Earth orbiting monitoring question.
I have just signed up to this form to hopefully obtain some information that I need to make my storyline more authentic.
I am writing a sci-fi graphic novel and with out spilling the full can of beans I would like to know some technical information.
If a giant UFO suddenly appeared in orbit (no long term monitoring of incoming object like traditional plot lines) around earth, apart from the space lab what other type of monitoring (specifically cameras on it) are available to view it?
If the UFO caused interferences to the electronics (i.e. satellites, etc) what options would there be to see it in live time?
Would NORAD be the second to see it once it suddenly appeared or are they at the same advantage of the space lab? Do they have live visuals on the surrounding earth orbit 24/7?
Just how much visual do we really have to view the immediate surroundings of our planet?
Remember the key part of this is the UFO suddenly appears.