"Another Government Agency" Gave NASA Spy Satellite Hardware

NASA Request for Information: Concepts for Applications of Large Space Optics

"NASA is soliciting broad community inputs in support of a study activity focused on utilization of large flight qualified optical systems recently transferred to NASA from another Government Agency."

Keith's note: "Another Government Agency"? Who writes this stuff? This is just goofy. Everyone knows that the NRO gave NASA hardware that was supposed to have been used in spy satellites. Specifically, the hardware came from the Future Imagery Architecture (FIA). Wikipedia notes that the New York Times called the FIA "perhaps the most spectacular and expensive failure in the 50-year history of American spy satellite projects.". Any questions?

- NRO Gives NASA Two Hubble-Class Telescopes (Shh!), earlier post
- Are NASA's New Telescopes NRO Future Imagery Architecture Leftovers?, earlier post
- How Much Will the Free NRO Space Telescopes Cost?, earlier post
- NASA Seeks Members for NRO Hardware Study Group, earlier post

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