Something else to consider that trippingthelight and I have been discussing, is Comet C/2019 Y1 ATLAS and since we know how much global trauma previous strikes or close fly-bys have had on humanity, we are now on comet watch. As previous encounters have shown, anything could happen with that tail:
https://heavens-above.com/comet.aspx?ci ... 270&tz=CET
I'm pretty sure we will be safe but it is always worth keeping an eye to the sky (and your nose to the ground). Could this be yet another reason for global lockdown?
Here is an interesting update:
Update: 6 April: disintegration of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)? As if the mere mention of the word ‘bright’ in connection with a comet is tempting fate, astronomers Quanzhi Ye (University of Maryland) and Qicheng Zhang (Caltech) have reported a possible major disruption of the comet’s nucleus in observations made on 5 April with the 0.6-metre Ningbo Education Xinjiang Telescope (NEXT) at Mount Nanshan, Xinjiang, China. Follow-up observations by I. A. Steele, R. J. Smith and J. Marchant (Liverpool JMU) with the Liverpool 2.0-metre Telescope on La Palma confirm the nuclear elongation.
https://astronomynow.com/2020/04/02/get ... pring-sky/
I wouldn't be surprised if those in control had something to do with this.
US Space Force and the Space Fencetrippingthelight wrote: ↑Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:45 amMeanwhile, in other news.........Djchrismac wrote:Update: 6 April: disintegration of Comet C/2019 Y4 (ATLAS)? As if the mere mention of the word ‘bright’ in connection with a comet is tempting fate, astronomers Quanzhi Ye (University of Maryland) and Qicheng Zhang (Caltech) have reported a possible major disruption of the comet’s nucleus in observations made on 5 April with the 0.6-metre Ningbo Education Xinjiang Telescope (NEXT) at Mount Nanshan, Xinjiang, China. Follow-up observations by I. A. Steele, R. J. Smith and J. Marchant (Liverpool JMU) with the Liverpool 2.0-metre Telescope on La Palma confirm the nuclear elongation.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52057696 <--- 27 March 2020
The US military's newest branch has launched its first satellite, despite a short delay in the countdown.
A rocket carrying a US Space Force communications satellite lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Thursday.
An inaccurate reading on hydraulic equipment stopped the clock for 80 minutes before the issue was resolved.
US President Donald Trump established the Space Force, which is focused on warfare in space, in December 2019.curiouser and curiouser"It is a really, really important launch," he said. "It's the very first launch for the US Space Force.
"There are critical things, or mission essential things, that the US Department of Defence does every day. Even in the face of a global pandemic we must continue to perform mission essential tasks.
"The approximately $1 billion satellite is the sixth and final one in the U.S. military's Advanced Extremely High Frequency series. Upgraded from the older Milstar satellites, the constellation has provided secure communication from 22,000 miles (35,400 kilometers) up for nearly a decade."
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... llite.html
AEHF = Advanced Extremely High Frequency
The AEHF system is a joint service communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected, and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. It is the follow-on to the Milstar system. The AEHF system uplinks and crosslinks will operate in the extremely high frequency (EHF) range and downlinks in the super-high frequency (SHF) range.
AEHF satellites use many narrow spot beams directed towards the Earth to relay communications to and from users. Crosslinks between the satellites allow them to relay communications directly rather than via a ground station. The satellites are designed to provide jam-resistant communications with a low probability of interception. They incorporate frequency-hopping radio technology, as well as phased array antennas that can adapt their radiation patterns in order to block out potential sources of jamming.
Prior to the AEHF, U.S. and allied military satellite communications systems fell into one of three categories:
* Wideband: maximum bandwidth among fixed and semifixed earth stations
* Protected: survivable against electronic warfare and other attacks, even if bandwidth is sacrificed
* Narrowband: principally for tactical use, sacrificing bandwidth for simplicity, reliability, and light weight of terrestrial equipment.
AEHF, however, converges the role of its wideband Defense Satellite Communications System and protected MILSTAR predecessors, while increasing bandwidth over both. There will still need to be specialized satellite communications for extremely high data rate space sensors, such as geospatial and signals intelligence satellites, but their downlinked data will typically go to a specialized receiver and be processed into smaller amounts; the processed data will flow through AEHF.
Uplinks and crosslinks are in the extremely high frequency (EHF) while the downlinks use the super high frequency (SHF). The variety of frequencies used, as well as the desire to have tightly focused downlinks for security, require a range of antennas, seen in the picture:
2 SHF downlink phased arrays
2 satellite-to-satellite crosslinks
2 uplink/downlink nulling antennas
1 uplink EHF phased array
6 uplink/downlink gimbaled dish antenna
1 uplink/downlink earth coverage horns
Phased array technology is new in communications satellites, but increases reliability by removing the mechanical movement required for gimbaled, motor-driven antennas.
The low gain earth coverage antennas send information anywhere in a third of the Earth covered by each satellite's footprint. Phased array antennas provide super high-gain earth coverages, enabling worldwide unscheduled access for all users, including small portable terminals and submarines. The six medium resolution coverage antennas (MRCA), are highly directional "spot" coverage; they can be time-shared to cover up to 24 targets. The two high-resolution coverage area antennas enable operations in the presence of in-beam jamming; the nulling antennas are part of the electronic defense that helps discriminate true signals from electronic attack.
Another change from existing satellites is using solid-state transmitters rather than the traveling wave tubes used in most high-power military SHF/EHF applications. TWTs have a fixed power output; the newer devices allow varying the transmitted power, both for lowering the probability of intercept and for overall power efficiency.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_ ... _Frequency
What else do we know that is a mixed frequency phased array radar network that does a whole lot more than advertised?
Pentagon Activates Space Command to Prepare for War in the Final Frontier
"Although space is a warfighting domain, our goal is actually to deter a conflict from extending into space; the best way I know how to do that is to be prepared to fight and win if deterrence were to fail," Raymond told reporters at the Pentagon. "The scope, scale and complexity of the threat to our space capabilities is real, and it's concerning. We no longer have the luxury of operating in a peaceful and benign domain."
The new command will have service components from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines and will be organized into two operational elements.
The Combined Force Space Component Command, which Raymond commanded before taking over Space Command, will be elevated to a "combined command to help us integrate with allies more effectively, and that command is going to be focused on integrating space capabilities around the globe throughout all of our ... coalition partners," he said.
Historically, the U.S. hasn't needed to have allies in space, Raymond said.
"Now we are working very closely with ... France, Germany and Japan," he said. "We exercise together, we train together, we conduct war games together ... so this is a big growth area for us."
The second component is the Joint Task Force for Space Defense, a new organization that will focus on protecting and defending the space domain, Raymond said, adding that he will have a better idea of the new command's size once the manpower validation process is complete.
Pentagon officials recently reached an agreement with the National Reconnaissance Office that ensures that the DoD intelligence agency "in higher states of conflict ... will respond to the direction of the U.S. Space Command commander," Raymond said.
"We are the best in the world at space today," he said. "I'm convinced that we need to keep the domain safe for all to use. ... I am convinced that our way of life and our way of war depend on space capabilities."
https://www.military.com/daily-news/201 ... ntier.html
"Our way of war", says it all really.
These 23 Air Force Missions Are Transferring to the Space Force
Here are the units moving into the Space Force (* indicates a partial mission transfer regarding the size of a flight, branch or division or above):
* At Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado: 17th Test Squadron; National Security Space Institute; Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 4; 544th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group Staff & Detachment 5
* At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio: 18th Intel Squadron; Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Sensors Directorate*; AFRL Research Lab Mission Execution*; Counter-Space Analysis Squadron; Space Analysis Squadron.
* At Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado: 25th Space Range Squadron; 527th Space Aggressor Squadron; 705th Combat Training Squadron OL-A; 16th AF/Advanced Programs*; Detachment 1, USAF Warfare Center.
* At Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico: AFRL Space Vehicles Directorate*; the AFRL Electro-Optical Division* (partially based at the base, but also in Maui, Hawaii); the Space Safety Division of the Air Force Safety Center.
Remaining units include: the 328th Weapons Squadron, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada; 7th Intel Squadron* and 32nd Intel Squadron*, both at Fort Meade, Maryland; the 566th Intel Squadron* at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado; the 533rd Training Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and the AFRL Rocket Propulsion Division* at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
***(It is interesting to note the locations of the majority of these bases, around the Rocky Mountains, high in elevation (safest location during earth changes), remote, also nearer places where Missing 411 cases are grouped, making me wonder if this is a continuation of the war between the LM and children of the SM, the parasitical elite?)
Here's a look at other developments occurring throughout the Space Force and the military's space portfolio:
Space Fence Becomes Operational
On March 27, the USSF officially said its Space Fence radar system, located on Kwajalein Island, Republic of the Marshall Islands, is ready for use. The service declared initial operating capability, or IOC, for the system, which can "detect and track orbiting objects such as commercial and military satellites, depleted rocket boosters and space debris in low, medium, and geosynchronous Earth orbit" that will boost overall space awareness within the Space Surveillance Network (SSN).
As reported by Space News, the $1.5 billion radar can track very small objects, even some the size of a marble. Members of the 20th Space Control Squadron (SPCS), Detachment 4, at the Space Fence Operations Center in Huntsville, Alabama, can operate that system, which then feeds the data to the 18 SPCS at Vandenberg.
SSN tracking information can be found on www.space-track.org.
Disruptive Anti-Satellite Actions on the Rise
Disguising information and communications through GPS spoofing, jamming connections, and even dazzling -- or blinding satellites with lasers -- are all on the rise as more countries launch technologies into the space domain, according to a new Center for Strategic and International Studies analysis.
Countries, including big players like the U.S., Russia and China, which are already running interference on one another in space, are gradually normalizing these non-kinetic ways to disrupt operations, according to the March 30 report, "Space Threat Assessment 2020."
Actions like dazzling "are an interesting form of attack [because] it could be used as part of a gray zone strategy for a country to try to stay below the threshold of ... conflict" without causing collateral damage, said Todd Harrison, director of both the Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis at CSIS.
"Those are some of the areas that I feel that we're vulnerable to right now. They're also difficult to defend against," he told reporters during a briefing on the report. "Those are really concerning forms of attack, and we are seeing countries like Russia and China really double down their investments in those areas."
The report warned of increased co-orbital adversary activity, such as close inspection of satellites in geostationary orbit, and that "the rate of satellite jamming and spoofing incidents will only increase as these capabilities continue to proliferate and become more sophisticated in the coming years."
It follows another study released this week by the Secure World Foundation, which stated countries around the world should not discount that some bad actors may be stepping up both offensive and defensive measures in space.
"The evidence shows significant research and development of a broad range of kinetic (destructive) and non-kinetic counter-space capabilities in multiple countries," according to the annual Global Counterspace Capabilities study, as reported by Space News.
https://www.military.com/daily-news/202 ... force.html
Looks like the Star Wars soap opera era is about to begin, once this virus psyop finishes.