apart above the Rocky Mountains earlier this month left observers tota...

Spy Agencies Facing Big Budget Cuts

AP | KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has drastically trimmed the budget for U.S. spies and satellites for 2013, though not quite as deeply as the White House wanted...

DECLASSIFIED: CIA Reveals Spy Satellite's Deep-Sea Rescue

Posted 10.13.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 08/13/2012 09:04 AM EDT on It's a plot worthy of a Hollywood action movie: 40 years ago, the U.S. Navy carrie...

Andrea Stone

PHOTOS: Exclusive Satellite Images Show Syria Massacre | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- New satellite images of the besieged Syrian region of Houla provide stark evidence of last week's massacre of more than 100 civilians, m...

Cold War Spy Gear Put On Display In Ohio

Posted 01.30.2012 | Science

Tariq Malik, First Published 01/30/2012 07:41 AM EST A trio of once-secret U.S. spy satellites built to look down o...

Top Secret Spy Project Outed After Decades Of Silence

AP | HELEN O'NEILL | Posted 02.24.2012 | Technology

DANBURY, Connecticut (AP) — For more than a decade they toiled in the strange, boxy-looking building on the hill above the municipal airport, the bu...

Another Spy Satellite Hits The Skies

AP | ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 02.11.2012 | Technology

TOKYO — Japan successfully put a spy satellite into orbit on Monday and expects to complete its network of intelligence-gathering satellites wit...

Tallest Rocket Ever Launched From Vandenberg

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The largest rocket ever launched from the West Coast blasted off Thursday with a classified defense satellit...

WikiLeaks Cables Say Germany And U.S. Building Secret Spy Project

AP | MELISSA EDDY and MALIN RISING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's aerospace center denied Monday that it is working with the U.S. on a $270 million high-tech secret spy program, insisting tha...

Spy Satellite Launches From Vandenberg

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A rocket carrying classified satellite cargo has been successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base o...

Middle East Spies: Top 5 List

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a region known for cutthroat espionage, these five intelligence chiefs have leveraged their skills and connections to gain influence far above thei...

The Strange Problem of Space Junk - And How It Threatens Our Way of Life

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

There is so much space trash that scientists are warning it could be poised to take out the satellites we depend on every day -- and trap us here on a heating earth.

U.S. Intelligence -- or the Lack Thereof -- on North Korea

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

How is it -- given a skyful of satellites and legions of human spies -- that we were surprised by North Korea's missile launch? Why is it that we know so little about this country?

Administration Set To Use New Spy Program In U.S.

Washington Post | Spencer Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush administration said yesterday that it plans to start using the nation's most advanced spy technology for domestic purposes soon, rebuffing ch...

Was The Military's Shooting Of Satellite A Veiled Test Of Space Weaponry?

New York Times | THOM SHANKER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Videotape of the Navy mission to shoot down a dying spy satellite made available Thursday shows an interceptor missile ascending atop a bright trail o...

Missile Hits Dying US Spy Satellite

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A Navy missile soaring 130 miles above the Pacific smashed a dying and potentially deadly U.S. spy satellite Wednesday and probably...

Pentagon's Attempt To Shoot Down Spy Satellite Could Cost $60M

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The attempt by the U.S. Navy to use an anti-missile missile to shoot down a potentially hazardous satellite will cost between $40 million and $60 mill...

US: Broken Spy Satellite Will Be Shot Down

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Taking a page from Hollywood science fiction, the Pentagon said Thursday it will try to shoot down a dying, bus-size U.S. spy satel...

Disabled Spy Satellite Threatens Earth

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — A large U.S. spy satellite has lost power and could hit the Earth in late February or early March, government officials said Saturd...