Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Russia's military window on space

Eleven silver balls not far from Afghanistan's border. They are the key to Russia's space shield, an optical-electronic unit called "The Window". Each one is a powerful telescope. They see every object up to 40,000 kilometres from the surface of Earth. "The Window" is run by Russians, but is located much further to the south of Russia's border, in Tajikistan

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