Star Wars – Have Russia Deployed a Satellite killer? As Russia bans Americans from the ISS!

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What have Russia put up there?

What have Russia put up there?

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

I am trying VERY HARD to get info on this story. I seen snippets a few hours ago breaking on a few ‘Alternative News’ site. Not much to get or find, will share what I can and keep you up to date on a story that will get bigger, but not on Main Stream Media. Don’t expect this on TV is what I am saying..

A mysterious Russian satellite orbiting Earth has global media in a bit of a spin after the object, thought to be space debris, conducted suspicious manoeuvres in space sparking rumors of little less than a revival of old Soviet satellite-killer program.

The unknown space object was reportedly launched into space 6 months ago, along with a cluster of three military communication satellites which received identification names Kosmos-2496, Kosmos-2497, Kosmos-2498. The fourth object was not declared to be among the rocket cargo, so was thought to be debris from the launch and dubbed “Object 2014-28E.” But after it was spotted performing some unusual maneuvers, the US military reportedly re-classified it as a satellite. “It has been known about for a while, and certainly all satellites are tracked anyway as a matter of routine,” Colin Philp of the British Interplanetary Society told RT.

Via RT на русском  On You Tube

But with Russian authorities being mute regarding the matter, which might be a common practice for space missions, and anyone being able to track the object online –speculation mushroomed. The Financial Times was the first to report on the mysterious object presumably being a “Russian satellite killer.” The UK international daily said the object is now being tracked by the US military under the NORAD designation 39765 and claimed that the secrecy around it caused “fears over the revival of a defunct Kremlin project to destroy satellites.”

The Register dubbed the satellite an “Orbital Weapon”, although admitting that nobody actually knows “what it’s doing up there, nor what it’s capable of doing.” Meanwhile Washington Post speculated about the revival of the old Soviet anti-satellite warfare program of the cold war times – Istrebitel Sputnikov. As Russia’s defense ministry did not respond to journalists’ request for comment, more news outlets as well as space enthusiasts on social media, got involved with the mystery.

B2upnqoIgAAEpE3.jpg large UntitledHowever, while in the 1960s the USSR’s anti-satellite system, or ASAT, could have been more about potentially approaching “enemy” satellites to destroy them, in the modern world stealing or interfering with other countries’ data might be an even more powerful weapon, as not only governments but common people have become dependent on satellites, using them for basic daily needs, such as communication and navigation.

“The possibility that these kinds of activities are preparing a major and unpleasant strategic surprise for US military capabilities warrants a lot of attention, and a lot of questions for Moscow,” space analyst James Oberg said in an email to NBC News, adding that the Pentagon might already have more information on the project than “outside satellite-watchers do.”

Via Daboo77 on You Tube

But… “you don’t need to shoot a satellite into space to ‘cyber-jam’ other satellites. Just look at the Chinese. They just hacked US weather systems without launching their own satellites – and did so right here from the ground. And destroying a satellite would create so much debris that ‘it would affect your own satellites’ surveillance and achieve a null goal,’” the Washington Post wrote, citing a space security expert Patricia Lewis, who also said she “had no idea” what the object in question was.

Screenshot from real-time satellite tracking website www.n2yo.com/?s=39765

Screenshot from real-time satellite tracking website www.n2yo.com/?s=39765

With other speculation varying from refueling and repair missions to overriding and data interception, the less alarmist versions did not really make the headlines. However most publications admit it could be an innocuous mission to test a new space engine or method of clearing space debris.

“I think this issue is more about space debris and space debris removal than anything else. At the moment there is a huge problem – and a growing problem – with space debris and there are efforts now to contain the problem. There are about 20,000 objects over 10 centimeters [4 inches] in size in low Earth orbit and certainly this looks like another way of treating the problem,” space exploration expert Colin Philp told RT.

Via Ricky Scaparo on You Tube

The Earth is in fact surrounded by junk, with various bits of space debris, including man-made old out-of-use satellites and rocket stages circling the planet at huge speed, being a potential threat to the International Space Station (ISS), crews in space and working satellites.

To address the issue, Swiss scientists at the federal institute for technology in Lausanne (EPFL) announced two years ago a satellite called Clean Space One was in the process of being made. Designed to sweep up the junk with its grip and permanently remove debris from orbit by storing it and then heading back to Earth to burn up in the atmosphere with all the trash, the cleaner-satellite is expected to be ready by 2017.

Russia are banning Americans from the ISS

Russia are banning Americans from the ISS

The satellite in question – which, according to some online speculation weighs no more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) – could also be on a safe mission, testing technology that could potentially help, not harm other satellites, such as providing on-orbit repair or refueling services

http://newscafe.org/blog/2014/11/20/mysterious-russian-satellite-sparks-orbital-weapon-speculations/

http://la.thedailydigest.org/2014/11/19/mysterious-russian-satellite-sparks-orbital-weapon-speculations/

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/russian-space-object-2014-28e-sparks-worries-about-satellite-killer-n251111

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10 responses

      • You know I feel so sorry for the Russian people. They have gone from pheasants to Communism, to some form of Capitalism which they had no idea about after working for the state. . . . now back to totalitarian rule. They have had a pretty bum life. Who knows what is next for them or any of us, really?

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      • I am just speaking truth here. The standard of life in major (Central) cities, about 1/3 have a better life than most Americans. Healthcare and all that Jazz. I think America is going the EXACT capitalistic way. Look at most of your public sector. Top of the tree, number one. Healthcare. The most important thing for ANY 1st World Government is Health! Russia in the 1/3 Moscow Western part does better Healthcare.

        But you are correct. Big countries don’t govern, or preside over. The Populous of China could change some aspects of it’s Government. But China is actually becoming very liberated in the (AGAIN) Major cities. Money to be made, so again, a huge country with huge cities like Hong Kong that is like London/New York for the populous (Not Government)

        So it’s far to say, the big 3, USA, Russia China are all Capitalistic in some way..

        Sorry, I just over think.. lol

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      • Well healthcare is important for sure. I was just bemusing that they have lived under oppression forever
        And never have know selfdetermination. There is much alcholism this is just the opposite from Czeck Republic where immediately after Velvet Revolution, chezck started working day and night to rennivate their crumbling buildings. The seeds of freedom and capitalism long dormat under communism, took hold blooming immediately as if they had been lying there just wishing to bloom ! It was thrilling to see!

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      • I know Russian people, not one has said “I live under oppression” I believe it is hard in Russia, but it suits the American media to make Russia look 2nd best.

        Look back to Iraq, Libya, ask the people who used to work, go to School, College, go to the cinema, things we do. They will tell you THAT was their existence. How dare the USA/UK/France and other take that away from 2 countries..

        Careful what you see/believe on the news x

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      • I certainly agree with the second paragraph. . .. still not sure about first. There is reason that large groups of people all over the world want to come to the US. . . . still with all the bad press and changes. The American Dream. . . . It does seem that it is fading. . . but there are still glimpses.

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      • I am not sure as many want to come to the USA as say? 25 years ago. The illussion of the ‘American Dream’ is still that for 2nd World people.
        You must be asleep to see the American dream. It died Anne. No more will some kid from wherever be your president. They are groomed for power..
        Like here in the UK.. Did this nearly 5 years ago. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread570729/pg
        We all know it over here, why we demonstrante. I guess it can be hard to take in for others in other countries.

        He ^ should have been a politician. But he knew he had a better stage as a comedian. What he says here is just, ‘the truth’

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