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Russia Busts Pot Growers… From Space
01-22-2010, 09:21 PM,
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Russia Busts Pot Growers… From Space
Quote:Russia’s drug police now have another weapon in their arsenals -- spy satellites.

A senior Russian counter-narcotics official in Russia’s Far East said Thursday that his forces are teaming up with the country’s space agency -- Roscosmos -- to find and destroy cannabis fields.
"We have been in contact with Roscosmos since late last year," Lt. Gen. Alexander Rolik told reporters, according to state-run news agency RIA Novosti.

Rolik said Roscosmos sends the police the coordinates of the fields, which are then destroyed. So far, the partnership has resulted in the destruction of 119 acres of marijuana and the seizure of 4.4 tons.

“We provide all regional departments of the Federal Drug Control Service with video and photo materials and our monitoring,” Roscosmos spokesman Alexander Vorobjev told ABC News, declining to disclose their methods.

Gen. Rolik told reporters that satellites have been used successfully in the Amur and Ural regions of the country, according to RIA Novosti’s report.

A year ago, Swiss police spotted a hemp field on Google Earth measuring almost two acres.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theworldnewser/2010/01/russia-busts-pot-growers-from-space.html
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01-22-2010, 10:14 PM,
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RE: Russia Busts Pot Growers… From Space
wow... just... wow.
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01-22-2010, 10:42 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-22-2010, 10:42 PM by Melchor.)
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Natural looking asymmetric planting > spy satellites.
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01-22-2010, 10:50 PM,
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(01-22-2010, 10:42 PM)Melchor Wrote: Natural looking asymmetric planting > spy satellites.

Definitely true unless they are targeting specific colors as cannabis tends to be much more vibrant that usual vegetation. Not really sure if that is even a working possibility though since chlorophyll is chlorophyll.
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01-22-2010, 10:58 PM, (This post was last modified: 01-22-2010, 10:58 PM by Melchor.)
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I am assuming that these satellites are still being operated by people. I'm assuming they don't have AI scanning fields at this point which would mean they would still have to see something that looked odd. If I'm wrong then... Yikes
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01-23-2010, 02:02 AM,
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RE: Russia Busts Pot Growers… From Space
they can do colour temp screening for the plants i think but dunno about from space
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01-23-2010, 02:11 AM,
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(01-23-2010, 02:02 AM)nik Wrote: they can do colour temp screening for the plants i think but dunno about from space

you must be psychic spying to pick up that kind of intel...007
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01-23-2010, 05:54 AM,
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(01-23-2010, 02:11 AM)h3rm35 Wrote:
(01-23-2010, 02:02 AM)nik Wrote: they can do colour temp screening for the plants i think but dunno about from space

you must be psychic spying to pick up that kind of intel...007

:ROFL:
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01-23-2010, 10:31 AM,
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RE: Russia Busts Pot Growers… From Space
Russia should legalize it. I mean, that would be a great hit against the mafia.
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