Germany denies secret U.S. spy satellite plan implementation
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[The Associated Press January 3, 2011 report] January 3, German Aerospace Center is working with the United States denied a $ 270 million worth of high-tech spy secrets plan, and insisted that they complete high-resolution optical satellite is for scientific and security applications.
the U.S. State Department telegram received by WikiLeaks, and in Norway, “Evening Post” on the log. T content, the German co-operation with the United States prepared to create a satellite spy program. The program is based on business plans presented in the form, and its actual operation by the German intelligence agencies and the German Aerospace Center.
Andreas Schulz, a spokesman for the German Aerospace Center (Andreas Schuetz) said, called “Hailuo Si” (HIROS) high-resolution optical satellite program in the past two years has been Discussion over. “Hailuo Si” is not a spy satellite, no secret plan. The program is used only for government purposes. Such as crisis management during natural disasters, as well as some scientific uses. Schultz declined to provide further details, saying the plan remains still in the design stage, can not be discussed.
according to those in 2009 and 2010 issued by the telegraph, the satellite will be deployed before the end of 2013, but it is unclear whether the funds in the project already in place. The telegram from the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, is 250,000 copies of the WikiLeaks Web site made public diplomacy a part of the file.
U.S. embassy spokesman in Berlin, Mitchell Moss (Mitchell Moss) refused to comment on the telegram, he quoted the U.S. State Department’s policy, those telegrams still considered confidential.
a date of February 15, 2009 telegram to the program description: “The Berlin believes that satellite technology will provide a tool of national power, and can get rid of the German political dependence on foreign Imaging Resource. “telegram also said the program has resulted in Germany and its EU partners, the friction between, in particular, and be strictly excluded from the program outside of France. (China Aerospace Engineering Consultation Center Zhangxian Ming Xu Hongying)