File this one under "things that make you go 'hmmm...'": it seems that the International Space Station is to be the proud recipient of its very own special laser cannon:

Space Station to Get a ‘Laser Cannon’

Now, the article makes a couple of things clear, namely, that this laser cannon is purely for environmental research, and that it will operate at a power output far too low to be used for any "funny monkey-military" business:

"Developed by research scientist Matt McGill at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland, CATS is slated to head to the International Space Station later this year on September 12th aboard SpaceX’s CRS-5 flight of the Dragon spacecraft. CATS will be installed on the Japanese Experiment Module-Exposed Facility (JEM-EF) and will demonstrate the utility of state-of-the-art multi-wavelength laser technology to study aerosol distribution and transport in the atmosphere.

"Such knowledge is critical in understanding the path and circulation of aerosols and pollutants worldwide. When the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in Iceland back in 2010, many trans-Atlantic flights were grounded as a precaution. These measures are necessary as several flights have suffered engine failures in the past due to encounters with volcanic ash clouds, such as the four engine failure of KLM Fight 867 in 1989 and the British Airways Flight 9 incident over Southeast Asia in 1982. Knowing where these dangerous ash clouds are is crucial to the safety of air travel.


"To accomplish this, CATS will emit 5,000 1 milliJoule laser pulses a second at the 1064, 532 and 355 nanometer wavelengths.  This represents a vast improvement in power requirements and thermal capabilities over a similar instrument currently in service aboard the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) Earth remote sensing spacecraft."(Emphasis added)

The admissions make perfect sense, nor would one expect that the international space station would even have the power generating requirements to operate a laser much bigger than this, and certainly not one with any sort of military capability...

...if we're being told the truth...

It's that possibility that makes me entertain some of my usual high octane speculation here. First of all, it's interesting that this announcement comes more or less contemporaneously with that curious video of an alleged UFO near the space station. Now, like many of you, I suspect the video is photoshopped at best, or that it's not entirely the genuine article at worst. More importantly, however, this little announcement comes at a time when there is much talk on the internet about asteroid mining, lunar mining, and even - if one is following the Russians carefully - comments from Russian politicians about the need for an asteroid defense system(which occurred, you'll recall, prior to the strange Chelyabinsk bollide showed up and blew up - or was blown up - in the skies of Russia).

It's the context, in other words, that suggests to me that something wider may be going on, that, perhaps, "we need lasers in space and we need them there now." The question would be, how do we get them up there? One way is to create a climate of opinion, and another is simply to misinform the public of the true purposes, and power, of such devices. The bottom line here folks, one that I think is worth watching, is to see if this move is followed up by further calls or projects for "environmental study lasers" in space... after all, this is NASA - Never A Straight Answer - that we're dealing with.

Oh...and by the way, one last little thought... a nice low power laser would be the perfect sort of thing for targeting and tracking purposes...

See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Arne Saknussemm on February 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    The Chelyabinsk /Sochi connection – A dish best served cold?

  2. Tonya on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Any takers on the laser being used to create the false flag 2nd coming of Christ (pictured in the skies) or Alien invasion, either of which could be used to usher in the NWO, according to available reading…

  3. emlong on February 23, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    This could just as likely be a part of the chemtrail program – another monitoring tool for determining what effect the massive program is having on the upper atmosphere.

  4. Frankie Calcutta on February 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Couldn’t a laser cannon (or two) also be used to instigate and possibly sustain a thermonuclear fusion reaction if it was concentrated on a healthy supply of deuterium or tritium, say that might be found in the gas cloud enveloping Jupiter, Saturn or Uranus? Might we be looking at an attempt by our mad scientists to turn (return) one of these gas planets back into a star? Or, more sinisterly, may we be looking at a one time thermonuclear reaction to ignite one of these planets (and their meddlesome inhabitants) into oblivion?

  5. JamesFee on February 23, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Like Mulder, my first thought at the mention of aerosols was the weather weaponization aspect – not being well enough versed in the power side of the equation. I guess it all depends on which way they aim the damned thing….

  6. Robert Barricklow on February 23, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    It would be HUGE HEADLINES in a “Truth” newspaper; IF they ever told it like …it truly is. The laser-like-precision lies are engineered to prop up other lies, in a vastly corrupted, privatized infrastructure, that proudly parades virtual economies & democracies across the world’s stage. A charade of lies dressed and masked in truth, for they’re masquerade is soon to be brought to you in 3D-HD-pixelated laser-like illusions, nailed in place, by factoids on steroids.

  7. Sally Kaiser on February 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Supposedly the Mining Interests only got a puny ground penetrating radar sat … I wonder

  8. DownunderET on February 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    This International Space Station has had a smell about it from day one. I mean WHAT are they doing up there all day long. Now a laser cannon, well that’s just great, if we don’t have enough weapons down here on Earth, then just put them up there.

    More madness coming from NASA, oh, and by the way, who’s paying for this popgun anyway ????????????

  9. montyhigh on February 23, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    5,000 millijoules per second is 5 joules per second or the equivalent of 5 thrown tennis balls per second (look it up in wikipedia).

    Not much of a cannon.

    Ghosh, can’t you even do a little elementary school science/arithmetic before posting this kind of thing?

    • Frankie Calcutta on February 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm


      The blog states the cannon would be used for “targeting and tracking purposes.” There is no mention of launching tennis balls. Clearly, you have been watching too many cartoons.

    • zepher on February 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

      Joseph Farrell does a tremendous amount of research in many areas. The internet is quite large so you should probably look for a different site that better suits you.

  10. jedi on February 23, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    No airline has ever had engine failure due too volcanic ash.

    The Iceland event is best explained in the illumunati card game…the volcano card was played.
    You see the chicken hawk bankers were attempting a hostile takeover of Iceland, Iceland imprisoned there corrupt leaders, and sent the rats ash instead of cash….and gave them a small demonstration of the power of the force.

    The other message being sent, with all flights being cancelled was the Air France plane that was shot down over the Atlantic carrying a witness who was too testify to the EU about gun running and drugs, allegedly by a lightning strike on a clear night, never mind airliners are designed and protected from said incidents with the we know who controls the media casually mentioning these events as natural and the entire Polish govt plane that was downed, with a youtube video with sounds of the survivors being executed who were bringing world attention to the Katyn forest massacre…by the world knows all about who carried that out….and they got the evidence as well.

    As for the space station…lol, what a joke. Everyone’s eyes are on the pranksters banister banking class of rat bandleaders.

  11. marcos toledo on February 23, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Does anyone know what Wilkinson razor blades was it was making what the Native Americans called long knifes swords. So most if not all technologies can be converted from peaceful uses to warfare. Science experiments on the ISS would in deed provide the perfect cover to test weapons in space. Also this could be used to prevent the escape of any groups on a kill list making Earth a prison planet.

  12. Foxlike Mulder on February 23, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    This technology could also have another purpose, which is weather modification. If there is enough power from these lasers, then couldn’t it be more effective in “exciting” the aerosols sprayed in the atmosphere? HAARP uses radio waves to do this currently (or not so much since it was shut down); laser (light) technology is a more effective way to transmit information…so I am guessing here that lasers could be more effective at heating the ionosphere.

  13. DanaThomas on February 23, 2014 at 5:57 am

    Now our airliners will be so much safer when there is a volcanic eruption. Unless, of course, somebody targets them from a space platform…

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