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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.



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