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Oh, it must be a spy satellitle to check on terrorists then... buth THEY will not admit to it. Well, maybe for eco-terrorists, those nasty buggers that keep generating GHG while extracting non-renewable resources from the ground.
So, even though they said it crashed, it probably didn't.
Two goals can be achieved.
1. Hiding the real mission.
2. Conspiracists can blame it on the Deniers, and they are one step closer to their goal of putting us all in reeducation camps.
Must have been an insurance job.
Cash refund for windmill building and insuring that it will not report any adverse numbers.
Anyway, the Canucks claim they have a more accurate and smaller one in orbit already and it only cost $300k and was launched by the Indians(iirc).
Makes you wonder.