Governments were the first organizations to launch satellites, and the assumption has always been that many government satellites exist to assist the military with intelligence gathering. Most of the military's satellite applications are kept secret. However, with what we know about satellite technology, we can safely assume the military uses satellites for reconnaissance photography, taking images of military or technological bases within other countries. Satellite technology could also allow the military to conduct radar imaging to see what's being held underground. Satellites are also likely used to eavesdrop on foreign radio communications and to send encrypted information between our own military installations.
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