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"NASA and the US Air Force, which are jointly funding the test, are keen not to breach international treaties preventing the use of laser weapons in space. So Project Orion is only designed to test the ability of the laser to lock onto space junk. The shuttle will release simulated space debris equipped with GPS so that its position can be monitored. Then a ground-based laser will "light up" the target."
Originally posted by GmoS719
reply to post by GovtFlu
Looks kinda like the camera glitched IMO.
If it were a laser, what would it have been used for?edit on 16-8-2011 by GmoS719 because: (no reason given)edit on 16-8-2011 by GmoS719 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ed1320
reply to post by GmoS719
looks like a green laser to me i own one but what is it being used for location or haarp
Laser Project with International Space Station March-April 2005 • Collaborators: NASA-Johnson Space Center This original research project involved researchers at NASA; the Italian, Russian, and European Space Agencies; University of Rome; U.S. Naval Observatory; and University of Maryland.
A 10-watt laser was fired from the Clay Center’s main telescope to a window on the International Space Station, 400 km (250 miles) away, and the reflected light was used to build an image of the spacecraft. The purpose of this experiment was to develop a system that will allow telescopes on Earth to spot damage on satellites in space, with the goal of preventing another tragedy such as the one that destroyed the Space Shuttle Columbia in February 2003. Dexter and Southfield high-school students met with astronomers and scientists from Italy and Maryland and learned about the physics of the project. The students also participated in one of the laser firings. An article and a photograph of the laser appeared in the Boston Globe on May 15, 2005.
The purpose of this experiment was to develop a system that will allow telescopes on Earth to spot damage on satellites in space, with the goal of preventing another tragedy such as the one that destroyed the Space Shuttle Columbia in February 2003.