Skip to comments.Beijing secretly fires lasers to disable US satellites
Posted on 09/28/2006 9:46:54 AM PDT by mucho muchachoEdited on 09/29/2006 12:19:05 PM PDT by Lead Moderator. [history]
China has secretly fired powerful laser weapons designed to disable American spy satellites by "blinding" their sensitive surveillance devices, it was reported yesterday.
The hitherto unreported attacks have been kept secret by the Bush administration for fear that it would damage attempts to co-opt China in diplomatic offensives against North Korea and Iran.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
D*mn. Y'know, to hit a satellite, they'd have to use really big sharks.
Where's my tinfoil hat?
Maybe our satellites could accidentally drop a crowbar?
Did Bubba give them the laser technology too?
Well, c'mon, this is serious $h*t--and we're not saying anything because of Korea. Nothing is going to happen with North Korea as long as Kim Jong Mentally Ill is still in power. I say let's become a bit like the Chinese and instead of the USA call ourselves United Machiavellian States.
Discusses Bill Clinton's Big Birthday Bash, which is the real reason the Chinese are shooting these colorful lasers. It's the least the Chinese can do for Bill, seeing as he provided them with so much secret technology.
The report I found is from July 2003! Gee, ya think maybe this is a bad source? Yeah, pretty much...
um why is this not an act of war?
Isn't firing at a US satelite one of the things that started the military confrontation between America and the Soviets in the movie, "2010"?
Because all our cheap plastic crap comes from there, and we don't want to p!$$ them off.
Come on now. They haven't actually shot down one of satellites yet. These are tests and wargames, things that we do all the time as well.
And that's the way it is.
That'll give new meaning to, "All Your Base Are Belong To Us". lol
I am told that NORAD actually pays the Russians for lidar (laser radar) data on third party satellites. The U.S. cannot illuminate a foreign satellite with lidar, for fear opening a can of worms, like this. Lidar data is extremely accurate, so we pay the Ruskies for data they are collecting anyway.
The U.S. has used lidar to track U.S. owned assets.
"Come on now. They haven't actually shot down one of satellites yet."
Well, it is all part of the context equation. If they disable a U.S. satellite, where it floats around for the next billion years useless in orbit, I think that is an attack on a sovereign state. Nothing in orbit is really going to be shot down. Maybe they can put a little mirror on the camera lens and direct the laser down to Kim's, Ronco sprayed bald patch.
"Maybe they can put a little mirror on the camera lens and direct the laser down to Kim's, Ronco sprayed bald patch."
Kim (looking over reports with generals): An den we can keel da students in dis town, and YEEEOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!! Wa da hell waz DAT????
General: Honorable Kim sir, your head ees on fire.
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