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Old 10-10-2012, 23:00   #32
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Originally Posted by JBnTX View Post
Satellite reconnaissance replaced the SR-71.
Satellites can do it cheaper and more efficiently.
In theory yes, in reality.....

This is the reason the SR-71 was retired and then brought back. The satellite can do the job, but re-tasking the satellite took too long. Or so I have been told by someone who should have had the right job at that time to know.
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