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MoD Skynet Launch final 3rd Satellite

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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 08:20 AM
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MoD Skynet Launch final 3rd Satellite


www.vnunet.com

The third and final military communications satellite of the £3.6bn Skynet 5 programme is set to launch into space today.

The system will provide secure military communications for the Ministry of Defence.

The first two satellites entered space in April and November last year.

They will provide a high-bandwidth secure communcation network for voice, data and video traffic.

The satellite will lift-off from Kourou, French Guiana, today on an Ariane 5 launch vehicle.
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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 08:20 AM
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Do you think there may be an alteria motive for this? What does this mean? Just wanted to find out peoples opinions as to why the UK cannot afford to help there citizens, NHS, schools, university students, staple food is through the roof, oil prices are the highest ever, yet the UK can spend this much in such a short amount of time on satellites for military communication... Discuss...

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posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 08:36 AM
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Well, these satellites have been developed and constructed over a number of years; the MoD didn't just decide to launch a satellite a few weeks ago. They're a long-standing planned launch so I don't really see how there could be an ulterior motive. Indeed, the Skynet satellite programme has been running since 1969 (yes, well before the Terminator films were released!) and there were numerous launches in the 1970s-1990s. It ultimately comes out of the defence budget anyway, thus it doesn't affect education, health or whatever.



posted on Jun, 1 2008 @ 08:49 AM
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i presume your from the US?
seeing the UK defence budget and that accross the atlantic is quite a steep diffrence. same can be said but on a higher scale




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