The United States used high resolution imagery from U-2 flybys to determine the balloon’s capabilities. The balloon had multiple antennas in an array that was “likely capable of collecting and geo-locating communications.” Solar panels on the machine were large enough to produce power to operate “multiple active intelligence collection sensors,”
U.S. government was “confident” that the company that made the balloon had direct commercial ties with the People’s Liberation Army, “The United States will also explore taking action against P.R.C. entities linked to the P.L.A. that supported the balloon’s incursion into U.S. airspace,”
Please provide your own commentary on this news article. Otherwise this kind of posts will be deleted in the future.American officials do not know exactly what kinds of communications the satellite was trying to collect and have not determined what sites the balloon was targeting, U.S. officials say.
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