New Satellite May Violate Space Weapons Treaties.
Recently there were reports on several websites that described a Japanese satellite that was designed to put on a show by launching explosive projectiles to simulate a meteor shower. According to website reports, the satellite was built in Japan, the rocket that will be used to launch it was built in the U.S.A., and the launch pad where it will be launched is in New Zealand. There have been several international treaties signed during the past few decades that outlaw the militarization of space, and that specifically outlaw putting weapons into orbit. I believe that this satellite is actually intended for weapons research, so the effects of firing explosive projectiles from a satellite can be studied.
According to one website, the satellite has a container that is 50 centimeters square, and it is filled with between 300 and 500 explosive pellets. If they launch one pellet per second, the show will last between five and eight minutes. According to information they've released, the exploding pellets should be visible from about 120 miles away. They describe the effect as a firework show, and they say that they pellets are formulated to burn with blue, orange, and green colors. Several websites have said that they had planned to use the satellite to put on a display that was timed to coincide with the 2020 Olympic games. The Olympic games are being held in Japan in 2020.
My own opinion is that it is actually a weapons test that is being conducted to determine how a satellite behaves when it launches explosive projectiles. They are trying to study how explosives behave in a zero-gravity environment, and they are also trying to study how explosives behave when they are exposed to cosmic rays and other forms of radiation that a satellite would encounter while it's in orbit. This is certainly a violation of every space-weapons treaty that has ever been written. It is particularly interesting that the rocket that launches this satellite was made in the U.S.A. Didn't Trump know that we have treaties that ban weapons in space? Obviously Trump needs to be removed from office, if he allows the U.S.A. to participate in a conspiracy to violate space-weapons treaties.