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    Germany's Spy Agency May Get Its Own Satellite by 2022

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    Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) will get its own satellite, possibly as soon as in 2022, German media report.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The country’s budget commission has approved the allocation of the first finances for the project, Suddeutsche Zeitung said on Thursday.

    The total cost of the satellite is estimated at over $430 million.

    The new satellite project means that the BND could become less reliant on German army and US satellites that currently provide it with data.

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