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sferrin

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It's interesting they've chosen to have the ability to cover areas up if desired where, in the US it's open for any satellite that wants to take a look. (I'll side with China on this one.)
 

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I think it's more likely to facilitate working under cover than covering against recon sats. Most of the QEC's modules were built inside before being joined in dock, and a number of commercial yards, especially in Europe, have huge covered assembly facilities.
 

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Probably both considerations are in play.
 

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Newport News uses covered building galleries for some of their block construction now. Weather is their primary justification.
 

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Via Bltizo/SDF aka @RickJoe_PLART

"GE updated JNCX, with imagery from 10th March.

We are finally able to measure the beam of 003 directly rather than having to measure a secondary object to extrapolate its beam."
I consistently measure between 40-41 meters on GE, which is similar to what the CSIS satellite imagery earlier this year measured."

003 10th march.jpg
 
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