Google+ Consumer Psyche: Military Space Program


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Military Space Program

In February the United States shot down a satellite that it said posed a threat as it fell to Earth. The actual reason was to test its capability of shooting down satellites which are in orbit. Media would have gone berserk if they guessed it. So this was pictured as a benevolent exercise and the satellite was shot down. Only country to oppose this was China (which did the same thing in January). The other country to have this capability is Russia. Military Space capability in India is still in a nascent stage. But we need not worry. If we can release 10 different satellites as planned we can definitely shoot down satellites.

The point is how successful US was in hyping the danger of this defunct satellite falling down and causing devastation. They kept on showing concern, creating fear so that their testing program goes unhindered. The promotion activity of this fear was successful, well planned and executed.

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