Source: Norman Friedman's Seapower and Space p365-366.
AST.9003 envisaged satellites orbiting at 200 miles in 97 degree (sun-synchronous) orbits carrying two cameras with television readout, and an ELINT Antenna.
Resolution of the cameras would be 25 and 5 yards with swath widths of 45 and 7...
ORIGINAL CAPTION: The CarbSAR concept could fly as a demonstration in 2021
From earlier this year:
An interesting website regarding the unbuilt British R102 airship:
The R102 would have been history's biggest rigid airship, had it been built, even bigger than the Hindenburg and Graf Zeppelin II.
In the mid-1950s it was decided to increase the Royal Navy presence in the Falkland Islands dependencies. It was hoped to build a new icebreaker and the United States Navy made the plans of the Wind-class icebreaker available. British engines were selected that made the ship much longer. The...
although no pictures exist there is supposed to be a model of the proposed RFA replenishment ship with nuclear power in the massive Greenwich collection. I have never been able to get to see this model, but based on some small drawings of mercantile UK reactor designs in an old Airfix magazine...