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2050, 15 Aug 18

Strange Russian Satellite


But now the U.S. is voicing concerns and claiming that threat is very real — pointing in particular to a Russian satellite’s “very abnormal behavior.”

The satellite, launched in October 2017, has displayed behavior “inconsistent with anything seen before from” the kind of satellite Russia has said it is, according to Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Yleem D.S. Poblete.

Instead, without saying it outright, Poblete implied that the object could be a weapon, but said the U.S. cannot know for sure.

“We don’t know for certain what it is, and there is no way to verify it,” Poblete said yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, at the Conference on Disarmament. Poblete was speaking before the international body for negotiating arms control to express the U.S.’s “serious concerns” about Russia’s push to launch weapons in space, especially anti-satellite weapons that can target satellites that the U.S. relies on for business, scientific and military purposes.


2050, 15 August 2018


  1. Jason

    Yet another news article very lacking in details. Journalists of today are poor creatures.

  2. steveegg

    It wouldn’t surprise me if the Soviet Russians reactivated their FOBS program.

  3. dad29

    And it wouldn’t surprise me if this is more Deep State bullshit job-security crapola.  Recall that State was far more than a bit-player in the “Trump is a Putin butt-boy” plot for revolution.

    More:  what of it?  If the Russkies have managed to place a new weapon in space, we should simply do the same, or find a way to disable the Russki object.  Whining and kvetching for public display…….well,……that’s a message, too, no?

  4. MjM

    Na,  it’s their new RIDHS bird:  Remote Intergalactic Diebold Hacking System

  5. dad29

    Which Diebold?  The ATM’s or the voting machines?  Or both???

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