258 – The History and Technology of Spy Satellites

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Guest: David Baker    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Alexander Grote

In this episode we speak with David Baker, who wrote a fascinating book about spy satellites. We cover the political and military context that drove their development, their (known and suspected) capabilities, methods of recovering the images, as well as typical orbits and the sartellites’ ability to change that orbit for quick repositioning.

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