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X-37B lands after 719 days

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posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:11 PM
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a reply to: auroraaus

they are hydrazine spacesuits ....very nasty stuff makes ammonia gas look weak they would offer little to no radiation protection




posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:15 PM
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a reply to: auroraaus

It's more the reasons given than anything. I used to have to deal with hydrazine when it was in a contained system, and that was a pain in the ass. We didn't have to wear full suits, but weren't much short of them. In this case though, the APU vents hydrazine which drastically increases exposure to the guys around it.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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I learn something new every day!

Thanks guys!




posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I do have a quick possibly stupid question to ask Zaph seeing you are lurking:

Has the X-37B been seen in orbit by other watchers/satellites? As in people on ground, foreign satellites etc to confirm it's been in orbit?

Just asking to lay to rest any "theories" of it capturing/tampering with other satellites or going somewhere else. Or anything rather silly.



posted on May, 9 2017 @ 10:23 PM
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a reply to: auroraaus

Yeah, quite a few people tracked it. Every few months it would disappear for a day or two as it changed orbits, but it was found pretty quickly. There were even a couple articles on how to track it.
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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 12:14 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FlyingFox

Which has what to do with anything.


What, the XB-37 vs X-37B slip, or the link to the XB-35 that explains my mistake?

I actually caught my own error but didn't think it was worthy of editing. Lucky you pointed that out, although doing so took the thread off topic.


edit on 10-5-2017 by FlyingFox because: Can't afford another typo...



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 12:22 AM
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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:07 AM
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sheesh guys

love, hugs and all that frilly stuff


we keep it pretty civil in here ......normally



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 02:30 PM
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Well, on the BBC site it did say the following:

Quote "The Pentagon will only say that......"It was performing RISK REDUCTION, Experimentation and Concept of Operations Development,,,,,," Unquote

The BBC also said that "Nobody knows what is was doing in orbit......." Yeah, like they send these things up without a clue.

Someone takes the trash out, therefore the trash-man knows something

BBC Article on the X37-B Landing



posted on May, 10 2017 @ 04:04 PM
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a reply to: privatepilotuk

They, like many others, need to pay more attention. It does make me laugh to see how outrageous the guesses can get though.
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posted on May, 10 2017 @ 06:20 PM
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That's the idea, a sort of "brainstorming".



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I meant to post this earlier. Hydrazine is nasty crap.

However!

There is now a replacement:

en.m.wikipedia.org...



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 10:48 PM
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Maybe it was doing some Research on "Kim Jong-un" .



posted on May, 14 2017 @ 04:06 AM
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a reply to: bobw927

Or collecting stuff in the Van Allen belt



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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a reply to: B2StealthBomber

that's a really positive idea



posted on May, 16 2017 @ 05:40 AM
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How many experiment cells can it have as its payload?



posted on May, 17 2017 @ 11:29 PM
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I'll go ahead and apologize for any excessive point-counterpoint-complaining-issues I made in this thread.

I was a little cranky about some ~other~ moderation issues, and took it out on Zaph. I guess I was personally disappointed, because as a poster, someone on ATS to "follow", Zaph is top-tier.

All I can say is that I'm untrained in aerospace, self-taught in naval warfare, which means my contributions take effort...so I guess I was looking for approval that wasn't there. I didn't find any way to message him, so posted here....hopefully it's still relevant.



posted on May, 18 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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a reply to: FlyingFox

No harm, no foul as I used to say. I tend to get a little pedantic when it comes to terminology, so understood it can be annoying. It's all good.



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