Originally posted by MemoryShock
reply to post by RMFX1
Have you actually read any of the links that describe that which isn't "public knowledge"?
As far as animals go, are you aware of what the Pentagon has done with some of them?
Are you aware of what the Pentagon does? Neither does an oversight committee...
The programs have grown too fast and are spread through the Defense Department budget in a way that hampers oversight, complain the House and Senate Armed Services committees and the House Appropriations Committee. They also suggest that the military is producing propaganda and other materials that mask U.S. government sponsorship and focus "far beyond a traditional military information operations."
Behavioural Modification is a very interesting concern and to do it remotely tosses accountability right out the _
I for one can appreciate tmk's posts and it should be noted that you cannot accurately describe his behaviour or mental state based on various posts made on a message board.
There's an interesting world out there...
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The DoD has two organisations dealing with satellite reconnaissance---the US Space Command (SPACECOM) and the NRO. Before 1992, the SPACECOM was responsible for the launching and maintenance of what were called "white world satellites", that is, satellites, whose launchings and existence in orbit were openly admitted by the DoD.These were meant for military communication, weather and navigation purposes. The NRO was responsible for the launching and maintenance of "black world satellites", that is, satellites meant for clandestine intelligence collection purposes, whose launchings and existence were not admitted. In fact, before 1992, even the existence of the NRO as an organisation was not admitted.
However, in 1992, it was decided to declassify the fact of the existence of the NRO and, since then, the launchings and existence of a number of intelligence collection satellites of the NRO have been announced. Like the chiefs of other intelligence agencies, Director, NRO, too now testifies in public before the congressional intelligence oversight committees. However, he has a right to demand that sensitive portions of his testimony be treated as classified.
The IMPROVED CRYSTAL can be imagined as a Hubble Space Telescope, with a large rocket engine attached to provide maneuverability. Like the Space Telescope, the IMPROVED CRYSTAL is about 4.5 meters (15 feet) in diameter, and with addition of its maneuvering module, is over 15 meters (50 feet) long (compared to the 13 meter Space Telescope). Contractors on the IMPROVED CRYSTAL include TRW and Lockheed.
The optical sensors on the IMPROVED CRYSTAL are similar to the those of the KH-11. These electronic cameras provide real-time transmission of images to ground stations via Milstar relay satellites. The IMPROVED CRYSTAL sensors operate in visible and near infrared light, as well as thermal infrared to detect heat sources.
The IMPROVED CRYSTAL's sophisticated electronics provides sharper images than the KH-11, comparable in quality to the best of the film return satellites, with a resolution approaching ten centimeters.
* KH-12 /1 (USA-86) was launched on 28 November 1992 by a Titan-IV from Vandenberg AFB. Deorbited mid 2000 1992-083A
* KH-12 /2 (USA-116) was launched on 5 December 1995 by a Titan-IV from Vandenberg AFB. Deorbited late 2008 1995-066A
* KH-12 /3 (USA-129) (NROL-2 or L-2) was launched on 20 December 1996 by a Titan-IV from Vandenberg AFB. 1996-072A
* KH-12 /4 (USA-161) (NROL-14 or L-14) was launched on 5 October 2001 by a Titan IVB-34 from Vandenberg AFB SLC-4E
* KH-12 /5 (USA-186) (NROL-20 or L-20) was launched on 19 October 2005 by a Titan IVB-26 from Vandenberg AFB SLC-4E
source: The Wizards of Langley: Inside the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology, by Jeffrey T. Richelson, 247-248
MISTY was one of at least two satellites developed in exceptional secrecy subsequent to the 1983 Reagan administration decision to establish a stealth satellite program. The idea for MISTY came from OD&E engineers, some of whom had been enamored of the idea of a stealth satellite since the 1970s--having rediscovered the concept first suggested in the 1960s. The objective was to reduce the threat to U.S. satellites form the Soviet Union--whose antisatellite program was of significant concern during the early 1980s.
The Misty satellites are believed to be derived from KH-12 satellites, but modified to make them invisible to radar, and hard to detect visually. Two Misty satellites are believed to have been launched. One was released by the Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-36. The other, USA-144 was launched on 22 May 1999 by a Titan IVB from Vandenberg Air Force Base. The satellites are sometimes identified as KH-12s.
source: Historical Dictionary of United States Intelligence, Volume 2, by Michael A. Turner, pg. 113-114
A project to develop a space-based imaging radar satellite was initiated in late 1976 by Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) George H. W. Bush. This effort led to the successful test of the INDIGO prototype imaging radar satellite in January 1982. Although the decision to proceed with an operational system was controversial, development of the Lacrosse system was approved in 1983. Later known as VEGA, this set of intelligence satellites carry imaging radar that can penetrate cloud cover.
The distinguishing features of the design of the Lacrosse satellite include a very large radar antenna and solar panels to provide electrical power for the radar transmitter and a resolution of better than one meter, which presumably is adequate for the identification and tracking of major military units such as tanks or missile transporter vehicles.
Five Lacrosse spacecraft have been launched, with four currently in orbit.
• Lacrosse 1: "Lacrosse 3000"
◦ Launch: December 2, 1988
◦ Status: Fulfilled mission, deorbited.
◦ NORAD Number: 19671(USA 34) COSPAR ID: 1988-106B
• Lacrosse 2:
◦ Launch: March 8, 1991
◦ Orbital apogee/perigee/inclination: 662 × 420 km @ 68.0°
◦ Status: In active service, mission extended
◦ NORAD Number: 21147 (USA 69) 1991-017A
• Lacrosse 3:
◦ Launch: October 24, 1997
◦ Orbital apogee/perigee/inclination: 679 × 666 km @ 57.0°
◦ Status: In active service
◦ NORAD Number: 25017 (USA 133) 1997-064A
• Lacrosse 4:
◦ Launch: August 17, 2000
◦ Orbital apogee/perigee/inclination: 695 × 689 km @ 68.0°
◦ Status: In active service
◦ NORAD Number: 26473 (USA 152) 2000-047A
• Lacrosse 5:
◦ Launch: April 30, 2005
◦ Orbital apogee/perigee/inclination: 718 × 712 km @ 57.0°
◦ Status: In active service
◦ NORAD Number: 28646 (USA 182) 2005-016A
The orbital inclination of 68°, combined with their altitude gives the satellites a complete view of the earth's surface, including the poles.
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Originally posted by slank
But to try to thoroughly monitor everything? & then make everything happen?
That just escapes credibility to me.
18. has working knowledge of all available thought. Anything which the human mind can conceive, this system's artificial brain can conceive as well if not faster and more advanced.
source: Satellite Technology: Principles and Applications by Anil Kumar Maini, Varsha Agrawal, pg 536-537
The first early warning satellite system developed by the USA was the MIDAS system. It employed 24 satellites in low Earth orbits for detecting the launch of inter-continental ballistic missiles (ICBM) by Russia. The MIDAS programme was not very successful. The attention then shifted to launching these satellites in GEOs, as only four GEO satellites would be required for global coverage. The first geostationary early warning satellite system was the Defence Support Program (DSP). DSP satellites detected the launch of enemy intercontinental and submarine launched ballistic missiles using IR and optical sensors. They also provided information on nuclear explosions. Over 19 DSP satellites have been launched during 1970 to 1984. During the Persian Gulf War, DSP satellites provided effective warning of the launch of Iraqi Scud missiles.
The Space-Based Infrared System (SBIRS) is intended to be the next-generation missile warning and tracking system. It will replace the DSP satellite system. The system comprises a constellation of 24 satellites in three types of orbits, namely the GEO, HEO and LEO. The constellation will have four satellites in the GEOs, two satellites in the HEOs and 18 satellites in the LEOs. The GEO and HEO satellites constitute the SBIRS-high component and the LEO satellites form the SBIRS-low component. The SBIRS is part of the National Missile Defence (NMD) programme of the USA. SBIRS-high satellites are three-axis stabilized satellites and their sensors monitor the ground continuously, thereby providing much more accurate data. They will replace the DSP satellites. SBIRS-low satellites will track missiles as they fly above the horizon, offering much more accurate information on their trajectories. Such information is necessary for an effective anti-ballistic missile defence.
Trevor Paglen visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book "Blank Spots on the Map: The Dark Geography of the Pentagon's Secret World." This event took place on February 11, 2009, as part of the Authors@Google series.