- Much has been written lately about in
the press lately such as at how civilian firms are seeking the rights to launch civilian
vehicles. Uncle Sam ( the US government)
won't take that sitting down. Neither will other countries like the UK
that have their satellites up there, too.
- They will not be getting space rights
anytime soon - and here's why in just one complex word: surveillance.
- Our low earth orbit is bristling with
a number of satellites used for electronic surveillance. These satellites
in low orbit must move very fast to sustain the orbit. In fact, they
travel about 14,000 MPH like the shuttle does to stay in orbit. And this
is just about the same height that civilian spacecraft would be aiming
for, too. Something like a "sweet spot" in space. A space vehicle
that is only briefly in space to travel from one continent to another will
not need to fly that high. But if one is to orbit the planet even just
one time for whatever reason this is required. Various spacecraft are assigned
to various orbits to prevent collisions. However, some of the huge antennas
can easily be observed from other orbits. Some are as large as a football
- BEACONS IN YOUR POCKET
- So what is uncle listening for? That
key chain transmitter you use to unlock your car that only works about
50ft. away? An orbiting bird can see that like a blinding beacon of light,
and it tells them exactly where you are on earth. Your cell phone? You
might not get enough bars for it to work if you're too far from
a cell tower - but an NSA spy satellite can easily pick that
up, too. Bugs/trackers in homes, tracking devices in/on cars and on people all
act as bright beacons from obit. Including that innocent looking Northstar
in your vehicle - the government has already admitted they can silently
activate the microphone whenever they want. And any cell phone since the
late 90's has tracking already built in. The big myth is that the
phone needs to turned on for it to work. You might recall new, tighter
RF emissions regulations were instituted by the FCC to shield computers,
cables, printers, monitors etc...,even though no one was complaining about
computer interference? Guess who benefited the most from that so surveillance
could work better? One look inside one of the newer computers compared
to an older model even from the 90's, will reveal new metal fingered gaskets,
shields and grounding that older models never had.
- So how is surveillance accomplished from 200
miles up? Most basic principles with radio energy also apply to light.
The energy from a key chain transmitter, cordless phone or cell phone falls
off with the square of the distance just as a flashlight does. So how can
tiny, microwatt RF signals be detected from orbit? These satellites
employ giant antennas as mentioned previously. Radio astronomers can pick
up tiny, faint objects millions of light years away with dish antennas
hundreds of feet across. Huge satellite antennas focus as much energy as
possible to raise the signal from your cell phone, cordless phone or
key chain transmitter (or any other RF device) to a level high enough for
detection. Any antenna is basically an almost noise-free amplifier
that simply requires size to work instead of electrical power. The
bigger the antenna, the better. These antennas can be an acre or more
in size and unfold after the satellite is in space. When NASA has
launches one of these orbiting listening posts, the launch is classified
and absolutely no video on their contract channel is ever aired.
- SMILE FOR UNCLE
- But that's not all that's up there. Optical
surveillance is also present from on high. Remember that 800mm telephoto
lens on a 35mm camera? Now just imagine that same lens standing about three
stories tall - with a small box attached to it which is the electronic
portion of the satellite. Orwell never imagined this was possible
or most likely it would have been in his book. This is the kind of magnification
required to clearly see someone's face from 200 miles away. Even Hubble
isn't designed to do that. These giant orbiting eyes are being replaced
with far smaller satellites, but they can accomplish the same task.
- HOW OLD IS THIS TECHNOLOGY WE ARE JUST
NOW HEARING ABOUT?
- The technology is far older than
most people think, and it PRE-DATES video cameras by decades by using film.
This won't settle well with those who claim that a deadly belt of radiation
surrounds the earth which no astronauts could ever penetrate. The
earth's magnetic field concentrates this lethal radiation at the north
and south poles, but not all around the earth. Neither the shuttle or the
space station will ever pass over the earth's poles for this reason.
- A late friend of mine who worked at Kodak
back in the 1950's explained to me what technology they had at the time,
and what it could see. In those days, video cameras were massive and studio-sized
and consumed several hundred watts and impractical to orbit. Film was actually
used instead of video. After enough pictures were taken, the film from
the roll was chopped off by a mechanism, loaded into a cassette and ejected.
It slowly fell to earth and a parachute was deployed. A B52 or similar
plane with large fork on the front would grab the cassette in mid-air,
preventing anyone on the ground from intercepting it. The film was examined
- Here is what this man witnessed during
some early tests of the first satellite. He also worked on the Manhattan
project (of which he would say nothing about.) "On the first
orbital pass a man was mowing his lawn in the backyard. On the second pass
over this same land, the mower was sitting in his backyard and he had apparently
was inside the house. He left a pack of Lucky Strikes cigarettes on top
of a trash can."
- THE JOKE ABOUT SATELLITE SURVEILLANCE
- Private surveillance companies today
boast of 1 meter resolution, which means they can detect an object at least
38 inches across. It's a fact that In the 1950s, the first military satellites
could detect an object about 2" across. Just imagine what images available
today more than 50 years later. We were shown satellite images during
the first Gulf War that looked like they were taken by a pocket camera
from a jetliner window at 30,000ft. This was a big joke. The movie
"Patriot Games" wowed the public by barely being able to
make out someone's face in the desert. The real technology is clearly
magnitudes far better than portrayed in the movie. If you go outside when
a satellite is overhead looking down at you and "flip them the bird"
- not only will they see that middle finger, but they will also see the
individual hairs on your head, thanks to adaptive optics technology. (See
 for more about that.) What's ridiculous about this entire lie of showing
the public blurry, distant pictures is this: EVERY country in the world
knows about this technology. All of them. So why bother to lie to the public?
Perhaps because John Q. Public will quickly realize that this technology
can be used on HIM, too.
- For the reader the overall picture is
now very clear - uncle doesn't want ANYONE to see his orbiting toys.
Shuttle and space station video IS ALWAYS CENSORED contrary to what the
public may believe. This is another reason NASA doesn't want "un-cleared"
civilians to ride the shuttle - they will see the huge antenna arrays orbiting
as they fly by at slightly different speeds. I have received considerable
hate mail from people like Oberg that will swear up and down that NASA
isn't part of the DoD. Perhaps not "officially" in the public
eye - however they function that way internally. Complete with various
levels of security clearances, too. They were highly instrumental
in helping to develop top-secret NSA surveillance satellites in the first
place, and send them into orbit.
- Is it any wonder that NASA doesn't want
civilians in orbit? No one is supposed to know about the special toys uncle
has in his sandbox - and no one else can play with them, either.
- NASA has another office few have heard
about, which has visited my website several times since my Mars book
came out last fall at www.data4science.net/book. The office is known
as "The Office of the Chief Information Officer." Clearly
my book on Mars has struck a nerve - but they cannot stuff that genie
back into the bottle. It's long past time the public knew we aren't alone
here. We are supposed to believe there is no other race "out there"
to help us in the event the government gets out of control (which it has
already.) People that have been abducted imagine it, and need psychiatric
help. What other reasons could exist to keep lies going, other than to
keep certain religious dogma in place?
- The censorship I've noticed in rover
images from Mars in recent months makes it clear they won't allow other
images of artifacts to escape again. We are supposed to continue to *think*
we are all alone in the solar system, and always have been. Even though
my book provides concrete proof life has been on Mars.
- Ted Twietmeyer
-  - May 2005 article including a brief
discussion on adaptive optics - http://www.rense.com/general65/voy.htm