|Sidst redigeret d. 25/6 - 2020
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LAZAP team laser expert Victor Chavez ensures that the project’s high-powered ruby and green lasers are performing at optimal capacity for a new round of calibration tests. LAZAP began in the 1970s to provide calibration data for the Vela satellite constellation.
counterpunch by Karl Grossman d. 25/6 - 2020
...As for the PAROS treaty, “the idea” has been “to close the door to the barn before the horse gets out.” But the U.S. during “both Republican and Democrat administrations” have taken the position: “There are no weapons in space—we don’t need a new treaty.”
“Of course, this is disingenuous and this blocking posture is largely motivated by the aerospace industry which views space as a vast new market for profit,” said Gagnon. “The nuclear industry similarly views space as we see the current drive to ‘privatize’ space so wealthy resource extraction corporations can ‘mine the sky.’ They are planning nuclear-powered mining colonies on celestial bodies and nuclear-powered rocket engines providing heavy lift capability to get to Mars and beyond.”
He said, “The aerospace industry has long maintained that an arms race in space, ‘Star Wars,’ would be the largest industrial project in human history. Some years back the aerospace publication, ‘Space News,’ ran an editorial stating that the industry needed to come up with a ‘dedicated funding source’ to pay for all its desired projects in space.” It said, Gagnon related, that the aerospace corporations were “sending their vast team of lobbyists to Washington to defund the ‘entitlement programs’ that officially are Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and what is left of the social safety net. The industry is like a pirate—grabbing the national treasure chest so they can be the ‘Masters of Space.’”...
Yorkshire CND d. 19/4 - 2020
Webinar bringing together key activists from the US and the UK to discuss the latest news and views on ‘star wars’, missile defence, space weapons, and the on-going campaign to prevent a war in space.
It’s almost 40 years since Ronald Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ speech proposed the ‘Strategic Defense Initiative’ – a ground, air and space -based missile defence systems to prevent a missile strike on the US. Now space is congested with around 2,000 satellites being used by business and the military to extend their global reach. New launches take place almost every day. Elon Musk’s Space X company is setting up a global 5G system from space and has been granted permission to launch another 12,000, and perhaps as many as 30,000, satellites in low Earth orbit in the next few years. There are plans to set up bases on Mars and the Moon and to mine the asteroids for rare metals and minerals. Space has become big business and those business interests are concerned about the safety of their investments.
Therefore, an increasing number of states are now following the US and forming their own “Space Force”. The US, Russia, China and India have already tested anti-satellite weapons. Military space planes and hyper-sonic missiles are being developed for early deployment. Satellites are already integral components of armed drone strikes, global surveillance and eavesdropping, dual use missile defence-offence systems and much more.
One accident or mistake resulting in the loss of a key space component could initiate a nuclear war.
What can we do to keep the heavens clear of weapons?
Youtube d. 10/4 - 2020 af Global Network
Trump signed an executive order to allow corporations and citizens, aka billionaires, to begin mining the moon. In addition, they want to use nuclear reactors to fuel spacecraft so they can mine Mars in the future. Corporations already dominate Earth, and it isn't enough for them. They want more. So, now they want to dominate Outer Space.
US Space Command - dominating the space dimension of military operations to protect US interests and investment.
By Karl Grossman
Weapons and politics head to space
RT Amerika d. 1/4 - 2019
The Trump administration and previous ones have long
been interested in exploring the possibilities of
weaponizing space. To discuss this topic, RT America’s
Ashlee Banks is joined by Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of
the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in
counter punch d. 22/1 - 2019
Beginning to fill in his declaration of last year about turning space into a war zone and establishing a U.S. Space Force, President Trump was at the Pentagon last week promoting a plan titled “Missile Defense Review.”
As The New York Times said in its headline on the scheme:: “Plans Evoke 1983 ‘Star Wars’ Program.” Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, called it “provocative and destabilizing and basically insane.”
As Trump stated at the Pentagon on January 17: “We will recognize that space is a new war-fighting domain with the Space Force leading the way. My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense layer technology. It’s ultimately going to be a very, very big part of our defense and obviously of our offense.”
The new United States space military plan comes despite the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 that designates space as a global commons to be used for peaceful purposes. The U.S., the United Kingdom and then Soviet Union worked together in assembling the treaty. It has been ratified or signed by 123 nations. The release of the 100-page “Missile Defense Review” follows the Trump announcement, also at the Pentagon, in June, that he is moving to establish a U.S. Space Force as a sixth branch of the U.S. armed forces. He stated then: “It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space, we must have American dominance in space.”
The Peace Report
USA ønsker at dominere i rummet.
israel og US udvikler våben der kan nedskyde satelitter i Canada.
Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space ca. juni 2018
Israel will be testing their Arrow 3 weapons system, among other things, on Kodiak Island, Alaska in the summer of 2018. The Arrow 3 weapons system was funded and developed by both Israel and the United States. All amenities and resources will be provided for the Israeli military free of charge, paid for by American taxpayers. Kodiak has a long history of pollution from the Pentagon that they are still trying to clean up from WW2.
Til sommer opsættes det første våben i rummet.
The Moscow Times Friday,
This summer, the human race will pass a sinister milestone. It will come quietly, creeping like a thief in the night -- a starless night, the sky blanked by a minatory shadow. For while the world's attention will be turned this July toward the bloody carnage erupting in Iraq after the illusory turnover of "sovereignty" by the still-entrenched occupation force, and riveted by the flood of sewage pouring from the White House as the presidential campaign reaches critical mass, the United States will break a long-held taboo and launch the first weapon into the global commons of outer space.
It's a small step, a test satellite called the "Near Field Infrared Experiment," set for launch -- by a Minotaur missile, no less -- this summer from a NASA base in Virginia. NFIRE is part of the Bush Regime's multibillion-dollar, crony-feeding boondoggle known as "missile defense." The satellite's primary mission is to gather data on the exhaust fumes of rockets in space, information that will then be used to help future space weapons differentiate more clearly between a target and its trailing plume.
But NFIRE is itself weaponized, carrying a projectile-packed "kill vehicle" that can destroy passing missiles -- or the satellites of the United States' military and commercial rivals, as ABC News reported last week. This marks the first time in history that any nation has put a weapon in space, despite America's still-official policy against such a practice. And as Pentagon officials made clear in an eye-opening presentation to Congress in February, NFIRE's test is just the first spark of a conflagration that will soon set the heavens ablaze with American weaponry capable of striking -- and destroying -- any spot on earth. As one top Pentagon official -- opposed to this lunatic proliferation, thus remaining anonymous -- said: "We're crossing the Rubicon into space weaponization."
The ABC report -- largely ignored, except by the Irish Examiner and some specialist web sites -- was strangely incomplete, however. It noted only that there is a $68 million appropriation for NFIRE buried in the 2005 military budget -- leaving the implication that the project is still on the drawing board.
But in fact, NFIRE is already operational. It began in August 2002 and has moved steadily toward its long-established Summer 2004 launch date, according to NASA and press releases from the private contractors involved. The Pentagon's own published specs for the mission state clearly: "The Generation 2 kill vehicle will be integrated into the near-field experiment payload" when the spacecraft launches in summer 2004. The Minotaur missile that will haul the weapon into orbit was ordered by the Pentagon in January 2003, Orbital Sciences Corporation reports. Doubtless there will more NFIREs burning in 2005 as well, but the weaponization of space is not some distant prospect: That dark future is now.
And the boys in Space Command are just getting warmed up. They wowed the salivating Bushist faithful in Congress with highly detailed plans for a whizbang space arsenal led by the "Rods From God" -- bundles of tungsten rods fired from orbiting platforms, hurtling toward earth at 3,700 meters per second, accurate within a range of 8 meters and able to destroy even the most hardened targets, the Center for Defense Information reports. They could be launched at only a few minutes' notice at any target on the planet.
"God's Rods" will be accompanied by orbiting lasers, "hunter-killer" satellites, and space bombers that needn't bother with silly-billy legal worries about "overflight rights" from other countries, but can descend out of the ether to swoop down on any uppity nation that displeases the world-Caesar in Washington.
This belligerent Buck-Rogering, long a gleam in many a militarist's eye, gained relentless momentum with the arrival of Don Rumsfeld as Pentagon war chief. In the late 1990s, while helping Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz plot their "Project for the New American Century" -- wholesale militarization of U.S. policy, aggressive war (including the invasion of Iraq even if Saddam Hussein was no longer there), "global dominance" of "vital energy resources," etc. -- Rumsfeld also headed a "blue-ribbon panel" of the usual Establishment worthies looking into "the role of space in national security." Their conclusion? You guessed it: Rummy said America must garrison the heavens to prevent a -- wait for it -- "space Pearl Harbor."
Oddly enough, over at PNAC, at about the same time, Rummy and Cheney were speaking openly about the possibility of a "new Pearl Harbor" that would "catalyze the American people" into supporting their plans, which were published in September 2000. Space weaponization -- via "missile defense" -- was an essential part of the scheme. Once in office, they shoveled billions to their favored defense cartels and fast-tracked space-weapon programs. Indeed, National Security Advisor Condi Rice intended to crown these early efforts with a major speech enshrining the Bush Regime's "top priority" for national security: "missile defense."
Unfortunately, the speech -- scheduled for Sept. 11, 2001 -- had to be canceled due to the "new Pearl Harbor" that struck that day, the Washington Post reported last week. But the plan and its long-standing priorities -- invasion of Iraq, military control of Central Asia, space weaponization -- continued without missing a beat, though clothed now in the expedient rhetoric of a "global war on terror."
Of course, with each passing day, Bush's PNAC centerpiece -- the rape of Iraq -- is actually breeding more terror, more hatred for America, more risk for the people he rules with such ignorant, blood-flecked insouciance. But this doesn't matter; what matters is the plan, the dominance. And so space too must be conquered, at any cost, until the whole world is under cosmic military occupation -- a global Fallujah, seething with chaos and fury.
Reining in our Weaponry
Militarisering af rummet og control over Helium 3.
Speaking of bad news, this past week George W. Bush made his space policy announcement that intends to have the U.S. return to the moon and then on to Mars. What he didn't explain is that by establishing military bases there the U.S. can take control of helium 3, a resource which could become as profitable in the future as the "gold rush and the oil boom" according to a space writer recently in the New York Times.
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Is Space Force The Ultimate High Ground?
The Peace Report
USA ønsker at dominere rummet, bestemme i rummet og føre deres krige fra rummet.
2004 SPACE ORGANIZING EVENTS
Plans for U.S. “full spectrum dominance” via space technology are rapidly moving ahead. Please help us by spreading the word about these important events:
February 9, 2004 Stop Space Nukes Protest Vigil Albuquerque, N.M. 10:00 – 2:00 pm at the 21st Annual Symposium on Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion Albuquerque Hilton (1901 University Blvd NE)
The nuclear rocket Project Prometheus is the brainchild of scientists attending this annual conference. Each year representatives from the DoD, DoE, NASA, nuclear academia, and the aerospace industry come together to promote expansion of nuclear power into space. Join the Global Network as we again shed light on these dangerous plans, and protest the funding of continued research and development on nuclear reactors for space-based weapons, the nuclear rocket, and nuclear power for NASA’s space missions. NASA and the Pentagon have signed new agreements stating every space mission will be “dual use,” meaning each NASA project will carry military and civilian payloads. NASA’s nuclear space shots are a Trojan Horse for the Pentagon.
April 23-25, 2004 Global Network 12th Annual International Conference Resisting Empire: Understanding the Role of Space in U.S. Global Domination Portland, Maine
2004 marks the 12th anniversary of the Global Network and each year we hold an international event in a different part of the world. This year we will meet in Maine, the home of Bath Ironworks (BIW) where the Aegis Destroyer is built. The Aegis is outfitted with interceptor missiles as part of the Theatre Missile Defense (TMD) system that will be “forward deployed” by the Pentagon in the Middle East and used to surround China, which will of course build more nuclear weapons in response. Representatives from peace groups worldwide will be in attendance to share their work to stop Star Wars. Included in the events will be a protest at BIW.
This event is being cosponsored by Maine Veterans for Peace, Peace Action Maine, Pax Christi Maine, Maine WILPF, and Witness for Peace Maine.
Sept. 25 – Oct. 2, 2004 Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space
The Bush Administration (after unilaterally abandoning the 1972 ABM Treaty) promises to deploy missile defense interceptors in Alaska and California before the next election. Fifteen interceptors (that have yet to be proven effective) will be put into the ground at Ft. Greely, Alaska and Vandenberg AFB, California to “protect” the continental U.S. from attack. This year the Global Network’s Keep Space for Peace Week coincides with this deployment effort. For the past several years our Keep Space for Peace Week of local actions has taken this issue into classrooms, libraries, TV and radio programs, churches, military bases, aerospace corporation facilities, and the offices of political leaders. We encourage you to organize a local activity during the week in solidarity with groups all over the world. Working together we must create opposition to Bush’s dangerous and destabilizing Star Wars deployments.
Nye tanker om stjernekrigen.
Kan det lade sig gøre, eller er det blot smarte forretningsfolk, der har fået sugerøret dybt ned i den amerikanske økonomi. Ja, forsøgene med raketter med kendt bane, har indtil videre ikke givet noget lovende resultat.
Men skulle det lykkes for amerikanerne at fremstille laservåben, der er i stand til at ramme raketter kort efter affyringen, vi de da også kunne ramme alt muligt andet.
Selv om det er et dyrt projekt er der også "besparelser" i det, da det vil kunne gøre USA uafhængig af baser rundt omkrig i verdenen.
Arsenal of Hypocrisy: The Space Program and the Military Industrial Complex
You may now order the newly produced video called
Arsenal of Hypocrisy that features GN Coordinator Bruce
Gagnon, Noam Chomsky and Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar
Mitchell talking about the dangers of moving the arms
race into space. The one-hour production features
archival footage, Pentagon documents, and clearly
outlines the U.S. plan to "control and dominate" space
and the Earth below. The video spells out the dangers of
the Bush "Nuclear Systems Initiative" that will expand
the use of nuclear power in space by building Project
Prometheus -- the nuclear rocket.
Fra SIPRI´s årsbog om oprustning i rummet
Se envidere et omfattende sted med oplysninger om USA´s ønske om at militarisere rummet, samt forventninger om at være de eneste der.
Global Network Against Weapons
Hos Mothers´Alert kan du finde mange spændende link om stjernekrigen: