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China hacking US environment satellites?

There have been claims China has been hacking the US satellites Landsat-7 and Terra AM-1.These satellites were used to map the Earth’s terrain and monitor climate change, were disrupted in 2007 and 2008.

Landsat 7’s sensor has been called “the most stable, best characterized Earth observation instrument ever placed in orbit.”

Terra AM-1 can measure temperature and CO2 levels. Wikipedia reports that “Data from the satellite helps scientists better understand the spread of pollution around the globe. Studies have used instruments on Terra to examine trends in global carbon monoxide and aerosol pollution.[6] The data collected by Terra will ultimately become a new, 15-year global data set“.

The H online reports;

The satellites are controlled via the Svalbard Satellite Station (SvalSat) on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen. The Terra AM-1 satellite is understood to have been under the hackers’ control for a total of eleven minutes in the course of two attacks in June and October 2008. Landsat 7 is reported to have been in the hackers’ hands for a total of “12 or more minutes”, during attacks in October 2007 and July 2008. During each of these incidents, it would have been possible for the hackers to fake data, control or even crash the satellites“.

NASA however claims that there was “no manipulation of data, no commands were successfully sent to the satellite, and no data was captured”. But not everyone is convinced, and rightly so.

As China continues to profit handsomely from the global warming fraud and much of the left’s praises of China’s deception of being an environmental champion whilst it trashes the environment show that power and politics continue to try and destroy freedom and truth.

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