ok, so this is only a theory and a whacky one at that but it is still plausable.
I guess most people are aware that there is a lot of man made objects orbiting the earth (as i write this 28541 have been launched and 8699 still on
orbit- i should know it is my job to track them - no link needed- but you can look it up if you wish to refute me) most of these objects are nothing
more than junk (including a glove) but a good number of them are satellites and satellites tend to come in constellations - as in there is more than
one of the same sort of satellite up there doing the same job so as to cover a larger section of the earth. GPS is one that comes to mind that most
everyone should be familiar with. Currently there are 24 PRIMARY sats about 20,000km out, and they are set so that at any given period of time there
are at a minimum 4 sats in view of any given spot on the earth. www.aero.org...
you may sub in or add to this any other constellation you wish for the purposes of the "theory" such as Iridian (much lower orbit- many more sats)
the point here is the idea- not a particular set of sats.
most people should be equally aware that satelittes are usually solar powered with VERY FEW exceptions. Additionally, every sat (except sun sinc) must
be able to operate without a view of the sun for some period of the day (when it goes behind the earth realative to the sun) so having on-board
batteries is not uncommon and these sats can operate with out solar power for periods of time. The area for most solar panels is quite large on any
given single satellite (that is not spin stabilized). Now imagine how many square meters of panels are available with a whole constellation . . . .
are you with me so far?
now imagine for the sake of this hypothetical situation that the back of the solar panels in one (or several) of these constellations is highly
mirrored, and can be precision aligned by a central computer in conjunction with the other sats in view so as to make a giant PHASED ARRAY solar oven
(or magnifing glass) that can be focus the suns energy hitting those panels on several sats onto the earth in a small area. Even just for a little
i know as a kid i would light things on fire pretty easily with a little 1 inch magnifing glass. All you had to do was get the thing in focus and the
distance from lense to target had to do with the curvature of the lense and the angle of the sun. Later i began experimenting with mirrors and let me
tell you it does not take much area to light something up if the angles are right! And of course the more area you had and the higher the precision
you aligned the mirrors the faster something would suddenly combust. Many a hot dog was over cooked on such a solar mirror throughout my childhood.
Can you imagine being able to set forest fires (very believeable in this situation) in foreign countries all by setting some coordinates in a computer
in some ground station? the panels on these sats flip to focus the suns energy on those coordinates and poof a fire starts at the focus point -
leaving no tell-tell evidence nor a recognisable threat from space to any ground observers or someone not in on the design of the sats- after all how
could someone know once the sats went back to their normal function a mear few secs. (cloud cover would be a factor)
How about outright assassination via solar power? if the focus could be sharp enough just align the focus point on some poor souls head. POP- goes the
weasel. (pretty sci-fy with what is known at this point in time due to the distances- tracking a realtively small moving target and such).
Ok just some hypothetical "what-ifs" mostly with in the relm of possibility. Question is does the US govenment (most sats belong to them) or any
other have anything like this up there or planned? kind of scary huh? Heard of any important someones dieing in fires of late? Any heads exploding or
people running around doing a Micheal Jackson Pepsi commercial impression? Mysterious car accidents where part of the car is singed or burnt?
Suspicious industrial accidents?
on your marks, get set, de-bunkers GO!