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Pentagon Wants to Test A Space-Based Weapon in 2023

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posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 01:53 AM
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Expelling hydrogen atoms (ions?) at 60,000KPS while in low (or zero?) gravity sounds more like a fancy ion engine than a weapon to me for some reason.

I mean, even a hydrogen atom has significantly more mass than a photon (as would be “expelled” by an orbital laser).

Whatever happened to that old “equal and opposite reaction” stuff?




posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 02:02 AM
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originally posted by: seattlerat
a reply to: LookingAtMars

There was a Russian Scientist that got shot through the head with a particle beam... and survived. Still, probably not a good idea to be in the path of one of theses types of weapons using accelerated particles.

In the '70s, Russian scientist Anatoli Bugorski was a researcher at the Institute for High Energy Physics, working with the Soviet particle accelerator known as the Synchrotron U-70. On July 13, 1978, he popped his head into the Synchrotron to check on a malfunctioning piece of equipment when all of a sudden — zap! A safety mechanism went kaput at exactly the wrong moment, shooting a proton beam straight through his head. Although he felt no pain, Bugorski reportedly saw a flash "brighter than a thousand suns." The beam entered through the back of his head and exited through his nose. Soon after, the left side of his face swelled up like a balloon, and he was rushed to the hospital — to be treated, of course, but also to be studied, as nothing like this had ever happened before. People believed he'd be dead within a few days, at the most.
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Good gawd that had to of hurt. Safe to say it left a mark.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Ray-gun's Star Wars 1983 to Pentagon 'want to test in 2023' = American Nihilism, 40 years in the making.



posted on Mar, 17 2019 @ 11:37 AM
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originally posted by: neo96
I thought there was some treaty that forbid space weapons.

It's not like anyone followed them anyway.

Russia and China sure hasn't.


laser pointers are not weapons are they? lol.

Yeah Op. late to the party. They have a plasma satellite weapon in orbit already.



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