Monday, May 08, 2006

Bloglines - Starfire Optical Range [4]

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Starfire Optical Range [4]

By jeffrey

More than a year after we started complaining in earnest about antisatellite research scheduled at the Air Force’s Starfire Optical Range (see ACW, Starfire Optical Range, 8 April 2005), Bill Broad at the New York Times discovers the “largely secret project, parts of which have been made public through Air Force budget documents submitted to Congress in February …”

The tone of article is alarmist, but I am glad for the coverage.

One more thing, Broad mentions that “Unclassified pictures of Starfire in action show a pencil-thin laser beam shooting up from its hilltop observatory into the night sky.”


Update: I’ve got a longer post on the subject over at

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