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: firstname.lastname@example.org >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 ********************************************************************* 19. October 1997 15.28.38 alt.conspiracy.area51 Item From: email@example.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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