posted on Oct, 19 2014 @ 08:23 PM
I haven't offered my comments on what I believe the craft is doing, but I suppose I can do so now. First of all, we know it was in orbit, as Phage
said, so there is no chance that it slipped away unbeknownst to us. It has been postulated that the space-plane is tampering with foreign satellites,
but I think this is highly unlikely. I see only two possible explanations that are sufficient for accounting for what the craft has done thus far. The
first is that it is doing reconnaissance or intelligence work, basically looking down on certain locations. The orbital path and the extended duration
of the flight make this highly probable in my opinion. Of course we have satellites that can do such things, but the X37 likely has even more advanced
hardware than our latest spy satellites. Of course there is one important factor that would limit the plane's functionality for spying...and that is
the fuel consumption.
The plane could position itself above many different locations to do its spy work, but this would eat up an extreme amount of fuel very quickly. They
could minimize the movements by making only those that are absolutely necessary, by allowing the craft to reach a certain point in orbit, but we are
still talking about a high rate of fuel consumption. Unless they have figured out a way around this, the intelligence gathering capabilities of the
craft are going to be limited to its fuel supply. I still think that it is possible that it is a spy-plane, despite this drawback.
The only other possibility, again in my personal opinion, is that the craft was deploying clandestine satellites in orbit. This would also make sense.
Perhaps they left it in orbit for a longer period of time than was necessary because they wanted foreign governments to believe it was a spy plane,
when in reality it was releasing spy satellites. Of course these spy satellites will likely eventually be discovered by advanced foreign nations, but
there are many variables to take into account, which I will not get into here. All of the other proposed purposes make no sense to me, and thus I
believe it is one of the two that I've listed above.