Thursday, March 28, 2024

Claims that All Satellites Are Merely at High-Altitude’

This is a really good question. compact devices can easily be lofted into the lower stratosphere using the wrll known balloon tech, Best of all though is that the wind is strong and constant and as observed, a train of satelites could easily circle the globe over around two days and then do it vall over again.

It is certainly super practical today and doable even back in the day.  Certainly way cheaper and reliable simply because you keep replacing them as the battery winds down.  Recall how we share cellhone tasks today and then imagine that happening fifteen miles up.

and you can see nothing.

Understand that this is now doable.  Was it doable when?

practically launching material into near earth space orbit is difficult and costly as well.  we are only now getting the tonnage needed.

Unless we do have gravity ships.

Space Is a Lucrative Business – Satellite Programs (NASA, Google, SpaceX). Who Owns the Sky?

Claims that All Satellites Are Merely at High-Altitude’

Global Research, March 26, 2024
Region: USA

In a recent article Evidence Relating to NASA Moon Landings, Unexplained Flaws: What Is Reality? What Is Illusion? I referred to evidences relating to unexplained flaws in NASA’s moon landings. Many people worldwide assert that the NASA moon landings were a fabricated hoax, and these evidences appear to support the conclusion that is was a hoax.

These topics are also detailed in my book Fake Moon Landings and the Lies of NASA.

Are the moon landings the only thing that NASA has lied about? ‘Space’ is certainly a lucrative business, as exemplified by this headline from the journal Nature The $93-billion plan to put astronauts back on the Moon[1]. As we have seen with the worldwide climate CO2 hoax science itself has been corrupted by fakery and money scams.

In this article, I examine the satellite programs of government space agencies and companies; including the subject of satellite-balloon launches.

There are 74 different government space agencies in existence worldwide.

It appears that space agencies have received hundreds of billions, actually trillions of dollars, of taxpayer’s money over the decades.

Based on the cost per kilogram listed below, a space agency satellite launch over the past decades could typically cost (the taxpayer) over €50 million, and up to, and well in excess of, €500 million per launch, depending on the project. Given that thousands of satellites have been launched, and the expense to the taxpayers of the US and the world, let us take closer look at the subject.
The Satellite Communication System

It is commonly believed that modern-day data, internet, and voice communications utilise thousands of satellites that supposedly exist hundreds of miles, even thousands of miles, in orbit above the Earth. It is claimed that geo-stationary satellites are about 20,000 miles above the earth. The image below is typical of the images of satellites that we are presented with on TV and by space agencies worldwide.

Government space agencies include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) which coordinates for more than 20 constituent countries, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos) of Russia, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

According to Wikipedia[2]:

“As of 2024, 74 different government space agencies are in existence… Government space agencies are established by governments of countries or regional groupings of countries to establish a means for advocating for and/or engaging in activities related to outer space, exploitation of space systems, and space exploration. Initial competencies demonstrated include funding and nomination of a candidate to serve as astronaut, cosmonaut, or taikonaut with the countries/organizations executing human spaceflight solutions. Other demonstrated capabilities include operation of a satellite (e.g. a communications or remote sensing system) largely developed and/or delivered by a third party, domestic development of a satellite system, and capacity to recover a science payload from a sub-orbital or orbital mission.”

We are told that space communication takes place between these numerous satellites. For example, see the image below is sourced from the European Space Agency (ESA). The image is titled ESA – EDRS-C SpaceData Highway. The image portrays data being transmitted through space by satellites that are purported to be orbiting the earth.

In addition, there are supposed to be so many satellites, and so much debris from rockets, orbiting the Earth that we are told there is even a problem of space junk akin to the image below.

Claims that satellites are not at the altitude we have been told, and that lucrative satellite launches by government space agencies have been a money scam?

Okay, it all looks good and communication systems work worldwide, so what is there to investigate about these satellites one might ask?

Why do some people say that satellites are a hoax? It should be relatively easy to prove the existence of satellites orbiting the Earth surely?

After all, we are told satellites take many detailed photos of the earth, so surely, satellites can take pictures of the other satellites?

NASA and the network of space agencies claim that satellites are hundreds, or even thousands of miles, above us in space, orbiting the Earth. On the other hand, the so-called conspiracy theorists claim that no satellites are actually in space, but all have been launched via satellite balloon programs are merely in high altitude of 60,000 to around 200,000 feet, i.e., between 11 to about 40 miles above the Earth. In this article I take a closer look at this claim. (We are told that space begins about 100 km above the Earth, about 62 miles or about 328,000 feet).

The so-called conspiracy theorists claim that ‘satellites in space’ is a lie that has been taught to you without a single piece of proof; and that NASA and its military programs, and other space agencies worldwide, are at the heart of this hoax. These space agencies receive billions of our tax monies so, surely, it should be relatively easy for these agencies to prove that ‘satellites are in space’. On the other hand, could it possibly be that ‘satellites in space’ (like the fake NASA moon landings described in this article) are just another hoax of modern scientism? A hoax in which hundreds of billions of funds has been channelled to the liars?

First, let us take a look at one of the many videos in circulation online that claim ‘satellites in space’ is a hoax. This video is rather entertaining and is in the form of a song.

We are meant to believe that man-made satellites have existed in space (in Earth orbit) for decades.

A NASA article updated in 2017, describes that the Soviet Union developed the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, and launched it into Earth’s orbit in 1957.

Let us take a closer look at whether what we have been presented with by space agencies, reflects the reality on the ground – or in this case ‘the reality in space’.

1. These images of satellites in space orbiting the Earth that we are presented with by space agencies all appear to be computer generated images (CGI), i.e., they are not real pictures. If satellites are really in space there should be thousands of ‘actual’ pictures of satellites in space taken by other satellites, however, all such pictures appear to be CGI. For example, this 2022 illustration depicts the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite with solar arrays fully deployed, but where is a real picture of this satellite? According to NASA/JPL-Caltech it is designed to provide high-resolution measurements of the water on Earth’s surface.

[Aside: On a related topic, I note that NASA have actually admitted that all images of the Earth itself supposedly taken from space are actually composites of multiple images, see this article for more information.]

2. The technical capabilities of satellites were in existence using ground-based low technology methods, and high-altitude air balloons, decades before any space program.

As detailed below in this article, the US government used high altitude air balloons before, and during, World War II to implement all the functions that are now attributed to satellites; and also had a satellite-balloon program in the 1950s. Why would you spend billions of dollars on launching thousands of satellites when the exact same function can be adequately achieved with much less expense using arrays of ground-based towers, and high-altitude helium balloons (or high-altitude planes and drones) that are hundreds of miles closer to the earth?

3. For decades data was transported by radio towers and submarine cables, and still is.

Now let is take a look at a system called LORAN, short for long range navigation. LORAN was a hyperbolic radio navigation system developed in the United States during World War II.

See also a description of LORAN on Wikipedia. Wikipedia states:

“By the 1970s, the cost, weight and size of electronics needed to implement Loran-C had been dramatically reduced because of the introduction of solid-state electronics and, from the mid-1970s, early microcontrollers to process the signal. Low-cost and easy-to-use Loran-C units became common from the late 1970s, especially in the early 1980s, and the earlier LORAN[a] system was discontinued in favor of installing more Loran-C stations around the world. Loran-C became one of the most common and widely-used navigation systems for large areas of North America, Europe, Japan and the entire Atlantic and Pacific areas. The Soviet Union operated a nearly identical system, CHAYKA. The introduction of civilian satellite navigation in the 1990s led to a rapid drop-off in Loran-C use.”

4. If ground-based LORAN was inexpensive as stated on Wikipedia then why would you go to the huge expense of launching thousands of communications satellites hundreds of miles into space?

Wikipedia states that “The introduction of civilian satellite navigation in the 1990s led to a rapid drop-off in Loran-C use.” We are meant to believe that one of the main advantages of the move to launch satellites into orbit in the first place in the 1990s was expense. However, it appears this reason of expense does not add up.

However, if ground-based LORAN was inexpensive as Wikipedia admits then why ‘on Earth’ would you go to the expense of launching thousands of communications satellites, which are heavy objects about the size of a car, to an altitude over 100 km above the Earth? Is that really what has taken place? Where is the evidence that this ever actually occurred? Where are the photos of satellites in space that are not CGI?

According to an article on the subject of the aerospace business published by McKinsey and Company[3]:

“To serve an expanding space economy, nearly 7,500 active satellites orbit Earth and about 50 on average are taking to the skies every week. Many operate as part of multi-satellite constellations—serving commercial applications from remote sensing to communications to navigation. Governments are also expanding their satellite fleets for multiple missions. The price of heavy launches to low-Earth orbit (LEO) has fallen from $65,000 per kilogram to $1,500 per kilogram—more than a 95 percent decrease.”

How can the cost of a satellite launch have decreased by 95% in recent times? Could it be that the cost of satellite launches were never that expensive in the first place? and that 95% of the satellite launch price has been a money scam for decades?

5. High-altitude satellite balloons are relatively inexpensive in comparison to launching a satellite hundreds of miles above the Earth.

Another fact-checking website would have us believe that satellites in Earth orbit are real, yet admits “satellites can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to launch”, but that “high-altitude balloons can be relatively inexpensive”[4]. The website states:

“High-altitude surveillance balloons have been used since World War II. Modern surveillance balloons typically hover around 80,000 to 120,000 feet above ground, according to Reuters. The majority of satellites orbiting Earth do so at altitudes between roughly 100 and 1,243 miles, although some satellites are as far as 22,370 miles away… Thousands of satellites orbit Earth, according to NASA… While satellites can cost hundreds of millions of dollars to launch, high-altitude balloons can be relatively inexpensive.”

Could it be that all satellites launched into ‘outer space’ and Earth orbit were actually only launched into high-altitude as high-altitude satellite balloons? Where is the evidence to say otherwise? A video of a satellite launch is not evidence that the satellite orbits the Earth. Where are the images of the satellites in space that are not CGI?

Also to be considered is that there are massive problems related to aerodynamic stability the higher up you go, and that the rockets used to launch satellites are very heavy objects. I note that various analysts have asserted that anything over about one tonne weight cannot stay in the sky and retain its aerodynamic stability without quickly spinning out of control, unless it is being powered by an engine, or being harnessed on a balloon.

6. Google’s project Loon – satellites on high-altitude helium balloons

According to National Geographic[5]:

Google’s Project Loon aims to bring remote parts of the globe online with a ring of floating balloons. The balloons will drift through the stratosphere—which is about twice as high as commercial planes fly—to deliver 3G service to off-the-grid areas… Coverage with a network of stratospheric platforms may be cheaper than satellites and more flexible as well—the better to be deployed quickly where and when the platforms are needed… In October 2012, the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command tested the Combat SkySat military retransmission platform in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Balloons floating at 80,000 and 30,000 feet established a handheld radio communications link from 150 miles away.”

The article describes that Google’s LOON balloons, which appear to be floating at over 30,000 feet powered by some type of solar array, “may be cheaper than launching satellites” into orbit hundreds of miles above the Earth. Logically, then one asks why would anyone launch, or even attempt to launch, thousands of satellites hundreds of miles above the Earth in the first place? where is the evidence that this ever actually took place?

7. SpaceX Starlink satellites seen below the clouds – not in Earth orbit

It has been reported that SpaceX, a company owned by Elon Musk, launched 52 satellites into orbit on September 24, 2022. A video on SpaceX’s website shows footage of the satellite launch. We are meant to believe that these SpaceX satellites are in Earth orbit at 550 km above the Earth. According to Wikipedia[6]:

“Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by American aerospace company SpaceX, providing coverage to over 70 countries… SpaceX started launching Starlink satellites in 2019. As of early March 2024, it consists of over 6,000 mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO)[5] that communicate with designated ground transceivers. Nearly 12,000 satellites are planned to be deployed, with a possible later extension to 42,000… The Internet communication satellites were expected to be in the smallsat-class of 100 to 500 kg (220 to 1,100 lb)-mass, and were intended to be in low Earth orbit (LEO) at an altitude of approximately 1,100 km (680 mi), according to early public releases of information in 2015. In the event, the first large deployment of 60 satellites in May 2019 were 227 kg (500 lb)[46] and SpaceX decided to place the satellites at a relatively low 550 km (340 mi), due to concerns about the space environment.”

A friend and I witnessed what appeared to be one of the Starlink ‘satellite trains’ travelling across the evening/early night sky in Ireland in 2020. These satellites appeared to be at high altitude similar to, or not much higher than, an aircraft, perhaps at around 60,000 feet altitude. Certainly not hundreds, or thousands of miles, in outer space. The following is a video of a Starlink satellite train travelling across the night sky in the UK – note that you can clearly see (two minutes into the video) that the satellite train is below the clouds and therefore not in space.

8. Declassified documents describe NASA’s satellite balloon program of the 1950s (satellites harnessed to helium balloons) – claims that all satellite programs have actually been balloon programs (satelloons) since the 1940s.

It has been asserted in various video presentations that the entire satellite program worldwide has always been a balloon program, and was in existence prior to NASA’s rocket program. The video below is an example of the many videos dedicated to this subject, just don’t depend on your google algorithm to find such videos. The main internet platforms all use algorithms and AI to present you with the government space agency narrative you are expected to accept.

The researcher in this presentation goes on to describe a document indicating that numerous satellite projects and NASA projects, including the MIR ‘space station’, were all actually launched via balloon from the Esrange space center in Sweden, i.e., not launched via a rocket as NASA claim. If this is true then there was nothing in the nose cone of those NASA rockets that were launched.

The following video shows some instances of satellite ballon crashes, and a satellite-ballon passing in front of the moon[7]:

9. Many of us have experienced being in a remote location without a mobile phone signal due to being a long distance from a cell phone tower, or, perhaps, due to the signal being blocked by a hill or a mountain. Satellite phones can be used in such instances. We are told the satellite phone gets its signal from a satellite constellation in space; and are connected to an outer space network of satellites, and can get continuous coverage even in the most remote places on Earth where cell networks don’t reach[8]. Satellite phones are more powerful phones that significantly boost the power of the signal. Does it not make more sense logically and financially that a satellite phone, rather than communicating with a satellite that is hundreds of miles away in space, is simply communicating with a high-altitude satellite ballon that is at around 60,000 feet (only about 6 to 12 miles above you); or indeed, managing to communicate with the nearest cell-phone tower due to emitting a more powerful signal?

10. Satellites, NASA and the connection with freemasonry

Satellites were first conceived by the science-fiction writer, and freemason, Arthur C. Clarke in 1945. Soon after this the ‘scientific dictatorship’ told us that satellites had become science-fact. I further detail this scientific dictatorship in my book Godless Fake Science.

Is it just an amazing co-incidence that all the NASA astronauts that we are told landed on the moon were all freemasons too?

The NASA moon landings have been widely exposed as a hoax – nothing more than an elaborate TV show, see the book Fake Moon Landings and the Lies of NASA. According to an article[9], the faked Apollo missions were influenced by the desires of high-level freemasons and masonic lodges; and many senior officers at NASA are freemasons. In the photo below we actually see astronaut Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin holding the freemasonry flag.

It is asserted in the above referenced article that:Aldrin belonged to the Montclair Lodge. No 1444 of New Jersey, and was a 32nd Grade freemason, having received that same year the Knight Templar’s Cross;
that the Commemoration Medal of the Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree South Jurisdiction of the USA states “Our Flags on the Moon”.
that 21 of the Apollo astronauts were affiliated with freemasonry – they were freemasons or had parents who were freemasons.
and the head of NASA during the Apollo Program C, Fred Kleinknecht, was a freemason – Sovereign Grand Commander of the 33rd Grade Supreme Council of the Old and Accepted Scottish Rite – Southern District of the US – for 18 years.

It appears that even the masons admit most of the NASA astronauts are freemasons. According to the website of the freemasonry Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon[10]:

“Freemasons have always been at the forefront of the scientific community; from the founding of the British Royal Society to today’s NASA programme in the United States.”

The freemason website referenced above also provides an incomplete list of freemasons “who have contributed to the exploration of outer space”. This list includes the following NASA administrators, astronauts, and scientists. Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. — Gemini XII, Apollo 11
Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. — Mercury 9, “Faith 7”, Gemini V
Donn F. Eisele — Apollo 7
John H. Glenn, Jr. — Mercury 6, “Friendship 7”
Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom — Mercury 4 “Liberty Bell 7”, Gemini 3, Apollo 1
James Irwin — Apollo 15
Edgar D. Mitchell — Apollo 14
Walter M. Schirra, Jr. — Mercury 8 “Sigma 7”, Gemini VI, Apollo 7
Thomas P. Stafford — Gemini VII, Gemini IX-A, Apollo 10, Apollo 18
Paul J. Weitz — Skylab 2, Challenger (STS-6)
Clark C. McClelland — ScO, Space Shuttle Fleet
James Edwin Webb — NASA University 1961-68
Kenneth S. Kleinknecht — Apollo Program, Gemini Program, Project Mercury.

It is also asserted in the above referenced article that Aldrin sent the letter below to the freemasonry Sovereign Grand Commander, Luther A. Smith:

In addition, I note that various authors over the decades maintain there is a connection between elements of the Jewish banking, political, and mega-corporate power structure, and the top-levels of freemasonry. Could this be true? More information on this subject is available in the historical archives[11]. Is it just a co-incidence the Jewish Hebrew word ‘nāšā’ means ‘to deceive’?[12].

“Masonry is based on Judaism. Eliminate the teachings of Judaism [Jewish Talmudism] from the masonic ritual and what is left?” – Jewish Tribune of New York newspaper, October 28th 1927

“It has ever been universally admitted by the order, that to part Masonry and Judaism is impossible; in fact, to use a well known axiom amongst is, “Judaism is Masonry, and Masonry is Judaism”.” – Excerpt from The Jewish Chronicle, the world’s oldest Jewish newspaper.

A separate, but related issue is commercialisation of the airwaves – who own the sky?

The USA, like almost all countries, licences parts of the radio spectrum for domestic use, and it reserved chunks for television, satellites, cellular telephones, digital radio and the like. Governments worldwide typically auction licences to the highest bidder. However, many people assert[13] that the airwaves should be free for all users and the government cannot sell what it does not own.

Governments are supposed to protect the public interest. However, it is obvious that governments are not ensuring that local broadcasters are not ousted by national ones or mega-corporate ones; and it clear that a mega-corporate monopoly has control of the airwaves, with most radio, TV, and internet platforms parroting the same globalist mantras and ideologies. Any one that challenges the (often fake and fabricated) corporate news is apparently extremely dangerous to our democracy – translation “extremely dangerous to this corporate-communist totalitarian monopoly”.


Corporate-funded factchecking websites will tell you that satellites exist in space, and that the assertion that all satellites are on high-altitude balloons is false.

However, who factchecks the factcheckers? If satellites are merely harnessed to high-altitude balloons and are not in outer space as we have been led to believe, then the vast amount of taxpayers funding that has been channelled to space agencies is based on lie; and these organisations have been operating a hugely profitable scam in which the real cost of launching satellites is much less than they claim.

Along with the fake moon landings, the fake Covid pandemic, fake manmade climate change etc., can we add ‘satellites in space’ to the list of scams of the world scientific dictatorship?

A dictatorship that has been in operation, in particular, since the Federal Reserve coup of 1913, and involves selective funding and the subversion of real science.

See also my book Demonic Economics and the Tricks of the Bankers. It appears we are living through a scientific dictatorship of lies – yet, faced with the spirit of truth this matrix is crumbling.


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Mark Keenan is a former scientist at the UK Government Dept. of Energy and Climate Change, and at the United Nations Environment Division. He is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG). He is author of the following books available on the Climate Change Deception Toward Real Sustainability

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