Tsunami alert occurs after ‘Quake’ detecting technology launched in June was lost following failed launch….

By Ben Vidgen.


Tsunami alert occurs, following a 8.1 earthquake off the East Coast occurs after Auckland University looses earthquake detecting satellite following failed mission at Rocket lab but was then launched in November 2020. The same technology however also has military applications via impacts on communication and targeting system jamming.

QuakeTek was to be launched in June 2020 according to Auckland Alumni magazine Ingenio.
(Expected to be launched in early January (but launched in June instead) , the APSS-1 Waka Amorangi o Aotearoa, designed by Team QuakeTec, is the first mission-ready CubeSat. It will test whether ionospheric disturbances can predict earthquakes.

However the satelite was then launched 02:20pm November 20th 2020 by an Electron KS rocket. It was carried by Lockheed Martin rocket Lab launched from Mahia Peninsular New Zealand along with 29 other payloads including US Department of Defence contracts.

So be interesting to see what data QuakeTek detected.

APSS-1 was created with better quake predictions in mind.

“It was designed to measure electrical activity in the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere right at the edge of space, a region known as the ionosphere. Because the ionosphere is ionised by solar and cosmic radiation and is affected by phenomena such as solar winds, it is uniquely reactive to changing magnetic and electrical conditions. That means it affects radio and GPS signals here on Earth, including television, internet and telephone communications”.

However scientists are “also curious to what extent and how the ionosphere is affected by geophysical activity on Earth, including whether the electrical disturbances that occur in the ionosphere might be correlated with earthquakes. Insights into the ionosphere might also help us better prepare for disruption to communications technologies.”

The QuakeTEC satellite carries a Langmuir probe (A Langmuir probe is a device used to determine the electron temperature, electron density, and electric potential of a plasma) and will measure the electron density in the ionosphere to determine the feasibility of detecting earthquakes in advance. The students will be using their satellites to investigate a debated theory, that seismic activity in the earth’s crust creates signatures in the ionosphere, a region of the atmosphere between 60 to a thousand kilometers above the earth’s surface.

In 2018 New Zealand’s largest paper reported (basing their report on China Morning paper orinal syndicated article) “There have been concerns that such facilities could be used to modify weather and even create natural disasters including hurricanes, cyclones and earthquakes”.

It noted “The ultra-low frequency waves generated by these powerful facilities could even affect the operation of human brains”, some critics have said. But Dr Wang Yalu, an associate researcher with the China Earthquake Administration who took part in the study funded by the military in June, dismissed such theories.

Regardless their is little doubt the weaponization of space if not achievable it is increasingly a goal of both super powers and ionosphere manipulating technology to weaponised space. And one of the area of weapons research is the recognise the influence of lithosphere coupling impact on earth impacted by surges in geomagnetic energies. An area first begun no in the USA with the controversial HAARP program but in the 1980’s with the Soviet Union Project Mercury and Project Vulcan which was widely reported in western papers during the height of the cold war. The research into “geo-warfare” was first begun in New Zealand during World War two lead by Dr Thomas Leech known as Project Seal. After the war Leech would go onto head the Australian Snowy project which it later emerged was also being used as a cover for the Australian military own short lived secret atomic bomb project.

Project Seal work was continued in the 1960’s after its research was continued at Bikini Atoll in the 1950’s (a fact not widely reported in conventional news coverage when the files were first declassified) To achieve efficient wave production with sufficient destructive force a number of charges had to be detonated in unison. The boffins in the Hauraki Gulf determined that a line or array of massive charges totalling as much as two million kilograms, split up into 10 or so equal parts, detonated around 8km from shore, would produce a wave of 10-12m in height. One problem that the programme discovered was that the depth at which the explosive was placed was critical: even a small deviation from optimum would rob the wave of energy and the tsunami would be a ripple rather than a roar.” Later research showed a wave would have more power with series of charges rather than a single charge. And it would work better in area with a deep continental shelf such as Kaikoura or the East Coast where the Hikurangi trench makes condition for such dual charge detonation perfect.

William Pickering, the ‘father’ of modern satellite communications comes from a long line of New Zealanders who have helped the USA develop super weapons.

It also demonstrated that nuclear weapons had the power to stimulated the electrons in the ionosphere (a claim long made by New Zealand Researcher Captain Bruce Cathie) and as was detected during the subsequent testing of atmospheric nuclear weapons project Argus and Prime Star Fish the nuclear tests that introduced the world to the power of electromagnetic blasts. The two experiments involved yet another New Zealand Scientist William Pickering and American James Van Allen which set off International arms treating banning nuclear testing in space and burned out lights in Hawaii ad even Wellington. William Pickering of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory led the effort to design, build, and operate the satellite—the 14 kg, torpedo-shaped Explorer 1. And James Van Allen and his team at the University of Iowa designed, built, and tested the
radiation detectors installed on it used in the weapons tests.

The New York Times reports “A key player in Argus was America’s latest satellite, Explorer 4. It launched in July 1958 ostensibly as part of the International Geophysical Year (IGY), in which 67 nations came together to explore and study the planet that they all shared, in a spirit of complete scientific openness and collegiality. But as its builder, the physicist James Van Allen, knew quite well, Explorer 4’s true purpose would be to study the effects of Argus” nuclear explosion. Pickering and Allen were no stranger to the peculiar world of official secrecy; for years, much of their research, including the recent discovery of the Earth-girdling radiation belts was conducted and supported using military resources.



Argus would detonate atomic weapons in outer space, creating an artificial radiation belt in Earth’s magnetic field that would supposedly fry incoming Soviet warheads in flight. 

Until the recent development of Hypersonic Rockets (such as those developed at Rocket Lab) the role of EMP had severally dented the risk if nuclear war. However the new Hypersonic missiles speed, size (making it easier to hide) has now largely rendered the jamming components of such ‘HAARP” based technology developed in the late 1990’s useless and renewed the nuclear arms race.
While plasma or energy directed weapons, offering the same power of nuclear weapons, begin to emerge.

Project Long Bank National Archives Wellington

The impacts of Argus and Star Fish where then tested in turn during the 1970’s documented first at Blenheim via the US based Project Long Bank and then with related worked carried out by University of Canterbury and later at Naseby where local where invited to a open day) with experiment that seemed to replicate those filed under a patent filed (simlar to the link enclosed) as part of HAARP based research into radio communications in the 1970s. The Naseby research is close to the current US facility has opened Leo Labs which will act as a targeting system for shrapnel and enemy space technology.

Project Long Bank National Archives Wellington

Additional research into the ionosphere electromagnetic properties was conducted at Weedon Gunnery Range West Milton in the late 1970’s, (with extended research then conducted in Antarctica during the 1980’s) and at Birdlings Flats in Akaroa and Awarrua bay in Invercargill as part of the HAARP atmospheric ionosphere US Navy research program in Fair Bank Alaska USA (which today also provide personnel for Rocket lab) called Hop 1 & Hop2.

Project Long Bank National Archives Wellington – make reference to the research of Captain Cathie
Birdling Flats involved in US Defence funded HAARP research.

Birding Flats monitored altitude fluctuation of geomagnetic based atmospheric energies as part of HAARP research.

Awarua and Macquarie Island (who first detected an electromagnetic anomaly the came ahead of the 2004 Boxing day quake) monitored longitude and attitude fluctuation of geomagnetic based atmospheric energies as part of HAARP research.

Awarua involved in US Defence funded HAARP research.

American military New Zealand University funded space projects were all involved in what New Zealand researcher Owen Wilkes in his 1973 book ‘Protest’ termed “Geo-warfare” in relation to his reporting on similar atmospheric focused military research being conducted in Blenheim (were classified research dates back to WWII) by the US Air Force Project Long Bank in the 1970’s – Work that was so classified even the New Zealand government admitted it had no idea what it did.

The University of Victoria notes of the pre HAARP research conducted in New Zealand called Long Bank was found to include;

1.A VLF series direction-finding receiver.
2.A VLF receiver measuring phase and amplitude variation of transmitted signals.
3.A photometer and other optical sensors measuring air glow.
4.A HF receiver for reception of WWV. It is thought that this is for monitoring propagation instabilities rather than merely receiving of time signals.
5.A telluric current electrode array. The recording gear for this was not seen, but the array is visible on air photos.
6.A microbarograph for measuring short term air pressure variation. Official statements have never gone beyond saying that this station studies ‘aero-space disturbances and their effects on radio communications’ although the Prime Minister did once admit that the ‘disturbances’ might include nuclear explosions. (21/6/63). All the equipment known to operate at Longbank would be compatible with explanation that the base participates in the detection and identification of nuclear explosions in the earth’s atmosphere and in space. This interpretation is fully developed and documented in a paper ‘Report on USAF Base at Woodbourne’ prepared for the N.Z. University Students Association. Copies are available.

Wilkes, was a widely respected researcher and physicist, was regularly cited by reporters, demonstrated in ‘Protest’ and other copious articles in the late 1960’s 1970’s how the US Military in association with Christchurch Operation Deep Freeze (The Antarctica logistical support base) and the National Science Foundation was funding several experiments into atmospheric research with powerful military implications.

In the 1980’s Canterbury student publication revealed how the research was still continuing via association with Pennsylvania University, who acted as the financial conduit for military funding to Canterbury University (despite promise by the University Chancellor) after Wilkes discovery of a secret chamber in Mt John Observatory used for missile defence research.

Pennsylvania University also run MARISATGOES the US Navy Space-warfare program funded satellite transmitting station based in Antarctica at the US Scot Amudsen, built in 1995, facility on the South Pole were the main Fair Bank’s HAARP signal intersects the South Pole Super DARN signal (and other intelligence related data) at a point just off the Chatham Islands where 100 whales beached in November 2020 following an early standing at Maquarie Island in September 2020 one of several stranding’s that has killed more than 1200 whales in the past six months including last week stranding at Golden bay in February 2021.

A G2-class solar storm erupted on our Sun a few days ago part of ongoing increased solar activity which stimulates the gemegnetic field.


March is known to be the most geomagnetically active month of the year, with geomagnetic disturbances twice as likely in spring (and also in fall) as in winter and summer. Because of a phenomenon that is active around the equinoxes, the next being on Saturday, 20 March, 2021.It’s connected with the geometry of Earth at equinox—“equal night.” Earth’s axis tilts by 23.5°, which explains seasons, but at equinox it means Earth is perpendicular to the Sun.

The solar wind’s magnetic field is facing southward relative to the Earth and that means that during equinox our planet’s geometry is lined-up nicely for charged particles from the Sun to be accelerated down the field lines of the Earth’s magnetic field. However, this recent activity has been the most intense of the new cycle of the Sun. Solar activity never stops, but from a “solar minimum” in 2019/2020 our star is now entering a more active phase as it builds to “solar maximum” around 2025.When the field become asymmetrical, the geomagnetic field around the area shifts. With tsunamis, their rapid movement across the ocean causes changes in atmospheric pressure. When the atmospheric pressure starts to alter ionosphere, the geomagnetic field alters along with it. The APSS earlier financial losses are mitigated by the fact that Rocket Lab covered launch costs under a sponsorship, while a donation came from now US-based engineering alumnus Dr Neil Paton and his wife Louise helped to set up Auckland University’s Programme for Space Systems, under which a team of students created Waka Āmiorangi Aotearoa (the New Zealand satellite) APSS-1.

Dr. Neil E. Paton is the retired Vice President of Technology Howmet Corporation), retired Aerospace Materials Consultant who sits on the US Defence and NASA National Aerospace Initiative whose goal is to further the US space and military system with a focus on developing hyper-sonic space access which is once more escalating the arms race and cold war politics with a new age of weapons and next generation military technology.

And if our history is anything to go by New Zealand will be involved in such mad science right along side the death scientists of the Pentagon.


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