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Diamond Satellite

Diamonds-Are-Forever-satellite

The Diamond Satellite is an orbital laser weapon commissioned by Ernst Stavro Blofeld under the guise of and using the resources of billionaire industrialist Willard Whyte. It was featured in the 1971 film Diamonds Are Forever.

Background

The final product of all the diamond smuggling throughout the movie. Built by light refraction expert Dr. Metz, this laser is activated by using several hundred diamonds to concentrate and amplify a laser beam strong enough to destroy ICBM facilities, submarines, and other strategic targets from outer space orbit. Blofeld uses this device to extort money from Washington DC. Similar devices appear in Goldeneye and in Die Another Day which are satellite weapons deployed from outer space. This device is also similar to most other laser devices throughout the Bond film series, with this one being the largest and most powerful laser to date.

GoldenEye

Petya Satellite

Petya

GoldenEye is the code name of a secret Soviet military satellite program, based in two nuclear warhead equipped satellites named Petya and Mischa. The GoldenEye weapon system was featured in the 1995 film GoldenEye.

Background

The weapon consists of two disposable satellites, each one armed with a nuclear warhead. By detonating the device in the upper atmosphere, a pulse or a radiation surge, is generated; capable of destroying all electronic devices in a 30 mile radius. The idea being to knock out the enemy's communications before they can retaliate.

The weapons system is controlled from - what appeared to be - a supposedly abandoned radar station at Severnaya, in the middle of northern Russia. The weapon is armed by the use of a control key - a square shaped disk with a translucent golden sphere in the center which authorizes the GoldenEye system to set a trajectory and target for each satellite.

During the course of the film, the weapon is hijacked by the Janus crime syndicate. After infiltrating the Severnaya facility, they massacre the technicians and steal the control disk for the weapon. To cover their tracks, they program one of the GoldenEye satellites (Petya) to destroy the complex with an electromagnetic pulse. With the control key and a duplicate control center in Cuba, Alec Trevalyan planned to steal money from the Bank of England before erasing all of its financial records with the remaining GoldenEye, concealing the theft and destroying Britain's economy.

During the final confrontation with Bond, a survivor and programmer from the Severnaya facility, Natalya Simonova, programs the satellite to initiate atmospheric re-entry and destroy itself. Despite Janus employee Boris Grishenko's best efforts to prevent it, the Mischa satellite burns up harmlessly in the Earth's atmosphere during the film's climax.

CMGN Satellite

CMGN Satellite is one of Elliot Carver's Carver Media Group Network's satellites.

Tomorrow-Never-Dies-Carver-satellite

Background

Belonging to CMGN's worldwide network, Henry Gupta used the satellite along with a GPS Encoder obtained in an arm's bazaar to deviate the H.M.S. Devonshire off course and trick both the Royal Navy and the Chinese MIG's by scrambling their satellite's fix.

Icarus

Icarus

Icarus

Icarus is an orbital satellite based weapon from the 2002 film, Die Another Day. It is very similar to the satellite featured in Diamonds Are Forever.

Background

Amid a storm of publicity, wealthy entrepreneur Gustav Graves unveiled the Icarus satellite to the world's press gathered in Iceland. He claimed that the satellite had been created with the intent of providing sunlight to areas of the world which lack it in order to promote agricultural development in cold climate countries. In reality, however, Graves was planning to use the satellite as a weapon to detonate mines placed along the De-Militarized Zone between North and South Korea. With a path carved through the de-militarized zone, the North - with his backing - would invade the South.

Unlike the diamond satellite from Diamonds Are Forever, this particular satellite utilizes solar energy instead of laser technology; harnessing the power of the sun and focusing it on a given target.

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