It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gave the ok to Failure Analysis to build the Defense Underground Mapping Satellite Tracking and Ranging (DUMSTR) system. The company proposed $100,000,000.00/year proposal to the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) in February, 2008. The project is a a low-earth-orbiting, satellite-based, underground mapping matrix that will use existing Air Force satellite technology from the Defense Mapping Satellite Program (DMSP) and the Global Positioning System (GPS). The technology will allow the mapping of underground civil and military facilities around the world and “provide geological science information for plate tectonics, underground volcano structure and growth of lava chambers promising to increase the likelihood of future earthquake prediction capability.”
DUMSTR consists of a matrix of 100, 3-axis controlled satellites to provide 2-D and 3-D underground topology to a depth of over 5,000 ft. Failure Analysis is experienced with satellite constellations such as GLOBALSTAR, GPS, INTELSAT and DMSP. “As international military and civil facilities are being located deeper and deeper underground to improve their survivability, the U.S. military wanted a system to identify them”, said Dr. Len Losik, President of Failure Analysis. DUMSTR was developed from telemetry prognostic signal intelligence technology developed and used on Air Force GPS 28 satellite constellation of satellites. Telemetry prognostics stops satellite infant mortality failures in the first year of in-orbit satellite operations and launch failures.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) gave the ok to Failure Analysis to build the Defense Underground Mapping Satellite Tracking and Ranging (DUMSTR) system.
As proposed, such a system would use existing satellite technologies?
Does that mean off the shelf, or, repurposing already active and deployed in-flight hardware?
reply to post by howmuch4another
Well, being this IS a Conspiracy site, that's one angle to speculate on.
However, as folks above have cited, evidence on the ground isn't pointing to this as being a reality.
Additionally, like the LEO clusters of NOSS (pictured in my previous post), often confused for a triangle formation of UFOs, we'd expect to see similar sightings of clusters with even denser formations and greater population of pin points in the sky.
Further, if it's gone BLACK, then, earlier speculation on all the wonderful boons to Archaeology and Geosciences will have fallen off the table.
If it's indeed BLACK then there would be very little if any available "evidence on the ground". Just sayin'.