British Skynet satellite launched
The British military's Skynet 5A satellite has been launched into space from Kourou in French Guiana.
The spacecraft is part of a £3.2bn system that will deliver secure, high-bandwidth communications for UK and allied forces.
Holy cow! Look what I read on the BBC website!
Skynet? As every movie fan knows, SKYNET is the military computer system that becomes self-aware and leads to the nuclear holocaust in the Teminator movies. Anyone who isn't a movie fan can read about it here.
But... but... there is actually a military satellite system called SKYNET? OMG! I had better start stockpiling tinned food and Evian now.