Cultocracy note :
The first Air Force Space Surveillance System (Space Fence) became operational in the early 1960’s . Officially the system is designed for weather monitoring and satellite communications and tracking , it is used extensively by NASA .
The original system was under the control of the US Navy , in 2004 control was handed to the USAF . A contract to upgrade the whole system was handed to Lockheed Martin and is expected to become operational in 2019 .
The Space Fence operates at S band frequencies and is a phased array polarmetric doppler radar . This means the system can not only detect and track tiny objects , it can also detect the shape and form of an object and also its speed and trajectory .
It would seem that certain organisations are becoming increasingly concerned about the orbital ‘shiny tin cans’ that pass over them .
Satellite technology is becoming smaller and more powerful .
Further reading :
Unofficial explanations :
- Space Fence: Connecting the Surveillance and Transhumanist Agendas
- Space Fence Program Takes the War on Consciousness to the Heavens
Official explanations :
- S-Band System
- S band
- How Doppler RADAR works
- What is Dual – Polarization Radar ? (PDF)
- S-Band CubeSat Communications with the Open System of Agile Ground Stations (OSAGS) (PDF)