posted on May, 28 2008 @ 04:03 PM
We have space based weapons and we have even used them on our own satellite. If you remember, back a few months ago one of our own satellites orbits
was deteriorating and the government said it was important to shoot it down due to the toxic hydrazine on the satellite which could be a hazard if it
reenters and falls in a populated area.
It made for quite the discussions here on ATS.
Heres the video clip of the intercept..
Not surprising that since it worked that they would make a TV commercial like this.
But the commercial somehow implies that we have a means of protecting satellites in orbit in the case they would be attacked. How exactly? And how
would any satellite, for that matter, be defendible against some kind of attack. It doesn't make sense. And then you have this entire technological
platform which is dependant on satellites for communications, GPS navigations, satellite intelligence, everything down to what we see on cable TV. It
gives you an idea of the vulnerability we have.
I'm confident that the military can shoot down another satellite, that they have proved. But how CAN you defend a satellite against a supersonic
missile? You can't. Not without some other kind of defense network in orbit.
But I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about with the video. The military makes hundreds of these things and decide on a few that end up
being seen by the public. It's nice to know that that airman would be sitting at a computer screen watching our satellites blowing up in orbit.
[edit on 28-5-2008 by BlasteR]