July 2008 





United States will begin developing a new generation of spy satellites under the new programme of industrial known as BASIC, work will start by the year 2011 at a cost ranging between 2 billion to 4 billion dollars, according to the Associated Press quoted informed sources.

The "basic" as an alternative to the "photographic engineering future - FIA", ambition and high cost, with raises many American officials, legislators and experts questioned the high cost of satellite programs.

The Pentagon has cancelled KEY FIA has spent "National Bureau of the poll" in the program six years, during which billions of dollars spent, in September 2005 after confronting "Boeing" - the initial contractor - many of the technical obstacles to the development of electric SATELLITE - visual electro - optiocal.

The cancellation came after the Pentagon wasted $ 3 billion from the budget of the programme, quoting Alasosteid Press.

The space expert John Peck, director of "Global Skyotri. Jorg" GlobalSecurity.org said: "flagrantly flouted the cost of the programme, FIA did not only delirium."

The Ministry of Defense of America "attitude" are currently preparing a study to determine what the possibilities of satellite images used in the collection of visual information from space about rogue governments and terrorist groups, and training camps.

As used in determining the size of the devastation caused by hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters.

The ministry examined a number of options on "Basic" which is expected to be less ambitious about FIA, including the production of satellite images of a new video, or a copy of the development of commercial satellites, or to purchase or lease one currently operating satellites.

The DigitalGlobe satellite was launched in September capabilities to capture pictures of the body size of 20 inches of space, but it is scheduled for launch another satellite capabilities better able to see objects the size of 16 inches