Some of the most expensive and secretive spy activity takes place in broad daylight. In the movie Enemy of the State, we saw a fictious view of what government satelites could see on the ground. But it is so expensive precisely because it does involve satelites and secrecy. You might not have the big budgets, but you do have an advantage. You can spy back on the satelites from the comfort of earth.
We can join in, but it does require a budget.