ORS-1 by PapaFoxtrot
Using frequencies of light just beyond those visible to you or I, ORS-1’s cameras can see through darkness and clouds to spot objects as small as 1 meter across from 300 km above the Earth. It gets its wonderful sight from its equally wonderfully named Senior Year Electro-Optical Reconnaissance System, the same set of instruments used in the U2 spy lanes. It is the first in a program of small tactical satellites being sent up by US intelligence and defence agencies.
Origin USA • launched 2011 • resolution 1 m • mission: battlefield optical imaging.
This model ias approx 3 x 3 x 10cm, painted wood and metal.
Contains small parts; not suitable for children under 8.