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USAF and Obama shutting down Space Fence Oct 1
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 17938575:MV8yMzIwMDczXzM5NTUxODIxXzdGNDMyMTkx] [quote:orpheuskingstone:MV8yMzIwMDczXzM5NTUxMzgyXzEwRjA3NzQw] past the first two paragraphs: "The system that will be discontinued on Oct. 1 is a series of three transmitters and six receivers located across different points in the southern United States. It is operated by Five Rivers Services in Colorado. "When combined with the new Joint Space Operations Center's high performance computing environment, the new fence will truly represent a quantum leap forward in space situational awareness for the nation," Shelton said in a statement Monday." [/quote] So someones sweet little government pork project is getting shut down. [/quote]
This is mind boggling stupid, to save 14 million they are shutting down the space surveillance system that tracks objects in space.
"The U.S. Air Force will shut down its space surveillance system that tracks satellites and other orbiting objects by October 1 due to budget constraints"
Obviously they don't feel the need to track objects past October 1st.
I'd say something is up, they getting ready to bug out, and they don't want anyone to know about the incomings.
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