Reply to post: I suspect it's more like, "Why not?"

US spook-sat buzzed the International Space Station


I suspect it's more like, "Why not?"

You never know when you're going to want to do something like that. Plus you know everything about the ISS. So (a) practice it, and (b) find out how much information you can actually gather that way with that sat, and what your analysts can make of it - and what gets missed, as well. Why wouldn't you? Plus it's a great chance to eyeball the outside for damage.

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