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X-37B Spaceplane photographed in orbit

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posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

i have found the craziest things in the links on the bottoms of various patents (not this but others)




posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 08:09 AM
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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: Zaphod58

It should be noted the payload bay is 4 ft by 7 ft.

Very small.


It's large enough to carry 2 missiles armed with high yield warheads, it could potentially evade a missile defense system and wipe out any two new York sized cities you care to mention.

It could also carry a radar jammer or high definition camera over any location on earth.

It's a fantastic spy or weapons platform



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: AaarghZombies

Nuclear weapons placed in orbit are banned. The US does a really good job at adhering to that sort of thing. For that, Russia has as well. The risk is too great for the benefit.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 09:48 AM
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a reply to: AaarghZombies

It also makes an outstanding research platform.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

ijust want to know what they are making up there.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: penroc3

They're testing a lot oif things. The current flight is testing advanced cooling systems.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It has been acknowledged or at least very strongly implied as a surveillance platform as well: thank ex SecAF Wilson for that.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: anzha

It's also done interesting experiments into the optical field.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 11:01 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

And orbital adjustment.



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 11:04 AM
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originally posted by: anzha
a reply to: Zaphod58

It has been acknowledged or at least very strongly implied as a surveillance platform as well: thank ex SecAF Wilson for that.


for reference
www.military.com...



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 04:20 PM
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With the gov having it do their testing with it,its no wonder cubesats etc are getting more popular with the civilian market..



posted on Sep, 4 2019 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

cubesats are popular because they are damned cheap. A fully decked out cubesat is rarely above a million. Mostly its in the $500k range.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 03:32 PM
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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: anzha

wonder what she grew up there



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 04:06 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Nothing.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

semiconductor manufacturers would give their first born child to get access to a zero g semiconductor crystal lab



i also think its interesting the ISS was fitted with X Ray data receiver transmitters



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: penroc3

Unless it's a military program, they aren't going to get it from the X-37. They were carrying several micro satellites this time.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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i wonder if russia's Russian Doll satellite had anything to do with demonstrating they could inspect sats with their own micro sats.

granted on orbit inspection and retrofit/refuel is nothing new that tied with some new type of thrusters and crypto stuff might be interesting.

i always imagined these micro sats finding their target sat and attaching them self to it and trying to get into the data stream ot maybe even deorbiting/graveyard orbit them with thrusters on the microsats.


god i would love to know what's what with real orbital adjustment tech.



posted on Oct, 28 2019 @ 05:23 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58
I see it landed the other day after 780 days up there



posted on Oct, 28 2019 @ 05:39 AM
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Impatient to see a follow-on of the X-37 B , becoming a F-37 A




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