Satellite launches by government space agencies a colossal money scam?

It is commonly believed that modern-day data, internet, and voice communications utilise thousands of satellites that supposedly exist hundreds of miles, even thousands of miles, in orbit above the Earth. It is claimed that geo-stationary satellites are about 20,000 miles above the earth. The image below is typical of the images of satellites that we are presented with on TV and by space agencies worldwide.

Government space agencies include the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, the European Space Agency (ESA) which coordinates for more than 20 constituent countries, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Roscosmos) of Russia, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and the China National Space Agency (CNSA).

According to Wikipedia:

"As of 2024, 74 different government space agencies are in existence... Government space agencies are established by governments of countries or regional groupings of countries to establish a means for advocating for and/or engaging in activities related to outer space, exploitation of space systems, and space exploration. Initial competencies demonstrated include funding and nomination of a candidate to serve as astronaut, cosmonaut, or taikonaut with the countries/organizations executing human spaceflight solutions. Other demonstrated capabilities include operation of a satellite (e.g. a communications or remote sensing system) largely developed and/or delivered by a third party, domestic development of a satellite system, and capacity to recover a science payload from a sub-orbital or orbital mission."

We are told that space communication takes place between these numerous satellites. For example, see the image below is sourced from the European Space Agency (ESA). The image is titled ESA - EDRS-C SpaceData Highway. The image portrays data being transmitted through space by satellites that are purported to be orbiting the earth.

In addition, there are supposed to be so many satellites, and so much debris from rockets, orbiting the Earth that we are told there is even a problem of space junk akin to the image below.

Claims that satellites are not at the altitude we have been told, and that lucrative satellite launches by government space agencies have been a money scam? Okay, it all looks good and communication systems work worldwide, so what is there to investigate about these satellites one might ask? Why do some people say that satellites are a hoax? It should be relatively easy to prove the existence of satellites orbiting the Earth surely? After all, we are told satellites take many detailed photos of the earth, so surely, satellites can take pictures of the other satellites?

NASA and the network of space agencies claim that satellites are hundreds, or even thousands of miles, above us in space, orbiting the Earth. On the other hand, the so-called conspiracy theorists claim that no satellites are actually in space, but all have been launched via satellite balloon programs are merely in high altitude of 60,000 to around 200,000 feet, i.e., between 11 to about 40 miles above the Earth. In this article, I take a closer look at this claim. (We are told that space begins about 100 km above the Earth, about 62 miles or about 328,000 feet).

The so-called conspiracy theorists claim that 'satellites in space' is a lie that has been taught to you without a single piece of proof; and that NASA and its military programs, and other space agencies worldwide, are at the heart of this hoax. These space agencies receive billions of our tax monies so, surely, it should be relatively easy for these agencies to prove that 'satellites are in space'. On the other hand, could it possibly be that 'satellites in space' (like the fake NASA moon landings described in this article) are just another hoax of modern scientism? A hoax in which hundreds of billions of funds has been channelled to the liars?

First, let us take a look at one of the many videos in circulation online that claim 'satellites in space' is a hoax. This video is rather entertaining and is in the form of a song.

We are meant to believe that man-made satellites have existed in space (in Earth orbit) for decades. A NASA article updated in 2017, describes that the Soviet Union developed the first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1, and launched it into Earth's orbit in 1957. Let us take a closer look at whether what we have been presented with by space agencies, reflects the reality on the ground -- or in this case -- '

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