"Colleges launch satellites now that are much more advanced.""There's an important point that no one has talked about yet, and maybe its too soon," says Nick Hansen, a non-resident affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and expert on foreign weapons systems. "But the satellite, if its the same one that was displayed to the media in April--and they say it was--that satellite by any standards is primitive. It was homegrown technology, and we have no idea if it even works. It got up there, no question. But there's no way to know if it works."