Here’s the Site Iran Doesn’t Want Inspectors to See

Iran can banish U.N. inspectors from its military sites but it can’t obstruct the prying eyes of commercial satellites.

On Tuesday, officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency left Iran in a huff after the country refused to grant permission to inspect a military site in Parchin where a facility suspected of testing explosives exists. In light of Iran’s coyness about its facilities, we asked Mark Bender, executive director of the commercial satellite imagery company GeoEye, for a closer look.

The image above, provided to The Atlantic Wire, shows the sprawling Parchin military complex, which is 18 miles southeast of Tehran, taken from a GeoEye satellite 423 miles in space. We showed the image to Paul Brannan, who specializes in deciphering high-resolution satellite imagery for the Institute for Science and International Security, and he pointed to the areas marked in red as of interest to IAEA inspectors…

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GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy, and online media rely on GeoEye’s imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye’s ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with more than 700 employees worldwide. View all posts by webmastergeoeye

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