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Re: Did Satellites Image Phoenix Lights?

From: Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk (Stig Agermose)
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 00:56:47 +0100
Fwd Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 20:11:59 -0400
Subject: Re: Did Satellites Image Phoenix Lights?

Bill Hamilton writes:

>From: William.Hamilton@pcsmail.pcshs.com
>Date: 17 Oct 1997 20:08:35 UT
>Subject: DID SATELLITES IMAGE THE PHOENIX
>To: updates@globalserve.net

>DID SATELLITES IMAGE THE PHOENIX LIGHTS?

>I have reported previously that I had gotten word that NORAD
>had detected a "fast walker" on March 13th.  Some satellite
>tracked an unknown intruder into US air space.

>Also previously reported was the interview with the president
>of American Computer Company, Jack Schulman, talked about
>an Air Force satellite that had been disabled on March 13th.

>This is a follow-up on those reports and I have Linda Howe
>checking into this further.

>One of our prime Phoenix witnesses, Mike Fortson, is responsible
>for tracking this story.

>The Army wants to shoot down an Air Force satellite with its
>MIRACL laser installed at a sprawling base in the New Mexico
>desert.  The target is the Miniature Sensor Technology Integration
>satellite, MSTI-3.  The Air Force craft is the third in a series
>of research satellites meant to improve the tracking of missiles
>from space.  The satellite, about the size of a refrigerator
>and weighing 450 pounds, has telescopes and cameras for observing
>hot rockets as well as the cool Earth, its imaging systems working
>like those in spy satellites.

>The camera on the satellite can see objects on the ground as small
>as 30 feet across.

>The satellite maker -- SPECTRUM ASTRO -- right here in Gilbert,
>Arizona opposes having MIRACL fire its beam at the $60 million craft.

>Mike Fortson called Spectrum Astro to talk with one of the engineers.
>This engineer confirmed that on MARCH 13, the MSTI-3's batteries
>suddenly went "dead" but now are functioning properly and he
>cannot understand why the Army wants to destroy this satellite.

>We now know that the first sighting in Arizona on March 13th was
>at 5:30 pm mst in Crown King, AZ.  Witnesses saw 3 solid V-shaped
>craft and also stated that 3 F-16 fighterss came from the south
>only to see the V's disappear and reappear minutes later when
>the fighters left the area!

>Admittedly, there are gaps in our knowledge of events on that day,
>but new information is beginning to paint a picture of something
>extraordinary.  I hope to follow up this report with more later.

>Linda may be reporting on these developments on DREAMLAND with
>Art Bell this Sunday.

>Sincerely,

>Bill Hamilton
>Exec Director
>Skywatch International

It seems that the satellite will be spared. The item was received
from the newsgroup "alt.conspiracy.area51" October 19 at 18.53
local Danish time (GMT + 2 hours):

Stig Agermose


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19. October 1997 15.28.38
alt.conspiracy.area51 Item
From:	coug57@aol.com,usenet
Subject: News - Laser, Stealth, Line item vetoes
To: alt.conspiracy.area51


Laser Test on Hold


The Pentagon has put a hold on its plan to fire a laser beam at a
U.S. satellite in orbit.

A dying Air Force space satellite was to used as a target in the
controversial test of the ground-based laser.  But the experiment
has twice been postponed because of weather and computer software
problems. Now it appears unlikely that the test will happen at
all.

Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Michael Doubleday said the
satellite is not in the right position in orbit, and "there is
some question that there will be any further opportunities" for
the test.  (Army Times news article)


Russian Stealth

A Russian stealth fighter plane with many of the same features as
U.S. radar-evading aircraft has sucessfully completed its maiden
flight, a Russian news agency reported this week.  The S-32
fighter, developed by the Sukhoi design firm, flew for the first
time from the Zhukovsky air base near Moscow Sept. 25, the
ITAR-Tass news agency reported, citing a Russian government
official.  Two more test flights have been completed, the report
said.   (Army Times news article)


Oct 15, USA Today

Clinton uses line item veto to cancel the following:

$39 million for the SR-71 Blackbird high altitude airplane.

$37.5 million for research and development of anti-satellite
technology.

$30 million for research into using a space-based system to
intercept an asteroid.

$10 million for research relating to NASA's reusable-launch
"space-plane".

$6 million for research and testing of alternative fuel cell
technology.









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