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Blimp based radar

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:28 AM
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blimp based radar

Let's see.....we have a huge new hangar at Groom Lake and a huge blimp project.....hmmmh. Oh, and that tall triangular tower could be a blimp tether.....

Nah....




posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:00 AM
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That thing is huge. If they construct this thing to be 450 ft long thats 1 and a quarter the size compared to a regulation football field. And they said it would be at the altitude of 65,000 feet. Commercial airplanes coast between 30,000 and 45,000 feet above sea level.
I highly doubt this thing would be visible to the naked eye, even with clear skies, but I could be mistaken.

Do you think they would actually use this over our major cities?



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:48 PM
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I've done the math, and it should be visible. Basically, 450ft at 65kFt is about 0.4 degrees, which comes down to 24 arc minutes. The eye can see 1 arc minute. Granted contrast (really the modulation transfer function of the eye) comes into play here. Since you can get 1 arc second out of a modest telescope (80mm refractor for instance), this blimp would be visible at night with moonlight. Remember, there are astronomer that spot satellites as a hobby.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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It's all to better dominate and take away liberties, that's just another tool they'll use against us... At least, i have freedom in my mind!



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:14 PM
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According to the above photo, the new hangar at area 51 is not long enough for the blimp project... If that's the hangar you're reffering to of course...



posted on Mar, 16 2009 @ 03:03 AM
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The first prototype will be smaller (150ft).



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