SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER
Pentagon preparing to unveil and demonstrate highly classified space weapon
August 24, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “A new arms race has boosted the dispute over space weapons, with talks periodically raised about a need to extend control over weapons in orbit. Despite numerous calls to demilitarize space, leading countries continue to accuse each other of developing potentially offensive technology.
The US department of Defense is, in the near future, expected to announce and demonstrate secret space weapons to show Russia and China new anti-satellite developments, Breaking Defense reported, citing unnamed officials.
The presentation of the weapon was said to be first planned at the National Space Symposium scheduled for August. The declassification had been prepared over the past months, but the situation around the withdrawal of the American military from Afghanistan has reportedly resulted in adjustments to the original plan as ‘all arms of the national security apparatus pointed towards Kabul.’…” (And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. – Luke 21:25 – 27. See the next three reports.)
Congressional Report details deployment of Russian, Chinese laser and microwave weapons in space
August 24, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Russia and China have fervently opposed US plans for the deployment of offensive weapons systems in space for over a decade, jointly proposing a treaty to prevent such arms from being deployed by any nation. Earlier this year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that there was ‘still a chance’ to reach an agreement on the issue.
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), an agency responsible for briefing US lawmakers on military matters and other affairs, has accused Russia and China of engaging in ‘threatening’ activities in outer space which may harm the US and its allies’ national security, and of working to create a whole range of space weapons with offensive capabilities.
In a document titled ‘Space as a Warfighting Domain: Issues for Congress,’ the CRS indicates that ‘many states and international entities, including the Department of Defence and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), now declare space as a warfighting domain,’ even as ‘various treaties and agreements’ formally continue to promote the heavens as a ‘peaceful domain.’…”
Rocket Lab launches US Space Force mission
July 30, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “Rocket Lab, the leading launch provider and space systems company, has successfully launched a research and development satellite to orbit for the United States Space Force (USSF). The mission was Rocket Lab’s fourth launch for the year and its 21st Electron mission overall.
The mission, named ‘It’s a Little Chile Up Here’, launched from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula at 06:00 UTC / 18:00 NZT on July 29th. A single Air Force Research Laboratory-sponsored demonstration satellite called Monolith was deployed to low Earth orbit by the Electron launch vehicle in Rocket Lab’s second mission for the USSF…”
Army successfully tests high-energy laser weapon
August 17, 2021 — SpaceWar.com reports: “The U.S. Army says it’s developed a combat-capable prototype of a high-energy laser weapon.
The laser, which has been 24 months in the making, can be mounted on a Stryker military vehicle and used to defend troops against drones as well as rockets, artillery and mortars, according to an Army press release this week.
Over the summer, the new weapon was successfully tested in Fort Sill, Okla., in a ‘combat shoot-off’ against a series of possible combat scenarios.
The Army Rapid Capabilities and Critical Technologies Office said it expects to deliver a platoon of four laser-equipped Strykers in fiscal year 2022.
‘This is the first combat application of lasers for a maneuver element in the Army,’ said Lieutenant General L. Neil Thurgood said in the release…”