RUSSIA TO DEVELOP ICBM MODIFICATIONS TO DESTROY ASTEROIDS

RUSSIA TO DEVELOP ICBM MODIFICATIONS TO DESTROY ASTEROIDS

Ms. K.F. sent this article to us, and it's worth pondering in the context of all the spate of space-related issues we're been looking at on this website, particularly with respect to the impending commercialization of space, and its consequent inevitable weaponization.

Before looking at that, however, I'd like to remind readers once again of the amazing affidavit of Dr. Carol Rosin. Dr. Rosin, if one is unfamiliar with her story, was a professional colleague of the late Dr. Wernher von Braun, the German rocket scientist who with his team of other German (and American) engineers, was instrumental in launching the USA into space, and, of course, for providing the technical know-how that ultimately made America's ICBM and SLBM nuclear capability possible. After his resignation from NASA, von Braun took a position at Fairchild Industries, where he worked closely with Dr. Rosin, where, shortly before his death, he told Dr. Rosin about "the plan" that would be used to put weapons in space. The move would be cloaked behind a progression of "threats", first Communism(we need a missile defense against those Godless Russians), then terrorists (!), then "nations of concern" would be the excuse to weaponize space (think "axis of evil" here: North Korea, Iran, etc), then asteroids, and finally, extra-terrestrials.

If you're familiar with Dr. Rosin's story, she first shared this years ago with "UFO disclosure" advocate Dr. Steven Greer, who published her statements along with many others, in a collection. Dr. Rosin, unfortunately, was not taken too seriously at the time. But then came the collapse of the Soviet Union, 9/11, and... well, you get the idea. We're now well into the "Asteroid" stage of the Rosin affidavit, and people are less inclined to scoff. I'm in that :"non-scoffing" crowd,

I've also been arguing that with the increased commercialization of space and all the talk about asteroid mining and so on, that inevitably this will mean the not just the militarization of space(we've got that already, in spades), but its actual weaponization, as companies will need to protect their assets from rivals or "whomever."

Well, Russia now seems to be willing to address the asteroid threat, and you can chalk this one up to another "hit" in Dr. Rosin's and von Braun's predictions, and so far, it looks like she's and he's been batting 1000:

Russia's improved ballistic missiles to be tested as asteroid killers

Take note of these statements:

Russian scientists have developed a project of upgrading intercontinental ballistic missiles to destroy near-Earth meteorites 20-50 meters in size, leading researcher of the Makeyev Rocket Design Bureau Sabit Saitgarayev told TASS on Thursday.

The scientists would like to test the improved missiles’ capabilities against the asteroid Apophis expected to come dangerously close to the Earth in 2036, the scientist said.

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Several million US dollars and the authorities’ permission are required to modernize ICBMs, the scientist said, without specifying, however, whether the required funds and the authorization for these works were available.

The scientist said design works in this area were already under way.

So here's my high octane speculation: I don't for a moment think that the funding will be lacking for several reasons. Firstly, it should be recalled that one month prior to the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013, Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev stated that the world should develop an international asteroid defense system, but that if the world failed to do so, Russia should do so on its own. Secondly, it should be recalled that Mr. Medvedev also stated quite explicitly that Russia already possessed the means to detroy asteroids. What were the means? Interestingly enough, he also said this would be "thermonuclear weapons and other means." It's that "other means" that intrigued me then, and does now, for it implies methods that are, in a word, "exotic", such as some sort of directed energy weapon.  Then we were treated to Russian announcements of a kind of "gravity wave" weapon under development by Dr. Evgenny Podkletnov, who maintained they already had such a weapon that could crush/vaporize objects at a distance of about two kilometers. Granted, it's not much use for asteroid-vaporizing(if it even exists), but one suspects that if the weapon exists, then it is to such weapons what the bombards of the high Renaissance are to the Paris Gun of 1918. Range can be extended, and after all, the Russians love their artillery (just ask the Germans).

But to come down to earth for a moment: imagine the Russians actually successfully test such a modified ICBM on an asteroid. The real message would be geopolitical, and a clear shot across the bows of the west and its space commercialization plans, and would touch off a new arms race for "space-adaptable" weapons platforms. And ultimately, the best way to defend against asteroids, with (or without) missiles, is to base them in space. If all this speculation has any merit whatsoever, than one can expect similar annoucements to come from other countries in the near future... watch for them, they'll eventually come. And then will come the calls for an international authority to control all such weapons, probably under the auspices of the UN Security Council, or some newly created agency of it.
See you on the flip side...

16 thoughts on “RUSSIA TO DEVELOP ICBM MODIFICATIONS TO DESTROY ASTEROIDS”

  1. “Mr. Medvedev also stated quite explicitly that Russia already possessed the means to destroy asteroids”

    And Russia gets hit by an …. ASTEROID. Hmmmm. Somebody trying to send Russia a message?

    So now Russia is going to “develop” a ICBM to defend against it. I see some big problems here.

    How will other nuclear powers know if the ICBM is going for an asteroid or for them? False alarms do start wars.

    What if someone else has already got a bunch of asteroids lined up and can steer them at specific targets on Earth? You’d have no tracking or early warning capable of spotting those in time. Even if you did they could exhaust your ICBM supply with “natural” events leaving you defenseless. Funny how the asteroids always seem to go for Russia/China and not the Canary Islands isn’t it.

    1. On asteroids, one – 99942 Apophis – does give me the willies. But, not for its ‘flybys’ in 2029 & 2036.

      It takes a great deal of ‘thrust’ to significantly-change the orbit of something huge. However, Apophis is coming close to the Earth, naturally. A small ‘tweak’ to its orbit at the right time could result in a collision rather than a miss. I imagine many folks with different agendas have already figured this out…

  2. I wonder what exactly they mean by the “modernization of ICBMs” because if they are to be used in space they no longer are “Intercontinental” in nature and would thus need to operate differently.

    Would you not look for a proof of concept mission to be essentially the same mission as the Philae probe that landed on the comet Rosetta Granted it was a much longer mission and took about a decade but if they have the technology to identify, track and plot its course they would have enough time?

    All you need would be a heavy lift rocket and then a probe with your Nuclear device onboard and then detonate it at the precise angle you need to in order to alter the course of the Asteroid.

    I get the impression that they are talking “Asteroids” but this is for something else.

  3. Hello Professor Joseph.

    Today I noticed that The Saker said he had to suspend work on his doctoral thesis on Patristic Theology, and I thought of you.

  4. terminally skeptical

    Count me among the skeptics. Asteroids, nudge, nudge, wink, wink. Is Russia by geophysical circumstance and sheer size Earth’s unfortunate preeminent asteroid sh!t magnet or, not unlike the recent CERN discussion, are there other things at play here?

    1. You raise an interesting point:

      If Pellevoisin’s comment relating-to ‘an extremely ancient defensive platform existed in Siberia and still had some functionality’ has some truth to it, the installation might ‘attract’ counterforces to take it out. A small asteroid is a cheap way to get momentous blast-energy on a target. It doesn’t even need to be precision-guided.

      If so, are we looking at ‘living’ remnants of extremely ancient cultures, or robots/AIs duking-it-out long after their respective cultures have returned to dust?

    2. Or perhaps, a ‘guardpoint’ over some valuable item/stockpile left-behind when the tides of war went elsewhere?

  5. Your commentary, Dr. Farrell, makes me think of the predictive programming of English-speaking culture and world culture. ‘Starship Troopers’ gave the reading public the Asteroid that destroyed Buenos Aires thereby putting that idea into many young minds as well as those of riper years. This idea fanned out first among English speaking readers, and then in translation it spread out among others. Later a film is made of the original story and the idea spreads ‘gently’ among the broader culture of Earth.

    The theme is taken up and expressed in a variety of means from documentaries of craters, theories of asteroids destroying dinosaurs, other fiction, cinema, television, et al. In short our minds are primed to be aware and afraid of asteroids. The protection of Earth from asteroids becomes an easy sell. The Chelyabinsk asteroid impact makes defensive weaponry for dealing with Earth-bound asteroids an even easier item to sell to the public.

    There are many stories and legends from those sent to Siberia about beams of light that would occasionally burst forth from uninhabited areas with the result that something would explode in the sky. These stories have always been considered somewhere between fiction and folk-myth. A few have believed that an extremely ancient defensive platform existed in Siberia and still had some functionality.

    It is the Siberian legend (or memory) that makes me wonder what additional ancient technological resources might the Russians have for furthering the research and development of this technology of defensive capacity or, if turned another way, of offensive warfare potential.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      Good point Pellovoisin!
      I have recently been thinking about this phenomenon of the Shakespearean play on the lady, Asteroids/The lady doth protest too much, methinks. The word also associated here is, apophasis.

      So the word prompted is extremely apropos.

      So we’re being directed and misdirected in one stroke.
      Another word, annihilate comes to mind[a particle and antiparticle unite]. No doubt there is method to this madness. Madness of wars touching close to annihilation.

      I know that many do not subscribe to some all knowing puppet master at the control switch using chaos to achieve ends without the unthinkable happening. It is just too convenient a place to put these many conundrums.

      I won’t put too much faith in these naked apes who’ve been engineered with intelligence. The head is way too big for the power, achieved through ancient lamps of light/dark revelations.
      Some have come before, and fallen hard.

      First we have to get from this point in time to the next step. This Von Braun prophesy assumes a living species survives the power madness bestowed on us, Naked Apes – to step forward, following? whose steps? of communism, asteroids, e.t’s., or whatever we’ve been primed for?

      Perhaps, these steps, like the asteroids, are deceptions/mis-directions. Something that has taken on a myth form, without real substance; except in purposes of fraud/deception?

      But to what ends, beside the usual suspects of absolute power & absolute control?

  6. The ‘readiness’ of various technologies is usually rated 1-6, with 6 being flight proven. If you think of ‘dual use’ technologies, the US has had space warfare capabilities of this level for some time:

    Clementine was a multispectral ‘reconnaissance’ of another body (the Moon) by the Pentagon. Deep Impact was a NASA space probe which released an impactor into the comet Tempel 1 (9P/Tempel). This tested long-range rendezvous capability, pinpoint accuracy for the impactor, and the use of a kinetic ‘warhead’. The shadowy Boeing X-37, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), is a reusable unmanned spacecraft. But, the X-37’s aerodynamic design and resultant maneuverability & cross-range capability is also suitable for warhead delivery at minimal notice (from low orbit) into contested airspace. Etc.

    I suspect part of Russia’s ‘waking up’ to the West’s machinations against her has been the realization of the US’ ‘proven’ space warfare capabilities. So, Russia has to play catch-up quickly. The lowest-profile (and plausible deniability) way to do this is with ‘developing a project of upgrading intercontinental ballistic missiles to destroy near-Earth meteorites 20-50 meters in size’. Yeah, right…

    As far as Dr. Rosin’s ‘conversation’ with Dr. von Braun, I believe this has more to do with NWO purposes (i.e., earthly political-change through fear-mongering) than space weaponization. If there is a breakaway-civilization aspect to this, it is hard to know what the motivations might be…

  7. The Russians got a wake up call with the 2013 aCT of gOD meteor they experienced. Like other Red Pill types, I surmised that it wasn’t an accident. The NE Navy, IMHO has the ability to weaponize asteroids, space junk and have them hit Earth based targets with sufficient precision.

    Another guess is that the BRICSA will suffer the most damage from “Meteors”. YAAC.. It will be interesting to see if Russia can catch up enough to successfully defend itself from these Break-Away space based threats.

  8. The Expanse, Moon 44, Merchants To The Stars, War Of The Worlds, Space Vikings anyone. What a limited view of life our elites have stealing, torturing, murdering is all they care about.

  9. Also what I find interesting about this is ICBM’s and the space shuttle are the only systems where the nose cone is made up of carbon-carbon, which is carbon in a graphite matrix with a tensile strength of 101 ksi, this is much stronger than the rest of the shuttle and only the nose cones on ICBM’s are made up of this strong material, it makes me wonder why they need this type of engineering?

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