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Russia launches new defense satellite to increase military presence on near-Earth orbit

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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 07:23 PM
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Russia launches new defense satellite to increase military presence on near-Earth orbit


english.pravda.ru

Russian Space Forces conducted a successful launch of the Soyuz-U booster rocket with a defense satellite on board on April 29. The satellite, which entered the predicted orbit, will now be referred to as Kosmos-2450, officials of the Russian Space Forces said.
The launch was performed normally at 21:03 Moscow time. The satellite was launched to increase Russia’s orbital group of defense spacecraft, Itar-Tass reports.
Vladimir Popovkin, the chief of the Space Forces of the Russian Federation, sa
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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 07:23 PM
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Over a year ago it was made publicly clear that Russia was investing billions into its space program and there was little or nothing the U.S. could do since it was already engaged in two wars costing hundred's of thousands of dollars per hour every day.

Obviously this is no news to the people who read between the lines. Keep in mind that just over 17 day's ago it was announced that :

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said Tuesday that his agency and the Department of Defense had finalized a plan to modernize the fleet of US observation satellites.

Obviously 2009 is turning out to be a very interesting year on a gloabl scale.
Although the media has successfully hypnotized anyone who is viewing it with its swine flue and economic crash, the real deals and future wars are being planned as we speak.
Just like a commander would strategically place his forces prior to an assault, so to are the super powers gearing up for something that humanity has never seen. The impacts and its ripples will make WW2 seem like a minor incident.


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posted on Apr, 30 2009 @ 07:46 PM
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On the off chance in here that anyone has noticed India has also launched its own satellites, as i mentioned above, try not to be hypnotized into what you are being shown through the idiot box. Nations capable of launching ICBM are upgrading their defenses.


Giving a big boost to its defence surveillance capabilities, India today successfully launched an all-weather Israeli-built spy satellite that will help security agencies keep a vigil on the country's borders.

Indian space agency ISRO's workhorse, PSLV-C12 rocket soared majestically into a clear sky at 6.45 am from the spaceport in Sriharikota and placed its first Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT 2) and micro-educational satellite ANUSAT into orbit about 19 minutes later in a textbook launch.


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The U.S. is itself upgrading as mentioned in my opening post, but the economy has been battle ridden creating issues in funding for a future even.


Washington: The US government has endorsed a plan to build a new generation of spy satellites, although funding to boost the Pentagon's imaging capacity still needs congressional approval.

Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said Tuesday that his agency and the Department of Defense had finalized a plan to modernize the fleet of US observation satellites.

"Imagery is a core component of our national security that supports our troops, foreign policy, homeland security and the needs of our intelligence community," Blair said in a statement.

He said the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), which oversees all US spy agencies, had studied the need for the "next generation of electro-optical satellites," and stressed that the government needs "to move forward now."

US media said the program would require some 10 billion dollars, although a DNI spokesperson told AFP that the cost of the plan is classified.

Republican lawmaker Pete Hoekstra, who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, told AFP that he would "not make any judgement" until he sees the plan.

But, he said, the committee "will have a briefing as soon as we get back to Washington" on April 20 after the spring congressional recess, "and we'll study this very closely."

The US government canceled a similar program in 2005 because it was deemed too expensive.

"When it comes to supporting our military forces and the safety of Americans, we cannot afford any gaps in collection," Blair said Tuesday.

"We are living with the consequences of past mistakes in acquisition strategy, and we cannot to do so again."

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The stakes are high and the price to pay is even higher. In closing we have not even touched the topic of the cyber war which is in full swing.



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