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.
I was at this conference. This was a presentation for simulation software. The companies involved provide simulations to predict how new technologies will work with each other in future combat. They went ahead and built 3D models for some futuristic aircraft and vehicles but that doesn't necessarily mean they will ever be developed.
The USA's new "fractionated" swarm satellites - in which groups of small wirelessly-linked modules in orbit will replace today's large spacecraft - will be able to scatter to avoid enemy attacks and then reform into operational clusters.
New US swarm sats will scatter to avoid space war strikes
By Lewis Page, 17 Aug 2010
originally posted by: Hijinx
a reply to: CraftBuilder
Except that's not even remotely true. A complete melt down of a nuclear plant has happened twice in recorded history. Once in chernobyl, and a second and third time at fukushima daiichi, Two reactors admittedly reached melt down stages on a tiny island like japan, and it is still 100% habitable. It's a given, that someone isn't to try and promote fiction as truth. How ever, that's what the internet is for, fools to spread bull# rumors and does it ever stink here lately.
A Russian Rokot successfully launched from Plesetsk in Russia carrying three satellites called SWARM for the European Space Agency. Liftoff occurred at 12:03 UTC on November 22nd 2013.
actually though they can have any mass and the velocity can be altered to change yield; Satellite based "Rod's from God" maxes out at just under Hiroshima nuke strength.
originally posted by: skunkape23
I remember reading about something like this during the Reagan era. Tungsten rods dropped from space. Enough kinetic energy to smash a building. They were calling it "Hammer of the Gods" back then.
I could be totally off and the spikes might just be instruments of some sort so I would some opinions on what this satellite could be.
The creation and development of computer animation is at the center of our expertise. This includes developing original storyboards, construction and surfacing of three-dimensional high-resolution models, scene animation and lighting as well as motion capture and non-linear editing with integrated sound. We invest in the latest emerging technologies and specialized hardware to provide quality, efficient and cost-competitive solutions.