US tracks spy satellite falling to Earth
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US government Sunday was monitoring a
spy satellite expected to crash to Earth after it lost power,
raising environmental concerns and uncertainty over where it will
"The Department of Defense is currently monitoring the
situation," Pentagon spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Karen Finn told
AFP, confirming that the satellite was "de-orbiting."
She declined to comment on reports, citing government
officials, that the satellite contained hazardous substances that
may leak after it plunges to the Earth out of control, which
according to media reports could happen by late February or early
Finn also declined to say what kind of satellite it is. The
New York Times cited satellite monitoring experts who believe it is
an experimental imagery satellite launched in 2006.
The United States has a thick web of billion-dollar satellites
monitoring the Earth, some including high-powered telescopes or
radars, with the capability to zoom in and help launch precision
strikes on enemy targets.
The satellite's impending fall from orbit has given rise to
worries that it might leak out highly dangerous substances.
Spy satellites are frequently maneuvered in space, in
relatively low orbit, to meet military surveillance needs, requiring
them to be tanked up with highly toxic hydrazine fuel, according to
Hydrazine is harmful to the human central nervous system and
can be fatal in big doses. However it breaks down quickly in heat
and ultra-violet light, the French security agency Ineris said in a
Specialists cited in the New York Times said the hydrazine
would burn off if the fuel tank breaks, as is likely, when
re-entering Earth's atmosphere.
Some satellites run on nuclear batteries powered by plutonium
or enriched uranium, the type used by space probes that have to
blast into orbit far above Earth.
"Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and
fallen harmlessly," National Security Council spokesman Gordon
Johndroe told AFP in an e-mail Saturday.
"We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible
damage this may cause."
In January 1978 a Russian Cosmos 954 nuclear-powered spy
satellite crashed into the northern Canadian wilderness.
Another Cosmos satellite broke up over the Indian Ocean in
1983. Traces of its plutonium were detected in snow falling as far
away as the southern US state of Arkansas.
Engineers from the US space agency NASA used rockets aboard
one satellite to bring it down over the Pacific Ocean in 2000, and
officials believe debris from a disintegrated science satellite fell
into the Persian Gulf in 2002, the Los Angeles Times reported.
3.5-ton satellite falling back to Earth
January 30, 2002 Posted: 10:12 PM EST (0312 GMT)
By Richard Stenger
(CNN) -- A retired satellite with no onboard steering
system should re -enter Earth's atmosphere within hours and leave a
trail of debris in its wake, NASA cautioned Wednesday.
The defunct space telescope will tumble into the atmosphere
Wednesday at about 11 p.m. ET, NASA scientists predicted.
Most of the doomed satellite will burn up in the atmosphere,
but a handful of metal chunks could survive, ranging from four
pounds to 100 pounds (1.8 kg to 45 kg), NASA space flight
Fragments of the 3.5-ton orbiter could scatter along a trail
extending up to 625 miles (1,000 km) long, somewhere in the middle
latitudes on either side of the equator, according to NASA.
Predictions of when and where the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer
(EUVE) will drop from orbit remain sketchy because it will fall in
an uncontrolled manner. As of Wednesday evening, EUVE was about
100 miles (160 km) above Earth, but is losing about 15.5 miles (25
km) of altitude each day.
Target area extends along either side of
| Mission at a glance
Satellite: Extreme Ultraviolet Energy Explorer
Weight: 7,000 pounds (3,200 kilograms)
Lifetime: Launched in 1992 from Cape
Canaveral, EUVE conducted observations until 2000
Instruments: Three scanning telescopes and
a deep sky survey spectrometer
Highlights: Offered new insights into
comets, white dwarfs and the atmospheres of stars
It is expected to begin breaking up when it descends to within
50 miles (80 km), take four or five final 90-minute laps around
Earth and then re-enter the atmosphere.
The re-entry window extends along the middle latitudes, from as
far north as Orlando, Florida, and as far south as Brisbane,
The danger area covers parts of Florida, South and Central
America, the Caribbean, much of Africa, South Asia and Indonesia.
Major cities in the red zone include Miami, Florida; Mexico City,
Mexico; and Bangkok, Thailand.
Trying to peg the bulls-eye on the planet has frustrated NASA.
The space agency suggested early Wednesday that EUVE chunks would
fall in the South Pacific. Hours later, it speculated that they
would land east of South America.
"Based on the latest … predictions and the predicted debris
field it is believed the heavier objects will fall harmlessly into
the Atlantic Ocean," reported the Web site of NASA's Goddard Space
Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
The U.S. Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which
tracks almost 9,000 objects in orbit, declined to conjecture on
where it would land.
"Quite frankly, they're predictions and there are so many
variables we can't control," said Maj. Barry Venable, U.S. Space
Launched in 1992, EUVE was the first space observatory
dedicated to studying extreme ultraviolet light. The $215 million
satellite lasted much longer than its intended three years,
studying celestial objects first for NASA and later the University
of California, Berkeley, until it ceased operations one year ago.
In contrast to EUVE's uncontrolled descent, NASA in 2000 safely
guided the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory into the ocean because
the 17-ton craft had an onboard steering system.
Likewise, in 2001, Russian ground controllers relied on similar
means to coax the 135-ton Mir space station, the heaviest object
in Earth orbit besides the moon, into its watery grave without a
The most massive NASA spacecraft to re-enter the atmosphere in
an uncontrolled descent was the 78-ton Skylab space station, which
in 1979 scattered debris in the Indian Ocean and an isolated
stretch of Western Australia.
Orbital debris has never been known to have injured a human,
but legend has it a chunk of Skylab brought an untimely end to an
Russia: US Satellite Shot a Weapons Test
February 16, 2008
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia said
Saturday that U.S. military plans to shoot down a damaged spy
satellite may be a veiled test of America's missile defense
The Pentagon failed to provide "enough arguments" to
back its plan to smash the satellite next week with a missile,
Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement.
"There is an impression that the United States is trying
to use the accident with its satellite to test its national
anti-missile defense system's capability to destroy other
countries' satellites," the ministry said.
The Bush administration says the operation is not a test
of a program to kill other nations' orbiting communications
and intelligence capabilities. U.S. diplomats around the world
have been instructed to inform governments that it is meant to
protect people from 1,000 pounds of toxic fuel on the
bus-sized satellite hurtling toward Earth.
The diplomats were told to distinguish the upcoming
attempt from last year's test by China of a missile
specifically designed to take out satellites, which was
criticized by the United States and other countries.
Known by its military designation US 193, the satellite
was launched in December 2006. It lost power and its central
computer failed almost immediately afterward, leaving it
uncontrollable. It carried a sophisticated and secret imaging
Left alone, the satellite would likely hit Earth during
the first week of March. About half of the 5,000-pound
spacecraft would probably survive its blazing descent through
the atmosphere and would scatter debris over several hundred
Military and administration officials said the satellite
is carrying fuel called hydrazine that could injure or kill
people who are near it when it hits the ground.
The operation to shoot down the dead satellite could
happen as soon as next week.
Copyright 2008 The Associated
Press. All rights reserved
Observing the Planning to Intercept US 193
is going to be difficult to match
Noah and the crew at Danger Room in their
coverage of the intercept of US 193 shoot down, they
are doing a masterful job, but there are a few
things we feel we can add to the discussion.
We are not really interested in the politics, people
will complain about anything, bottom line there is
no treaty violation here nor was there a treaty
violation by China. China's only mistake was not to
warn everyone else what they were doing, something
the Bush administration has done which is what has
generated the criticism in the first place. The
political aspects are a waste of time, in reality
this is the first thing this administration has done
in regards to any space program that has caught our
attention, that it is military related should
From our perspective, we note the Navy specific
events that are unfolding in this shoot down,
starting with the plan.
The Navy has issued orders to USS Lake Erie (CG 70),
USS Decatur (DDG 73), and USS Russell (DDG 59) to
take out the satellite. All three ships have the
AEGIS technology to fire the SM-3, and all three
ships have been involved in previous AEGIS ballistic
missile defense tests, with both the USS Lake Erie
(CG 70) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) successfully
shooting down a test target. Additionally,
USNS Observation Island (T-AGM 23) will track
the satellite and collect information for the
intercept, including the evaluation of the debris
field. We believe the
USS Lake Erie (CG 70) will be the shooter,
Capt. Randall Hendrickson has commanded four
previous AEGIS BMD tests and is the most experienced
Captain in the Navy in the ballistic missile defense
According to CNN, three SM-3s have been modified
for the intercept.
"They want the period of a day or two to assess
the effect of the first missile ... to probably
get an orbit or two, to get an understanding of
what effect the first intercept had on the
satellite before launching another interceptor,"
While some might assume this is because the SM-3
will miss, we are thinking this might be for a
second shot because one may not be enough. There is
a suggestion the fuel tank with the hydrazine is the
primary target. That may be true, but it seems to us
the secondary target should be the
Radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG) that
needs to be broken into smaller pieces as well to
insure burn up.
Another reason we believe the Navy may take more
than one shot is the details and requirements.
Jeffery Lewis describes the details.
- The intercept will occur at 240 kilometers
(130 nautical miles)
- The mass of the satellite is 2,300 kg (5,000
- The mass of the interceptor is 20 kg. (From
- The closing velocity will be 9.8 km/s (22,000
mph), suggesting a virtually head-on collision.
satellite is about the size of a greyhound bus. The
SM-3 KEI warhead unleashes about the same kinetic
force of a 10 ton truck hitting a wall at 600 mph.
While it is possible one shot will work, it is also
more than possible the first hit will shred
everything on the satellite except for the hardened
hydrazine tank and
Radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG), or
more likely knock out one or the other, which will
force a second shot.
The SM-3 is designed to bring down ballistic
missiles with the desire to prevent accuracy of
weapons of war, but we note SM-3 tests in the past
have not completely shredded ballistic missiles,
instead shattering the intercepted portion of the
missile leaving some large pieces to be thrown
harmlessly into the ocean. It is a very effective
system for that type of interception, but for the
purposes of shattering a large satellite into tiny
pieces, we aren't so sure.
It has been suggested this will become a new
capability of AEGIS. Maybe, but not for a long time.
AEGIS BMD is largely misunderstood, or not
understood, so many assumptions made by the press
and even ballistics observers is done in ignorance
or with speculation. They Navy currently operates 17
cruisers and destroyers with AEGIS ballistic missile
defense, but only 3 cruisers and 6 destroyers can
actually shoot down a ballistic missile, with the
rest only capable of tracking targets.
For AEGIS BMD accuracy, more than one ship is
required, what is sometimes referred to as a tracker
and a shooter. They share information to confirm
tracking data, and the design is such that either
ship can be the terminal intercept guidance
platform, but to be accurate multiple tracking
systems are required. The choice of three ships is
not unexpected, this allows for multiple trackers.
The 9 ships able to conduct intercept operate what
is known as the 3.6 version of AEGIS ballistic
missile defense. They are USS Lake Erie (CG 70), USS
Shiloh (CG 67), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Decatur
(DDG 73) , USS Stethem (DDG 63), USS Russell (DDG
59), USS John S. McCain (DDG 56), and USS Curtis
Wilbur (DDG 54). The rest of the AEGIS ships
converted to AEGIS ballistic missile defense use
what is known as Long Range Surveillance & Tracking
(LRS&T), also known as AEGIS BMD 3.0. As of today
there are 17 total AEGIS ships converted to either
version 3.6 or 3.0, but
we only know the identity of 16.
The problem with version 3.0 is that ballistic
missile defense is a toggle, a ship can either
conduct normal AEGIS defense roles against
conventional missiles, or ballistic missile defense,
not both at the same time. The attack on the
HMS Sheffield (D80) is a case study in why
either/or capabilities are dangerous.
The SM-3 Block IA was thought to only have a range
of over 500 kilometers and max altitude of 160
kilometers, but the details of this intercept
describe the intercept to take place at an altitude
of 240 kilometers. This is a previously undisclosed
detail of the SM-3 Block IA, Using the data
collected by Jeffery Lewis, one can imply that the
actual maximum altitude is much higher.
we want to highlight that AEGIS BMD isn't the only
capability that could shoot down this satellite,
there were several options, so the reason the Navy
was chosen should be highlighted. Quite honestly, it
is the only system that works as advertised. This
blog will not hide the fact we believe the Missile
Defense Agency needs to be imploded, we are anything
but impressed with what has been produced to date.
When it comes to missile defense it has been a
wasteful spending juggernaut, but has spent hardly
any of its budget investing in AEGIS ballistic
missile defense, instead paying extraordinary
amounts of money for 'reach for the moon'
capabilities that have continuously been over budget
with a lack of justified results for the cost.
Between FY1995 and FY2007, the Missile Defense
Agency had invested a total of $7,012,400,000 in
AEGIS ballistic missile defense, an average of a
around $585M per year. Compared to the total MDA
budget, this is an incredibly small annual
percentage. Between FY08-FY13 the MDA intends to
spend about 7%, around $6.5B of its estimate $51B
total budget on AEGIS ballistic missile defense.
AEGIS ballistic missile defense has long been the
red-headed step child of the Missile Defense Agency
budget, and yet in the door walks this scenario, and
the MDA is calling on the Navy to carry the water
for them and produce a success story, so they can
get more money from Congress for other missile
I hope someone in the media picks up on that fact,
it is a big part of this story that needs to be
observations by SteelJaw Scribe.
Track the satellite in real-time
here, refresh, map at the bottom of page.
Satellite return may be challenging
U.S. military hopes to destroy
out-of-control spy satellite before it reaches earth
BY NANCY HOGLAND |
A satellite that could have been used to survey damage from
disasters now has the potential of causing one.
February 17, 2008
Force Gen. Gene Renuart, who heads the U.S. Northern Command,
said an out-of-control spy satellite, estimated to be about the
size of a school bus -- is falling to Earth and is expected to
land in late February or early March – possibly somewhere on
“We're aware that this satellite is out there,” Renuart
said. “We're aware it is a fairly substantial size. And we know
there is at least some percentage that it could land on ground
as opposed to in the water. As it looks like it might re-enter
into the North American area, then the U.S. military along with
the Homeland Security Department and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency will either have to deal with the impact or
assist Canadian or Mexican authorities.”
In an attempt to avoid such a situation, Gen. James
Cartwright, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
announced last week that a modified version of the Aegis
Sea-Based Missile Defense system will be used in an attempt to
intercept the falling U.S. satellite and destroy it before it
hits the earth.
President George Bush approved the attempt, military
officials said, because the satellite’s fuel tank might survive
a crash and spread the rocket fuel, hydrazine, possibly
endangering humans. The shoot-down attempt will occur some time
after the NASA Shuttle returns this week.
The satellite, typically used to gather visual information
about adversarial governments and terror groups and to survey
damage from hurricanes, fires and other natural disasters, was
launched in December 2006. However, it lost power and its
central computer system failed shortly after take-off.
Unfortunately, if the missile intercept is not successful,
it will be difficult to predict where the point of impact will
be until the satellite falls to about 59 miles above the Earth
and enters the atmosphere. It will then begin to burn up, with
flares visible from the ground, said Ted Molczan, a Canadian
satellite tracker. From that point on, he said, it will take
about 30 minutes to fall.
According to Chuck May, the manager of the Planning and
Disaster Recover Branch of Missouri State Emergency Management (SEMA),
this short notice would make it next to impossible to warn
people of the impending danger.
“If NASA or Department of Defense officials learned that
chunks of the satellite were going to hit anywhere in the U.S.,
of course, they would do what they could to notify people, but
obviously it would all tie down to how much warning we had,” he
said. “With only 30 minutes notice, I don’t know what could be
done. If county or law enforcement officials could be notified
in time to warn people, they would. But there are so many ‘ifs,’
it’s hard to say exactly what measures could be taken.”
The military plan to attempt to intercept the satellite
has been hailed by advocates of missile defense systems as a
prime example of the peaceful benefits of the weapons. “The
investment and the proven technology of our country's missile
defense systems has given our nation and our military an option
which it never had before to protect human life globally from
falling objects from space,” said Riki Ellison, president of the
Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. “Our country's investment and
leadership internationally in Missile Defense provides global
options that make our world a safer place,” he added.
But the plan has drawn criticism from those who see it as
a way to justify anti-satellite missile systems. "In the history
of the space age, there has not been a single human being who
has been harmed by man-made objects falling from space," Michael
Krepon, co-founder of the Henry L. Stimson Center, told the
Washington Post. "There has to be another reason behind this.”
However, if the missile is not able to shoot down the
satellite and it actually hits a populated area, the Federal
Emergency Management Agency and disaster response organizations
may have to respond.
“With a couple exceptions, emergency response plans are
set up to respond to all hazards. The exceptions would be
catastrophic events that are area specific – in Missouri we have
additional plans in the event of a New Madrid fault quake;
Florida’s plans include hurricane response. However, no one at
either the state or federal level has developed anything
specifically dealing with incoming asteroids or other items
falling from the sky,” May said.
Matt Hackworth, communications officer with Church World
Service, a relief ministry umbrella for 35 Protestant, orthodox
and Anglican denominations, said his group prepares for
disasters of every kind.
“Our job is to respond to disasters of any kind – natural
or technological. We do have measures in place to work remotely
in case New York, our headquarters, was impacted. But we aren’t
exactly ‘disaster specific.’
“Besides, look at Greensburg, Kansas. Their claim to fame
was that they were hit by a meteorite. They weren’t obliterated
by an asteroid, but instead by a tornado.”
Asteroids have, however, done their share of damage. In
1908, an asteroid exploded in the air above Siberia, flattening
thousands of square miles of forest. More than 150 meteor
crashes have carved out craters in Arizona, Missouri and on
Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. They continue to keep sky watchers
glued to their telescopes.
In the past few years, scientists and astronomers had been
keeping a close eye on two asteroids in particular – one named
1997 XF11 and on another dubbed 2004 MN4.
In 1998, XF11 was originally thought to be on a collision
course with Earth with a direct hit expected on Oct. 26, 2028.
However, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA),
which has closely monitored its orbits over the past 10 years,
now estimates XF11’s passage at 591,000 miles away or about 2.5
times farther than the moon.
In December 2004, scientists set the odds at 1 in 37 that
the giant space rock 2004 MN4 would slam into earth on April 13,
2029. And while the asteroid will still be making a close brush,
at less than 30,000 miles, scientists said additional
observations had reduced the chance of impact to zero.
Although scientists with the NASA’s Near Earth Object
Program report they are not concerned about the two asteroids,
or any of the other 108 on the watch list of “potentially
hazardous objects,” they, along with the U.S. Space Command and
the Department of Defense continue to refine a process that will
allow them to gather and analyze date regarding impending Earth
impacts from asteroids or comets, assess possible damage
stemming from such an impact and to notify top officials. They
are expected to also evaluate possible evacuations or emergency
In the meantime, scientists agree that it is only a matter
of time before another comet hits home.
“It's like a game of cosmic darts,” said astronomer Clark
Chapman on the PBS show Nova. “It could just as likely happen
tomorrow as some day 300,000 years from now.”
And if falling satellites and asteroids aren’t enough to
keep you awake at night, scientists are looking upward, waiting
and watching for the next major solar storm, which has the
potential of wiping out all communications.
At more than 869,919 miles wide, the sun makes up
approximately 99.86 percent of the mass of the entire solar
system. The total energy radiated by the sun averages 383
billion trillion kilowatts, the amount of energy generated by
the explosion of 100 billion tons of TNT every second.
However, the energy released by the sun is not always
constant. Once in a while, the sun releases an even larger
amount of energy with intense magnetic fields in the form of a
solar flare – an explosive burst of hot gasses.
In 1859, solar observers noted the development of numerous
sunspots on the sun's surface. What followed was an explosive
release of magnetically charged energy that reached the earth’s
surface in hours. The magnetic fields, in direct opposition with
the earth’s magnetic fields, were so intense that there were
severe interruptions of communications systems. Telegraph wires
were burned to a crisp and created wildfires as they dropped to
Since that time, other solar storms have caused major
malfunctions to communications satellites and affected
television, radio and telephone signals.
Hackworth said such an event, on the back of another
disaster, could be disastrous to organizations that rely on
“Can you imagine a disaster where you couldn’t make a
conference call to coordinate the response? The disaster world
relies on communication. More and more we rely on technology to
assist us in our work. If we had a major breakdown in
communications, whether it be from huge solar flares or from an
EMP bomb, we would have massive problems,” he said.
The truth about
satellite USA-193 - URGENT
THIS MAY BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THREAD YOU'VE
EVER READ! THIS IS NO JOKE AND THE INFORMATION
PROVIDED IS 100% ACCURATE AND HONEST.
This thread was started on a blog about two weeks ago giving updates
on the falling satellite. For some unknown reason
people didn't pay attention, so I am asking you to
please read what I have to say here. I am going to
discuss a couple of different concerns along with
updates on usa-193'S 'strike-zone'. I have an
extremely reliable & trustworthy source for inside
information. This info is coming from a family member
(1st cousin) who is a very high-ranking official with
the New York JTTF (Joint Terrorism Task Force).
USA-193 is currently the greatest known threat/risk to
The only reason my cousin is willing to share
this information is because of the extremely high
threat risk associated with USA-193. I don't have any
'shocking' news, but I have news that confirms a lot
First I will give an update on who's 'at-risk' as of
my last briefing given to me at 0900, 2.17.08. The
following info doesn't account for a missile strike,
this is strictly where US-193 is due to land with no
intereference. The area of concern still remains the
Pacific Northwest. The current warning ranges from
Eugene Oregon to Kamloops BC (Canada). That's just the
north-south range. Current models show less than .005%
chance of a harmless water strike (currently a land
strike is imminent). The models show that there is a
warning for Western Idaho and parts of NW Nevada.
These warnings only show the current crash zone for
USA-193, not the anticipated debris field! Obviously
debris can come down hundreds if-not 'thousands' of
miles away. Currently there are no parts of Northern
California in the 'red-zone'.
This is info that the govt follows and believes. I am
told by my cousin that if something goes wrong with
the missile strike or there remains a 'high-risk'
after the missile strike that the govt will ONLY give
us a 26-28 minute warning! Obviously this is
I do have some info that I cannot share, but it is the
most important info and you must pay attention
closely! We are going to play a very simple
'read-between-the-lines' game here as I'm sure it will
reveal the info I can't share. Please take notice that
this info was confirmed to me this morning and isn't
speculation. I swear to everyone out there, that this
is quite possibly the most important thread on GLP!!!
Here it goes...
We all know that the Pentagon has listed 'Hydrazine'
(rocket fuel) as being onboard the satellite and a
major concern. They have also listed a second
substance/material as being a major concern and that's
'Beryllium'. Now this is extremely odd
as beryllium isn't a harmful material and is used in
making shuttles & satellites, so why list it as a
Here's why!.. (from Wiki - complete link @ bottom of
Beryllium is used in nuclear weapon designsas
the outer layer of the pit of the primary stage,
surrounding the fissile material. It is a good pusher
for implosion, and the best possible neutron
reflector, reducing the critical mass needed for a
fission chain reaction and increasing the proportion
of fuel that fissions, while itself adding little mass
to the weapon. It is a poor tamper because of its low
mass, but this is unimportant in fusion-boosted
fission weapons. As a light element with few
electrons, the fission explosion completely ionizes it
quickly, making it transparent to X-rays and letting
the energy from a primary fission explosion escape for
radiation implosion of a secondary fusion stage.
To learn more about 'Beryllium' (and how it, normally,
isn't harmful) click here, [link
I have noticed that some news articles pertaining to
the 'Beryllium' factor have been removed from the web.
In particular one that was directly from an AirForce
General who stated on 1/29/08 that the satellite could
hit the USA. There are still articles and videos that
show the Pentagon stating that the beryllium is a
grave concern. It ONLY makes sense with the above
pasted Wikipedia article.
Obviously the US Govt would NEVER admit to the
beryllium being on-board for the above mentioned
reason, as we have already gotten heat from Russia and
It also explains why they are taking a shot at the
satellite WAY earlier than previously stated. The
originally wanted to take a shot 'MOMENTS' before it
hit the atmosphere so the debris would cause troubles
in space. They are now planning on taking their first
shot 10-14 days sooner than planned. I do believe it
is however going to hit sooner than March (as they
stated), but this is just a feeling from tracking it
live online. There are a couple of great sites for
tracking it. My favorite site was working beautifully,
but now only works about 40% of the time (geez wonder
why that is!). Make sure you sign up for both these
sites and really explore them, as you can track and
map 'visible passes' for your exact location. I have
posted the links at the bottom of this thread.
Thousands of satellites have fallen from the sky, hell
thousands have fallen from the sky in the past
5-years. NEVER has a single satellite gotten this type
of attention, especially from the President of the
United States (and other countries). The government is
doing 'just enough' to make us aware that there 'may'
be danger, but once again are keeping huge secrets
from us. The bottom line is that there is a great
chance for substantial loss of life and people need to
know the truth. I beg of you to keep a close eye on
this! I will post updates as soon as I get them.
www.n2yo.com - By far the best site I have found, as
it tracks USA-193 LIVE! Please send them e-mails as I
have in hopes they fix whatever problems they are
having with the site. In the description of USA-193
they mention the 'beryllium'.
www.heavens-above.com - Another great site, but not
nearly as good as n2yo.com.
|The truth about
satellite USA-193 - URGENT
I thought I was signed in when I posted this, but I
guess not. Here's some more info from www.n2yo.com
I am able to get onto the homepage, but when I go to
USA-193 it's not working. It's not showing the
satellite nor is it showing my info, as it was in the
past. I do believe the government is raising hell on
this great site.
NORAD ID: 29651
Int'l Code: 2006-057A
Perigee: 407 km
Apogee: 421 km
Period: 92.8 min
Launch date: 2006-12-14
Source: United States (US)
Comments: USA 193 is an American military satellite
that was launched from Vandenberg AFB at 21:00 UT on
14 December 2006. It is a highly classified
spacecraft, owned and operated by the National
Reconnaissance Office (NRO). No further details are
available. In January 2008, reports emerged that a
U.S. spy satellite, again probably this one, was in a
deteriorating orbit, and that the object was expected
to crash into the Earth within weeks. Early reports
indicated that the satellite could contain "hazardous
materials", probably hydrazine, and possibly
beryllium,though there was also some speculation that
the satellite might have a "nuclear" power core, i.e.
a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. Defense
consultant John E. Pike dismissed this as "unlikely".
(according to Wikipedia) On January 29, 2008, an
Associated Press story quoted a U.S. Air Force general
as saying that contingency plans were being made since
intact pieces of the satellite "might re-enter into
the North American area".
Australia prepares for falling satellite
February 18, 2008 -
Police, the Department of Foreign Affairs and
Trade (DFAT) and Emergency Management Australia
are all on standby as the United States prepares
to shoot down a failed spy satellite.
US military has said it hopes to smash the
satellite as soon as next week - just before it
enters Earth's atmosphere - with a single missile
fired from a US Navy cruiser in the northern
The US has told Australia and a handful of
other nations to be on standby for falling debris
from the highly classified satellite, because
there is a minute possibility of the strike
misfiring and debris falling on land rather than
"The Australian government has been advised
formally by the US government that the president
(George W Bush) has authorised the US Department
of Defence to attempt to shoot down an inoperable
satellite," a DFAT spokesman said.
"There is no suggestion at this stage that
the satellite will land in Australia, but it is
too early to predict where it might come down if
the US is not successful in destroying it in
"The US told us in advance of the public
announcement and will no doubt keep us closely
"The US has contacted several other
countries and we appreciate their openness on
If the satellite does land in Australian
airspace - 10 per cent of the globe - then
Emergency Management Australia will take over any
NSW police also have been placed on alert
and officers forwarded a plan on how to cope with
re-entering space debris.
A police spokeswoman said Deputy
Commissioner Dave Owens was overseeing NSW
The US is planning to use an Standard SM-3
missile to hit the satellite - the first such
strike ever conducted by the US.
China successfully conducted a similar
mission last year, much to the consternation of
Russia and China are now voicing their own
concerns about the US strike.
The US has insisted the plan to shoot down
the satellite is not a test of a program to kill
other nations' orbiting communications and
The Bush administration and US military
officials have said the bus-sized satellite is
carrying a fuel called hydrazine that could injure
or even kill people who are near it when it hits
US diplomats around the world were
instructed to inform other nations that the
operation was meant to protect people from the
satellite's blazing descent and the toxic fuel it
The diplomats also were told to distinguish
the US operation from China's much criticised test
last year, when it used a missile to destroy a
defunct weather satellite.
Left alone, the satellite would likely hit
Earth during the first week of March.
About half of the 2,268kg spacecraft would
be expected to survive the fall and would scatter
debris over several hundred kilometres.
Known by its military designation US 193,
the satellite carrying a sophisticated and secret
imaging sensor was launched in December 2006.
It lost power and its central computer
failed almost immediately afterward.
Leaders Flee America During Most Dangerous Week
and as reported to her Western Subscribers
Russian Military Analysts are reporting today on their
growing concerns over some of the United States top war
leaders ‘fleeing’ their Nation this week, and which
these reports state could very well be the ‘most pivotal
week for our [Russias] future’.
President Bush is being reported in the Western media
to be on an ‘extended’ tour of
African Nations while his Secretary of State,
Condoleezza Rice, is reported to be traveling to
Kenya, South Korea and
Japan. Vice President Cheney, and as is the custom in
the US when their President leaves their Nation, is reported
to be in ‘hiding’ as concerns mount over the February
8th Pentagon ‘attack’ on US Defense
Secretary Robert Gates.
[To that February 8th attack against the US
Defense Secretary, and as these reports state, a dissident
Neocon led putsch had targeted him at his Pentagon
headquarters, and which Western media reports state was ‘evacuated’
due to smoke and Defense Secretary Gates injuries, fractured
right shoulder, were due to his ‘falling
Of the greatest concerns about this week to Russia,
according to these reports, is the ‘illegal’, Western
backed, breaking away of the Serbian province of Kosovo and
the United States planned space weapon test targeting one of he influence’ and between tf
February 7, 2008 and the
Total Lunar Eclipse on February 20/21 which ‘targets’
North America and Western Europe, and which will be the last
Total Eclipse of our moon until December 21, 2010.
Russian Scientific Astronomers have long noted how the
power elite in the United States ‘schedule’ their
most horrific events between adjoining Solar and/or Lunar
eclipses, to include: The November 22, 1963 assassination of
President John F. Kennedy (set between the Total Solar
July 20, 1963 and Total Lunar Eclipse of
December 30, 1963), and the September 11, 2001 attacks
upon the United States (set between the Total Solar Eclipse
June 21, 2001 and the Annual Solar Eclipse of
December 14, 2001).
Though Russia has warned the US and European Union
against creating a “serious
precedent” by recognizing Kosovo, these warnings
have fallen upon deaf ears as the United Kingdom has rushed
last remaining 1,000 Soldiers to the Balkans and the
has stated that his Nation will recognize Serbia’s
However, Russian warnings on Kosovo do, indeed, appear
to be coming true as the
breakaway regions of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in
Western backed Georgia are now calling for their
independence along with the
Chechen peoples in Russia.
Not being understood by the Western peoples is that a
Russian recognition of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, or a
Western recognition of Chechnya, as independent Nations
would trigger Total War between the East and the West.
In their knowing of this brutal reality, as these
reports continue, the United States War Leaders have ‘created’
a false story about one of their spy satellites being out of
control and falling to Earth and to be ‘
concerns known to the US about this space missile test,
and is reported to be ‘greatly dismayed’ that the
actions of the US War Leaders are a direct defiance to this
Chinese-Russian proposal for the banning of all weapons
Russian Military Analysts are stating that this test
of their space based missile systems is a ‘necessity’
for the Americans prior to the launching of Total War, of
which they state Iran and Syria will be the first target of
and to be followed by strikes on Russia and China.
Driving the West in their frenzy to engulf the World
in Total Warfare, say Russian Economists, is the rapid
disintegration of their economic system, of which, they
state, the ‘worst is yet to come’ as their ‘obscure’
credit default swaps are nearing collapse, and which the
International Herald Tribune News Service estimates to be
$45 Trillion, nearly ‘twice
the size of the entire United States stock market’.
To the American people themselves, however, and who
live in a Nation where the rabbits from their Great
Yellowstone National Park have ‘disappeared’,
as reported by ScienceDaily.Com, where the bats in their
Northeastern regions ‘are
mysteriously dying by the thousands’, as reported by
the Associated Press News Service, and where ‘tens
of billions of their honeybees have mysteriously died off’,
as reported by the Star-Gazette News Service, to all of
these, and more, it remains the sad fact that no warning,
about anything, issued by anyone, even to their own senses,
even to nature, even to the signs of the stars, can awaken
them to the true state of the catastrophic dangers they are
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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. Navy
likely will make its first attempt to shoot
down a faulty spy satellite Wednesday night.
U.S. government issued a
formal notice warning
ships and planes to stay
clear of a large area of
the Pacific Ocean west of
notice says the two-
and-a-half hour window
begins 2:30 a.m. Thursday
Greenwich Mean Time, which
is 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on
the East Coast, and 4:30
p.m. Wednesday in Hawaii.
timing is also after the
U.S. space shuttle
Atlantis is scheduled to
be safely on the ground.
Pentagon officials caution
that the notice reflects
the first opportunity to
take a shot at the
satellite, but it's
possible the attempt could
be delayed until later.
have to make the
notification, but it's
possible the conditions
won't be ideal, or that
everything won't be
ready," said a Pentagon
official who asked not to
Pentagon officials says if
the first attempt to hit
the satellite fails, there
may be time for a second
attempt, but that would
only come after an
assessment that would be
hours or even days after
the first attempt.
Because the 5,000-pound
immediately after launch
in December 2006, it has a
full tank of fuel. It
would likely survive
re-entry and disperse
potentially deadly fumes
over an area the size of
two football fields,
officials have said.
Navy plans to fire at
the satellite as it enters
Earth's atmosphere at an
altitude of about 150
Officials want the missile
to hit the edge of the
atmosphere to ensure
debris re-enters and burns
Missile Defense Agency
estimated the cost of a
intercept at $40 million
to $60 million.
Without any intervention,
Pentagon officials have
said they believe the
satellite would come down
on its own in early March.
option of striking the
satellite with a missile
launched from an Aegis
cruiser was decided upon
by President Bush after
consultation with several
government and military
officials and aerospace
experts, said Deputy
National Security Adviser
we miss, nothing changes,"
said NASA administrator
Michael Griffin. "If we
shoot and barely touch it,
the satellite is just
barely in orbit" and would
still burn up somewhat in
the atmosphere, he said.
we shoot and get a direct
hit, that's a clean kill
and we're in good shape,"
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CNN Senior Pentagon
McIntyre contributed to
Few Will See Satellite Shootdown
A shootdown of a dying spy satellite would create
a show in the heavens — a U.S. rocket launch and flying
Unfortunately, few earthlings will be able to see
The easiest thing for some people around the world
to spot would be the bus-sized satellite while it's
still intact, still in orbit and before any missile hit
it. Hawaiians will have the best chance, though still
slim, of seeing the missile launch from a Navy ship in
the Pacific Ocean. And seeing any debris is iffy for
"It appears to be a dot of light in the sky,
moving ... like a plane going over, but silent and
without flashing," said Jonathan McDowell of Jonathan's
Space Report and Harvard Center for Astrophysics.
It can be viewed in the early evening when it's
dark and the satellite is high enough in the sky that
its metal is reflecting sunlight. Until the weekend, the
satellite — called USA 193 — is supposed to pass over
some U.S., Canadian and western European cities, moving
generally from southwest to northeast. McDowell suggests
times and locations might be found at http://www.heavens-above.com.,
though the site has been overwhelmed in recent days.
Chances of seeing the missile launch are slim
"unless you're underneath it on the ship in the middle
of the Pacific Ocean," said Riki Ellison, president of
the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, who has been on
ships to witness past missile defense tests.
The military wants to attempt the shootdown during
the day. There is some chance those in western Hawaii
"might be lucky and see the streak of the missile going
up in the sky in the distance," said McDowell, adding it
will be very difficult to see against the daytime sky.
Ditto for the flash from the collision, if a
missile actually hits its mark.
If the satellite is pulverized into tiny pieces,
it won't leave much to see. Chances are a little better
if big chunks remain that "could stay in orbit for a
couple of weeks," McDowell said.
"Overall, the average person won't be able to see
much of anything," he said.
-- An inoperable
U.S. spy satellite orbiting about 150 miles
above Earth was struck Wednesday by a
missile fired from a U.S. Navy cruiser,
military sources told CNN.
The Pentagon said the
window of opportunity to strike the
5,000-pound satellite opened Wednesday, when
the space shuttle Atlantis landed in
Florida. The Pentagon wanted to be sure the
shuttle would not be struck by any debris
from a destroyed satellite.
But earlier the
official said conditions had to be perfect,
and that was not the case Wednesday with
swells in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii
running slightly higher than Navy would
Watch how Navy plans to shoot down satellite
Chad Myers said six- to eight-foot swells
were reported in the area through Wednesday
night and were not expected to come down
until Friday or Saturday.
The United States
planned to spend up to $60 million trying to
destroy the satellite even though there was
only a remote possibility the satellite
could fall to Earth, survive re-entry and
spew toxic gas in a populated area, said
James Jeffrey, deputy national security
"The regret factor of
not acting clearly outweighed the regret
factor of acting," he said.
The Chinese military
destroyed an aging weather satellite last
year, prompting questions about whether the
United States is merely flexing its muscle
to show an economic and military rival that
it can destroy satellites, too. Jeffrey
denied that when a reporter asked him about
it this week.
"This is all about
trying to reduce the danger to human
beings," he said.
In 1989, a U.S.
fighter jet destroyed a U.S. satellite by
firing a modified air-to-air missile into
space from an altitude of 80,000 feet. That
adds to evidence that the U.S. is acting
Wednesday strictly to guard against the
prospect of a potential disaster, said Gen.
James Cartwright, vice chairman of the U.S.
Joint Chiefs of Staff.
officials say, the satellite would have
fallen to Earth on its own in early March.
However, since it malfunctioned immediately
after it was launched in December 2006, it
has a full tank -- about 1,000 pounds -- of
frozen, toxic hydrazine propellant.
Authorities said the
fuel tank probably would have survived
re-entry and could have dispersed harmful or
even potentially deadly fumes over an area
the size of two football fields. Hydrazine
is similar to chlorine or ammonia in that it
affects the lungs and breathing tissue.
The goal was to
strike the satellite in low orbit, just
before it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere,
at an altitude of about 150 miles. The
missile didn't carry a warhead. The idea was
to blast the satellite apart on impact so
that the hydrazine tank explodes.
Watch Pentagon spokesman Jeff Morrell
describe the launch window »
The smaller debris
would be more likely to burn up in the
atmosphere. Most of the debris would
re-enter the atmosphere within hours of
impact, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin
The military timed
its shoot-down attempt so that resulting
debris would tumble into the atmosphere and
not interfere with other satellites, said
Christina Rocca, a U.S. diplomat and expert
on disarmament. Her comments were included
in an online United Nations report on this
month's Conference on Disarmament in Geneva,
The military also
timed its efforts to minimize the chances
that debris would hit populated areas. But
the United States is "prepared to offer
assistance to governments to mitigate the
consequences of any satellite debris impacts
on their territory," according to a report
of Rocca's remarks on the Web site of the
Geneva office of the U.N.
If the satellite is
not destroyed, she said, it's expected to
make an "uncontrolled re-entry into the
Earth's atmosphere" on or about March 6.
President Bush made
the decision to shoot the satellite down
after consulting with several government and
military officials and aerospace experts,
Jeffrey said earlier in February.
One Pentagon official
said that since early January, a
Navy team including 200 industry experts
and scientists had worked furiously to
modify the Aegis air-defense missile system
so it could shoot down the satellite. Among
the team's challenges was modifying the
sensors designed to detect the heat from an
incoming warhead, as the satellite will be
The Lake Erie, an
Aegis-equipped cruiser, was expected to be
joined in the Pacific by two destroyers, the
USS Decatur and the USS Russell.
dangers and possible solutions to satellite
The Lake Erie was
slated to fire the missile, while the
Decatur fed the trajectory to the Erie. The
Russell was to serve as the Decatur's
backup, authorities said.
The satellite and the
missile were expected to head toward each
other at about 22,000 mph. The satellite was
about the size of a school bus, authorities
said; the missile was to be aimed at its
fuel tank, which is about 3 or 4 feet long.
earlier that the missile would release a
"kinetic kill vehicle," enabling it to "see"
the satellite and adjust its course toward
it if necessary, officials have said.
In January 2007,
China used a land-based missile to destroy a
2,200-pound satellite that was orbiting 528
miles above the Earth. The impact left more
than 100,000 pieces of debris orbiting the
planet, NASA estimated -- 2,600 of them more
than 4 inches across. The U.S. agency called
the breakup of the Fengyun-C satellite the
worst in history.
China, however, is
among a host of countries who are monitoring
the U.S. satellite kill shot. It is "highly
concerned" and has expressed its
reservations to the United States, according
to a report in the state-run Xinhua news
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CNN's Jamie McIntyre and Miles O'Brien
contributed to this report.
Pentagon: Missile Scored Direct Hit on Satellite
A handout image provided by the U.S. Navy shows the USS
Lake Erie launching a Standard Missile-3 at a
non-functioning National Reconnaissance Office
satellite as it traveled in space at more than
17,000 mph over the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 20,
February 21, 2008 · The U.S.
Navy has successfully intercepted a defunct spy
satellite using a surface-to-air missile — a
first-ever such demonstration by an American warship.
Debris from the shattered satellite was expected to
burn up during re-entry.
The White House ordered that the satellite, which
was slowly falling out of orbit, be destroyed to
eliminate concerns that its onboard fuel could pose a
toxic hazard if it hit a populated area.
"The mission was a success … the missile …
intercepted the decaying satellite," Pentagon
spokesman Geoff Morrell told reporters.
The interceptor missile was launched from the Navy
cruiser USS Lake Erie off Hawaii at 10:30 p.m. EST.
The USS Lake Erie is an Aegis guided-missile cruiser.
Two other ships, USS Decatur and USS Russell, were
also part of the task force.
Morrell said Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave
the go-ahead several hours prior to launch.
Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff and an expert on military space
technologies, said that officials have a "high degree
of confidence" that the missile hit as intended,
adding that there was an estimated 80 percent to 90
percent chance that it struck the most important
target on the satellite — its fuel tank, containing
1,000 pounds of toxic hydrazine.
The interception came nearly one year after the
United States sharply criticized China for carrying
out a similar test mission. In Beijing, Foreign
Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said his nation was
"closely monitoring any damage that this move by
America might cause to safety in outer space and to
He called on Washington to "strictly abide by its
international obligations and quickly provide any
information or data that would help other countries to
take protective measures."
The classified spy satellite malfunctioned soon
after reaching orbit in December 2006. It was due to
fall to Earth sometime this week.
US missile reduces toxic satellite to ball-sized
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The missile that struck a rogue US
spy satellite in space carrying toxic fuel reduced it to
football-sized chunks, and the Pentagon said it had a
"high degree of confidence" its fuel tank was destroyed,
officials said Thursday.
General James Cartwright told reporters it would be
24-48 hours before a full confirmation would be
available on the fuel tank.
The Defense Department has a "high degree of
confidence we hit the tank" but "we can't say for sure,"
at this time, he said.
A senior Pentagon official earlier had said the
missile appeared to have struck the fuel tank containing
hydrazine, which could have leaked toxic gas over a wide
area if it had survived re-entry into the Earth's
"The intent here was to preserve human life ... it
was the hydrazine we were after," Cartwright, who is
vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said
rejecting Moscow's suggestion it was an anti-missile
"This is a modified system, this isn't a missile
defense system," he said.
"The missile impacted the satellite in the area of
the tank, we have a cloud that appears to be hydrazine,"
he said. "It would have been irresponsible for us not to
try to remove this risk, that's what moved us."
So far the United States has not seen debris touch
the Earth's surface he added.
Pacific on alert for destroyed satellite remains
Pacific nations including Australia
are on alert as they wait for the remains of a US
spy satellite to fall to earth.
The Pentagon says the satellite, equipped with a
toxic hydrazine fuel tank, was hit by a missile
launched from a US Navy ship this afternoon.
Weather bureaus in the region have been warned
that the satellite is expected to make an
uncontrolled re-entry and land in the Pacific region
by about March 6.
The director of the Fiji Meteorological Service,
Rajendra Prasad, says countries in the region must
prepare for the possible consequences resulting from
the satellite's re-entry.
He says it is unlikely the satellite will hit a
populated area, but Pacific nations must be alert.
Satellite Debris Deemed Unhazardous
WASHINGTON (AP) — Debris from an obliterated U.S. spy
satellite is being tracked over the Pacific and Atlantic
oceans but appears to be too small to cause damage on
Earth, a senior military officer said Thursday, just
hours after a Navy missile scored a direct hit on the
Marine Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the
Joint Chiefs of Staff and an expert on military space
technologies, told a Pentagon news conference that
officials have a "high degree of confidence" that the
missile launched from a Navy cruiser Wednesday night hit
exactly where intended.
It was an unprecedented mission for the Navy, so
extraordinary that the final go-ahead to launch the
missile Wednesday was reserved for Defense Secretary
Robert Gates rather than a military commander.
Cartwright estimated there was an 80 percent to 90
percent chance that the missile struck the most
important target on the satellite — its fuel tank,
containing 1,000 pounds of hydrazine, which Pentagon
officials say could have posed a health hazard to humans
if it had landed in a populated area.
Alluding to a video clip of the missile smashing into
the satellite, which he showed at the news conference,
Cartwright said, "We have a fireball, and given that
there's no fuel (on the tip of the missile), that would
indicate that that's a hydrazine fire."
The video showed the three-stage SM-3 missile
launching from the USS Lake Erie at 10:26 p.m. EST,
northwest of Hawaii, and of the missile's small "kill
vehicle" — a non-explosive device at the tip —
maneuvering into the path of the satellite and colliding
He said the satellite and the kill vehicle collided
at a combined speed of 22,000 mph about 130 miles above
Earth's surface, and that the collision was confirmed at
a space operations center at 10:50 p.m. EST.
Asked about the satisfaction felt among those in the
military who had organized the shootdown on short notice
by modifying missile software and other components,
Cartwright smiled widely.
"Yes, this was uncharted territory. The technical
degree of difficulty was significant here," Cartwright
said. "You can imagine that at the point of intercept
there were a few cheers that went up."
He cautioned, however, that more technical analysis
was required to determine for certain what debris was
created and where it might go. The satellite was
described as the size of a school bus and weighed about
Unlike most spacecraft that fall out of orbit and
re-enter the atmosphere, this satellite had an almost
full fuel tank because it lost power and became
uncontrollable shortly after it reached its initial
orbit in December 2006. Cartwright said the hydrazine
alone was justification for undertaking the
unprecedented effort to use a Navy missile interceptor
to attempt to destroy the satellite in orbit.
Cartwright said experts were still watching the
debris fields and he could not yet rule out that
hazardous material would fall to Earth. But he said that
as of Thursday morning, debris had only been seen in the
atmosphere — and none had been detected surviving
re-entry. He indicated that debris appeared unlikely to
pose a problem.
"Thus far we've seen nothing larger than a football,"
he said, referring to debris in the atmosphere spotted
by radars and other sensors.
The military concluded that the missile had
successfully shattered the satellite because trackers
detected a fireball. Cartwright said it was unlikely
that the fireball could have been caused by anything
other than the hydrazine in the tank.
And Cartwright cited two other sources of information
that indicate the fuel tank was hit: the appearance of a
vapor cloud and the results of spectral analysis, or the
study of light emissions, from devices aboard two
aircraft that operate from the Pacific test range
associated with the Pentagon's missile defense testing.
Debris from the satellite has started re-entry and
will continue through Thursday and into Friday,
The size of the debris is smaller than the Pentagon
had forecast and most of the satellite's intelligence
value was likely destroyed, Cartwright said. Analysts
had said one of the reasons for the shootdown was that
officials worried that without it, larger chunks of the
satellite could fall and be recovered, opening the
possibility of secret technology falling into the hands
of the Chinese or others.
Gates arrived in Hawaii less than two hours before
the missile was launched. His press secretary, Geoff
Morrell, said Gates had a conference call during his
flight with Cartwright and Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton,
head of Strategic Command. They told him that "the
conditions were ripe for an attempt, and that is when
the secretary gave the go-ahead to take the shot, and
wished them good luck," Morrell said.
At 10:35 p.m. EST, Gates spoke to both generals again
and "was informed that the mission was a success, that
the missile had intercepted the decaying satellite, and
the secretary was obviously very pleased to learn that,"
The elaborate intercept may trigger worries from some
international leaders, who could see it as a thinly
disguised attempt to test an anti-satellite weapon — one
that could take out other nations' orbiting
communications and spy spacecraft.
Within hours of the reported success, China said it
was on the alert for possible harmful fallout from the
shootdown and urged Washington to promptly release data
on the action.
"China is continuously following closely the possible
harm caused by the U.S. action to outer space security
and relevant countries," Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu
Jianchao said at news conference in Beijing. "China
requests the U.S. to fulfill its international
obligations in real earnest and provide to the
international community necessary information and
relevant data in a timely and prompt way so that
relevant countries can take precautions."
AP writer Pauline Jelinek contributed to this
report from Washington.
Len Horowitz Warns About
Satellite Shootdown Dangers
Satellite Explosion Could Cause
Chemical And Hydrosonic Toxicity
Dr. Len Horowitz
- HILO HI
-- Dr. Len Horowitz, an internationally known public
health expert and consumer protection activist, will
discuss the Bush administration's plan to explode the
USA 193 spy satellite by Navy missile attack this
week. He warns of likely toxicity to humanity
administered chemically and vibrationally.
- "The experimental plan to explode
USA 193 as it reenters the atmosphere seems
tremendously risky to me since we know what to expect
from, and how to best manage, terrestrial fuel spills,
but not hydrazine space experiments. Since it is
unreasonable to conduct such an unprecedented
experiment risking the public's health, we must
consider the possibility that this is likely a covert
operation. One that will clearly alter the toxicity
and resonance frequencies of our atmosphere, even
resonate throughout space. To me, this is grossly
negligent, outrageously risky, and potentially deadly
to people everywhere."
- Dr. Horowitz assertively argues
vaccinations accumulating mercury in people's
neurology, especially children's brains, far exceeding
the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic dosage
limits, have been scientifically linked to
skyrocketing rates of autism. He believes the Navy
missile experiment may likewise neurologically
intoxicate populations worldwide at a time when many
people are awakening to untrustworthy military
maneuvers. Increasingly, people are awakening to, and
becoming concerned about, the global depopulation
agenda and the use of military operations and civilian
intoxications to effect population reduction.
- "At this time we see chemtrails
poisoning the air we breathe, and man-made, laboratory
created germs producing emerging diseases such as
Morgellons," Dr. Horowitz heralds. "At the same time
we are witnessing an unprecedented Spiritual
Renaissance pitting good against evil in our efforts
to awaken civilization to a better way of living and
co-existing with nature and each other. This runs
contrary to geopolitical controllers and military
prostitutes promoting this Navy experiment."
- The Navy has always been at the
forefront of covert operations, population control,
and advancing attacks on civilian populations. Dr.
Horowitz detailed these connections in Death in the
Air: Globalism, Terrorism & Toxic Warfare," one of
sixteen books he has authored since 1978.
- Many government watchdogs claim
global depopulation, the targeted reduction of the
world's population by two-thirds, is secretly and
effectively advancing using
petrochemical-pharmaceutical toxicity. The controllers
of the military-medical-petrochemical-pharmaceutical
cartel fear the permacultural revolution featuring
free-energy systems, decentralized community banking,
and sustainability with the protection of earth's
resources versus unbridled consumption. Decision
makers in the Bush administration, their financiers
and global bankers, care more about profits than
people. "They direct the ongoing biocide, global
genocide, and war against nature and people," Dr.
- Chemically poisoning the
atmosphere for disease induction and population
reduction is in accordance with officially published
population control objectives, Dr. Horowitz posits.
This agenda was established by an oligarchy of global
industrialists who now feel threatened their grip on
enslaving systems is being eroded by mass Internet
communications and a revolution/evolution of human
consciousness. Mechanisms such as fiat currency
banking, free energy research restriction, fraudulent
taxation, and medical-pharmaceutical cult
indoctrination, are increasingly coming under attack.
Fearing termination of their restrictive control,
population managers are advancing new ways of killing
people covertly and most profitably. This spy
satellite experiment, said to be the best way to deal
with a Central Intelligence Agency disaster, Dr.
Horowitz, concludes, is "a wolf in sheep's clothing."
- James Oberg, who spent 22 years at
NASA's Johnson Space Center as a Mission Control
operator and an orbital designer, wrote for MSNBC:
- "The force of a missile hitting an
orbiting object is much more violent than the force of
a bullet striking a target, or even an anti-aircraft
missile hitting an airplane. In the space case, the
tremendous speed of the impact carries so much kinetic
energy that both vehicles literally explode due to the
hypersonic shock waves sweeping through their
- "If the missile strike leads to
such a disintegration, sharp observers should be able
to spot the ice fragments from the fuel tank. As the
fragments evaporate in direct sunlight, they could
create mini-comets visible from Earth's surface,
lasting for hours before dispersing."
- Dr. Horowitz concludes the
hypersonic shock waves noted by Dr. Osberg are
expected to radiate throughout earth's atmosphere as
well as space, since both are well hydrated according
to NASA's determinations eight years ago.
- In 2000, scientists working for
the government identified frozen water in crystalline
and gaseous forms throughout space. Much like a stone
thrown at the center of a pond generates circular
water waves transmitted to the farthest shores, this
hydrosonic space explosion could conceivably resonate
hydrazine toxicity throughout earth's atmosphere as
well as space.
- Dr. Horowitz believes toxicity
could be carried hydrosonically much like a
homeopathic carries potent resonance frequencies of
specific substances through water. People who use
homeopathics clearly benefit. But the world's
population about to receive hydrosonically-transmitted
hydrazine vibrations from the missile hitting the
satellite are likely to be energetically and
- Rev. Roxanne Hampton will be
interviewing Dr. Horowitz, sound researcher and talk
show host Don Nicoloff, and other special guests on
Sunday night at 9PM Pacific Time on
show, produced by Rev. Hampton, is called "Mission
Possible." It will be archived for later listening and
- Dr. Horowitz's website is:
Health Science Communications
News Release: No. 08-SM-1 FEB.
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RICHARD BOYLAN: THERE'S AN ASTRONAUT ON THAT FALLING SATELLITE
Sunday, 17 February 2008, 10:09 a.m.
The $60 Million Dollar Hit Job: Government To Use A Guided
Missile To Kill Secret Astronaut
Valentine’s Day, (Thursday, Feb. 15), the wire services
reported that James Jeffries, the Deputy National Security
Adviser, said that President Bush had ordered a secret spy
satellite in a decaying orbit to be shot down because it
contains toxic fuel, and he was "concerned about human
Apparently Bush’s "concern about human life" does not extend
to hybrid Humans. Because what the government did not reveal
is that the bus-size satellite has an astronaut aboard. This
astronaut is a Human-Star Being hybrid, cloned by the Cabal,
and whose job was to operate the advanced technology aboard
the satellite, technology stolen and back-engineered from
downed extraterrestrial spacecraft. The Cabal infiltrators
in the National Reconnaissance Office do not want any
portion of their satellite to reach Earth because of the
chance that someone might notice the unworldly technology
and unconventional crewman it carries; and to ask where
those came from.
And the Cabal
have another reason, too. This Star Wars Lite exercise is a
public conditioning for a later full-scale Star Wars to
repel a fake "alien invasion’ staged by secret
U.S. antigravity craft, and planned for later this year.
The details follow.
the next two weeks, the U.S. Navy Aegis guided-missile
cruiser USS Lake Erie will steam out of
Harbor, HI accompanied by two destroyers and head for the
North Pacific. Aboard will be three specially-modified
Standard Missile-3 ICBMs. Their mission: to destroy a
bus-size super-secret satellite which had been secretly
launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in December, 2006.
What the sailors aboard the USS Lake Erie will not be told
is that the missile they fire will kill an astronaut aboard
the secret satellite.
The government’s press release is suspicious from the start.
The stated reason for not letting satellite debris fall to
Earth is supposedly because a canister of hydrazine fuel
aboard would survive atmospheric re-entry and break apart
upon hitting the ground, thus spreading toxic fumes in a
600-foot circle. Hydrazine is both volatile and highly
flammable. But anyone who has watched the footage of the
Shuttle Columbia break apart in atmospheric re-entry would
have no doubt that a canister filled with explosive fuel
would never make it through the fiery re-entry temperatures
all the way to the ground. So a relatively small cloud of
rocket propellant isn’t the real reason for this $60 million
Star Wars missile shoot. Keeping secret the stolen
extraterrestrial technology and illegally-cloned astronaut
For some years
the Cabal have been producing human clones using various
mixtures of Human and extraterrestrial genes. These clones
have been produced in secret underground Cabal factories in
Iceland, Antarctica and
elsewhere. The clones have been produced for various
purposes. In the case of the astronaut aboard this secret
spy satellite, his genetic composition is 2% Human genes and
98% Star Being genes. His job: to operate the exotic
technology aboard the satellite, technology so exotic that
it incorporates semi-alive artificial intelligence, and
which is controlled by telepathic interface with the hybrid
Some might think that 2% Human is not much in the overall
genetic mix. But reflect that the genome of a chimpanzee and
the Human genome differ by only 2%.
spliced the 2% Human genes into strategic locations on the
Star Being genome in order to facilitate the hybrid’s being
under the control of the Cabal technicians, who brainwashed
him since he was grown to adult size and activated The Cabal
also mentally programmed him that his work aboard the NRO
satellite, activating the Earth deep-penetrating imaging
equipment, was "in the vital national security interest".
Actually it is part of the Cabal’s hostile search for Star
Visitors who may have retreated underground from Cabal death
squads hunting them.
The hybrid-Human astronaut, (let’s call him Joe), lives and
sleeps aboard the satellite. With his special hybrid
make-up, Joe requires very little to eat, so there has been
no problem storing enough long-term food supplies aboard for
U.S. government could have sent up a Shuttle to rescue Joe
from the satellite. They knew last year that its orbit would
not last beyond the beginning of this March. But they did
not. The Cabal consider secret astronauts expendable.
Besides, they have a second, sinister purpose with this
coming missile kill. The great global publicity the
Administration have given this missile kill of a secret
satellite is no accident. For it is Phase Two of the
three-phase Grand Plan they have, a plan that Dr. Wernher
Von Braun warned about decades ago: three different
manufactured external threats produced to rally the people
around an increasingly power-grabbing and fascistic New
World Order government.
Phase One was the Cold War, (during which supposed enemies
was a Threatening Object From Space. When Zecharia Sitchin’s
peddling of Sumerian legends about a supposed incoming
planet Niburu/Marduk didn’t catch traction, the Cabal fell
back on this "falling satellite" ploy.
Phase Three is a faked "alien invasion" to be staged later
this year in the skies overhead by Cabal secret antigravity
craft, and projected holographic "alien ships". The Cabal
figure this globalized "threat" will galvanize the people
into acquiescing to Global Martial Law.
What the Cabal didn’t count on is the numbers of lightworker
and Star Seed Good Guys/Gals within governments, militaries,
intelligence agencies, and other organizations who are "mad
as hell and aren’t going to take it any more;" it being
Cabal sneaky power grabs, and are putting up resistance.
So, know you know the rest of the story.
(The above report is based on information disclosed to me by
Star Nations. You didn’t really expect that the Bush-Cheney
White House would tell you the truth,did you? Cheney’s motto
is: "You can’t handle the truth." But I think you can. So,
now you have it.)
in the light,
Richard Boylan, Ph.D., LLC, Councillor of/for Earth
President, Star Kids Project, Ltd
California 95619, USA
Subject: Breaking News: stranded astronaut "Joe" has been rescued!
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 02:41:36 +0000
To: UFOFacts@yahoogroups.com; DrRichBoylanReports@yahoogroups.com;
Subject: [DrRichBoylanReports] Breaking News: stranded astronaut
"Joe" has been rescued!
I bring you great joyful news, just received.
Stranded astronaut "Joe" has been rescued by the secret NASA
rescue team dispatched from Johnson Space Center, White Sands by the Good
Guys/Gals in the Administration.
At 3:23 pm, PST, the White Hats within the government sent a
message, (intercepted by my Star Being informant, "Oscar".) The White Hats
"Precious Cargo has been retrieved."
This means Joe has been successfully retrieved from the stricken
satellite and placed board the NASA Retrieval Vehicle for transport back to
the ground. There he will associate with the Friendlies within government, safe
from Cabal clutches.
Informant Oscar also said (at 3:40 pm, PST) that the Cabal sent
"Our Bobbies have some serious explaining to do." Oscar said he
believes this is a reference to the inability of the Cabal European forces to stop
the White Hats from getting to Joe.
Score: Human-Star Nations joint effort: 1
Time to break out the sparkling bubbly beverage! Well done, all
the way around!
in the light,
Richard Boylan, Ph.D.
Here is some old news I didn't know about.
March 27, 2007
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