Skip to comments.Rocket Lab Reveals 'The Humanity Star,' a 'Disco Ball' Satellite Shining From Space
Posted on 01/24/2018 5:29:08 PM PST by BenLurkin
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There’s a NASA satellite tracker website. Gives all the specs on when and where to look up to see various shiny things orbiting.
“All the aiming is done at the beginning yet we are so good that if we target the 50 yard line of a football stadium we will hit the stadium.”
That’s pretty amazing! I had a boss/mentor/friend that used to do photo interpretation for the Air Force back in the 50’s or 60’s for targeting the missiles. It sounded like they had sort of a rotation of various hot spots in the USSR depending on what was happening at the time.
We were out of town at a conference (the late 90’s), and at dinner one time ended up at a table with a bunch of Russian scientists. We would get to talking, and every single one of them he would ask where they were from. And he always had a story to tell of him targeting their city for some reason or another. “Oh yeah - Vladivostok. That was always high on our targeting list because of the submarine base!” But even some places I had never heard of he would have some reason. “.... they had the XYZ facility there on the north side of town.” I was sort of embarassed at the time. But pretty funny at the same time.
He was the kind of guy that sort of came across as the old, bumbling out-of-touch character. But his memory was unbelievable with pretty much anything - places, people, numbers, science facts, etc.
Humanity star? That’s what they want you to think.
It’s actually a death star.
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