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  • NAVY FOILS ATTACK IN WATERS NEAR GAZA

    06/07/2010 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 41 replies · 199+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 06.07.10, 07:03 / Israel News | Hanan Greenberg
    "Navy foils attack in waters near Gaza" SNIPPET: "As Gaza flotillas make headlines, Palestinian cell wearing diving suits attempts to launch attack from sea. IDF force spots cell members in waters of Nahal Aza area, opens fire. Al-Aqsa Brigades say four people killed, one missing. Shortly afterwards, IAF attacks rocket launching cell attacked in northern Gaza; one gunmen moderately hurt SNIPPET: "As the Gaza-bound flotillas continue to make headlines, the Israeli Navy thwarted an attack from the sea early Monday. According to the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson's Unit, a Navy force spotted a cell in the waters of the Nahal...
  • Terrorists Fired on Sderot with Russian-Made Rockets

    06/01/2010 9:14:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 247+ views
    inn ^ | 6/1/10 | http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/135051
    Two rockets exploded in the Gaza Belt city of Sderot Wednesday night but both landed in open areas. No one was injured and no damage was reported in the attack. One of the rockets fired Sunday was identified by IDF personnel as a type never before launched from Gaza, a Russian S5K that was used in the war between Iran and Afghanistan.
  • Military Rockets: Solution For Nasa?

    04/10/2010 9:12:05 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 482+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 30, 2008 | Robert Block
    For more than three years, NASA chief Michael Griffin has maintained that the safest, most reliable and affordable way to return astronauts to the moon is on the Ares I, a rocket he helped design from parts of the space shuttle. Alternatives, he insisted, such as modified military rockets, were simply not capable of carrying humans to the moon and beyond. But interviews, as well as documents obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, indicate that military rockets can lift astronauts safely into space -- and to the moon -- for billions less and possibly sooner than NASA's current designs. While it's...
  • Civilization of Packages Buys Old Soviet Rocket Engines

    04/02/2010 12:07:20 PM PDT · by bogusname · 14 replies · 682+ views
    Pravda ^ | April 2, 2010 | Sergey Balmasov
    “The West, particularly the USA, is a civilization of packages. They can give a very good visual presentation of things, but the package does not imply good quality of products. US space products often lagged behind Soviet products especially in the space industry. In the USSR the situation was different. The quality of packaging was poor, but the quality of products was superb,” Mr. Sivkov said.
  • Air Force strikes in Gaza; 2 injured

    03/18/2010 11:46:22 PM PDT · by Cindy · 225 replies · 2,589+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com (Hanan Greenberg contributed to the story) ^ | First Published: 03.19.10, 01:30;Latest Update: 03.19.10, 01:47 / Israel News | n/a
    "Air Force strikes in Gaza" SNIPPET: "IDF retaliates for deadly Qassam attack: Air Force hits several Gaza targets, including metal foundry, smuggling tunnel; Vice PM Shalom says Israel to offer strong response to rocket attack that killed Thai worker Thursday" SNIPPET: "IDF aircraft struck at least four targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday, a day after a rocket fired from the Palestinian enclave killed a Thai worker in Israel, Hamas security officials and witnesses said." SNIPPET: "Israel also sent a letter of complaint to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is due to visit Israel at the weekend,...
  • Pentagon Not Yet Concerned Over NASA Changes

    03/28/2010 10:25:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies · 306+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 3/26/2010 | Michael Bruno
    .S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told House defense appropriators March 24 that they were not yet aware of specific concerns within the Pentagon over ramifications stemming from proposed changes at NASA. Pressed by new defense spending subcommittee Chairman Norm Dicks (D-Wash.) about Pentagon concerns already voiced, both Gates and Mullen said they were not yet aware of particular concerns over heavy-lift rockets or the industrial base if the Obama administration’s plans for the civilian space agency take hold. Gates said nothing specific had been brought to his attention...
  • Israelis worry about their missile shield

    03/15/2010 11:12:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 18 replies · 466+ views
    UPI via Space War ^ | 3/15/2010 | UPI via Space War
    As Israel braces for possible war with Iran and its proxies, a new kind of conflict in which the civilian population will be a primary target for massive missile barrages, there are growing concerns about the military's ability to shield cities as well as its key bases. In the 34-day 2006 war Israel fought with Hezbollah of Lebanon, Tehran's main surrogate in the Levant, the Shiite movement fired some 4,000 rockets, supplied by Iran and Syria, into Israel as far south as the port city of Haifa, at a rate of around 150 per day. That was the deepest Hezbollah...
  • Israeli General: Threats of missiles are becoming more severe at an extremely quick pace

    02/17/2010 8:52:29 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 307+ views
    Defense Professionals ^ | 1/17/2010 | Defense Professionals
    Brig. Gen. Yossi Kupperwasser spoke about threats on Israel's security at the Jerusalem Conference; special honor guest appearance made by the Commander of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) delegation to Haiti. The 7th annual Jerusalem Conference, is currently taking place at the Regency Hotel, Mt. Scopus, and will continue until Wednesday evening (Feb. 17). Speakers at the three-day event include: the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu; members of the Israeli government; the Commander of the IDF delegation in Haiti, Brig. Gen. (res.) Shalom Ben-Aryeh; other IDF officers; as well as leaders in the political, economic, academic, media, communal, security, and...
  • DOD Studying Rocket Motor Sustainment

    02/08/2010 4:43:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 364+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 01/08/2010 | Amy Butler
    The Pentagon is participating in an interagency integrated team convened to explore how best to sustain the rocket motor industrial base — a mandate made all the more urgent given NASA’s planned cancellation of the Constellation program, according to Brett Lambert, the Defense Dept.’s industrial policy director. Each of NASA’s Ares V launchers would have required six RS-68 engines, which are common to the U.S. Air Force’s Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). Already, Air Force officials are seeing an uptick in the per-unit price of each EELV because procurement has slowed to keep pace with delayed satellite programs....
  • Payton Slams Space Firms’ Quality

    02/05/2010 8:57:10 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 340+ views
    DoD Buzz ^ | 02/05/2010 | By Colin Clark
    The makers of America’s rockets and satellites “are still stumbling on fundamentals too often,” said Gary Payton, former astronaut and the top Air Force man on space acquisition. Payton’s comments seem to indicate a continuing trend of shoddy quality control among those whose toughest job is turning out top quality parts and software and making sure they work and fit well. The biggest problem lies with suppliers, who are selling equipment that is just not up to snuff, Payton said. However, the primes also must shoulder blame since they are not overseeing suppliers at the factory level as closely as...
  • This Is Only A Test

    02/03/2010 10:07:24 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 217+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 1/2/2010 | The Strategy Page
    The Indonesian government, in a hurry to complete testing of a new unguided rocket, had one of the RKN 200 test rockets go off course, hit a farm house, and blow off the foot of a women living there. Her husband was badly burned. The government apologized. The Indonesian government was in a hurry to complete testing, because all government departments had been ordered to quickly come up with new stuff, to show that the newly elected (three months ago) government was making a difference. The RKN 200 rocket was not high tech. In fact, it appears to be a...
  • Pentagon Explores Launch Range Improvements

    01/04/2010 10:40:21 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 211+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 1/3/2010 | Amy Butler
    U.S. Air Force officials are crafting plans for a 2011 demonstration of a Global Positioning System-tracking system for ascending rockets as part of a slow but comprehensive transformation of the Pentagon’s launch ranges. More than 50 years into the U.S. space launch program, the infrastructure designed to support rockets in some cases requires updating. In other cases, the government needs to off-load excess infrastructure that is no longer needed and focus efforts on more efficient satellite launch processing, says Lt. Gen. Larry James, 14th Air Force commander. The demonstration planned for 2011 is intended to prove the value of GPS...
  • NASA Finalizes Ares 1 Vibration Fix

    12/22/2009 11:50:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies · 562+ views
    Space News ^ | 12/22/2009 | Amy Klamper
    NASA’s managers have settled on a fix they say will protect astronauts from potentially dangerous levels of vibrations that could otherwise reach the planned Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle during its climb to orbit atop the Ares 1 rocket, according to information posted on a NASA Web site. NASA Constellation program officials decided Dec. 17 to update the Ares 1 vehicle design to include upper-plane C-spring isolators and an upper-stage liquid oxygen (LOX) damper intended to keep vibrations originating in the Ares 1 main stage from reaching Orion and its crew. The Constellation program is a 5-year-old effort to replace the...
  • Israel's Iron Dome interceptor downs missile in first live fire test

    12/19/2009 2:20:20 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 732+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 12/17/2009 | World Tribune
    Israel's new rocket defense system has proven a hit-to-kill capability. Officials said Israel's Iron Dome has achieved the ability to strike incoming short-range missiles and rockets. They said the Iron Dome demonstrated this during its first live fire test in mid-2009. "They met head on," Defense Minister Ehud Barak said. In a Nov. 17 address to the International Aerospace Conference and Exhibition-Israel, Barak said Iron Dome exceeded all expectations. He said the assessment within the Defense Ministry and military had been that the interceptor would explode 10 meters from the incoming missile.
  • Genius Mounts Rocket Launcher To Motorcycle

    12/16/2009 7:50:30 AM PST · by AreaMan · 59 replies · 2,981+ views
    Hell For Leather ^ | 14 Dec 2009 | Wes Siler
    Motorcycle rocket launcher: definitely try at home Step one: make extra powerful bottle rockets by mounting model rocket engines to skewers. Step two: make custom launch tubes, spray paint, mount to fairing. Step three: mount launch controller within easy reach. Step four: commence mayhem. Congratulations sir, you've just managed to make motorcycling even more dangerous.
  • Ares I-X Data Continue To Match Models

    12/07/2009 12:47:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 700+ views
    Aviation Week and Space Technology ^ | 12/04/2009 | Frank Morring, Jr.
    After 30 days of data reduction, Ares I-X engineers continue to find fairly close correlation between their computer models and the flight performance of the test vehicle, which was the tallest rocket ever launched. Flight-control algorithms developed for the operational vehicle "worked extremely well," said NASA's Marshall Smith, systems engineering and integration (SE&I) manager for Ares I-X, and the flight data in general validated the computer models being used to design Ares I. "I, personally, from SE&I, am very, very pleased with the performance of our (guidance, navigation and control) system; the algorithms that we're testing for Ares I worked...
  • Israeli Defense Chief: 'We must brace for rocket onslaught'

    11/10/2009 11:19:45 AM PST · by antiobamacare · 27 replies · 978+ views
    The Woodward Report ^ | November 10, 2009 | REBECCA ANNA STOIL
    Israel must prepare itself for the fact that in a coming war, the IDF will not be able to block all incoming rockets from hitting civilian areas, despite the anticipated deployment of the Iron Dome system in 2010, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee on Tuesday morning. During the general periodical briefing to the powerful committee, the commander of the IDF focused heavily on Iran and Israel's security, offering cautious optimism regarding the efficacy of international sanctions, while warning that with Teheran's help, Hezbollah had amassed "tens of thousands" of...
  • The JATO Show Dies Of Old Age

    11/06/2009 11:03:13 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 20 replies · 1,514+ views
    The Strategy Page ^ | 11/06/2009 | The Strategy Page
    One of the last regular users of JATO (Jet Assisted Take Off) rockets is dropping the practice. The U.S. Navy Blue Angels acrobatic team will no longer feature their C-130 (called "Fat Albert", and used to haul around the maintenance personnel and their equipment) doing a quick and fiery takeoff using JATO rockets. This was always a crowd pleaser, partly because you hardly see it anymore. JATO was first developed in the 1920s, to get gliders into the air. Later, especially during World War II, and a few decades after, JATO was used for getting aircraft off the ground quickly,...
  • 'Gaza rockets can now hit Tel Aviv'

    11/03/2009 10:42:02 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies · 1,244+ views
    UPI via Space War.com ^ | November 3, 2009 | UPI
    Israel's military intelligence chief has warned that Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have successfully tested an Iranian rocket that can reach Tel Aviv, the Jewish state's largest urban conurbation. That adds a new urgency to Israel's efforts to develop an effective defensive system capable of shooting down short-range rockets that, if the warning by Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin is correct, are becoming a strategic threat. Yadlin says the rocket has a range of 37 miles, 8 miles longer He did not identify the Iranian system, but there have been reports that Iran has been seeking to smuggle Fajr-5 (Dawn)...
  • Hey Mahmoud!

    10/01/2009 5:59:44 PM PDT · by jay1949 · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | October 1, 2009 | findalis
    Coming right off his infamous “Deny the Holocaust/Death to Israel” tour, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, also known as Monkeyman, and the lovable Mullahs o f Iran have finished their “War Games.” ["Bomb, Bomb Iran" video]
  • Three rockets strike northern Israel

    09/11/2009 6:34:24 AM PDT · by gura · 30 replies · 2,347+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 9/11/2009 | Haaretz Service
    Three rockets struck northern Israel on Friday. There have been no reports of casualties. The rockets were fired from southern Lebanon and Israel Radio has reported that the Israel Defense Forces have launched retaliatory artillery into southern Lebanon.
  • Iraqis find Iranian-made rockets after U.S. attacked

    08/18/2009 9:05:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies · 196+ views
    nctimes.com ^ | 8/18/09 | SAMEER N. YACOUB
    BAGHDAD -- U.S.-backed Iraqi troops seized a launcher loaded with more than a dozen Iranian-made rockets and detained three suspected militants after an attack against the American base outside the southern city of Basra, officials said Tuesday. Col. Karim al-Zaidi said the missiles were found in an eastern section of Iraq's second largest city after rockets targeted the U.S. base Monday evening. The U.S. military confirmed that 16 rockets were found and three suspects detained by Iraqi troops who responded to the attack. It said no casualties were reported. The oil-rich area of Basra has been a Shiite militia stronghold...
  • Iraqis find Iranian-made rockets after US attacked (base near Basra attacked on Monday evening)

    08/18/2009 12:51:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 708+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/18/09 | Sameer N. Yacoub - ap
    BAGHDAD – U.S.-backed Iraqi troops seized a launcher loaded with more than a dozen Iranian-made rockets and detained three suspected militants after an attack against the American base outside the southern city of Basra, officials said Tuesday. Col. Karim al-Zaidi said the missiles were found in an eastern section of Iraq's second largest city after rockets targeted the U.S. base Monday evening. The U.S. military confirmed that 16 rockets were found and three suspects detained by Iraqi troops who responded to the attack. It said no casualties were reported.
  • 1 of 5 rockets lands near US Embassy in Kabul

    08/03/2009 7:30:33 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 1 replies · 306+ views
    AP ^ | August 3rd, 2009
    KABUL (AP) - Afghan army officers and witnesses say one of the five rockets that has slammed into Kabul fell near the American Embassy. The rocket's impact could be seen about 200 meters (yards) down from the U.S. Embassy on a main road in central Kabul. Security officers say the rocket hit the house of a senior Interior Ministry official but caused no casualties. At the scene, Maj. Ghulam Rasul of the Afghan national army said he believed the five rockets that hit early Tuesday were fired from a long range.
  • Hassan Nasrallah warns Israel-(Hezbollah rockets can reach almost all of Israel )

    07/27/2009 6:07:12 PM PDT · by Flavius · 10 replies · 488+ views
    the news ^ | 7/27/09 | na
    BEIRUT: Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah threatened to attack Tel Aviv if Israel were to bomb Beirut’s southern suburbs, a bastion of the powerful Shia military and political group. Hizbullah fought against Israel three years ago in a 34-day war after the group captured two Israeli soldiers in across-border raid. Some 1,200 people in Lebanon, mostly civilians, were killed and 160 Israelis, mostly soldiers, died.
  • The Space Shuttle Tragedy's Green Connection

    08/06/2003 9:44:00 AM PDT · by Maria S · 11 replies · 703+ views
    frontpagemag.com ^ | August 6, 2003 | Jon Berlau
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, said in July that it had found the "smoking gun" that caused the space shuttle Columbia to break apart as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Feb. 1: a piece of foam that had peeled off the external fuel tank and struck the shuttle's wing 1 minute and 22 seconds after liftoff. But many experts looking at the tragedy that killed seven astronauts say there is a deeper cause. They say that the metaphorical smoking gun should be painted green. Because of demands that the agency help to front for...
  • Nasa experts scale back moon and Mars plans in face of Obama funding cut fears

    07/06/2009 8:16:18 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 13 replies · 553+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/6/2009 | Tom Leonard
    US space experts are downsizing plans to send astronauts back to the moon and possibly to Mars amid fears of funding cuts by the Obama administration. Forty years after astronauts first walked on the moon, Nasa, the US space agency, is officially committed to a $35 billion (£22 billion) plan instituted by President George W. Bush to build the first of a new generation of manned rockets that can return to the planet by 2020. However, the new president has appointed an independent panel to review America's costly manned space programme, called Constellation, and make recommendations by the end of...
  • N. Korean rocket capable of hitting half the U.S.: American scientists

    07/01/2009 10:24:59 AM PDT · by remaxagnt · 33 replies · 1,089+ views
    yonhap news ^ | July 1 2009 | Sam Kim
    The long-range rocket North Korea launched in April could be converted into a ballistic missile that can theoretically hit half the United States with a substantial payload, two U.S. physicists have concluded from their joint study. North Korea launched on April 5 what it claims was a rocket designed to carry a satellite into orbit. The U.S. and its allies say nothing entered orbit, calling the "Unha-2" rocket a disguised form of a ballistic missile capable of flying over 6,700 kilometers.
  • India space market opens further, eyes $120 mln/year business

    06/28/2009 2:41:05 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 4 replies · 324+ views
    IBT ^ | 28 June 2009 | IBT
    India's space agency plans to double its revenues to $120 million a year by increasing satellite launches to claim a bigger chunk of the global space business, the head of its space agency said on Friday. Last April, India sent 10 satellites into orbit from a single rocket, signalling its intention to expand into that business. It also dispatched its first unmanned moon mission last October to join the Asian space race in the footsteps of rival China. ISRO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 26 countries for launching satellites and joint research work, including Russia, France, Germany...
  • Reward Offered in Rocket’s Close Call with Houston Jet

    06/15/2009 2:20:02 PM PDT · by pkajj · 47 replies · 1,765+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 15, 2009 | Dale Lezon and Cindy Horswell
    Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information what appeared to be a model rocket that nearly missed a Continental Express jet late last month. The rocket sizzled past the plane after it took off from Bush Intercontinental Airport about 8 p.m. on May 29, officials said. Investigators determined it lifted off somewhere in Chambers County, but they have been unable to find out who launched it. Ken DeFoor, chief deputy of the Liberty County sheriff's office, said the incident has generated several leads his office has turned over to the FBI. He declined to elaborate. The jet carried four...
  • Warden Message: Republic of Congo Rockets Fired; Electrical Storm

    04/15/2009 12:23:32 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 666+ views
    OSAC.gov ^ | April 14, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: Republic of Congo Rockets Fired; Electrical Storm CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS Sub-Saharan Africa - Congo (Republic) 14 Apr 2009 Printer Friendly Email Article RELATED REPORTS 26 Mar 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: CONGO INCREASES SECURITY PRESENCE FOR FRENCH VISIT 19 Mar 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: FUNERAL PROCESSION, LARGE CROWDS EXPECTED 21 Jan 2009 WARDEN MESSAGE: CHADIAN NATIONAL AIRLINE, AIR TOUMAI, PROHIBITED FOR U.S. EMBASSY EMPLOYEES 14 Jan 2009 REPUBLIC OF CONGO 2009 CRIME & SAFETY REPORT U.S. Embassy Brazzaville issued the following Warden...
  • Boldly Going Nowhere

    04/14/2009 3:04:18 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 50 replies · 4,305+ views
    NY Times ^ | 4/13/09 | Seth Shostak
    IT’S a birthright proffered by science and prophesied by “Star Trek,” “Battlestar Galactica” and a thousand other space operas: We’re destined to go to the stars. Our descendants will spread beyond this nondescript solar system and seek adventure and bumpy-headed pals in the stellar realms. Well, cool your warp jets, Mr. Scott, because we’re not about to breach the final frontier. Piling into a starship and barreling into deep space may long remain — like perfect children or effort-free bathroom cleaners — a pipe dream. The fastest rocket ever launched, NASA’s New Horizons probe to Pluto, roared off its pad...
  • Panic in Sderot: Woman hurt while running for cover

    03/31/2009 5:34:29 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 292+ views
    YNet ^ | 03.31.09 | Shmulik Hadad
    Four rockets fired at western Negev Tuesday afternoon. Sderot resident breaks leg after tripping while rushing to take shelter Several hours after the IDF clashed with terrorists in the Kissufim area, Red Color rocket sirens sounded throughout the western Negev Tuesday afternoon. Four rockets fired from Gaza apparently landed in open fields near Sderot. The first alert siren was heard at about 1 pm, and followed by a rocket landing in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council. No injuries or damage wee reported. Shortly later, two other Qassams were fired at the area. A woman and a teenage girl tripped as...
  • Iran missile experts in North Korea to help with rocket launch

    03/28/2009 11:30:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 1,778+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 03/29/09
    Iran missile experts in North Korea to help with rocket launch Missile experts from Iran are in North Korea to help Pyongyang prepare for its rocket launch, according to reports. Amid increasing global concern over the rocket launch, believed by the US and its allies to be an illegal missile launch, Japan's Sankei Shimbun newspaper claimed today a 15-strong delegation from Tehran has been in the country advising the North Koreans since the beginning of March. The Iranian experts include senior officials with Iranian rocket and satellite producer Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, the daily said. The Iranians brought a letter...
  • Terrorist Arsenal of 50,000 Rockets Aimed at Israel

    03/14/2009 6:47:45 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 27 replies · 1,141+ views
    Israel National News ^ | March 15, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Hamas and Hizbullah terrorists have amassed an arsenal of 50,000 rockets aimed at Israel, United Press International (UPI) has reported. Israel still has no defense against the threat, and the government’s highly touted Iron Dome short-range missile defense system is far from being in operation and may not even be practical.
  • Rockets tested in Butte (Montana)

    03/13/2009 5:45:36 PM PDT · by This_far · 1 replies · 224+ views
    The Montana Standard ^ | 03/13/2009 | Tim Trainor
    A company tested four hybrid-fuel propulsion rockets in Butte recently in the first experiment at the Butte AeroTec facility. Space Propulsion Group, an offshoot of Stanford University, conducted the approximately eight-second tests March 6-8, according to company president Arif Karabeyoglu.
  • Israeli Aircraft Strike Gaza as Militants Launch Rockets[Again? U.S. pledge $900 million for Gaza?]

    03/08/2009 4:57:38 AM PDT · by Son House · 11 replies · 562+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | Sunday, March 08, 2009 | FOXNEWS
    Palestinian militants launched a rocket and a mortar shell into Israel on Sunday, causing no injuries. Rocket fire by Gaza militants and Israeli retaliatory airstrikes have become nearly daily occurrences.
  • Roseanne attacks Israel, makes claims even Hamas couldn’t make with a straight face

    03/06/2009 3:14:59 PM PST · by slomark · 26 replies · 760+ views
    EXCERPT: Just as we were starting to think we’d never find anyone crazier than Hamas, along comes Roseanne Barr. The former star and current lunatic claims Israel is firing those rockets at itself. This comes direct from her website, Roseanne World.
  • Clinton: First Step to Peace is for Hamas to Stop Rockets

    03/03/2009 6:44:43 AM PST · by Baruchg · 21 replies · 474+ views
    Israel National News ^ | March 3, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton placed on Hamas’s shoulders the responsibility to return calm to the region by halting rocket attacks on Israel. Unlike previous American messages that sought a “balance” in blame, she did not couple the halt of attacks with the issue of Gaza border crossings. Israel has restricted shipments of humanitarian aid through the crossings in order to lessen the movement of materials that can be used for terrorist strikes. "The fist step is a durable peace, but that can only be achieved if Hamas ceases the rocket attacks,” Secretary Clinton said at a press...
  • 'Improved' Grad Rocket on Ashkelon - Shock Victims and Damage

    03/01/2009 11:44:39 AM PST · by Karliner · 4 replies · 524+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 01/03/09 = Adar 5, 5769 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    'Improved' Grad Rocket on Ashkelon - Shock Victims and Damage An "improved" Grad rocket struck an Ashkelon school Saturday morning, returning Israel to the days before the Cast Lead operation that was carried out to end the terrorist strikes. The rocket caused...( read more at)
  • Islamists Fire Rockets, Hurl Bombs at Pro-Israel Crowd in Sweden

    02/11/2009 1:42:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,484+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2/11/09 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Islamists reached new heights of audacity in a face-off with pro-Israel demonstrators in Malmö, Sweden on Sunday, firing rockets and throwing pipe bombs at the pro-Israel group in broad daylight and under police's noses. No one was hurt. The incident was videotaped by Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth, whose blog contains videos showing the attack. Between 400 and 500 people gathered in Stortorget Square for a peaceful pro-Israeli protest. The police sealed off the entire square and only allowed in the protesters, as well as a smaller group of Islamists, and separated the two groups from each other. Blogger Ekeroth...
  • Iran to send satellite to space by March 20

    01/28/2009 9:47:31 AM PST · by hreardon · 11 replies · 417+ views
    Peoples Daily Online (China) ^ | 28 January 2009 | Xinhua
    Iran's Space Agency (ISA) announced that the first domestically-built satellite of Iran called "Omid" (Hope) would be sent to the space by March 20, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Tuesday. In November, Iran successfully launched a space rocket "Kavosh 2" (Explorer 2), which after completing its mission, has returned to the earth.
  • Hamas Wartime Rockets Missed US Anti-Iranian Missile Radar Near Beersheba (Iran Attack Orders)

    01/26/2009 12:41:19 PM PST · by lewisglad · 2 replies · 673+ views
    Debkafiles ^ | January 26, 2009, 6:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
    Following orders from Tehran, the Palestinian Hamas used the cover of the 22-day Gaza conflict to aim rockets at the American Forward-Based X-band Transportable (FBX-T) anti-missile radar system lodged at Israel's big Nevatim air base east of the Negev capital Beersheba. Destruction of the FBX-T, which was installed last November to intercept incoming Iranian Shehab-3 ballistic missiles, would have crowned Hamas' offensive with success. Jan. 18, two days before joining Israel's unilateral ceasefire, Hamas tried to hit the American facility with a salvo of 3 Grad rockets. They missed their aim, landing on empty ground west of Beersheba, without triggering...
  • Missile Defense Agency Successfully Tests Newest Target Launcher

    01/24/2009 12:35:18 AM PST · by Cindy · 13 replies · 235+ views
    AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE via DEFENSElink.mil ^ | January 23, 2009 | By Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=52795 Missile Defense Agency Successfully Tests Newest Target Launcher By Army Staff Sgt. Michael J. Carden American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2009 – Missile Defense Agency officials announced the newest addition to the agency’s “flexible target family” today after a successful rocket motor test yesterday at the China Lake Naval Warfare Center in Ridgecrest, Calif. The agency successfully completed a static-fire testing of the two-stage launch vehicle, known as the LV-2. It was integrated from former Navy Trident C4 rocket motors to imitate a long-range, intercontinental ballistic missile threat, Defense Missile...
  • Video: Overview of Palestinian Muslims' use of human shields - How they cause their people's deaths

    01/21/2009 7:36:18 AM PST · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 395+ views
    A broad overview of Hamas's use of human shields... The Video: http://www.liveleak.com/e/45c_1231682078 The source: http://www.mererhetoric.com/archives/11275394.html
  • Hamas fires rockets after declaring ceasefire contingent on Israeli withdrawal

    01/18/2009 8:53:51 AM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 10 replies · 684+ views
    Debkafile ^ | January 18, 2009, 5:34 PM (GMT+02:00) | Staff
    Sunday, Jan. 18, Hamas leader Mussa Abu Marzuk in Damascus declared an immediate ceasefire on behalf of all the Palestinian organizations conditional on Israel's withdrawal from Gaza within a week. A few minutes later, two rockets exploded in two kibbutzim near the Gaza border, topping 15 fired earlier at Sderot, Ashkelon, Eshkol, Ashdod and Kiryat Gat. DEBKAfile's military sources report that armed Hamas units are moving to take control of the Gaza Strip as Israeli forces redeploy ready to withdraw.
  • Report: Israeli air force attacks Gaza City

    12/27/2008 2:01:50 AM PST · by Cindy · 1,087 replies · 25,328+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | 12/27/08, 11:46/Israel News | Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
    Israel's air force fired around 20 missiles at targets in Gaza City on Saturday, causing heavy damage, a Reuters witness said. The IDF has confirmed the report. (Hanan Greenberg and Reuters)
  • Cabinet Passes Unilateral Ceasefire

    01/17/2009 1:00:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 47 replies · 1,167+ views
    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/159413 ^ | Reported: 22:50 PM - Jan/17/09 | n/a
    (IsraelNN.com) The cabinet has voted to accept a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza. Two ministers voted against the proposal and one abstained from voting.
  • THE GUARDIANS OF ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP

    01/16/2009 6:25:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 984+ views
    (YNET NEWS.com) January 16, 2009 "THE GUARDIANS OF ISRAEL NEITHER SLUMBER NOR SLEEP" SNIPPET: "Israel and the US succeeded in preventing a United Nations announcement condemning the Jewish state for its strike on a UN compound in Gaza Thursday. The condemnation was proposed by Britain among other countries." SNIPPET: "Prime Minister Ehud Olmert apologized for the incident before UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, but stressed that IDF forces were attacked from the building before it was hit."
  • IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader Said Siam, Summary of Today's Events

    01/15/2009 3:04:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 35 replies · 955+ views
    IDFspokesperson.com ^ | JANUARY 15, 2009...22:58 | n/a
    JANUARY 15, 2009...22:58 "IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader, Summary of Today’s Events, 15 Jan 2009, 22:10 IST" SNIPPET: "January 15th, 2009 IDF Targets Senior Hamas Leader Said Siam Summary of Today’s Aerial Attacks In a joint IDF and ISA operation in Gaza City early Thursday evening, the IAF targeted a building in which the following senior Hamas operatives were residing – Said Siam, Ia’ad Siam and Salah Abu-Sharah. The forces reported a direct hit."