posted on Nov, 23 2007 @ 08:57 PM
This 52 page technical report is titled: “Vela Meteoroid Evaluation” by George N. Oetzel and Steven C. Johnson.
Prepared for Air Force Technical Applications Center Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Dated: 29th January, 1980.
The type is easy to read and there is no blanked out sections.
Contents: Illustrations, tables, Introduction, Literature Survey, Optical Observations Expected from the Accepted Data Base, The Pioneer 10
Experiment, Comparison of Pioneer 10 Date with Vela Zoo, Conclusions, References.
document pg46 begins the conclusions: results of literature search, the MRC model, the Sandia model, comparison of Pioneer 10 and Vela,
Interesting to note:
Document pg 28 : “The probability calculations above lead one rapidly to the conclusion that there is no possibility that event 747 is
meteoroid related. Unfortunately, they also lead rapidly to the conclusion that the observations made by Pioneer 10 are impossible…”
Document pg 48 : “The Pioneer 10 AMD provided no time histories. This omission is crucial for the evaluation of event 747, because we do not
know whether any of the AMD observations resembled either a puzzling portion of the Vela zoo or the 747 time history”.
Document pg 48-49 contains the Summary: “In the limited time available for this study, we have not been able to reach a firm conclusion
regarding the probability that event 747 was produced by a meteoroid encounter.” And “As a potential member of the zoo, event 747 has some very
unusual properties. The rise time is exceptionally slow.
Events with two maxima are unusual. Events with both the amplitude and duration of event 747 are also unusual. The probability that all of these
properties will occur simultaneously can be estimated from the data base. This effort is beyond the scope of the current study.”