Monday, April 26, 2010

Invisible power

"Like other American SIGINT spacecraft, VORTEX 3 is shaped like a giant umbrella with a 38m diameter dish antenna. SIGINT spacecraft act as massive electromagnetic “vacuums” designed to collect electronic communications such as telephone conversations and relay them to the National Security Agency for collation and analysis. [...] In this image, VORTEX 3 appears in the lower right of the image. In the center of the image are two other objects forming an “x” shape. The line from the lower left to upper right is a leftover rocket body from a Russian Proton rocket. The object bisecting that line is a spent rocket body from an American Delta launch."

Welcome to Trevor Paglen's world, or I should say our own hidden world.

Found in the latest Foam issue, the juicy #22 'Peeping'.

Unmarked 737 at "Gold Coast" Terminal Las Vegas, NV. Distance ~ 1 mile, 10:44 p.m.

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