Monday, September 9, 2019

President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran

The resolution available to our surveillance cameras have been a so called secret for decades.  They are not a secret to anyone, but the purpose is simply to not distribute the superior product at all.

They do exactly the same thing to all our data from space objects as well.  All this has resulted in the army of human researchers never having good confirmation data in the event they see something.   You need low resolution to narrow down your search areas.

I have seen unending queries that could be easily evaporated by increasing the resolution.  What this strongly implies is that real data is been hidden. 

In the meantime, the Iranians had an accident. 


President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran 

August 30, 20194:22 PM ET
A commercial satellite image from the company Maxar (bottom); the image tweeted by President Trump (top) appears to be of better quality. 
President Trump has tweeted what experts say is almost certainly an image from a classified satellite or drone, showing the aftermath of an accident at an Iranian space facility.

"The United States of America was not involved in the catastrophic accident during final launch preparations for the Safir [Space Launch Vehicle] Launch at Semnan Launch Site One in Iran," the president said in a tweet that accompanied the image on Friday. "I wish Iran best wishes and good luck in determining what happened at Site One."
NPR broke the news of the launch failure on Thursday, using images from commercial satellites that flew over Iran's Imam Khomeini Space Center. Those images showed smoke billowing from the pad. Iran has since acknowledged an accident occurred at the site.

Some of the highest-resolution imagery available commercially comes from the company Maxar, whose WorldView-2 satellite sports 46-centimeter resolution.

But the image shown in the president's tweet appears to be of far better quality, says Ankit Panda, an adjunct senior fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, who specializes in analyzing satellite imagery. "The resolution is amazingly high," says Panda. "I would think it's probably below well below 20 centimeters, which is much higher than anything I've ever seen."

Panda says that the tweet discloses "some pretty amazing capabilities that the public simply wasn't privy to before this."

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence referred questions about the image to the White House, which declined to comment.

The image shows the aftermath of the accident, which experts believe took place while the rocket was being fueled. Clearly visible is the truck used to transport and erect the rocket, and the words "The product of national empowerment," which have been written along the edge of the pad. The picture also shows extensive debris and charring around the pad.

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