Yesterday, the first crewed flight of the SpaceX Dragon was aborted due to bad weather. However, a YouTuber states that the thunderstorms ended in the
early evening, and the weather actually cleared up a short time after the mission was aborted. He was watching the coverage on his 65 inch screen TV,
when he noticed on the live feed, a peculiar anomaly that was stationed near the International Space Station. He theorized that perhaps NASA scrubbed
the mission due to this unknown object that was seen near the ISS.
He claims that NASA's camera was pointing right at this object, so he started filming the live feed. NASA cut the live feed from ISS, soon after
this object appeared. This YouTuber thought the object could've been the Black Knight Satellite, but it's hard to say from his footage.
Hard to say what this object actually is. I'm also not convinced that the second object that appears under it, which moves over some clouds and blue
sky, is actually it's shadow. Could it be two separate objects? Perhaps this object is just an orbiting satellite. Regardless of what this object
is, I think this guy made an intriguing find.
Pictures of the Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket taken in the early evening, right after the Space X mission was scrubbed:
Picture of anomaly and it's supposed shadow seen near ISS:
The Black Knight Satellite:
Here's the part when he starts filming the object and it's supposed shadow from his TV screen:
I watched the launch site for three hours. It certainly seemed to me like the weather was moving in, not clearing up. Weather parameters include a lot
more than just blue skies. You can't visibly see factors like winds aloft, electrical conductivity, etc. Being "out of bounds" on any of several
recorded parameters is not just "grounds" for an abort, but requires one. It's in the logs. To suggest that seeing a spec on a pic of the ISS is
reason to about has no credibility. We have been going back and forth to the ISS every couple of months for a couple of decades now. The only reason
this was special is because, you know, astronauts launched from Florida. Not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things.
I live 50 miles away. It was without a doubt weather. We had strong storms. It looked like it was going to clear and give them the chance, but then
more storms formed behind the last line of storms sealing their fate. And they have to consider if they abort, do they have clear sight to the ocean?
The answer would be absolutely not because the storms had just pushed out over the ocean. They probably wouldn't have line of sight for a successful
launch to land the first stage. Looking forward to Saturday.
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Because you don't make your first flight when there's lightning, a heavy static charge, or extensive cloud cover in the area. The first few flights
are going to want conditions as good as they can get them so they can get a good read on performance, and the best view possible of any potential
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