— Vice President Lyndon Johnson, 1961
GUNS IN SPACE
THE TERRA-3 INCIDENT
|Terra-3 at Sary-Shagan in the 1980's.|
- To counter the threat proposed by the American SDI program, the Soviets designed the Polyus satellite to destroy SDI platforms with a megawatt CO2 Laser. The first Polyus satellite launched in 1985 failed to make orbit, and with the lack of a SDI satellites in orbit, and Mikhail Gorbachev's new peace effort the Polyus project was canceled.
Are these the Aurora plane, captured in low-orbit by the Space Shuttle mission STS-61-C in 1986?