The highly controversial HAARP program, often referred to as the US military's worst secret, is due to resume next week.
HAARP plans to resume experiments
Chris Fallen, the chief scientist for the program, said the program would launch from April 6 to April 14 with externally funded experiments.
I must stay at @UAFairbanks for much of the @UAFHAARP campaign April 6-14, but will continue to tweet selected experiment freqs and modes when available. Have not forgotten about earlier QSLs (mea culpa!) And am working on a better system moving forward. https://t.co/Isaa4qvw6s - Chris Fallen (@ctfallen) March 30, 2018
Fallen says the goal of the project is to investigate the physics of scintillations, irregularities in the magnetic field and longitudinal current of the magnetosphere, artificial and natural atmospheric emission, stimulated electromagnetic radiation, plasma waves and ionization with radio emission."
The experiments will take place at Gakone, Alaska, where HAARP transmitters are based. Most of the work will be carried out by scientists from the University of Alaska, but it will also include scientists from other US universities, and even government officials.
It has been said that this is not the ideal time to conduct this type of experiment. As Fallen said, this is "a difficult time of the year during a difficult period in the solar cycle" for this kind of experiment. "It's not dark enough in Gakon to watch the sky glow because of the rapidly lengthening days."
Daylight saving time would probably have been a better time to conduct these experiments, Fallen said. Currently, he explains, HAARP can only operate at 80% capacity, but the "last column" of transmitters will be rebuilt in the summer to bring the facility to full capacity.
Given the difficulties associated with conducting experiments at this time, questions were raised regarding the urgency attached to this phase of the project.
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