Aurora Thread Calibaration
The following are links to threads which supply valuble data on ATS:
The Aurora Top-Secret Hypersonic Spy Plane
New Aurora evidence?
Aurora XST and NASP
These threads above, are listed based on credability (for sources), followed by user response, and relevance, as well as contribution to the cause of
revealing any evidence which would support, or not support the existance of Aurora.
The following is a shortened list of Aurora related aircraft, which may be direct descendants, or related to the Aurora in some other way:
Most important thread: SR-72 Confirmed: Mach 6 Project Blackswift
The NASA Hyper-X Project
Summary of Evidence to Now
Unfortunately, due to resembling aircraft specifications (IE: Blackswift, X-30, X-43, and recent NASA DRC Vehicles, including U(C)AV's, the current
outcome trend of this project is beginning to point towards Aurora's current existance as not
. However, the concept may at one time have
existed on paper.
Evidence was made available which indicated that the Aurora project was a name which was designed to the B-2A, Northrop's Stealth Bomber. Based on
when the bomber first flew, and entered service, almost matches supposed timelines for Aurora's existance perfectly.
However, an unexplained issue arises, if it wasn't, or isn't Aurora, then what is it?
There are various concepts which could be used to explain the phenomina reported by the public and press alike. The most common idea is that typical
sonic booms, those which are produced by aircraft cruising at supersonic or subsonic speeds, are being blown out of proportion.
Another possability, is that the SR-71's have in fact been in flight aside from public knowledge, however there is no evidence to support that the
Blackbird is in flight over the areas which some of the reports have been given.
The last possability, aside from the term hoax, which I have hacked out of this project until this point, is that we are indeed dealing with a black
project, capable of high speeds. The question then fades away from if or does Aurora exist, but to what this other black project is.
It should be flattened out as there is much confusing as to Aurora's roles, that Aurora's primary objective was Reconnaissance. A later theory was
presented that it could possible be used for an Attack role, this concept was given the "speculative" designation of "XR-7" or "Thunderdart",
while the Recon version was commonly called the "SR-72" or "SR-91" (91 -- no reason as to why 20 designations were skipped.) An additional
designation of "SR-75" was also presented (75 -- again, no reason as to why 4 designations were skipped.)
An issue which exists with the Thunderdart is there is much less factual data to support it at this time. Furthermore, the designation of XR, which
has been provided continues to represent that the craft is designed for reconnaissance operations, and not attacking.
All provided designations, excluding the F-13, which was supposedly not used due to suspicious beliefs, point towards Aurora having only one single
role, which is to run on high-altitude reconnaissance operations. Likewise, there is no evidence to support that Aurora is a weapon capable craft if
it does in fact exist, excluding the history of the SR-71, and the YF-12.
This project is nearing it's end, and in the coming few days it will be ended. A few more details will be debunked and upon that being completed, the
project will be concluded. However, I am ready to present that despite the fact if Aurora did exist at one time, it does not exist now, in it's
A guess based off of evidence around with craft which are in fact flying today, would suggest that the likelyhood of the original hypersonic Aurora
concept in-flight, being less than 5%.
Attached below are references regarding data provided in this post.
Maiden Flight: May be mid 1989
Introduced: May be Early 1990s, late 1980s
Many believe that the Aurora's top speed could be anywhere between Mach 6-20
The SR-72 is supposedly a hypersonic Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) capable of acheiving speeds of up to Mach 6 and capable of altitudes up to
Systems of Designation
Back in the 1980's during the Reagan administration plans were announced for a new Orient Express, which amounted to a plane that would take off and
land like a normal aircraft, but cruise at Mach 25 making runs into low Earth orbit as it went from Dulles airport to Tokyo in two hours.
The new hypersonic project, dubbed Blackswift, shares the same take off and land normally approach. It aims for a more achievable speed of a Mach
Additional sources will be provided in another post tomorrow, followed by additional break-it-down sources Tuesday or Wednesday.
[Edited for punctuation and typo]
[edit on 22.11.2008 by Shugo]