Friday, August 9, 2019

Sabotage campaign underway in Russia? Two Russian rocket test sites hit by explosions on two subsequent days - 7 nuclear specialists killed

Source: RT News

FILE PHOTO © Sputnik / Georgii Zimarev

8 August, 2019

A blast has rocked a Russian Navy firing range during trials, the Ministry of Defense has said. At least two service members were killed in the explosion.

A "liquid-fueled jet engine" went off at the testing cite close to the city of Severodvinsk. The latter is home to a major base of the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet.

More: WATCH jaw-dropping moment of 'nuke-like' explosion at Siberian ammo depot

As well as the two "specialists" who succumbed to their injuries, six more people were injured and were being treated in hospital.

Radiation levels briefly increased then returned to normal, local authorities said; the military reported that no radioactive substances were released. Rescue services were, nonetheless, put on high alert. The type of device in question has not been disclosed, nor has a possible reason for the explosion been suggested.

The tragedy came just two days after an army ammunition depot was devastated in a powerful explosion in Siberia. That blast left one dead and led to a massive evacuation of nearby villages and towns.

Explosions rock Russian ammunition depot in Siberia 


Source: rense

The Big Three Powers Are Self-Destructing 
With Hyper-Sonic Missile Disasters

By Yoichi Shimatsu
Exclusive to Rense

On the western-style Christmas holiday of 2017, the humorless Vladimir Putin delivered his Grinch message boasting of Russia's invincible nuclear-armed hyper-speed missiles that maneuver at low altitudes at Mach 5 speed to annihilate any target on Earth. Standing in front of a computer-graphics scene of a cruise missile, shaped like a manta ray, the new tsar rolled off impressive figures: acceleration to five times the speed of sound or Mach 5 and range to hit anywhere on Earth. At top speed of 6125 kph (3806 mph), its nuclear ion-powered rocket can cover the distance from St. Petersburg in Russia to New York City in just one hour, which requires an average 11 hours in transit by a standard cruise missile or aboard a jetliner.

So far, the super-missiles have succeeded in only self-damage to Russia, China and the United States as the ultimate weapon of national suicide. Given the disastrous record of the ion-jet prototypes in the Russian, Chinese and American test-launches, any chance of hitting the target is remote as compared with self-inflicted disasters. So don your tin-foil hats, folks, and start digging a bunker in the back yard or thank your grandfather for saving you the effort with his Cold War “root cellar”.

The latest of two Russian hyper-sonic rocket disasters involves a 9M730 Buresvestnik ion-rocket (translated as “burly brute”, which in NATO jargon is more appropriately called the SSC-X-9 Skyfall). In response to the mystery object falling out of the Arctic sky, a Soviet-era nuclear-cargo ship has been dispatched to conduct the undersea search for the fuel-packed engine assembly, presumably after a deep-diving bathyscaphe is delivered aboard by helicopter. Residents of the northern climes near Archangel (Archhangelsk), the commercial port on the Kola Peninsula near the huge naval base at Murmansk.

In typical Kremlin reaction to Putinesco errors of judgment, there was an initial attempt to imposes a cover-up, while his flunkies scurried like sewer rats to do a fast clean-up, which soon proved impossible. The local press on the Kola Peninsula, site of innumerable nuclear leakages, released the story of a local shortage of iodine in reaction to a spike in radioactivity levels. American and European captures of satellite imagery reveals a massive search operation underway, tracing the damaged rocket on its descent into the Arctic Sea. This latest nuclear disaster in the Archangel region, the dump site since the Soviet era of nuclear waste from missile-launcher N-submarines, n-torpedoes, air-launched n-rockets, atomic ice-breakers, and, of course, the mother reactors.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the self-styled defender of the Arctic environment from intrusions by Chinese coal miners, remains notably silent for reasons discussed below related to the near-annihilation of Los Angeles by the quake-triggering thud of America's own hyped-up scud. The Departments of Defense, Energy or Health should at least issue an advisory in the Russian language that the suspected isotopic fuel, ruthenium and, does not decay into iodine, radioactive or otherwise, so Russians need not worry about shortages and spend their life savings on commissioning headstones instead. As for the climate-change alarmists, perhaps this Arctic event should finally push aside their self-righteous mumbo-jumbo about the carbon dioxide (which each of them are emitting with every wasted breath on global warming) and replace superstition with insight into what's really hastening the destruction of the global environment. It's the nuclear reactors charging your lithium batteries, stupid!

The four isotope-engine disasters among the three major powers adds to the combined threat from Fukushima fallout and releases from nuclear-reactors worldwide. The frozen lid of the former Arctic ice cap is now replaced by an ozone hole leaving the Northern Hemisphere unprotected from UV and other types of solar and cosmic radiation streaming down for gorgeous displays of the Aurora Borealis. The other Russian cover-up of ion-engine failures was the “mysterious” ruthenium rocket-fuel release over southern Russia and Ukraine in September 2017, which left a long radioactive band in the skies from Ukraine to Central Asia, in the biggest radioactive release since the Fukushima meltdowns.

These spectacular flops have been matched by equally idiotic ion-rocket incidents in China with a quake-causing blast along the North Korean border region and the “successful” test shot at the China Lake Naval Weapons Station, the preliminary shock that triggered the recent Los Angeles regional earthquake.

The Archangel rocket and the U.S. Navy test-firing off Point Mugu were submarine-launched because an underwater ejection averts hot isotopes from melting the rocket engine at the slow speeds of ground liftoff. The rocket is spat out cold from the sub's launch tube by compressed air and within a couple of seconds ignites safely away from the launch-vessel with water pressure preventing any chance of a back-fire. During midair flight, however, the heat build-up from the oxygen-liquid fuel mix fired by hot ions can easily melt engine parts, literally burning through metal to ignite the fuel lines.

In late June, Chinese space engineers secretly ground-launched their hyper-sonic test vehicle, in their bold vision of operating a space-hauling cargo vessel to the Moon, much like the ore-ships in the “Alien” series. With slight modifications, the same drive system could be used for a mid-altitude nuclear delivery system, a two-for-one deal with great savings in funds and research time. Launched from the Sichuan Plateau, the ion rocket began its ascent but veered off-course, probably due to heat-damage to control systems, onto a low north-by-northeast trajectory, leaving an glowing iridescent trail through the thin clouds. The rocket crashed and embedded into the mountainous borderland between Jilin Province and North Korea, and then several days later exploded, emitting shock waves picked up by seismology sensors and reported as a Richter 1 level quake.

Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Il, stunned by the alarming reports from the border region, made a hotline call to Beijing, inquiring whether this meant the start of a nuclear strike or served only as a warning for some offense by Pyongyang. The Chinese president rushed over, slowly, under a news blackout, and soon thereafter Kim warmly welcomed Donald Trump at the DMZ. One does not have to be a rocket scientist to read the tea leaves.

After abandoning the deterrence strategy to maintain peace, the great powers have moved on gleefully to mutual assured destruction (MAD), another symptom of our collective death-wish epoch. Therefore to their credit, the Chinese leadership was the first world power to admit that ion rockets are a bad idea, in a late July directive to a major research-policy conference urged scientists and engineers to “keep their feet on the ground” and focus on research with more tangible benefits in down-to-earth interests benefiting society. Well, done, Beijing, for blurting out at least part of the truth and coming back to your senses from sci-fi fantasies.

The only American leader with the least bit of honesty about hyper-speed ambitions was George W. Bush, who avidly promoted the ion engine for his planned missions to Mars. This esoteric technology had been proposed in the late 1950s by Werner von Braun's Paperclip team for inclusion in the Operation Hardtack program to irradiate the upper atmosphere (for better television and radio reception), then being conducted with various high-altitude nuclear blasts southwest of the Hawaiian islands and the South Pacific (opening the Antarctic ozone hole), along with similar blasts over the South Atlantic in Operation Argo, which has left an ozone hole over Uruguay, southern Brazil and northern Argentina to this day. Perhaps it was all a clever ploy, as in the revenge of the Nazi scientists.

It remains unreported whether W intended to walk on the Martian Face Pyramid to commune with his ancestors or if the NASA project was part of the planning for a sneak attack on yet another Arab dictator. Whatever his ulterior motive, Junior unleashed his pack of dogs on me for suggesting that the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disaster was caused by a ion engine, powered by americium-242, for an Israeli laser-gun operated by IDF aviator Ilan Ramon. The initial clue came from a warning to Texas residents not to pick through the wreckage due to massive radioactivity levels from that particular isotope.

Another telltale clue for the other eyes-wide-shut mass media were the four exactly parallel waterspouts created with chemtrails spraying over the eastern Mediterranean and triggered with heat spots on the sea surface caused by the Israel laser ray-gun aboard the Columbia on a pass-over. The cyclonic columns of spinning seawater were precisely aligned alongside the British navy fleet led by the Royal Arc aircraft carrier. These cyclones then spun away like whirling dervishes to wreak havoc on southern Cyprus, the site of the British military base at Akrotiri, site of a HAARP facility. The gone-awry artificial cyclone experiment did succeed brilliantly, however, by triggering a cold snap and snowfall over the Middle East just in time for the Second Gulf War and U.S.-led invasion.

Then, as my expose article gained momentum, came threats of bodily harm from Israel Defense Force fanatics, those IDF aviators who idolized Ramon as wing leader in Operation Babylon, the 1981 airstrike that destroyed the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Baalbek. Live by the sword and die by the sword, I suppose, if there's anything like biblical retribution.

The Columbia space shuttle exploded with an amercium-isotope blast on descent over the California coast during its laser-firing at an ascending missile at the White Sands Test Ground in New Mexico. The horizontal laser shot was for a test a space-based anti-missile system, further developed by Boeing. The isotope power generator for the laser gun ignited the shuttle's main fuel tanks causing the spaceship to break apart, dooming the crew, in this omen of what was to come with the ion-driven engines of hyper-sonic space craft.

One of the former NASA engineers quoted in my interviews explained that ion engines could be powered by several unstable fission-decay isotopes including americium, californium, neptunium, ruthenium and others. These emit enormous heat, as required for interplanetary voyaging, but fission-decay is difficult to control, adding a high-risk of failure for deep-space missions. So, based on this revelation, I have pondered the net effects of intense releases of isotopes from Fukushima as the prime driver of the post-2011 Arctic crisis, and now there's more reason to worry as Russian crews trawl through the warming waters under the long-gone ice cap for the space boiler bubbling like a witches' brew of double toil and trouble.

Source: RT News

'They were thrown into sea as it blew up': Rosatom gives details of deadly nuke-powered engine blast

August 10, 2019

FILE PHOTO: It has not been revealed what type of missile was involved in the classified engine test. Pictured is a test of Russia's new heavy intercontinental ballistic missile, the Sarmat, at the northern Plesetsk test range. © Sputnik / Russian Defence Ministry

The explosion of a secretive isotope-powered missile engine was so powerful that it blew the device into pieces and threw workers off a sea platform, Russian nuclear agency Rosatom said. Searches for the missing went on all day.

Dramatic details of the tragedy that rocked the Arkhangelsk region this week, and that fueled western tabloids with rumors of a new Chernobyl-like disaster, were shared by the state atomic energy corporation on Saturday.

It revealed that the blast, which killed five employees and seriously injured three others, took place on a sea platform and followed a series of trials.

The test of the classified "liquid-propellant engine" went smoothly at first, but then the device caught fire and blew up, Rosatom said.

The blast threw several employees into the sea, giving some hope of finding them alive.

Water in high latitudes is ice-cold even in summertime, but search attempts lasted the whole day, until hopes faded. Only then were the five operatives declared dead.

Three more workers have been hospitalized with various traumas and burns. The agency lauded the work of the employees, who, it said, were well aware of the dangerous nature of experimental engine tests.

The five who perished had been working on an "isotope power source" for a propulsion system. An increase in background radiation was registered on the test site, but the measurements are said to have soon returned to normal.

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