22 March 2014

Rocket in My Pocket

The search for MH370 raises the simple question: where are the pictures from all those American spy satellites? I was thinking Key Hole, KH12, but it turns out the Key Hole designation went out of vogue way back in the 1970s. Wow. Some surfing reveals a bit of irony.

Turns out that the lift vehicle for all those satellites runs on a Russian main engine, RD-180. Not just the design, but also the manufacture. They are made in Russia. Who knew? Vlad must be laughing up his sleeve.

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