reply to post by DocHolidaze
Hi DocHolidaze, nice try but no Tiparillo. The point I made was about 60s and 70s vintage technology and world events. Reading between the lines , I
imagine you recognize my discovery for what it really is. I honestly am stunned.
I was at the Ray Davies concert of all places with some friends in Napa. The opening band, 88, was playing their last tune. I was sleepy and my eyes
kept closing involuntarily. I kept dozing off and thought from time to time about what I had just read in the Pat Norris book "Spies in the Sky:
Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace" . Norris wrote that_______________________
The CORONA satellites soon included other small cameras ("sensors" as engineers like to call them) to show the horizon and the stars to enable
analysts to work out the direction that the satellite was pointing at all times and thus determine the location of objects in the images. The Soviet
Zenits had a slightly different camera design involving square frames rather than a film roll, but otherwise the concept was similar. The Zenits could
tilt the satellite to point the camera at a region of interest, a facility not initially available on CORONA.
Pat Norris. Spies in the Sky: Surveillance Satellites in War and Peace, 2008
The satellites are doing what the ICBMs do as well in principal. Find the horizon. Find one or more stars. Locate Lenningrad or a missile silo or
a big industrial area in the context of a star and its constellation and the horizon. Then I realized how vulnerable this all was and is. It came in
a flash there in the concert tonight . If there was a flash, a nuclear explosion, many of them even, a laser blast, many of them, the satellite would
lose its orientation, and so too would an ICBM. 1960s vintage ICBMs were easily defeated . Shine a flashlight on one and it could not find its
target. Not very well anyway.
Your point about modern ICBMs is of course invalid. It is actually off topic. Not that any of us would hold it against you. I appreciate and
respect the difficult position you are now in. 1960 era ICBMs and SLBMs were much more vulnerable and much less accurate than any of us had previously
imagined. The astronauts don't talk about seeing stars because for one reason, in the real world, stars would appear and disappear to pilots,
depending on circumstances. But such talk in public would trigger in the minds of some questions of this type, "I know ICBMs have celestial
guidance, so what happens when stars become invisible due to unfavorable circumstances such as a detonation of a warhead nearby ?"
It may be the case that so many warheads, thousands on a side, were actually NEEDED to create a blanket of bright light to blind incoming ICBMs,
perhaps not. It is an interesting thought, but may not be the case in point of fact after all.
The details about all this junk at this time are not important. A simple discovery has been made demonstrating the vulnerability and inaccuracy of
60s and 70s era ICBMs. It is easy to see that these problems were the problems being studied by the American and Soviet manned space programs and
their astronauts. They couldn't hit Moscow in 1969. Not easily anyway. The missile could easily lose its way en route if hit by laser light or
exposed to a nuclear flash that blinded its cyclops eye.
We know why Neil Armstrong said cislunar space was a deep black, or wants us to believe that anyway. His statements on the topic are so convoluted.
If stars came and went, as one would expect, now an astronaut seeing a star, conditions then changing, and so now not so, the problem with the
missiles would have been recognized in 1969 and not 2012. Do away with the stars, and so Neil did, permit them only when absolutely essential, then
the problem with the missiles could remain unrecognized.
I honestly never thought it would be me to make this discovery. But I did ! I saw something briefly no one else did except the bad guys.. It is a big
one, incredible, and I am not nearly as well read as many of my peers. Why did this happen to me ? I expected one of my colleagues to figure this one
out. I am not the best writer. I am not the best analyst. Funny how this fell to me.
Walking back home from the concert with my friends across a bridge that jumps a small river, I felt overwhelmed. We talked about Ray Davies and the
KINKS, but inside, I could only think about how the star problem had now been solved. Most of my friends are unaware of my hobbying this way, It's
not The Theory Relativity, but for a night I saw something very important no one else but the bad guys did. It was exhilarating. A half a dozen
inside friends did call to congratulate me. I guess I will post some more, but then again, I am not sure. I feel like I have finished sort of. It is
so beautiful this night.