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Pentagon: $520 Million for Space Weapons Research

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posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 08:45 PM
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Pentagon: $520 Million for Space Weapons Research


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Over the years, the gang at the Center for Defense Information has done a good a job as anyone at this thankless task. They've just released their survey of the Pentagon's 2009 budget, highlighting research that could lead to arms in space. By the absolute most conservative estimate, we're talking $520 million dollars in next year's budget. The real number is likely several multiples of that.

The projects mostly involve ways to disable potentially hostile satellites; many have other uses, as well. They include a giant laser, to help spot targets in orbit (and to improve space imaging, in the meantime); micro satellites, that could disable another country's orbiters (or repair our own); a series of jammers, to block enemy satellite signals; and missile interceptors, based in space.

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posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 08:45 PM
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Awesome. Another half billion so we can weaponize space. Next will be the moon, then Mars, on and on...If there is such a thing as ET out there, they sure will love our brand of hospitality.

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(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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$520 million is chump change for the Pentagon...I don't think they see space as really that dangerous of a place.



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 08:54 PM
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A good chance that this is a response to China's 18% increase in spending on arms this year?

Maybe the US Government knows something they are not telling us (again).

Space wars with China?



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 08:57 PM
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They know that the Chinese destroyed one of their failing satellites with a missile in a reckless way. This was reported in the mainstream media.



posted on Mar, 13 2008 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by chromatico
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They know that the Chinese destroyed one of their failing satellites with a missile in a reckless way. This was reported in the mainstream media.


Well thats not news to anyone, I mean the next phase! The phase that nobody outside the NSA and CIA knows about.

The phase that makes blowing a satellite to hell with a surface based misile look like clay pigeon shooting!



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