INDIA’S LUNAR LANDERS AND CHINA’S ARTIFICIAL MOONS

This short article that was shared by Mr. K.B. is such a whopper doozie that it went right to the top of my "finals folder" for this week's blogs. It's one of those typically curt, but head spinning press releases from India's Defence Research Wing. For those wanting an analogy, think of it as India's version of the Diabolically Apocalyptic Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.(Ok, it may not be exactly DARPA, but you get the idea.) But back to the article:  it's not very long, but it manages to say a lot. And what it manages to say is this:

http://idrw.org/as-india-gears-up-for-chandrayaan-2-china-moots-artificial-moons-in-space/

Now, you might have noticed that Chandrayaan-2 will be India's second satellite mission to the Moon, and its first to incorporate a soft lander and an automated rover. Coincidentally, India is not saying (at least, as far as I know) where it plans to land it nor what its rover will be roving around looking for, but I suspect that we all know. It is India, after all, whose lore contains the occasional "odd little thing" like statements to the effect that "the old Moon broke," and various other tantalizing suggestions. I don't know about you, but I cannot envision the rich Vedic culture of the Ramayana and Mahabharata with all their extraordinarily suggestive references to ancient weapons of mass destruction, flying ships, and so on, not having as a covert component of its space program an element designed to go looking for confirmation of it.

Now, if suddenly the Chandrayaan-2 turns up with tiny holes drilled into it, preventing a proper launch, or proper functioning after launch because "someone" might not want the Indians to find out what they (possibly) want to find out, then that's probably the same "someone" who seems to be drilling holes in Russia's spacecraft and possibly sabotaging its launchers.

But that's not today's high octane speculation. It may seem like it, but it's not.

And it's perfectly clear that India probably is in a space race with China (Japan too), even though it says it's not. Think of it rather like Britain and Germany both denying they were in a battleship race before World War One.

None of that is what really caught my eye. What caught my eye was the fact that the already short article said precious little about Chandrayaan-2 and a great deal about this:

...China, according to reports in the official media, is planning to put man-made moons in spade by 2022.

As per reports in the Chinese media, Beijing has already conceived a man-made moon, which is expected to be realized in 2022. The Science and Technology Daily reported that China has plans for at least three man-made moons, which can reflect sunlight on to the pre-decided areas any time of the day.

Reports quoted Wu Chunfeng, head of Tianfu New District System Science Research Institute in Chengdu... as saying "These three huge mirrors will divide the 360-degree orbital plane, realizing illuminating an area for 24 hours continuously."

He allayed fears of such a technology affecting the natural day-night cycle by saying that the illumination from these mirrors can be controlled. (Emphasis added)

I don't know about you, but gosh, my fears are certainly allayed by this reassurance that the mirrors can be "controlled" and that the "areas" can be "pre-decided."

NOT!

I'm sorry Mr. Wu, but "pre-decided" sounds like a euphemism for "targeted," and the idea of building "controllable" mirrors in space sounds a little too much like that World War Two Nazi fantasy of building a large mirror in space to use sunlight as a weapon... sort of like that experiment we used to do as kids, taking a magnifying glass and focusing the sun's rays to burn holes in leaves and start fires in a "pre-decided area" like... oh, say, California maybe? Or are you planning to melt the ice sheet on Antarctica and have a closer look at all that strange stuff down there? And golly, could "controllable" here be another euphemism for "optical phase conjugation" that is able to focus sunlight and minimize atmospheric dispersion effects? (Sunspot, NM anyone?)

In short, I don't think this has anything to do with providing more "sunlight" for vitamin-d deficient populations, nor with daylight savings time. This isn't a gift.

I fear this is a weapon.

And I suspect, strongly, that India, home of the Ramayana and Mahabharata, and their strange reference to ancient exotic weapons (not to mention China's own native tradition of the dreaded "yin-yang mirror"), is entertaining similar thoughts as I.

Quietly, of course...

See you on the flip side...

11 thoughts on “INDIA’S LUNAR LANDERS AND CHINA’S ARTIFICIAL MOONS”

  1. Quite worrying. There is a lot of anger in the UK at the moment over the extra £98 million the UK have promised India. Quote from The Express : Despite 230 million people living in abject poverty, India is now rich enough to be able to afford to splurge £95.4million on a lunar probe called Chandrayaan-2, which is expected to launch later this year.
    The spending scandal follows a catalogue of commitments that have sparked fury among voters at a time public services across Britain have been cut to the bone.
    Despite millions suffering from disease and limited access to proper healthcare and education, India is a net donor of foreign aid, providing more assistance than it receives.
    In 2015/16 it gave away £912million in aid but received £254million from overseas countries and global banks.
    How can this be happening? People are still suffering despite these huge ammounts of money being transported around the globe. Where oh where is all this money going. ?

  2. Since the Indian lunar lander has an orbiter my bet it will be landed on the far side of the moon. As for China artificial moons orbiting Earth death ray mirrors didn’t Archimedes use something like that against the Romans.

  3. Interesting. Space mirrors have been known to SF-dom for ages, and the technology to deploy them has been around for many decades. Why now?

    ‘Adaptive optics’ works both ways, up and down. If you want to take a crisp picture of a star/planet from down on Earth, you pick (or make) a suitable ‘guide star’. Then, you use a computer-controlled flexible mirror in the telescopic light path to cancel-out Earth’s atmospheric wiggles. This technology has been perfected in the last few decades.

    What is little talked about is that ‘adaptive optics’ works from space to Earth, too. Pick a stationary ‘guide star’ like a boulder or truck (or tank) that will not move during the course of the observation. Then, use this ‘reference point’ in combination with a computer-controlled flexible mirror in the space-telescope light path to cancel-out Earth’s atmospheric wiggles. This technology has likely been perfected in the last few decades in alphabet-agency spy satellites.

    Now, switch to huge mirrors in space. They are not efficient to beam-down light, because it spreads-out due to those same atmospheric wiggles. However: Install a computer-controlled flexible mirror into the ‘output’ light path of that mirror in space, and pick a ‘guide star’ (house, truck, ship, etc.) as above. Use the combo to cancel-out Earth’s atmospheric wiggles. Voilà; tight beam.

    The pacing item seems to be a large-enough launcher. Now that China is constructing a Saturn 5 class launcher, this ‘obstacle’ seems to have gone away…

    1. goshawks…I agree with your observations. Quite worrying. There is a lot of anger in the UK at the moment over the extra £98 million the UK have promised India. Quote from The Express : Despite 230 million people living in abject poverty, India is now rich enough to be able to afford to splurge £95.4million on a lunar probe called Chandrayaan-2, which is expected to launch later this year.

      The spending scandal follows a catalogue of commitments that have sparked fury among voters at a time public services across Britain have been cut to the bone.

    2. i always wondered about the brahmans. they run the country. the sikhs (without nikki haley hopefully) run/are the military. the untouchables do the worst of the work and get vegetarian fare. what exactly do brahmans and sikhs eat? it’s a wierd religion that provides such ferocious restrictions on diet and then keeps them non-universal.

  4. International communism is masonic secret handshake. In a 32-roulette, the 33rd degree is the spinning center.

    Symbol is a mirror. Many mirrors in a sequence reflect stages of growth. Patristic exegesis is pyramid roulette.

    Runic system is insight into the mind of pyramid builders. It exposes global masonry as rip-off fraud.

    TRICK OR TREAT 12
    Gardening is growth,
    bringing earthly abundance,
    to men before needs.

  5. Those mirrors will be needed to light up the night after Russia’s hypersonic Tsar Bomba’s EMP takes out Amerika’s power grid and bombs us back into the stone age. Can’t have those troops stumbling around in the dark as they clean up what’s left of the population.

  6. Just a thought but aren’t all these artificial satellites and moons going to interfere with the geometry of space and time? Therefore affecting the Earth in ways that we don’t fully understand?

  7. You don’t need to be a space engineer to hypothesise that a similar structure on the ground, perhaps much smaller, could REFLECT BACK those unwelcome light (or microwave) rays. Ah, and those “artificial moons” could also send light (or whatever) AWAY from the Earth….

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