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Peace in Space, Peace on Earth Demonstration - Saturday, October 4, 1pm - 3pm
Stop Lockheed Martin and the Militarization of Space - Join us in Valley Forge/King of Prussia, Pennsylvania (behind the King of Prussia Mall) in front of the Lockheed Martin weapons complex, Mall & Goddard Boulevard.
Each year the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space organizes Keep Space for Peace Week: International Days of Protest against the Militarization and Nuclearization of Space. This year Keep Space for Peace Week is observed from October 4 - 12 with protest at military bases and weapons corporations, as well as educational events internationally. Keep Space for Peace Week strives to expose the deadly, destabilizing arms race in space already well underway and to halt the arms race in the heavens. The U.S. has long said it intends to 'control and dominate' space and 'deny' other nations access to space, giving the U.S. the ability to dominate Earth from Space. As the U.S. and NATO move eastward to militarily surround Russia with anti-ballistic missile weaponry ("Star Wars" technology) and other missile systems, we see the emergence of a new Cold War and the threat of nuclear war.
Lockheed Martin sits atop the multi-billion dollar U.S. industry seeking to fully miltarize and dominate space for the sake war-fighting empire on earth.
KEEP SPACE FOR PEACE - INTERNATIONAL DAYS OF PROTEST
October 4 - 12, 2008
Stop the Militarization of Space!
Stop U.S. First-Strike Star Wars Deployments!
Convert the Military Industrial Complex!
Fund Human Needs!
The list of Keep Space for Peace Week protest sites is regularly updated.
Check their website: www.space4peace.org
The Big 4 " Star Wars" Missile Defense Contractors: Who Makes What?
- Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System (prime contractor, part of Sea-based Midcourse Defense System), Moorestown, NJ;
- The Airborne Laser, part of "Team ABL";
- The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) payload launcher (subcontract from Boeing);
- The Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), U.S. partner in international consortium;
- The PAC-3 Missile (prime contractor);
- The Theater High Altitude Area Defense system (THAAD) prime contractor; and
- The prime contractor for the miniature kill vehicle (MKV), re-named the Multiple Kill Vehicle in 2004.
- Airborne Laser (ABL), part of "Team ABL;"
- The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (prime contractor/systems integrator, including dev-elopment/oversight of Ground-Based Inter-ceptor (GBI), Space-Based Infrared satellites (SBIRS) and X-Band Radar);
- The PAC-3 missile defense system (sub-contractor to Lockheed Martin);
- The Aegis sea-based system (subcontract from Lockheed Martin); and
- The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense project (THAAD), producing thrusters under subcontract to Lockheed Martin.
By virtue of its December 2002 purchase of TRW, Northrop Grumman has become a major player in missile defense.
- Providing the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser for "Team ABL;"
- The Defense Support Program (detects ballistic missile launches);
- The Ground-Based Midcourse Defense system (software/battle management, subcontract from Boeing);
- The Joint National Integration Center (modeling and simulation for missile defense);
- The Kinetic Energy Interceptor (prime contractor, boost phase system);
- The Mobile Tactical High Energy Laser (prime contractor, seeking capability to intercept short-range ballistic missiles and cruise missiles); and
- The Space Tracking and Surveillance System (STSS).
- Aegis Ballistic Missile System (provides SM-3 interceptor missile);
- The Airborne Laser (subcontractor to "Team ABL");
- The Extended Air Defense Test Bed (applicable to MEADS and THAAD programs);
- The Ground-Based Missile Defense exo-atmospheric kill vehicle, subcontractor to Boeing;
- The Long-Range Theater Missile Defense Early Warning Radar;
- The THAAD radar system (subcontractor to Lockheed Martin); and
- The X-band radar (subcontract from Boeing).