Showdown in the Pacific.

Thursday morning is High Noon for the US Navy vs. the Satellite (sounds like Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, that fine film from 1956). This article has lots of cool stuff about it including a Google Earth doodad and some incomprehensible military jargon:

A “CARF” (Central Altitude Reservation Function) designation indicates a NOTAM intended to keep commercial and private flights clear of military operations, and SFC-UNL means the height band of this warning zone reaches from the surface to “unlimited” altitude – in other words all the way into space.

Sounds like Pinky from Pinky and The Brain. CARF! I like this part too:

The firing area seems to have been chosen so as to minimise the chances of debris falling anywhere other than in the ocean or North America, which could lend credence to the idea that the intercept is primarily aimed at safeguarding the satellite’s technology.

That’s Your Government, “protecting” the planet from other people gaining our technology. You knew there had to be an ulterior motive, right?

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5 Responses to Showdown in the Pacific.

  1. George Haberberger says:

    “That’s Your Government, “protecting” the planet from other people gaining our technology. You knew there had to be an ulterior motive, right?”

    I don’t know that I’d characterize it so much as an “ulterior motive.” What are the options: Let the debris rain down on a land mass with potential damage to people or buildings? Besides, if my taxes helped pay for the technology that they are blowing out of the sky, I’d just as soon not let some freeloading scavengers appropriate it for free.

  2. Beanie says:

    Brain: Pinky, are you thinking what I’m thinking?
    Pinky: Yeah, but how are we gonna get a spy satellite into Abe Vigoda’s pants?

  3. Brad says:

    I hope that they don’t miss and hit Uranus HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  4. Enrique says:

    “You knew there had to be an ulterior motive, right?”

    Yes. It was my first comment to the post you made a few days ago. I guess you didn’t read my comments. )=

    – Enrique

  5. Bpaul says:

    I’m concerned about the Hydrazine inside the thing, and am glad they blasted it (if they blasted it… conspiracy folks are already talking like they didn’t do it for real LOL) to disperse the stuff.

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