|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Aug 2011 21:11:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ROCKETS, GLOBAL: Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle debris|
Marshall Islanders worried about hypersonic jet debris Radio Australia August 17, 2011We've all heard it - "faster than a speeding bullet" - well that concept has now gone beyond superman and comic book/tv fiction to reality.
The US has experimented with an aircraft - Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 - at its top speed it could travel the 17,000 kilometres between London and Sydney in about 49 minutes. Last week the glider went out of control and came down somewhere in the vicinity of Marshall Islands where a Minuteman missile warhead blew it up on re-entry over Marshall Islands. It raises many safety issues for Marshall Islands.
Presenter: Geraldine Coutts Speaker: Giff Johnson, Marshall Islands correspondentJOHNSON: People in the Marshall Islands know very little other than what is publicly released by the Defence Department on these aborted tests and interestingly on the Minuteman missile re-entry vehicle. It's a dummy warhead that they target on Kwajalein Atoll on the Marshall Islands. It said that it was blown up northeast of Kwajalein Atoll. Well the interesting thing if you look at a map northeast of Kwajalein Atoll, there's a bunch of inhabited islands, so we haven't heard anything more the defence department, people are asking questions, but it's a concern as people start to hear about more of these missions being aborted near the Marshall Islands.
... For the entire story, see http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/pacbeat/stories/201108/s3295273.htm -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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