Mixed Bag 2
compiled by ewing2001, based on microblog research at friendfeed.com/ewing2001, "oppressed by the Orwellian 9/11 untruth movement" and 'related cocksuckers among noPlaners and planehuggers ' [nico haupt, international media scientist and former transgression comedian, since summer 2009 noise musician and -producer, "gg allin among the Marshall McLuhans" 2009] ;
CNES aka Centre National d'Études Spatiales, is the French government space agency, with "commercial purposes". CNES operates out of the Centre Spatial Guyanais.
Among CNES' most prominent satellite series is the PLEIADES System. It was designed under the French-Italian ORFEO programme, between January 2001 and 2003.
EADS Astrium (spacecraft project manager) and Alcatel Thales Alenia Space (responsible for the instruments) are building the satellites for CNES, which is the Pleiades system prime contractor.
http://www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-en/3237-a-new-constellation-of-satellites-watching-over-earth.php ; http://911scholars.ning.com/profiles/blogs/history-of-development-of
Free Electron Laser:
FEL technology is considered by the US Navy as a good candidate for an antimissile directed-energy weapon. Significant progress is being made in increasing FEL power levels (the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility's FEL has demonstrated greater than 14 kW and it should be possible to build compact multi-megawatt class FEL weapons. On June 9, 2009 the Office of Naval Research announced it had awarded Raytheon a contract to develop a 100 kW experimental FEL. Since 2009, FEL is officially parked in space, linked to european electronic space companies and satellite providers. Their biggest promoters are Free electron LASer in Hamburg (FLASH), the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, the European x-ray free electron laser/XFEL GmbH, the SPring-8 Compact SASE Source (SCSS) and the PSI SwissFEL.
The €3.4 billion project is an alternative and complementary to the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian GLONASS...following the September 11, 2001 attacks, the United States Government wrote to the European Union opposing the project, arguing that it would end the ability of the United States to shut down GPS in times of military operations....GIOVE-B, built by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space, has a more advanced payload than GIOVE-A.
IKONOS is a commercial earth observation satellite.
IKONOS imagery began being sold on January 1, 2000.
They originated under the Lockheed Martin Corporation as the Commercial Remote Sensing System (CRSS) satellite.
RUAG Aerospace is a swiss defense company, which belongs to RUAG. Wrapped around this is also RUAG Space GmbH in Austria.
"RUAG Space" has been formed by merging the space activities of RUAG Aerospace in Switzerland with Saab Space in Sweden, Austrian Aerospace in Austria and in a later step also Oerlikon Space in Switzerland.
Oerlikon [then known as Contraves Space] was behind the production of Atlas V, an active expendable launch system in the Atlas rocket family, first launched in August 2002.
Atlas V was formerly operated by Lockheed Martin, and is now operated by the Lockheed Martin-Boeing joint venture United Launch Alliance.
Oerlikon was established in 1906 in Switzerland.
In 1936 they founded a purely anti-aircraft development company called Contraves [latin for "against birds"].
In January 2009, Oerlikon Contraves became german Rheinmetall Air Defence AG (Düsseldorf, Kassel).
[Rheimetall is also specialized in Future Soldier Systems with reconnaissance technology and network-enabled capabilities http://www.rheinmetall-detec.com/index.php?fid=3169〈=3&pdb=1 ]
Another huge department of RUAG is RUAG Space Sweden (formerly known as Space SAAB), which specializes in digital electronics, microwave electronics and antennas.
RUAG's payload control computers are being used for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).
Furthermore RUAG is mainly involved in the MetOp/EUMETSAT Polar System Satellites, operated by the pseudo-eco front NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration).
MetOp-A, the first ever European "polar-orbiting meteorological satellite", was first launched in October 2006 from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
The EUMETSAT-scam, backed up by an international 'climate change' brainwash operation, is most likely also a front for weather manipulation- and modificiation observation programmes. EUMETSAT has its headquarter in Darmstadt, Germany. Of course all original founders, allegedly linked to government agencies, have now all strong ties to privatized intel and electronic defense companies. i.e. Météo-France is now part of the Ariane rocket program, as part of ArianeSpace SA, which is mainly run by EADS Astrium.
The british Met Office, also among former founding members of EUMETSAT, is officially "owned" by the Under Secretary of State for Defence. Keith Groves, Operations & Customer Service Director, was in the Defence area, "including tours to the Falklands and Germany". Phil Johnston, Commercial Business Director, has 15 years ties with GlaxoSmithKline, who last year hooked up with SES Dutch Skies SA.
Nick Jobling, Finance & Planning Director, was part of Alcatel Submarine Networks, which once built the 8,000 kilometres long SEA-ME-WE 4 cable system. Alcatel Submarine Networks do belong to Alcatel-Lucent, headquartered in Paris, France. Current head of Alcatel-Lucent is Ben Verwaayen [ITT], who once was accused of having been involved in in the overthrow of Salvador Allende's government in Chile.
Interestingy ITT was also involved in the GeoEye-1 project. In September 2008, the ITT-build imaging payload was launched aboard the GeoEye-1 satellite to provide high-resolution earth imaging. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITT_Corporation
More ironically, in 1920, ITT was created from the Puerto Rico Telephone Company, once founded by Sosthenes Behn, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, but with german ancestry. ITT also often was accused of having made cash payments to german SS nazi leader Heinrich Himmler.
Actually ITT owned 25% of german's nazi aviation company Focke-Wulf Flugzeugbau AG.
Which brings us, most bizarrely back to aviation electronic space perp No.1: EADS.
After 1964, Focke-Wulf formally merged with Weserflug, then becoming Vereinigte Flugtechnische Werke (VFW), which after several further mergers it is now part of European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. (EADS) ;
To be precise, in 1981 VFW was taken over by Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm (MBB), which in its turn was taken over in 1989 by DASA. In July 2000 DASA merged with Aerospatiale-Matra and CASA to form EADS. VFW's "Entwicklungsring Nord (ERNO) group" is still part of the infrastructure division of EADS Astrium contributing parts to the European Ariane space booster system and the International Space Station.
SES WORLD SKIES, formerly SES NEW SKIES, formerly New Skies Satellites (NSS), formerly SES AMERICOM, is a Dutch operator of communications spacecraft, owned by SES.
In 1998, several former U.S.-Intelsat satellites were transferred to New Skies’ control.
Most SES Americom satellites, now belonging to the european controlled company, with HQ in Château de Betzdorf, Betzdorf, Luxembourg, were either built by Lockheed Martin, Orbital Sciences or Alcatel Space [which is Thales Alenia Space, after Alcatel and Finmeccanica merged in 2005]. Orbital formerly owned ORBIMAGE (now GeoEye). Google has exclusive online mapping use of the GeoEye-1 satellite. GeyEye is also major client of the NGA [National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency ; formerly known as NIMA]
The Telenor Group is a telecommunications company in Norway, with strong ties to european electronic defense Industry. The history of Telenor is very interesting. They started in 1855 as "Telegrafverket", as a provider of telegraph services. Telenor's current Board of Directors have ties to energy/oilGas companies like ConocoPhilips, E.ON Ruhrgas AG and Rolls-Royce Marine AS.
In October 2005 Telenor acquired Vodafone Sweden, changing the name to Telenor in April 2006.
Among Telenor's most prominent projects, is the THOR satellite-family. In February 2008 their THOR 5 satellite was launched into geostationary orbit which was provided by International Launch Services using a launch vehicle built by Khrunichev Space Center. Khrunichev is mostly controlled by the european Thales Group aka Thales Alenia Space.
Telenor also controls ~70% of India's Uninor Mobile Service, 49% of Malaysia's diGI, ~33% of Russia's VimpelCom and fully owns Telenor Pakistan, Hungary's Pannon and Telenor Serbia.
Telenor officially competes with Russia's Alfa Group Consortium, linked to the TNK-BP Holding, an oil company which is actually registered in the British Virgin Islands.
Interestingly there is also a deep connection with Weatherford International Oil Field Services Ltd, which have their seat in in Geneva, Switzerland.
However Weatherford is also in bed with the "Global VSAT Forum (GVF)", which organizes the 'Satellite Communications conference series' and 'Oil & Gas Communications conference series' http://www.uk-emp.co.uk/. Among their most prominent members are Advantech, British Petroleum, Eutelsat, Intelsat, Parallel, Patriot Antenna Systems (Ku, Ka, C, and X, -Band configurations), Remote Data Services, Schlumberger, Thales Alenia, Weatherford UK and others.
please check out also carefully http://nicohistory.webnode.com/ ;