posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 01:43 PM
i keep meaning to ask you all this question:
i take it you know of or have heard of the great UK astronomer Patrick Moore ?
do you know of his TV program The Sky at Night ?
it is the longest running tv program, and was the first to broadcast live from around various parts of the world, during eclipses etc.
His moon maps (that he drew by pencil) were used by both the Russians and the USA.
any whoo.....he produced a special program two months ago all about sats called" Sputniks Children".
it was followed by another program called "The Satellite Story"
this program covered how satellites have affected almost every aspect of our lives, from spy satellites and GPS transforming the military to the
communications revolution kickstarted by Telstar. But recent events in China have revealed just how vulnerable we might be, for they suggest we might
be on the verge of another new age, one of satellite terrorism.
the most interesting part was the bit that showed two guys in a shed in the garden tracking and taking photos of sats !!....the images were clearer
than the ones we have seen recently on this site and others...mentioning no names !!!
both of these are the most informative progs i have ever seen on sats, they even show many things that were classified.
here is a link to the Sky at Night website:
you can view the old progs here:
[edit on 4-2-2008 by snoopyuk]