ORS-1 Satellite Model
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ORS-1 (now named USA-231) is equipped with an optical and infrared camera which can see through darkness and clouds to spot objects as small as 1 meter across from 300km above the Earth. It gets its wonderful sight from the Senior-Year Electro Optical Reconnaissance System, the same set of instruments used in the U2 spy planes. It is the first in a program of small tactical satellites being sent up by US intelligence and defence agencies. (More information on Wikipedia.)
Dimensions: 11 cm x 11 cm x 7 cm.
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