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Japan to launch military space force to protect planet from falling space junk

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 12:30 PM
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Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said.

The move is aimed at strengthening Japan-US cooperation in space, and comes after the countries pledged to boost joint work on monitoring space debris, Kyodo news agency said Sunday.

Japan would provide the US military with information obtained by the force as part of the joint bid to strengthen ties in space, the so-called “fourth battlefield”, Kyodo said, citing unnamed sources.


Japan’s defence ministry is looking at creating the new force using personnel from the Air Self-Defence Force, the country’s air force, it added.

The unit would acquire radar and telescope facilities, jointly with the science ministry and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, to run its observatory operations, Kyodo said.

Thousands of pieces of debris — including old satellites as well as pieces of rockets and other space equipment — are orbiting the Earth and threaten to collide with functioning communications and reconnaissance satellites.


Granted, this is a great idea but it seems a little premature.
Shouldn't we be trying to clean up the junk already on the planet first.
Like this stuff.....

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posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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How about working to stop the Fukushima plant from continuing to dump radiation into the Pacific Ocean?
Just another wtf moment in world politics.



posted on Aug, 4 2014 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: pirhanna
a reply to: olaru12

How about working to stop the Fukushima plant from continuing to dump radiation into the Pacific Ocean?
Just another wtf moment in world politics.


wtf is right!!!

Surrealism isn't just an approach to art anymore....it has moved into the realm of reality.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 12:14 AM
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Japan isn't allowed to "militarize" or something, so this is just a poor cover story for anti-ICBM defenses. The reason: "it's for Teh Space Debris!!" and the sheeple will gobble it up without question.

My face:


After WW2 The US made japan surender and sign a treaty saying that Japan can only wage war if its in self defense. The japanese military had military presence in the middle-east but only can attack in if the enemy decides to attack first. Plus they gave up the right to use military threat or actual use of force as means of settling international disputes.

Japanese militarization would give China a much more urgent military threat than the United States. Tensions between China and Japan are not the best and never have been for a long time.



posted on Aug, 5 2014 @ 12:19 AM
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Before they get rid of space junk, can they clean up DC first...???



posted on Sep, 3 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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the only good thing that will come from japan's renewed military ambitions will be retaliation from china in the near future



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