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Ok as always said Many banks that are not ISO20022 & BASEL 4 Compliant will collapse. The ones that stay will transfer to the new Quantum Financial System which again connects to Elon Musk's Quantum Starlink Internet.  XRP will be bought back via✅️. The people will use Stellar XLM.  Trade Finance is XDC. Algorand & Iota come later.  There will be swap over of Rothschild's Central Bank Notes to Treasury Notes which also connect to the Stellar Blockchain & Elon Musk's Starlink Internet.
Look up the XX Maps if you want to know what Banks stay. These maps come from the Department of Homeland Security. Would expect any Crown/Commonwealth banks to get name changes. Anything Royal either goodbye, bought over, named changed etc.
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The meeting is suspended to hear from the High Rep for Disarmament Affairs @INakamitsu on "Our Common Agenda" and how it relates to the #SpaceThreatsOEWG
Read the "Our Common Agenda" report by the UNSG here:…
A key message from the report is that governance and regulatory regimes require updating in line with this new era of space activity to preserve outer space as a global common.
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Topic 1: norms, rules, and principles derived from existing legal and normative frameworks

#Mexico emphasizes principles in Article 1 of the #OST.

#PAROS and primacy of peaceful use are key. Rejects placement of weapons in outer space and celestial bodies. esp. those with indiscriminate effects.
#Mexico supports giving legal principles greater precision, and the adoption of norms as interim step to legal instrument to ban weapons in space and use of force and prohibit war

#IHL. Public exchange of info. Supports DA ASAT test moratorium as interim step to legal agreement.
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Item 6 c) recommendations on possible norms, rules, and principles of responsible behaviour

Topic 1: norms, rules, and principles derived from existing international legal and other normative frameworks
#Russia continues to insist that NGOs are not permitted to make statements during the formal session.
#Canada respectfully disagrees with Russia. The matter is closed. The Chair has ruled and will not change established UN practice.

"As we tell kids in Canada, sometimes, you get what you get, and you don't get upset. It's time to move on."
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Dear warriors of #Ukraine, today is your day, today is the announcement to end all announcements. Today, #TeamOneFist announces the victory of Op Pleiades: silencing of #Russia's Gonets #satellite network with a strategic #cyber strike like none before! 1/ Image
I successfully penetrated their CRM/client database, which is referenced by the network in order to send/receive messages. We were unable to download the DB and they were monitoring it regularly, so we made the decision to destroy it, which we accomplished without detection. 2/ ImageImageImageImage
Of course, we had some fun while destroying them :) 3/ ImageImageImage
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US addresses space to Earth threats, and highlights what Dmitri Stefanovich referenced this morning: the greatest threat was nuclear weapons in space, which is why the Soviets and US agreed to prohibit them in art IV #OST.
Therefore, US does not consider space-based weapons to be a serious threat today. Refers to the excellent work of @LauraEGrego and @bleddb to underscore why space based missile defence is not feasible, and reiterates US is not, never has, developed this non-starter
This is why we need to focus on behaviours and not capabilities. #SpaceThreatsOEWG. We should not be afraid of making incremental progress, especially if they can make practical and pragmatic difference to space security.
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#SpaceThreatsOEWG Day 3, Session 2, exchange among Member States.

Follow live with this 🧵 by @JessLuella_West
#France draws attention to FALSE perception that some irresponsible practices might provide more advantages than disadvantages. Must deconstruct through transparency, cooperation, and commitments such as that regarding destructive DA #ASAT tests.
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#Algeria: Must go hand in hand with PAROS discussions

Need transparency and more ambitious confidence building measures. Particular responsibility of states with advanced capabilities to prevent PAROS.
#Algeria: Promote full access to technology through cooperation and tech assistance and capacity building in developing countries

Need to strengthen legal regime in outer space for a common future.
#NewZealand: Should not be focused exclusively on kinetic threats. Non-kinetic including #cyber pose significant threats and possible irreversible loss and damage to infrastructure on earth
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Exchange of views on current and future threats to space, Session 2, Day 2 #SpaceThreatsOEWG.

Watch live or follow this 🧵 for reporting by @JessLuella_West Image
Livestream is available here:…
#Belgium: recognizes contribution of the paper by #Germany and #Philippines to identify threats and irresponsible behaviour in space.
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Live @ACScowcroft: GEN James Dickinson, #USSPACECOM Cdr: It is important to understand that in the space domain, our pacing challenge remains China. China has developed and fielded #ASAT weapons as a way to erode the superiority of our space systems...
Russia remains a persistent threat to our interests in space. Russia, like China, possesses sophisticated lasing and jamming capabilities, but most concerning is their development and testing of ground-based #ASAT weapons.
What’s unique in this UCP – and unique for the new
#USSPACECOM – is that our directives encompass more than just the traditional space supporting functions. #USSPACECOM has UCP-directed protect & defend responsibilities where we are supported by the other CCMDs & mission partners
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Lt Gen John Shaw, #USSPACECOM deputy cmdr, on @ascendspace's "Leveraging Our #Allies in National Security #Space" panel: It shows that all of our nations are continuing to focus more on more on #space & focusing on it together. #BetterTogether
Shaw recognizes work of @18SPCS & American/allied #space professionals at Combined Force Space Component Command & Joint Task Force-Space Defense for their work in relation to this week's Russian #ASAT test. 🛰️ @UKTeamVandenbe1 #VandenbergSFB @psgarrison #SchrieverSFB
Shaw says #USSPACECOM will continue to do its mission: do our best to understand what is going on in our domain (100km & up w no upper limit); make it transparent to all other users; share data w allies/partners/world; make it as safe as we can for further activity in #space.
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#USSPACECOM deputy cmdr, Lt Gen John Shaw at @ascendspace on Russian DA-ASAT test: We are still characterizing this event. We expect the debris will grow over time. #Perigee, #apogee event will widen. "It will become a threat that we will have to deal with." #ASAT #Russia
Shaw: This isnt' the beginning of such activity. #Russia conducted a similar test in April, though it didn't target a #satellite. Russia is showing "disregard of the sustainability of #space."
Shaw likens tracking objects in #space to book version of #JurassicPark: Scientists had automated sensors to track dinosaurs & algorithm to count the expected number of dinos. Problem is, it didn't account for the population of dinos rising. ...
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A brief thread. It is now 2.5 months after the Indian #ASAT test. How much of the #spacedebris generated is still in orbit, how much is gone?
92 larger debris pieces from the test have been catalogued so far. Half of those are still orbiting today.
According to the Indian Government forecast at the time of the test, the last debris pieces should have reentered 45 days after the test, i.e. a month ago. The reality is different. 45 days after the test, barely 30% of the tracked larger debris had reentered.
As mentioned, currently (June 15) some 50% of the larger, tracked debris pieces is still on orbit. This ~50% is in line with the forecast in my analysis here:…
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In this thread, a summary of my OSINT analysis of a DRDO video of the Mar 27 Indian #ASAT test. I will show that the kill vehicle hit #Microsat-r in an upwards direction, not "head on" as the DRDO claims.
@ssc_nl @nktpnd @brianweeden @wslafoy @planet4589 @Genevaexpat
The Indian DRDO released a video documentary on #MissionShakti. Part of this video is imagery from an earth-based IR camera, that shows the missile hit and destroy Microsat-r:
The video gives us an accurate time of the intercept (5:42:15.5 UT), and from that a position, but interestingly enough the frames also contain missile telemetry (range, azimuth and elevation)! They cover the final 2.7 seconds of the missile trajectory.
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In case anyone doubts that low altitude #ASAT tests are a threat to higher orbiting satellites: here is a Gabbard Diagram I created for 173 larger debris fragments from Operation Burnt Frost, the US ASAT demo on USA 193 in 2008.
@SSC_NL @nktpnd @cosmos4u @brianweeden
The USA 193 intercept was at 247 km (compare 283 km for the Indian ASAT), yet a lot of the larger fragments ended up in eccentric orbits with apogee at much higher altitudes, well into the operational satellite range. 64% of the depicted sample had apogee above the ISS orbit.
Because they all have a rather low perigee, lifetimes on orbit of these fragments are limited, but some held on for several months, and occasionally up to almost two years:
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The ASAT test was long required and overdue. The technology was in place for quite some time. Needed political clearance which has now happened. Well done! 👍
The significance of the ASAT test can be gauged by the operation name, Mission Shakti. Same as our 1998 nuclear tests which was named Operation Shakti
Anyone asked for proof yet? #justasking.
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