posted on Aug, 24 2007 @ 09:22 PM
did they do this on purpose to mock us or does it go deeper?
quoted text borrowed from, www.aero.org...
The UFO satellites replaced the Navy's FLTSATCOM and Leasat satellites. The Navy's requirements for UHF capacity had grown considerably since the
first FLTSATCOM launch in 1978. At that time, four operational satellites plus one orbiting spare were planned. The 1991 constellation was double that
size and included six FLTSATCOMs and four Leasats. These satellites were still functioning properly at the end of 1995, but by 1999, all had been
removed from service.
The Army's Enhanced Manpack UHF Terminal, which is capable of being carried, set up, and used by a single soldier, communicates via the UFO
satellites. (U. S. Army)
The Navy replaced the older satellites with a constellation of eight UFOs, plus one spare. The UFO satellites have more channels than the earlier
satellites and are designed to be compatible with the more than 2000 UHF terminals used with FLTSATCOM and Leasat. Satellite capability increases have
led to a reduction of terminal sizes. Some terminals can be carried, set up, and used by one person, thus minimizing the burden on military users and
increasing the number of military units that can benefit from satellite communications. "
[edit on 24-8-2007 by darkheartrising]