Satellites in secret orbits provide the finest test of an amateur satellite observer’s observational and analytical skill.
Our interest in them motivates us to learn about the political and policy, as well as technical aspects of spaceflight.
Information we produce contributes to public knowledge. We have long been a valuable source of independent information for journalists and authors of books and papers on intelligence gathering satellites.
Our fairly frequent appearances in the press, whether as sources, or featured subjects, provide opportunities to inspire others to join our hobby.
We also contribute to public knowledge through our blogs and technical papers, and these too can inspire others.