[LMB] LMB Tech In The News: Laser Weapon Development Against Orbiting Satellites

Laura Gallagher celticdragonfly at gmail.com
Thu May 4 23:52:34 BST 2006

Alfred Kelgarries wrote:
> >From Slashdot:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/03/washington/03laser.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

I forwarded this on to Karl.  He says

Reporters freaking out because optics research is being funded out of
a different pot of money. They're trying to build adaptive optics to
compensate for atmospheric distortion. Apparently the pure-research
money ran out, so now they're pitching it as weapons research. Same
project, new label. Those lasers were blinking at some of the birds I
worked on in the AF. I generated visibility schedules for them.

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