[FPSPACE] Re: China plans lots of remote sensing satellites
Robert G Kennedy III
robot at ultimax.com
Tue Nov 16 13:49:24 EST 2004
"Allen Thomson" <thomsona at flash.net> reposted:
> China Plans to Have Over 100 Eyes in the Sky by 2020
>BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to launch more than 100 satellites before
>2020 to watch every corner of the country, state-run China Central
>Television quoted a government official as saying Tuesday.
Of course, being satellites, that means every corner of the world between
50th parallels North, and therefore South, at a minimum. If polar birds,
then just every corner, period.
But openness is what Open Skies is all about. You can't complain if other
people take advantage of a regime you set up. It is my firm belief that the
more eyes up there, the better off everybody is.
Robert Kennedy, PE
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