...rocket carrying seven new satellites, including the first spacecraft designed to hunt huge asteroids and two of the world's smallest space telescopes, launched into space Monday from an Indian spaceport."
Although as you read further you see they are hedging their bets at least in openly stating what this technology can do. saying it won't be able to detect smaller 'earth orbit' asteroids.
The suitcase-size satellite cannot track small space rocks like asteroid 2012 DA14, the 130-foot object that buzzed the Earth on Feb. 15, but scientists working with NEOSSat will use it to search for a specific types of asteroids that are at least 31 million miles from Earth, mission scientist said."
Let me get this straight... right after 2012 DA14 comes in near collision with Earth they are launching a satellite hunter that will track killer asteroids... 31 million miles from Earth... so no doubt putting any capability to detect anything way beyond the lifetime of the current Earth resident.... How many years going by the mainstream concept of 'travel' does it take to go 31 million miles? And so they are basically saying nothing that would get them into any trouble with the SECRET SPACE PROGRAM.
You gotta love news in mainstream. They give with one hand and take away with the other without so much as cracking a smile. Charming. I guess we should all feel perfectly safe now. Or not. LOL