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X-37B preparing for launch

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posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: humanoidlord

Because they're revolutionizing several fields. If they keep it secret, they're useful that much longer before anyone knows they have to develop a counter for them. If they develop a new engine, capable of traveling at mach 6, without needing a lot of extra materials, like special fuels or boosters, and any potential opponent is still working to counter the previous engine, that gives you a big advantage.

They already have dozens of imagery satellites in orbit. One more isn't going to make a difference.
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posted on Aug, 25 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

well i think that makes some sense



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:49 PM
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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:53 PM
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there is NO room for a GAU 8/A... so I wonder if they are LOADING something up with ammo?
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posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

No. They're testing a new heat exchanger, and doing non weapons related experiments.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I thought they refused mission announcements.



posted on Aug, 31 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: cavtrooper7

They always talk about some of the mission, because they're doing experiments for NASA in addition to their own.



posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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60% chance of launch Thursday.




posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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Alright kids, place your bets. The last mission was 718 days, so what's the bet on this mission?



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Alright kids, place your bets. The last mission was 718 days, so what's the bet on this mission?


Ok Zaph, you let me know exactly what is inside, and I will tell you how long its up for


Just kidding, well I am gonna go for 723 days. BTW, what's the prize if anyone gets it correct



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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840 days

they launched btw
the Falcon 9 Booster landed savely afterwards

www.theverge.com...



The Air Force says the vehicle will be carrying small satellites for this trip, as well as testing out experimental technologies for space. A special payload called the Advanced Structurally Embedded Thermal Spreader will also be on board, meant to try out a new vibrating heat pipe.


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posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: nelloh62

The satisfaction of knowing you were right.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:44 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I have paying so much attention to the hurricane, I missed the launch. I heard the sonic booms and rumble.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: nelloh62

The satisfaction of knowing you were right.


By the time it gets home I will have forgotten anyway



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
Alright kids, place your bets. The last mission was 718 days, so what's the bet on this mission?

I'll go for about 1100 days see if they break the 3 year barrier this time.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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Hopefully it's going up to knock down those North Korean satellites.



posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: AlienOutlaw

It's not going to knock anything down. That's not what it's up there for.



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