General Lance W. Lord, former commander of the Air Force Space Command, argues that military leaders must think of space as a battleground. Indeed, the combat capabilities provided by advanced orbital systems increasingly are at risk. “Some would say that we’re not threatened in space,” Lord observed. “I want to disabuse everybody of that argument.” Lord delivered his warning at the Air Force Associations annual National Symposium in LA.
Editor’s Note: The logical question that needs to be asked? Who is threatening advanced US orbital systems? Is General Lord talking about the Chinese, the Russians or even Extraterrestrials? The fundamental fact confronting us is the existence of a thousand UFO sighting reports each month. Some of these reports may be fraudulent, but most MUFON investigators have concluded that the majority of the reports are quite valid. The witnesses believe they see something real, external, artificial, and not normal types of aircraft. On logical grounds all possible explanations can be subdivided into two major categories, namely, a physically real, manufactured object that the witness could not relate to, or to something entirely different, such as obscure natural phenomena, hoaxes, or psychic projections. We know that the best UFO reports are often observed by relatively experienced witnesses such as police, astronomers and aircrews. We have obtained previously classified Air Force documents signed by General Nathan Twining Commander of the Air Material Command stating: “The phenomenon is something real and not visionary or fictitious.”
Air Force Space Command operates satellites sensors that are able to pick up unidentified flying objects that are entering and leaving our atmosphere called Fastwalkers.” Several UFOs coming in from space are picked up each week.
North America’s early warning system is now being upgraded and in their 22,300 mile geosynchronous orbits, satellites help protect the United States and its allies by detecting missile launches, space launches and nuclear detonations.
Several hundred Fastwalkers within our atmosphere are tracked worldwide each month. The new satellites should be able to track many more Fastwalkers with their improved infrared sensors designed to detect heat from missile and booster plumes against the earth’s background. Insiders report there is a great deal of excitement as the UFOs sometimes trigger the early warning system setting off alarms that missiles have been launched. Computers keep track of over 6,000 satellites and pieces of debris in space. The Fastwalkers are also referred to as Uncorrelated Targets indicating they are not in the data base for objects in space. The Individual Target Event Database which is unclassified should be made available to MUFON and the Filer Research Institute so we can correlate ground based and aircraft sightings with satellite data.
The new Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system is a planned constellation of satellites and supporting ground infrastructure that will improve the ability to detect and track space objects in orbit around the Earth. The primary SBSS contractor, Boeing, characterizes some orbiting space objects as, “Potential future threats to the United States’ space assets.
Boeing has finished installing the hardware for its Space Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) system’s Satellite Operations Center in Los Angeles. The SOC now has the necessary security certification to allow the SBSS program to begin integrated testing. Their mission is to “develop, deliver, and sustain” capabilities that “ensure space superiority” for the United States
U.S. Air Force Col. James Jordan, commander of the Space Situational Awareness Group in the Space Superiority Systems Wing states, “When launched in spring 2009, SBSS will revolutionize the nation’s space situational awareness with enhanced performance by providing around-the-clock visibility to detect distant space objects without interference from weather, atmosphere or daylight.” The first “pathfinder” satellite of the SBSS system, will launch in the Spring of 2009 on a Minotaur rocket.