EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second.
After reading this I thought about the implications for spotting unconventional flying vehicles. Also remember how Gary McKinnon tried to uncover evidence that NASA photographic experts would routinely clean satellite imagery.
But then further along I read:
Each satellite is equipped with an unprecedented amount of onboard processing power, including more CPU cores than all other commercial satellites combined. The satellites will also do an onboard analysis of the live imagery using machine learning, but the company doesn’t go into detail about what it will analyze or why it would be necessary to dedicate that processing onboard.
So this probably means some type of real-time detection of unconventional aircraft, built into the system to remove it before it's seen by the public.